Funny boy, Jay Versace has developed from class clown to probably the funniest person on the Internet. The young African-American boy, who became nationally known by publishing short video clips of him making random comedic activities in social media applications like Vine, Twitter, and Instagram, now owns and controls a YouTube channel with over 700,000 subscribers.
The aspiring actor has currently moved from his base to Los Angeles, California, to realize his dream of becoming a great movie star. But how did his journey to online fame begin? Read more about it.
The birth name of Jay Versace is not known. However, he was born on January 24, 1998, in Pleasantville, New Jersey, to an ethnic African American family. He was raised by his mother and a stepfather, whose names are also unknown. His stepfather died of an illness in 2014.
How His Comedy Started
From the beginning, Jay Versace was known as a comic book. At school, he was always known to be the class clown who made fun of his colleagues and teachers. His mother, however, was his primary comic book material, as he would always imitate her pattern of upbringing, disputes, and conversations.
He was also a very good imitator of other people’s voices and had a knack for conjuring up random funny scenarios to entertain anyone willing to watch. At one point, after some time, when there was a need for comedic relief, he became a comedian, prompting him to make sketches and publish them on the Internet. His mother, in particular, was the brain behind the step when she asked him to shoot and upload the videos.
Later, the name ‘Jay Versace’ came to him as a pseudonym after watching a video rapper Riff Raff posted on Vine, where he fed his dog what he called ‘Versace water’. He found it extremely funny and immediately took the Versace part and added it to his name.
Jay then started making and publishing videos on Vine every day. If he didn’t imitate his family members, it was a celebrity, an entertainer or an Internet personality who for some reason was on the news that would attract his attention. In the videos, he relied heavily on his absurd facial movements, using props and wigs to easily identify the person he was imitating and make his audience laugh.
But what sets him apart from the rest of the other Internet comedians is his ability to make simple things look extremely funny. If you don’t believe us, take a look at the statistics on the number of people following him on his social media platforms. Between December 2014 and January 2015, Jay gained up to 400,000 followers on his vine, currently 3 million. He also has more than 700,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, more than 3 million followers on Instagram and more than 1 million followers on Twitter.
A number of celebrities can be added to his long list of admirers. These include Tyra Banks and Erykah Badu. One of the videos of him impersonating Tyra Banks as Tyra Banks when she made a scene screaming at a public event at Tyra Banks tended to a long time and attracted the attention of the former runway model.
Another one of him played and danced to Erykah Badus’ “On And On” in a bathroom whose head and body are wrapped in a towel with the caption; “How it feels when you light an incense” attracted the attention of the Soul Music Queen. She retweeted the video and added: “We live you like this! The kids and I are real fans. Brilliant!
Later it was discovered that Mrs. Badu Jay sent a direct message with her number and contact information. The two have built a relationship.
Jay Versace’s Net Worth
The exact net value of Jay Versace is not known but is estimated at around $700,000. This was calculated from the average income of a YouTube creator who earns about $7.60 per thousand views.
His assets will definitely increase in the coming years as the comedian moves from social media to the big screen to keep his audience entertained.
Quick Facts – Sun Sign, Height
Name: Jay Versace
Date of Birth: January 24, 1998
Birthplace: Pleasantville, New Jersey
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 1.85 m