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YouTube Sensation Fidias Panayiotou: From Hugging Elon Musk to Daring Metro Stunts





Who is Fidias Panayiotou, you ask? Let’s take a wild ride through the life of this Cypriot YouTube sensation who’s not afraid to push boundaries, from hugging Elon Musk to pulling off daring stunts in the Bengaluru Metro!


Fidias Panayiotou, known for his vlogs, comedy, and epic pranks, burst onto the scene with an unforgettable hug shared with none other than billionaire Elon Musk. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg in his adventure-filled journey.


While Fidias was busy watching the YouTube videos of MrBeast, he realized something special—YouTube wasn’t just a platform for enjoyment; it could be turned into a scalable business. Inspired, he launched his YouTube channel, starting in English, despite Greek being his first language. The hate comments poured in due to his language barrier, but Fidias persisted.


Living in Cyprus, his YouTube videos struggled, and the absence of a local YouTube community left him feeling isolated. In 2021, he decided to take things seriously and booked a one-way ticket to Los Angeles, thanks to an O-1 (talent) visa.


Fidias’s story truly took off when he met Airrack, one of America’s biggest YouTubers, on his very first day in the United States. Collaborations followed, and Fidias got a crash course in YouTube mastery. He didn’t stop there; he befriended many successful YouTubers, including his idol, MrBeast. He watched, he read, he learned.


It took three years of sheer determination for Fidias to understand the art of making engaging YouTube videos. Once he cracked the code, his subscriber count soared from 20,000 to an impressive 110,000 in just a few months. Then came the video that launched his YouTube career—’I Shook The Top 100 YouTuber’s Hands,’ with over 7 million views as of May 2023.


Initially, he explored pranks but quickly realized it wasn’t sustainable. He pivoted to challenges, drawing inspiration from the extreme performer David Blaine. The momentum shifted in his favor, and his channel exploded with millions of views.


Now, fasten your seatbelts because Fidias Panayiotou isn’t just about YouTube fame. In a recent, and rather controversial, video titled “How To Sneak Into The Indian Metro,” Fidias attempted a jaw-dropping stunt in the Bengaluru Metro. He approached commuters, challenging the idea of entering the metro station without a valid ticket. Despite their skepticism, Fidias leaped over the barriers and accessed the platform without a ticket or token.


Undeterred, he repeated the stunt at another station, hopping over the ticket-checking counter in the absence of security personnel. The video quickly gained traction online, sparking outrage among viewers who accused Panayiotou of theft from the city.


But this is the same guy who camped outside SpaceX’s Starbase facility, publishing daily videos to get Elon Musk’s attention. After a rollercoaster of hope and disappointment, Elon Musk finally agreed to the hug. Fidias’s video ‘I Hugged The World’s Top 100 Celebrities,’ premiered on January 23, 2023, and has over 8 million views as of May 2023.


Fidias Panayiotou now calls Los Angeles, California, home. He’s a vegetarian, a perfectionist, an audiobook enthusiast (he recommends Audible), and a fan of Tony Robbins. His mentor? Argyris Argyrou, the founder of ‘Foody.’


So, what’s your take on Fidias Panayiotou’s incredible journey? It’s proof that with passion, determination, and a little bit of YouTube magic, you can turn your dreams into reality, whether it’s hugging the world’s top celebrities or pulling off daring stunts in the metro!

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National Brother’s Day: Meet Creators Who Are Doting Brothers!



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National Brother’s Day is celebrated on 24th May of every year. It is a day dedicated to rejoice in the bond between brothers and the role they play in our lives. Like any familial relationship, a brother’s love is also unconditional. While brothers may compete and tease each other, they stand by each other through thick and thin, celebrate successes, and provide comfort during tough times. Unlike many other relationships that may come and go, the bond between brothers is lifelong. Even as they grow older and pursue separate paths in life, the connection remains strong. Overall, a brother’s love is a special and irreplaceable aspect of many people’s lives, offering companionship, understanding, and a sense of belonging.

On the special occasion of National Brother’s Day, let’s take a look at the list of popular creators who are also doting brothers. They play an important role in their siblings’ lives and aptly fit the tag of ‘Bade Bhaiya’.

Zaid Darbar  

Content creator and choreographer, son of renowned music director Ismail Darbar, Zaid Darbar is a doting brother to young sibling Awez Darbar. The duo, who are known for their dance moves, run a dancing academy in Mumbai called ‘B You’. Zaid, husband of actress Gauahar Khan, comes across as one of those brothers who are quite affectionate and protective toward their younger ones.

Awez Darbar

Well, the way Zaid is for Awez, similarly Awez’s love for his sister Aman Darbar is unconditional. The brother-sister duo is irreparable. Awez, who is known for his down-to-earth and soft-spoken nature, shares a friend-like bond with Anam. Awez and Anam both are social media sensations and are famous for their engaging content.   

Abhishek Malhan

Bigg Boss OTT 2 Abhishek Malhan aka Fukra Insaan and his elder sibling Nishchay Malhan aka Triggered Insaan are quite popular YouTubers. Abhishek may be a ‘Chote bhaiya’ but comes across as more of a friend to Nishchay. They are together through thick and thin and are always there for each other.

