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NELK Boys pull incredible security prank on Instagram models at Coachella

Published: 23/Apr/2019 12:56

by Matt Porter

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YouTube pranksters NELK Boys pulled off an amazing prank on a group of Instagram models who were attempting to attend a party at the Coachella Music Fesitival.

Who are NELK Boys?

The NELK Boys are a YouTube channel primarily made up of founding member Kyle Forgeard, Jesse Sebastiani and camera operator Jason Pagaduan.

The channel focuses on prank videos, although they have also posted mock tutorial videos in the past to great success. The group is known best for their motto “full send,” which is regularly featured as part of pranks, as a way of telling their audience that they are going all in for the video.

Full SendThe NELK Boys have a massively popular YouTube channel.
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NELK Boys prank Instagram models at Coachella

Coachella is one of the most popular music festivals in the world, with thousands of people descending on California to attend the event. Included in the masses of people are popular influencers, who flock to Coachella to meet up with other internet personalities and grow their brand thanks to the event.

With a host of Instagram models in attendance throughout the weekend, the NELK Boys headed to an exclusive party in suits, pretending to be security guards who were extremely picky about who they let in.

With a number of girls attempting to enter the party, Foregeard and Sebastiani decided it was their job to make sure they had enough followers to enter the party, requesting access to their Instagram profiles to make sure they had enough ‘clout’ to attend the bash.

Instagram: kyleforgeardThe NELK Boys were acting as security guards at a Coachella party.
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The prank went into overdrive however, when YouTube star Jake Paul turned up with a group of girls to enter the party. The NELK Boys let Paul and the rest of his male entourage through, but held the girls back, claiming there were “too many girls” in attendance already.

“Is this a joke?” asked one of the girls, as Foregeard asked them to divide into two groups – those with 500,000 followers and more, and those without. 

When the NELK Boys realized that model Chloe Othen didn’t get enough likes on their photos to meet their high standards, they demanded to see the more “relevant” members of the group, before asking to see their Instagram Insight statistics to see if they would let them in.

Ultimately, the NELK Boys revealed that the whole thing was an ellaborate prank to the now extremely frustrated ladies.

The models even received a twist as Jake Paul chimed in to say that it was the “funniest fucking shit,” as he knew the pair and had been playing along with the prank.

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TikTokers Josh Richards & Griffin Johnson become Royal Ravens co-owners

Published: 1/Dec/2020 15:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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TikTok superstars and original members of the Sway House, Josh Richards and Griffin Johnson, have become investors in ReKTGlobal, the parent company of the Call of Duty League’s London Royal Ravens franchise and Rogue.

The news was announced on December 1 as two of the biggest names on TikTok have officially become co-owners of the London Royal Ravens and Rogue of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC).

“Griffin and Josh have uniquely captured the attention of Generation Z and beyond, and their influence is undeniable. They are both incredible additions to the ReKTGlobal ownership team,” said Dave Bialek, CEO of ReKTGlobal. “They have strong business instincts, a unique talent for developing viral content, and an understanding of how to connect with younger audiences and casual gamers.”

Combined, Richards (23.4M) and Johnson (9.8M) boast over 33 million followers on TikTok as well as similarly huge numbers on most main social media platforms. ReKTGlobal envisions their massive online presence will play a key role as the pair will develop new content, merchandise collaborations, and promotions with the Royal Ravens and Rogue.

Josh Richards and Griffin Johnson join ReKTGlobal
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Josh Richards and Griffin Johnson repping merch from the teams they now co-own.

“They are natural-born hustlers and have leveraged their TikTok fame to step into acting and music, becoming entrepreneurs and investors in the process,” Bialek added. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to the ReKTGlobal family as we continue to bridge the gap between the world of esports, entertainment and pop culture.”

Griffin Johnson shared similar sentiments as the news of their investment became public, having roots as an avid gamer and Call of Duty fan.

“The fact that I can now say I own a part of London Royal Ravens and Team Rogue is unbelievably surreal,” he said. “I am thankful to Dave and Amish for allowing me into the ReKTGlobal family with open arms. Can’t wait to get to work and help bridge the gap between traditional social media and esports.”

ReKTGlobal is a huge esports org
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ReKTGlobal’s reach and presence in esports is massive.

As for Josh Richards, this isn’t the first time he’s been involved with ReKTGlobal; in May 2020, his creator management company, TalentX Entertainment, embarked on a joint venture with ReKTGlobal called TalentX Gaming, a talent management company with a focus on gaming and esports athletes and content creators.

“Coming on as an investor to ReKTGlobal was genuinely a no-brainer,” he commented. “After a few meetings with the C-suite at ReKTGlobal, I knew this was something I wanted to be a part of.”

The TikTok megastars are the latest in a long list of celebrity figures who have joined ReKTGlobal as investors, including legendary DJ Steve Aoki, Grammy-winning rock band Imagine Dragons, international producer Nicky Romero, NBA defensive star Rudy Gobert, NFL player Landon Collins, and, most recently, star YouTuber Vikkstar.