EXCLUSIVE: 10 Things You Must Know About Vine Stars, Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson!
Most 18-year-old boys are busy playing video games and figuring out how often you really need to wash your jeans. But for Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson, aka Jack and Jack on Vine, being normal teenagers is easier said than done.
The Internet superstars have over 4 million followers on the video app and are about to hit the road on this year’s DigiTour, a nationwide celebration of online icons. Think about it — more than 4 million people are ob-sessed with J&J’s six-second funny videos. INSANITY!
We recently chatted with the guys to get the behind-the-scenes scoop on becoming Vine famous, as well as took a peek into their crew of other Internet sensations. Click through the gallery below to read our EXCLUSIVE interview with Jack and Jack and be sure to catch ’em this summer when the DigiTour stops by your area!
Becoming successful on Vine is something not many people can say they did. How did you get started on the app?
Jack Gilinsky: "We started creating Vines about a year ago. We had done YouTube videos when we were younger but stopped when we got to middle school. We’ve always had a connection when it comes to our sense of humor and love making people laugh. Jack [Johnson] had the Vine app on his phone first, but didn’t really do much on it. Then one day we posted a Vine together and then decided to make it a joint account. We started getting likes and follows from our friends and then their cousins from out of town started following. Before we knew it, we had 1,000 followers. It occurred to us that this wasn’t just luck. People liked what we were posting and we were making people laugh. We became really motivated, and by the end of the summer we had about 10,000 followers. Then we posted the “Nerd Vandals” Vine. This was our break out Vine and suddenly we had 100,000 followers."Photo: Instagram