Ayaan Zubair

Ayaan may be a younger brother to sister and actress Jannat Zubair but is quite protective and caring towards her. He has also walked in her sister’s footsteps and has made a big name in the television industry and social media. The brother-sister duo makes some amazing and relatable content on social media. Their Instagram photos are proof of their close bond and we love how Ayaan is always on Jannat’s side, like an ideal brother.

Vishnu Kaushal

Vishnu Kaushal and his brother Govind are known for making hilarious content that is loved by netizens and even Bollywood stars. Oftentimes being in the same field may lead to disagreement but they are always in sync and a perfect brother. In their case, it’s difficult to say who is more protective towards each other and who plays the role of ‘ideal brother’.

Ashish Chanchlani

Popular YouTube personality and content creator Ashish Chanchlani has a younger sister named Muskan who is a fashion content creator. Ashish and Muskan are one of those brother-sister duo who love unconditionally but also fight for pity things. However, Ashish comes across as a pillar of strength for his sister.

Keep up the same bonhomie guys!

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5 Fashion Stylists To Follow On Instagram



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A stylist is a professional who curates looks for another person or a brand. They play a very crucial role as they are responsible for all aspects of a person’s visual aesthetic. Their job is to
create a wardrobe plan that includes key pieces and accessories, ensuring versatility and cohesiveness. Fashion stylists are in high demand by clothing brands and retailers to create visual merchandising displays, style mannequins, and curate outfits for store displays. However, appointing a fashion stylist may burn a hole in your pocket.But what if we tell you that you can achieve all the tips and tricks related to fashion and style free of cost?Well, there is a list of fashion stylists who are using social media platforms effectively to enhance your knowledge of fashion.Furthermore The Reel Stars listing down a few female fashion stylists who regularly upload videos on Instagram to help people understand choice outfits according to their preferences, body types, and lifestyles, making them look and feel their best.

Ishita Saluja

Ishita Saluja, in a very short period, has earned a massive fan following on Instagram. She regularly posts outfit ideas, clothing hacks, and fashion tips which are game changers. She has 1 million followers on her Instagram, becoming one of the most followed fashion stylists on social media. We believe she can be your fashion saviour.

Jainee Gandhi

Jainee is a Certified Image Professional (CIP) from The Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) and has been working as a style curator, highly featured image consultant, and sustainable style advocate for over 10 years now. She has 225K followers on Instagram and often uploads videos where one can take tips on styling to boost body confidence and stand out in a crowd.

Tanistha Basu

Tanistha is one confident woman who never goes wrong with her tips and recommendations. However She has nearly 171k followers on Instagram where she regularly shares her fashion hacks and tips on matching colours and style mistakes that are “ruining” your outfits. She lives in Bangalore and is a MBA Finance graduate who found passion in the world of fashion.

Ria Dixit

However Ria’s guidelines can redefine your look in a way that flatters your body shape and reflects your personality. Furthermore You need guidance with your professional image, sprucing-up of your weekend wear, or a complete wardrobe makeover Ria’s Instagram account has got it all.

Moushumi Khara

However Moushumi is a fashion stylist who has a constant tab on current trends suggests mix- clothing items to create stylish outfits. Furthermore She engages with her followers by responding to their comments and questions. Following her social media account can provide great inspiration and insight into the world of high fashion and styling.

Well, we hope these fashion divas are now your saviour and help you notch your fashion quotient higher!

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Anveet Kaur And Shantanu Maheshwari Unveil First Look Of Their Film ‘Love In Vietnam’ At Cannes



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Look forward to a fresh new Jodi as heartthrobs Avneet Kaur and Shantanu Maheshwari come together for the first time for an upcoming international film. The entertainment industries of India and Vietnam have joined hands, marking the dawn of a new era in cinematic collaboration.

The film is helmed by talented director-turned-producer Omung Kumar, joined by Director-Producer Rahhat Shah Kazmi, internationally acclaimed festival curator Captain Rahul Bali, and Abhishek Ankur.

Apart from Shantanu Maheshwari and Avneet Kaur, the film also stars Vietnamese actress Kha Ngan. The film, titled Love In Vietnam is based on the bestseller Madonna In A Fur Coat.

The excitement reached a crescendo as the first look poster of Love In Vietnam was unveiled at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2024. The event was graced by the presence of lead actors Shantanu Maheshwari and Avneet Kaur, director-producer Rahhat Shah Kazmi, producer Captain Rahul Bali, and co-producers Tariq Khan and Zeba Sajid.

Taking to Instagram, Avneet also shared the first look of the film with her fans on social media. “Proud to launch the first look of ‘#LovelnVietnam’ at Cannes! This is the first India-Vietnam collaboration and I couldn’t be happier sharing this with you all,” she wrote.

Take a look!

Shantanu too shared the same posters of the film on his Instagram account and wrote, ”Thrilled to unveil the first look of our film #LoveInVietnam at Cannes! I’m excited to finally be able to share this, our groundbreaking India-Vietnam collaboration!”

Avneet Kaur was a part of the popular movie Mardaani and made her big Bollywood debut as a lead actress in Tiku Weds Sheru opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Meanwhile, Shantanu was last seen in Netflix’s vampire drama titled Tooth Pari: When Love Bites. He also featured in Alia Bhatt-starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi, which was directed by ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

We are sure fans cannot hold the excitement to see the duo on their screens!

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