My name’s Nadine Sykora and I’m a 25-year old Canadian Video Content Creator, World Traveler, Host and Internet Personality. In short, I utilize social media and YouTube to make fun, entertaining but also targeted online content.
My videos are a mixture of travel videos, stand-up and sketch comedy, music parodies, interactive videos and daily vlogs. I produce, film, act and edit a whole array of video content spread between my two youtube channels [heynadine and etcnadine] as well as written blog posts.
I have made over 500+ videos to date and I have over 30+ million video views and over 150,000 subscribers on my main channel. (Plus over 23,000 Twitter followers and 15,600 Facebook fans.) I have worked on videos for Contiki, Sanyo, Expedia, Hostelbookers, Staples, CBC, The CW, Fox ,HitViews, Footprint Living, and ION network to produce original online content.
Back in 2006 while reading one of my favourite celebrity blogs at the time, I stumbled upon a funny little YouTube video by a user call Abbegirl. She was just an average girl making funny internet skits. I was in university at the time and I had previously done community theatre in my youth so I saw YouTube as an opportunity to express myself creatively. So, I created an account and it has grown and expanded ever since.
I graduated university in August 2009 and decided that before I grab a “real job” I wanted to go explore and travel since I had never done so before. I registered for a Swap Working Holiday for New Zealand and started my adventure in February 2010. Since then I have traveled to China, Malaysia and Indonesia with my best friend Kristy. Jamaica for a Sanyo campaign, all over the USA, back to New Zealand twice and over to South America with Contiki. Of course, creating videos and blogs all along the way. I plan on continuing on with my world travels and hope to eventually host a travel show!
First and foremost I am a technology geek, a travel fanatic and I have a nerdy obsession with everything to do with fantasy. Aside from making internet videos, I love to read, watch movies and TV shows. To keep physically active I enjoy playing golf, rollerblading, hiking, rock-climbing, running and volleyball. Add me on Facebook, Linkedin or follow me on Twitter to learn more!
- Award, Canada’s Top Social Media Maven, The Digi Awards 2011.
- Degree, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Minor in Business.
- Panelist, Meet the Kids of the New Brave New World, Prime Time in Ottawa 2010.
- Interview, Interview with a Filmmaker: HeyNadine, TripFilms.
- Article, If you got it, vlog It- Company Magazine UK.