YouTube Star

Poke is diced raw fish served either as an appetizer or a main course and is a popular dish in Hawaii. Traditional forms are aku and heʻe. Heʻe poke is sometimes called tako poke in places where the Hawaiian language is not spoken.

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Apr 13, 1998
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Poke (born October 30, 1994) is a YouTube star from the United States. He was born in North Carolina and raised in a small town called Boonville. His real name is Paul Ter Voorde, but he prefers to go by his nickname "Poke". Growing up, Poke was always interested in video games and technology. He also has a passion for art and music, two hobbies that helped shape him into the person he is today. 

In 2011, Poke started his first YouTube channel, where he posted videos of himself playing various video games. At first the videos were mostly of him playing Minecraft and other popular online games. Over time, however, he began to branch out into other genres of gaming such as horror and puzzle games. Eventually his channel grew significantly, with Poke gaining over 300K subscribers in just a few years. 

As Poke’s fame grew on YouTube, so did his popularity across social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Twitch. Today Poke has over 3 million followers on Twitter and regularly streams on Twitch for hours at a time. In addition to being an avid game streamer, Poke also creates content ranging from lifestyle vlogs to comedy sketches. 

In 2017 Poke released his own mobile game called “The Last Stand” which quickly became popular among gamers worldwide. The game was nominated for several awards including the “Best Indie Game” at the 2018 Independent Games Awards ceremony. 

Throughout his career Poke has worked hard to make sure that everyone who watches his content feels welcome no matter their background or interests. He is constantly striving to create content that is both entertaining and educational while maintaining an open dialogue with fans all around the world.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Poke is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 8, 1994, Poke was born in California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Creates YouTube Channel</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Poke creates his YouTube channel, which features comedic sketches and gaming videos.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Reaches 1 Million Subscribers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Poke reaches one million subscribers on his YouTube channel.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Reaches 10 Million Subscribers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Poke reaches ten million subscribers on his YouTube channel.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launch of Merchandise Line</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Poke launches his own merchandise line, featuring hoodies, t-shirts, and hats.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Collaborates with Markiplier</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Poke collaborates with fellow YouTube star Markiplier to create a comedic sketch series.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Reaches 25 Million Subscribers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Poke reaches a landmark twenty five million subscribers on his YouTube channel.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's Always Positive</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Poke is an incredibly positive influence on YouTube. His videos are uplifting and inspiring and he always has a smile on his face. His positivity is infectious and it makes you want to be more like him.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Creative</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Poke is very creative when it comes to making videos. He always finds new ways to make his content interesting, funny, and unique. His creativity is admirable and makes you want to be more creative yourself.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Supportive of Others</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Poke is very supportive of other content creators on YouTube. He often promotes their work and gives them credit for their ideas. This is something that not many people do, and it makes him stand out from the crowd.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First YouTube Star to Reach 1 Million Subscribers</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Poke became the first YouTube star to reach 1 million subscribers in 2008.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started With a Camera Phone</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Poke started out making videos with his camera phone, before upgrading to a more professional setup.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Collaborated With Other YouTubers</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Poke has collaborated with other famous YouTubers such as Shane Dawson, Jenna Marbles, and Toby Turner.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has an Extensive Music Career</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to his YouTube career, Poke has released multiple albums and EPs, including his debut album 'The Evolution of a Teenage Musician' in 2009.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Won Multiple Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Poke has won multiple awards for his work including two YouTube Music Awards and a Streamy Award for Best Gaming Channel or Series.</p></div>


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