"F**k It!" Friday: King Bach
Here's how Andrew Bachelor, AKA King Bach, became the ultimate King of Vine...
Welcome back to MTV Breaks’ “F**k It!” Friday - our weekly feature dedicated to all the stars who climbed their way to the top of the career ladder by saying two words: “f**k it!”
Because, at the end of the day, you can dream of success your whole life but those dreams can only become a reality if you throw away all those pesky inhibitions holding you back!
So who’s our FIF career inspo this week? Drumroll… it’s ANDREW BACHELOR (AKA King Bach)!
Andrew is an actor, director and producer who first emerged into the spotlight through his hilarious six-second Vine videos under the name King Bach which won him more than 16 million followers – he became its most followed user and scored a Guinness World Record in the process. Since King Bach got big, Andrew’s starred in TV shows and movies, won the Shorty Award for Viner of the Year 2016, and befriended famous fans like Justin Bieber, P Diddy, Don Cheadle and even Michelle Obama, who’ve all done cameo appearances in his vids.
And how did Andrew Bachelor become King Bach and conquer the digital world?
Well, before becoming the King of Vine Andrew wanted to become an actor. He studied and worked hard, but it wasn’t until he lost a part he auditioned for to someone well known who didn’t even audition that Andrew decided that he had to raise his profile in order to get roles in the first place.
So, in 2013, he said “f**k it!” (probably) and posted his first Vine video. By making hilarious 6-second skits just on his phone and using a phone app to edit the content down, King Bach (as he called himself) soon shot to fame. Within six months, all the top agencies were calling him and the acting offers came rolling in.
Basically Andrew is our FIF idol this week for using creativity, determination and business ingenuity to bag his dream career the non-traditional way and for making not only a massive name for himself, but billions of dollars in the process, all by being fearless enough to be unique.
In his words (from his Shorty Award acceptance speech), “[Don’t] fear failure, just always go out and do it, you can’t succeed if you don’t fail. You gotta fail to learn from your mistakes.”
YES KING BACH. Now go and spend a few hours watching his videos – be warned: they’re ridiculously addictive.
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!