Connor Franta Wiki
Connor Franta born Connor Joel Franta is an American YouTuber, entrepreneur, entertainer, and author. His self-titled YouTube channel has over 5.5 million subscribers as of early 2019.
Connor Franta Biography
Franta attended St. Peter’s Catholic School, Hokah, Minnesota, from elementary school through 8th grade. As a child, he was overweight, leading his mother to sign him up for a YMCA swimming team. He ran cross country while attending La Crescent High School, where he graduated in 2011. He studied business at the Roman Catholic College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (Collegeville, Minnesota). In his sophomore year, he added an arts minor, with an emphasis on films.
Franta was formerly a member of YouTube group Our Second Life (stylized Our2ndLife and O2L) under the Fullscreen Network,however is now an independent member of the Big Frame network, managed by Andrew Graham. Connor has recently shown interest in entrepreneurial enterprises,with ventures including a clothing line, music curation, as well as a coffee and lifestyle brand named Common Culture.
His debut book, a memoir titled A Work in Progress, was released on April 21, 2015. In July 2015, details of Heard Well- record label Franta co-founded-was announced. He published his latest memoir titled Note to self in 2017.
Connor Franta Age
Franta was born on September 12, 1992 in Wisconsin, U.S.
Connor Franta Family| Parents
The youtuber was born to Peter Franta; a physician and Cheryl Franta, a homemaker. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to La Crescent, Minnesota. He has an older brother and sister called Dustin and Nicola Franta. He also has a younger brother called Brandon . Their family was raised as Roman Catholics.
Connor Franta Dating
He is currently not in a relationship.
Connor Franta Height
The Youtuber has a height of 5 ft 7 (1.75m)
Connor Franta Net worth
Connor Franta is estimated to have a networth of $3 . Not only has the youtuber amassed wealth from his YouTube videos but also from the sales of his publications as well as his entrepreneurial activities :a record label,a clothing line and a lifestyle brand.
Connor Franta YouTube Channel
Connor Franta Our2ndLife
In 2012, he joined a collaboration channel known as “Our2ndLife” (or O2L for short) along with 5 other YouTube personalities namely Kian Lawley, Trevor Moran, Justin “JC” Caylen, Ricky Dillon and Sam Pottorff. The collaboration channel catapulted his name to fame helping him gain popularity. He however announced his departure from the group in July 2014 due to personal issues.
Connor Franta The Thirst Project| Swaziland
In 2004 for his 22nd birthday, the YouTuber celebrated by launching a fundraising campaign for The Thirst Project to build water wells for people in Swaziland. Franta had set a goal of raising of $120,000 within a month by offering fans incentives such as T-shirts, posters, an acknowledgement in one of his videos and a Skype call with him. Within 48 hours, fans raised over US$75,000 and met the original $120,000 goal in 10 days. By the end the month, the campaign raised over $230,000, visiting Swaziland later to see the wells the donations helped build. For this philanthropic endeavour, Franta received the Governor’s Award for his work at the Thirst Project’s 6th Annual Thirst Gala on June 30, 2015.
Consecutively,Franta launched a second campaign for his 23rd birthday with the goal of raising $180,000 in 30 days. When the campaign closed in October 2015, he had raised more than $191,000 dollars, which contributed to the building of 16 water wells in Swaziland.
Connor Franta Crown Vol. Albums
On November 11, 2014, Franta premiered Crown, Vol. 1, a compilation album of songs from his choice of up-and-coming musicians. The album Crown Vol 1. charted on the Billboard 200. Consecutively, on March 3, 2015, a second compilation was released under Franta’s Common Culture brand followed by a third compilation on July 24, 2015, a fourth on December 25, 2015, and on April 28, 2016, he released a fifth album.
Connor Franta Record Label| Heard Well
In July 2015, it was announced that Franta had started a record label, Heard Well, in partnership with his manager Andrew Graham and Jeremy Wineberg of music distribution and licensing company Opus Label (through which Franta’s first two compilations were released). Variety described Heard Well as “a music label focused on producing compilation albums featuring undiscovered artists as curated by digital ‘influencers.'” Amanda Steele, Anthony Quintal (Lohanthony), and Jc Caylen are the first digital stars signed to put together compilations.
Connor Franta Common Culture Coffee
In February 2015, Franta released his own line of coffee, called Common Culture Coffee. The coffee was produced in collaboration with LA Coffee Club and $1 from each bag of coffee sold was donated to The Thirst Project.
Connor Franta Clothing Line
In June 2015, Franta released a small limited edition line of clothing, made in collaboration with Junk Food Clothing. In January 2016, Franta launched his new website for Common Culture.
Connor Franta Publications| Author| Books
A work in Progress
Franta spent over a year writing his memoir: A Work in Progress, which talks about moments from his life since birth and personal stories. It was published in April 2015 by Atria/Keywords Press. It centers around Connor Franta’s life, his childhood, his current life and his future aspirations. Accompanying the release of the book, Franta had a book tour in the United States with appearances in Minnesota, Houston, Orlando, New York City, New Jersey, and Los Angeles, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds in the United Kingdom, and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in Australia. A work in Progress spent 16 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list and sold over 200,000 copies. . .
Note to Self
In January 2017, Franta announced he would be releasing his second book, Note to Self on April 18, 2017. The book features essays, stories, poetry and photography by Franta about issues including clinical depression, social anxiety, breakups, and self-love. Franta said “If my first book, A Work in Progress, was a reflection of my external life so far, then this follow-up is a reflection of my internal life.”The book was written as a cathartic outlet, while Franta undertook therapy for clinically-diagnosed depression in 2015. The sections are composed of short personal essays, stories, poetry, photography, letters to his past and future selves, and diary-style entries which focus on his experiences of depression, loss in love, coming out of the closet and social anxiety .A Rockville tour event for the book included an adaption into an interactive three-room sensory art exhibition, alongside a question and answer session with Franta.
Connor Franta Coming out
On December 8, 2014, Franta came out as gay in a YouTube video, stating he has accepted who he is and is “happy with that person”. He also spoke on the help he got from others on the Internet, and wanted to give people struggling with their sexuality similar advice minute long video, titled “Coming Out”, has over 12 million views and over 949,000 likes, being the second most viewed video on Franta’s channel as of April 2019.
Connor Franta Merch| Photography| Website
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Connor Franta Awards & Nominations
In 2014, Franta was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the “Web Star: Male” category, but lost to Tyler Oakley. In 2015, Franta was again nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the “Entertainer of the Year” category and in the “Choice YouTuber” category, but lost to Cameron Dallas and Bethany Mota respectively. He also was nominated for a Streamy Award in the “Audience Choice Entertainer of the Year” category. In October 2015, Franta appeared as a featured celebrity at StreamCon which took place in New York City.
Connor Franta Relationship |Troye Sivan
Although Connor is single, rumor has it that he is dating Australian singer, songwriter, and actor Troye Sivan. They have been seen together on different occasions being affectionate towards each other, they even have a couple name #tonnor that’s now a trend on social media, even though both parties have not come out to publicly affirm the affair.