If you like watching prank videos, then you definitely know who Vitaly Zdorovetskiy is. If you are unfamiliar with him, then let me give you a quick overview of this YouTube personality.
A defined personality
Born in Russia in March 8, 1992, this 24 year old prankster moved to Odessa, Ukraine shortly after, where he was raised. Later on, he moved to Florida, where Vitaly attended Park Vista Community High School for two years. He attempted to become a professional skateboarder but gave up due to injuries. Shortly after turning 18 years, Vitaly was featured in an adult movie scene with pornographic actress Diamond Kitty for Bang Bro’s in 2011.
He received his first success when he did “Miami Zombie Attach Prank!” in 2012, which was inspired by the cannibal attack of a homeless man in Miami. In this video, Vitaly dressed up as a zombie and visited poor neighborhoods in Miami to scare random people. It became a sensation and by January 2015, it had been viewed more than 30 million times! It was just the beginning for this rising YouTube star. He produced a sequel in Columbus, Ohio, which accumulated more than five million times within its first week on YouTube!
Vitaly did not stop here.
In 2012, Vitaly and his close pal Jonathan Vanegas filmed “Russian Hitman Prank”. Here, Vitaly approached a Boca Raton man and told him that they had 60 seconds to get away from a suspicious briefcase nearby. When Vitaly informed the man that it was all a prank, he did not take it well and attacked Vitaly and his partner. He also called the cops on them! Vitaly was arrested on charges of threatening to detonate a bomb! At the time of this prank, Vitaly had just 100,000 subscribers, but his numbers shot up to over four million subscribers within a year, thanks to this hilarious video.
In 2013, Vitaly released his video “Extreme Homeless Man Makeover”.
He befriended a homeless man named Martin and provided him with new clothes and a hotel room. Soon after he posted that video, Martin got a job offer, which he gladly accepted. He was later reunited with his wife as well! Vitaly attempted to raise funds for Martin to get his teeth fixed and was able to raise a whopping $10,000 online. However, due to his past criminal history, the fundraising campaign was cancelled. But all was not in vain; Vitaly received several offers from established surgeons willing to do Martin’s dental work for free. The surgery and Martin’s story were featured on a number of television shows including Good Morning LA Fox morning show.
Vitaly later produced his “Gold Digger Prank” where he featured a woman who refused his advances until she was convinced that he drives a Lamborghini Gallardo! This hilarious video was viewed more than 18 million times in its first week. This increase in views made Vitaly’s YouTube channel VitalyzdTV, the third most watched YouTube channel worldwide.
In 2014, Vitaly dressed as Leatherface from Texas Chain Saw Massacre and pretended to saw off Hanhart Syndrome patient Nick’s limbs with a chainsaw in front of poor unsuspecting witnesses. This video became an instant hit with over 30 million views in just 3 weeks.
But his most famous work to date is his new movie “Natural Born Pranksters”.
Natural Born Pranksters is a feature film that stars three of the most followed troublemakers; Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, Roman Atwood, and Dennis Roady. It includes a number of new stunts, which will have you rolling in laughter! It features the trio terrorizing random people on the streets, and even their family members. It is quite funny and includes some hilariously insensitive scenes.
Natural Born Pranksters turns Hollywood into Prank city with crude jokes made on random people all over Los Angeles. In case you missed their insane marketing campaign, Vitaly dashed into the field during the 2014 Men’s World Cup Finals with words “Natural Born Pranksters full movie” written across his chest. His introduction into this movie is actually the original clip of him running in the field. He was given that footage by his friend Andrew Henderson, a professional freestyle footballer.
Vitaly had gained more than 1 billion views and more than 8.7 million subscribers on his channel VitalyzdTV as of end of 2015. He has done an awesome job on his career and proven that one can turn a mere hobby into a full-time business.