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Colby Hom gains internet popularity with Lambo

Junior’s YouTube channel goes viral, receiving millions of views
Sophia Santiago
Junior Colby Hom poses with his dad’s Lamborghini.

Most Cal High students can’t say they have 168,000 subscribers on YouTube and access to bright orange Lamborghini.

But as of this month, junior Colby Hom can.

Hom’s channel is rapidly gaining popularity on YouTube for his viral comedic short-form video content revolving around his dad’s car. His most popular video, where he drives his Lamborghini in front of the San Ramon Target and films people’s reactions, has nearly 10 million views.

Since Hom started his channel nearly a year ago, it has accumulated more than 86 million total views on YouTube alone and earned around $10,000. He said he was inspired to make videos from his favorite car YouTubers, TheStradman and Daily Driven Exotics.

These YouTubers made Hom realize that making these videos could be a career.

Hom took advantage of this website to publish videos that he enjoyed making. This made him gain popularity all around the country and receive many likes.

Hom said he really enjoys filming videos and likes cars a lot. Hom’s videos are based on his dad’s Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.

Growing up, he was always interested in driving his dad’s sports car. When he got to the age of 16, he realized that he could make YouTube videos with the car. One of his first videos was him going to his driver’s license test with his Lamborghini. That video received more than 25,000 views. Hom realized that this is just the start to his channel.

He also has some big goals in 2024. He said he wants to produce the best content, and reach one million subscribers as soon as possible

One of Hom’s main focuses when he publishes videos is to not listen to the haters.

“As a YouTuber you have to ignore the haters as much as possible,” Hom said.When Hom started his YouTube channel, his goal within a few months was to hit 1,000 subscribers. He didn’t expect to hit 100,000 subscribers so soon.

When he reached 100,000 subscribers and received hate after the achievement, he said that he thought the haters probably haven’t accomplished what he has and they just inspire him to do more.

That, he said, motivated him more than ever.

Hom is achieving many kid’s dream by becoming a YouTube star. His parents and friends are very proud of him and impressed with his accomplishments.

“I’m happy for him,” junior Jalen Ha said. “He worked really hard.”

Hom’s parents also believe that he should do what he loves, regardless of what the haters say.

“You have to prove the haters wrong and do what you love,” Steve Hom, Colby’s father, said.

One of his most popular YouTube Shorts was posted less than a month ago and has already hit more than 2.3 million views.

Hom has something going for him and it’s really special.

Another supporter, junior Ze Jenkins, said his favorite video Hom posted was when he cooked a chicken on his car and ate it.

“I thought that was really funny,” Jenkins said.

If Hom reaches one million subscribers this year, he said he plans to give the money away to his fans.

Sophomore Matthew Brucker believes that Hom will reach his goal.

“[I believe] one hundred percent no doubt about it that Colby hits one million subscribers,” Brucker said.

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Landon Olberg
Landon Olberg, Staff Writer
Landon Olberg is a sophomore at Cal High and this is his first year being a staff writer for The Californian. Landon is really excited to meet new people in the class and start writing sports stories all year long. Landon enjoys playing baseball, riding his bike, and hanging out with friends. Landon also loves to travel with his family. He is really excited to be a part of The Californian and hopes to have a good year.
Sophia Santiago
Sophia Santiago, Photographer
Sophia Santiago is a senior who is a new member of The Californian Paper. She’s looking forward to being apart of the photography team and learning new skills along the way. She has loved photography since she was little and wants to continue in the future. She is looking forward to working with new people and having fun. 

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