Lohanthony Talks Authenticity on YouTube and TV Dreams
Anthony Quintal, better known as YouTube personality Lohanthony, (literally) strutted over to VideoInk’s pop-up studio at VidCon this year to share his thoughts on relating to fans and moving on in the industry. As far as his fans are concerned, Quintal seems as committed to his following as they are to him. While he manages to tweet back at them on the regular, he sees fan reactions that range from hugs and smiles to out-and-out hysteria. He described one fan who “just broke down in tears and started having a panic attack.”
Quintal’s popularity must come from his adherence to authenticity. To beginning YouTubers, Quintal advised, “You have to start with being yourself…start fresh and organic.” This served as Quintal’s start, and now, he aspires to bigger screens, aiming to star in TV shows and movies alike. “I feel like TV right now is just dry,” he said, explaining that he wants to bring liveliness back to network television.
Watch Lohanthony’s full VidCon interview with VideoInk below: