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PrankvsPrank, also known as PvP, is a YouTube channel created by Jesse Michael Wellens and his girlfriend Jennifer "Jeana" Smith. In 2007, the two began to play pranks on each other and post videos of the pranks on websites, eventually forming a channel on YouTube. The channel has more than 1.7 billion video views and 10 million subscribers as of May 2016. After Wellens and Smith split in May 2016, Wellens became the sole user of the channel.

History

Wellens had filmed Smith attempting the cinnamon challenge and posted a video on the Internet, starting the serial pranking of each other. The videos show how they prepare the pranks for each other and record their reaction afterwards.

In 2012, Wellens and Smith appeared as Spartan King Leonidas I and Queen Gorgo in the web series Epic Rap Battles of History, in season two, episode 2 "Master Chief vs. Leonidas".

On April 1, 2013, USA Today rated PrankvsPrank YouTube's best pranksters.

On September 25, 2013, Wellens (as "Chip Chocolate") released a rap song on iTunes called "Cookie Dance". Produced by Les Professionnels, the song peaked at #68 on the UK Singles Chart and was number one in Sweden for a couple weeks.

On September 17, 2015, PrankvsPrank won the Streamy Award for the Best Prank Show.

On April 11, 2016, PrankvsPrank won the Shorty Award for the Best YouTube Ensemble.

BFvsGF

Smith and Wellens also have a channel on YouTube called BFvsGF. On BFvsGF, they posted videos about their lives on a daily basis from 2012 until May 19, 2016. The videos often show them walking around Philadelphia, visiting New York City, or traveling with Contiki Tours. The videos also have frequent guest appearances by other YouTubers, including Louis Cole, Roman Atwood , Alli Speed, Andy Milonakis and Charles Trippy.It was on this channel that Smith and Wellens introduced the character Chip Chocolate with the video "Fruit Assassin". BFvsGF has more than 9.05 million subscribers and 2.6 billion video views, as of August 2016.[16]

On May 18, 2016, Wellens and Smith announced on BFvsGF they have decided to place their relationship on "hiatus" and they would be taking a break from vlogging for the foreseeable future. They cited relationship problems and stress from daily vlogging as factors for this break. Wellens announced he would be moving to New York, with Smith remaining in Philadelphia.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Show Category Result
2015 Streamy Award Best Prank Show Won
2016 Shorty Award Best YouTube Ensemble Won

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