The Americans have been taking huge advantage of the internet for some time now in creating platforms to sell themselves to the rest of the world, and YouTube, which is one of most biggest and most famous video-sharing platforms in the world, has been one of the platforms of choice. One popular American celebrity who became known and had been making a living for himself on YouTube is Connor Murphy, a bodybuilder, celebrity, and influencer. His YouTube channel boasts over 2.3 million subscribers in just two years. We are taking a look at his profile and journey so far.
10 Interesting Revealing Facts About Connor Murphy
1. Connor Murphy Developed Interest in Fitness from Childhood, and His Muscles are Natural
Connor did not develop an interest in bodybuilding as a teenager; he already had an interest in fitness right from his early years as a boy. No wonder his muscles have fully grown even as a teenager.
Though it may sound impossible, the fact remains that the well-known bodybuilder and YouTuber is a Natty, as he has been laying claim to this fact for a long while. In a world where people believe it is nearly impossible to build such humongous muscles without running on muscle-stimulating steroids and special diets, Connor Murphy has solely relied on a good diet plan, genetic potentials, and workout plans to build his body to its current state.
Going by the history of how he gained his huge muscle mass, one would admit that his growth has been natural and not induced. Connor was already weighing a lean 185 pounds at 17 years of age and plateaued for three years before adding on 20 pounds in a year to climb high to 205 pounds, and this trend is similar to how a Natty grows. Another fact to back up his natural muscle growth claim is that it wouldn’t have been appropriate if he had taken steroids after the age of 17 and gained a mere 20lbs. He would have gained around 65lbs because he was still growing and at the same time bulking at that period.
2. He has been Remarkably Successful in His Body Building Career
As a bodybuilder and fitness trainer, Connor Murphy has come a long way doing what he knows how best to do. His total immersion in the fitness career has seen him participate in several bodybuilding competitions in the past, some of which he won good spots. An example is the third position he grabbed at a bodybuilding competition held at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Centre Dallas in July 2016.
In addition to that, Connor Murphy also won many awards from several other tournaments, which has elevated his status to a professional bodybuilder and fitness trainer. Having started as an amateur bodybuilder about 6 years ago (in 2016), he was able to climb up the ladder and come to the top spot in the space of a few years.
3. YouTube has been His Biggest Platform to Fame
Ever since Connor joined and created his YouTube channel, he has been gaining a huge number of fans and subscribers on a daily basis. He uploaded his first YouTube video in January 2016, titled “Connor Murphy Natural Body Transformation.” Within a short time, he became famous for his creative content. He is also popular for uploading a series of funny pranks and experimental videos and his bodybuilding videos on YouTube.
Among the most popular of his videos on his YouTube channel are the following:
- Connor Murphy Natural Body Transformation,
- The Fake Shirt Trick,
- Drinks His Urine And Eats His Feces, etc
All these videos and others have attracted many subscribers to his channel. Connor’s official YouTube channel has millions of active subscribers who do not only watch his videos but also comment and converse on them. Not only this, he has a massive fan base on other social media platforms.
4. He has a Brand Endorsement Deal with 1 UP NUTRITION
Connor has leveraged his fame on the internet to attract a brand endorsement deal from 1 UP NUTRITION, a fitness, and nutrition company that promotes health and wellness through organic supplements and improves workouts. The company announced its signing of Connor on its Instagram page. He has since then been a regular feature on their Instagram page, where he promotes their products and other services like muscle building and muscle recovery.
5. Connor Murphy is Worth Over $1.2 Million
There is no doubt that Connor Murphy has used the video-sharing platform (YouTube) very well to his advantage. He is able to make a living for himself and rake in money through his YouTube channel and other social media platforms. Though he is nowhere near being one of the richest YouTubers in the world now, Connor is not doing bad financially as he is worth over $1.2 million, and his fortune keeps growing daily.
A little breakdown on how he makes his money on these platforms is explained here: His main YouTube channel has been a steady source of income that makes him $26,700 to $427,100, his Instagram page earns him $1,688.25 to $2,813.75 per photo based on likes on IG photos. He also makes an additional $10,100 to $162,200 per year from another YouTube channel.
6. He has an Honorary Doctorate Degree
It is not a prank when you see on his Instagram bio that he refers to himself as Dr. H.C. Connor Murphy. In fact, Connor actually has a doctorate degree to his name. He received an honorary doctorate in Spirituality from Los Angeles Development Church and Institute. He further stated he got the degree after he made a donation to them.
7. He was Disowned By His Family
Though not much is known about his biological parents and siblings, he is known to be of white Caucasian descent. However, he was disowned by his birth parents and siblings due to his sexual orientation (gay). This was made public by him in one of his posts in June 2021 on his Instagram page, where he made the revelation that his family disowned him due to his coming out as gay.
8. Connor Murphy is Proud and Vocal About His Sexuality
While some celebrities are scared to open up about their sexual orientation, Connor Murphy has come to the public to declare himself gay. His Instagram profile indicates gay, and he has some videos proving this. Also, around January 2021, he shared a video on his Instagram page with the caption “Forgiving my Ex-girlfriend” and mentioned his ex-girlfriend’s name as Lauren Kay.
9. Though Gay, He Is Still Popular Among Girls
Connor is known to be highly famous and well-liked by girls, and this may not be far from the fact that he has an amazing and perhaps perfectly contoured body. He is also fond of making YouTube prank videos on girls, and all these might be one of the reasons for his popularity amongst the female gender despite being into boys.
10. He is also a Professional Golf Player
Many may not know this, but it is a fact about the famous YouTuber. Outside of fitness and bodybuilding, Connor also has a strong interest in golf. He made this known in his Instagram profile, where he categorically stated he is a professional golf player.