Samuel John Pottorff is one of the world’s most famous social media stars. One of the most popular YouTube personalities, he has over 575K subscribers to his YouTube channel, and over 1.82 million followers on Twitter. Sam grew up in San Clemente, California, with his two elder sisters, Mia and Cloe, and a younger brother Levi, whom he adores. He attended Opportunities for Learning, a private study school, in Dana Point, California but dropped out for a while, eventually continuing on to pursue his passion, making YouTube videos. Sam has been making videos since he was 14, with his friend and sometimes-co-star, Kian Lawley. Their first channel together, kinsam13 was a huge success and since then, both of them have gone from strength to strength with their fun and off-beat videos! An avid Instagrammer, he has over 1.7 million followers and 25 million Vine loops. In addition to making videos, Sam likes surfing, photography, and playing ‘Best Fiends.’ He married his girlfriend, Rosa van Iterson, in 2017.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Sam started making YouTube videos with his pal Kian Lawley when they were in high school. However, Sam was catapulted into the spotlight with the channel our2ndlife, which he co-created with Kian Lawley, Trevor Moran, JcCaylen, Connor Franta, and Ricky Dillon. The guys made videos on varied subjects, ranging from facts about themselves to DIY experiments that went woefully wrong! The channel had a wildly popular subscribership of a whopping three million, but the guys broke up in December 2014, to pursue their individual careers.
Sam has been working on his own YouTube channel ever since, vlogging along with regular tweets and Instagram updates. He is among the most popular YouTube stars and would like nothing better than to keep making videos for as long as possible! One of the many reasons why Pottorff has such huge fan following is that his videos are real and extremely relatable. Sam releases videos about twice a week and is also very active on Twitter, Vine, Instagram, and Snapchat.
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What makes Sam so Special
The question here should be what doesn’t make Sam special? His frank attitude, complete honesty and the awesome fun he has during his videos is the reason he’s so popular. He acknowledges everything good and bad about himself, and it is this candidness that makes him so believable. One of the more weird facts about Sam? He cannot brush his teeth in front of people, any people at all, and gets super awkward if anybody is watching him!
Though he sometimes receives a lot of hate from viewers for his frank opinions, Sam never shies away from saying what’s on his mind, and that is one of the best things that set him apart from other YouTubers.
Sam Pottorff was diagnosed with diabetes when he was five years old and he has been dealing with it ever since. His personal quirks include a strong affinity towards the number 13, which is his lucky number and an aversion of bikes/motorbikes (any two-wheeler really), due to a number of accidents in his childhood. He also used to surf but was once badly stung by a stingray, because of which he is now terrified of the ocean and has made only ten trips in the last four years! Sam loves to travel and share his experiences along the way. He has also been on several road trips with his friends.
Wearing his heart on his sleeve, Sam Pottorff intends to make YouTube videos for as long as possible!
Behind the Curtains
Born and raised in California, Sam has two elder sisters, Mia and Cloe, and a younger brother, Levi. He is half-Arabic, part Turkish, and part Palestinian. Sam Pottorff currently lives with his girlfriend and now-fiancée, actress Rosa van Iterson. The two got engaged in 2016 and were dating for half a year before the engagement. Sam’s previous girlfriends include Jessica Carbo, Acacia Brinley Clark, and Mackenzie Lopez.
Sam Pottorff’s favorite colors are dark blue and green!