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Venetian Princess

VenetianPrincess (real name Jodie-Amy Rivera) is a YouTube personality, who gained fame in 2006 and then in 2007 became one of the first few YouTube video creators to participate in its revenue sharing program. She is paid to create videos in addition to receiving ad revenue. Her videos have been viewed a total of over 18 million times.

Background

She studied opera as a coloratura soprano at the New England Conservatory of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts. She has since performed in several professional stage productions throughout the United States, including the touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of The Opera” in which she played Christine.

Her official biography lists her extensive background in modeling, including her most recent title of Miss Massachusetts State Queen.

Videos

She became popular for her episodic series “The Princess Chronicles” (formerly known as "The Disclosed Series." Episodes 1 - 8 keep the title of "Disclosed" as those installments disclose the story of the princess’s life in her Venetian palace. "The Princess Chronicles" begin at Episode 9 and start the story of her adventures around the world. Each episode introduces new magical and eccentric characters, all played by VP disguised in elaborate costumes.

VP has become well-known for her identifiable style in intricate editing and visual effects. She shoots her videos in her living room in front of a green screen and claims to have no help with filming or post-production. She has cited Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam as favorite directors.

Her YouTube channel also consists of random comedic skits, original music videos, and a murder mystery series called “Cirque de Mystère,” which takes place in a traveling circus of the early 1940s.

On July 9th, 2008 VP made a spoof of Miley Cyrus' 7 Things video. The original song was "the 7 things I hate about you", VP's version spoke for the masses as it covered the 7 things (and more) guys don't have to do, that females do. The majority of close to 59,000 comments state that they prefer VP's parody version over the original. The video has close to 7 million views in less than a month, making it the #2 most viewed video of the month. It has also been favorited 82,000 times- making it #1 top favorited of all videos on YouTube this month, and one of the most favorited videos of all time. It's 59,000 comments make it one of the most discussed videos of all time.

Press

In 2007, she received media coverage for her videos, with appearances on Fox News, Boston, Fox News Milwaukee, and ABC News Boston. She was interviewed on Massachusetts radio station JAMN 94.5, and a two page article was also written about her in the Boston Herald on June 18th, 2007. A segment about her videos was presented by Bill Weir on ABC’s first episode of television series I-Caught, airing on August 7, 2007.

In late September 2007, her popularity grew with her Brangelina Parody "Adopt Me Too" Music Video. As reported by CelebTV, "Adopt Me Too" had quickly gone viral. The video has received over a million views. The video was also reviewed on AOL News.

On February 10, 2008, an article about VP was featured in the Boston Globe. On February 11, 2008, another large article was printed in the Brockton Enterprise

On February 12, 2008 a segment aired on ABC Nightline featuring VenetianPrincess. In Feb 2008, Jay Leno also did a segment about VP expressing how impressed he is that so much talent is embodied in such a small girl. A segment on The Maury Povich Show is set to air on February 27, 2008.

In April 2008, VP's "Hillary, Be My Best Friend" parody video went viral with over 800,000 views in just over 2 days. The video received press coverage from CNN, FOX News, NBC News, The Washington Post, VH1.com, and Hotair.com.

In July 2008, VP and MakeMeMad35's video collaboration of "Druken Genie" (as titled on VP's channel) and "My Pretty Genie" (as titled on MakeMeBad35's channel) got an Epic Fail on Attack of the Show on G4. The hosts on the show have also chosen VP one of the top hottest women of the web for three consecutive weeks.

Acting Career

On February 21, 2008, VP announced that she had been cast as a principal role in a new national television series from the producers of such films as; Indiana Jones, Top Gun, Forrest Gump, Pretty Woman, and Ghost. The show was set to air this summer/fall, however VP has stated in her live show that she has backed out of the project, due to a possible deal with NBC as was mentioned in two news articles, one printed in the Boston Globe.The series has since been rumored to be postponed indefinitely.

Trademark

VenetianPrincess' resemblance to actress Angelina Jolie is a recurring topic in her video comments and has also been noted by AOL News, Fox News, and several radio show hosts.

Awards

Samsung announced VenetianPrincess as the $10,000 winner of their National Talent Search "Juke Box Hero Contest." Yahoo News reported that VP is set to sing in a televised promotional tour for the company this year.

In March 2008, G4TV named her one of the hottest woman of the web on two separate television segments.

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