Friday, April 20, 2007

Remember the Numa Numa Guy?

Little did Gary Brolsma know what world wide fame and notoriety he would achieve as the ‘Numa Numa Guy’ when he recorded himself on his web cam miming to ‘Dragostea din tei’ by Moldovan band ‘O-Zone’ and then posted it on the internet. This was back in 2004, and since then the video has been viewed over 14 million times. Gary was at first a shy celebrity, but his video which truly paints a colourful picture of his eccentric persona has made him a cult hero, to the point where he was recently voted the No. 1 Internet Icon in the ‘40 Greatest Internet Superstars’ by cable music channel VH1. See his original video below.

Now Gary is back cashing in on his success with a blatantly commercial ‘New Numa’ song. The New Numa is based loosely on a Russian childrens’ story in which a rabbit is chased by a hunter and shot, but survives. The New Numa song also comes with a competition where fans can submit a video to YouTube to acompany the song, the top prize of the competition is $45,000. To hear the song and see the competition click here, and before anyone says anything – NO, I look nothing like him!!!

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