|Also known as||sWooZie|
|Genre||Comedy, vlogging, animation|
|Subscribers||6.6 Million (31 March 2019)|
|Total views||1.0 Billion (31 March 2019)|
|Updated 2nd September 2018|
Adande Thorne, known by his YouTube username Swoozie (stylized sWooZie), is a Trinidadian-American YouTube personality. As of September 2018, his YouTube channel has over 950 million views. As a professional gamer he competed in Dead or Alive 4 for the Los Angeles Complexity in the Championship Gaming Series and the reality series WCG Ultimate Gamer. In 2015, he signed with the Creative Artists Agency. In January 2016, he was one of three people who interviewed President Barack Obama during a YouTube livestream. In 2017, he had a minor role in the film The Space Between Us. Also in 2017, the web series Lace Up: The Ultimate Sneaker Challenge, of which he is the host, debuted on YouTube Red.
Thorne was born in Trinidad, but moved to Florida when he was seven years old. There, he attended West Orange High School in Winter Garden; he lived in the area for twenty years before moving to Los Angeles.
Awards and nominations
- Busdeker, Jon (27 January 2015). "Catch Up with Busdeker: Swoozie, star twitch streamer". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
- Ruby, Aaron (17 June 2007). "Ready to fight to the virtual death". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
- Watercutter, Angela (27 May 2011). "Slick HTML5 App Muro Animates Super Stick-Figure Videos". Wired. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
- Ruby, Aaron (2007-06-17). "Ready to fight to the virtual death". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
- Sentinel, Orlando. "Catch Up with Busdeker: Swoozie, star YouTube vlogger". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
- "sWooZie". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
- "sWooZie". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
- Downie, Heather (16 July 2008). "E3: Pro Gaming. Hopes to Hit Mainstream". ABC News. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
- Jarvey, Natalie (6 April 2015). "CAA Signs YouTube Animator Swoozie (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
- Gutelle, Sam (6 April 2015). "Adande "Swoozie" Thorne Is Latest YouTube Star To Join CAA". Tubefilter. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
- Newcomb, Alyssa (15 January 2016). "Meet the YouTube Stars Who Will Interview President Obama". ABC News. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
- Boedeker, Hal (2017-11-17). "YouTube star 'sWoozie' is from Central Florida". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
- Montes, Patrick (2017-09-07). "YouTube Red Announces 'Lace Up: The Ultimate Sneaker Challenge'". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
- Taylor, David (2007-06-18). "Championship Gaming Series: Adanade 'sWooZie' Thorne Interview @ Gaming Target". Gaming Target. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
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