Other Name:- Jessika Farrell,
Born On:- 2003-08-04
Her Age:- 19
Famous As:- YouTuber
Place of Birth:- St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Born Country:- United States
Jessika Farrell is a popular American YouTuber who goes by the name of Jessika the Prankster in her account. She is known for posting prank videos that are mostly directed at her mother who she is not biologically related to. In a matter of few years, Jessika has amassed a huge fan following on not only her YouTube account, but also on her Instagram account. A youngster, Jessika has way to go as she aspires to become an actor and model. As of now, she is a prominent social media influencer who just loves to play pranks on her mother.
Her Personal Life
Jessika was born on August 4, 2003 and shares her birthday with famous personalities like Meghan Markle, Barrack Obama and Louis Vuitton. Jessika is an adopted child and the bond she shares with her foster mother, known as Momma Reddd, is absolutely amazing.
The mother daughter duo lived in a trailer park in St Petersburg, Florida, before deciding to move to Atlanta for professional reasons. It was the team that handles Jessika’s work that convinced them to take the step and though hesitant in the beginning, the two decided to finally take as they call it, ‘the leap of faith’.
Jessika wishes to be an inspiration for kids who lack confidence to do something in their lives. She wants them to believe that if she, being a foster child, could achieve something, they could do it too.
Jessika considers American comedian Kevin Hart her role model and is extremely fond of Michael Jackson. She loves cheese and honey and wishes to taste as many varieties of wines as she can. She also wants to stay in Los Angeles.
As a You Tuber
Jessika launched her YouTube channel ‘Jessikatheprankster’ on 6th June 2017, but posted her first video a year later on 11th June 2018. The video, ‘IM Gay Prank on MOM’ became an instant hit. Her next few videos like ‘I am Mariah Carey’ and ‘Telling My Mom I’m’ joining a gang’ also gained appreciation from viewers.
Jessika’s journey as a successful YouTuber had begun. Within a very short span of time, her YouTube subscriber count went rocketing up and in September 2018, YouTube awarded her for passing 100,000 subscribers. The count has been consistently growing ever since, with Jessika the Prankster posting a new video frequently. One of her most popular videos is ‘Hiding my moms cigarettes gone wrong’. Her mom, evidently, is an essential part of most of her videos.
Jessika mostly uploads prank and challenges, comedy reaction videos in her YouTube channel. There are also vlogs, Question & Answers videos and a web series called Fresh Princess of Atlanta which follows the journey of mother and daughter from St Petersburg, Florida to Atlanta, Georgia.
Jessika’s work is managed by a team of dedicated people from Gill Talent, an agency based in Chicago, Illinois.
Jessika’s Other Social Media Accounts
Jessika the Prankster is also quite popular on Instagram and has over 1.9 million followers. She also has a snapchat and twitter account by the name of @jessikapranks at both places.
(Last Updated On: September 27, 2021)
Jessika, thank you for interviewing with We Are Entertainment News today. Tell us a little about your origin story. What made you start doing prank videos?
I’d been living with my foster mom for only a couple of months, and one day I decided to prank her. I just thought it would be funny to trick her. People thought it was so funny, so I decided to keep making them after the first video. It brought us closer.
Known as Jessika the Prankster, you’ve made such an impact already, and you’re only 18. Did you ever think that you would become such a significant influencer?
I still can’t believe I influence people. Of course, I love to make people smile. That was always my goal, but I never thought I would become such a major influencer.
We hear that you’re switching gears and starting to branch out into a more serious role as an advocate for youth wellness. How has that been going so far?
Mental health is so important. People are hurting and in pain, especially young people. Putting a smile on people’s faces was always the goal, but now it’s deeper. We want people to know how to cope with their problems. It’s going well.
That’s great! You recently published a journal, In My Feelings, which allows teens to collect their thoughts and express their feelings on paper. How did that idea come about?
I’ve had my share of dark days. I would always write things down, but I felt lost. I didn’t know how to express what I was feeling. So, I wanted to give people a guide—something more specific to help them express themselves.
Growing up in a new era where today’s teens don’t write in their diaries as much, how effective would you say journaling can be for the new age teen?
In My Feelings, my journal is so different from the old school plain sheets of paper diaries. Some pages in the journal are for you to color just to maybe let out some steam. Some pages have affirmations. In the back are substantial resources and numbers to call if you need immediate help. In My Feelings is very effective for the new age.
I may have to pick up a copy myself! What other forms of youth advocation are you hoping to do in the future?
For my friend’s birthday a few days ago, we handed out meals to the homeless. That felt good. I want to continue helping those in need. I’m so grateful. Life was very different for me just three years ago. I think I will always feel the need to give back.
Any plans to pursue acting professionally in the future?
I’m currently auditioning for roles. I’ve done some independent work. I want to book a role in a major film or tv show. I would love that.
Do you have any other upcoming roles or projects that we can look forward to?
I have an excellent idea for a film I want to develop. Currently, it’s still in the baby stages. I can’t wait to share those details.
What do you do for fun when you’re not working as a comedian, rapping, or advocating?
I love hanging out with my friends, of course. Watch movies, shopping, and I love naps.
What can our readers do to help advocate for youth wellness in addition to purchasing In My Feelings?
Just remember to be kind to people. You never know what someone is going through, so if they want to talk, listen. Also, if you are going through something, find someone to talk to. Everyone, keep smiling!
Great advice, and thanks again for interviewing with us, Jessika!