Cars

Scammer tries to sell YouTuber Alex Choi’s Unicorn Huracan for $1.5m

Published: 24/Jul/2020 16:05

by Alice Hearing

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Supercar influencer Alex Choi has mysteriously discovered that his Lamborghini Huracan is up for sale for more than $1million on a website called Carousell.

20-year-old Alex is a YouTuber and Instagram supercar expert with more than half a million subscribers on YouTube and more than 700k Instagram followers.

The car in question has been featured heavily on his social media and was first introduced to his followers in April last year. He has previously said that the car “will probably go down in history as being the most controversial Huracan in America”, due to the extreme modification.

It looks as though someone is imitating Alex Choi on the Singapore-based buying and selling platform Carousell, and they have tried to scam someone into handing over $1.5 million for his Unicorn Lamborghini Huracan, a car that has drawn lots of attention from the automotive industry in the past year for the work he has put into it.

Carousell account tries to sell Alex Choi's Huracan
YouTube: Life of Palos
The user attempted to sell the car for $1.5 million

In extremely unusual circumstances, the seller had a verified sticker, joined the website over a year ago, and has been selling and buying other items.

Commentary YouTuber Life of Palos reached out to Alex who said that the account was entirely fake and that the car is not for sale.

The Carousell platform is popular in Asia, but not in the United States where Alex is from, making it less likely that those looking to buy the car would know whose it was. The Carousell ad also set its location as Singapore.

Alex Choi has been convincingly imitated on several other social platforms. A fake TikTok account called @alexchoi.cars has amassed more than 21,000 followers.

Alex is not the only supercar influencer to have been the subject of these fake accounts. YouTubers such as The Stradman and DailyDrivenExotics’ Damon Fryer have also been victim to imitators pretending to sell their cars.

While it looks as though the listing has now been removed, this raises further concerns about scams within the automotive community.

Entertainment

TikTokker explains how she managed to live in her car for over a year

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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TikTok star Nikita Crump has managed to pull off the incredible feat of living in her car, a 2012 Honda Civic, for over one year. Now, she has explained how she was able to pull it off in a new YouTube video.

Crump’s journey began in a video first uploaded on November 3, 2019 where she explained how she officially told her landlord she would be moving out of her home and into her car.

According to Crump, this wasn’t some impromptu decision and she had been spending a few months actively thinking about it before taking the plunge.

TikTok star Nikita crump lives in car
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Nikita has been living in her car for over a year.

Despite having a nice house with affordable rent and good roommates, she felt moving into her car was something she “had to do.”

Since then, she has successfully spent a whole year living in her car and marked the anniversary of her first night by explaining how she is able to stay cool or warm at night.

In the backseat of her car, the YouTuber keeps a pillow and too fuzzy blankets which she uses to cover herself up.

Along with her sweatpants and sweatshirt, she is able to stay warm even in the winter months. However, occasionally she has to put a jacket on if it’s ever especially cold outside.

“In Northern California, a lot of the warmer days are still cool nights, so I’m fortunate that most nights throughout the year are totally bearable, but there’s totally been the occasion where it is hot, I am sweating and I wear as minimal clothing as I can,” she explained.

Luckily, she also has a rechargeable fan which can help her get through the night if need be despite only staying charged for one day.

@nikitaraschellYeah, I’m homeless. I live in my civic, I shower at my gym, and I’m just your average gal. ##whatsinmybag ##hotelcivic ##homeless ##sponsorme♬ Aesthetic Girl – Yusei

In addition to just staying cool, the TikTok sensation also revealed she showers at the gym and keeps plenty of personal hygiene products inside her bag including shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant to name a few.

Now, Crump is hitting the road and embarking on a two-month-long trip around the United States where she’ll be documenting her experiences.

The entertainer’s decision to live in her car has paid dividends, as she currently has over one million followers on TikTok.