YouTuber Gabbie Hanna Figured Out A Way To Fake An Entire Coachella Trip

Popular YouTuber Gabbie Hanna, also known as TheGabbieShow, revealed her trip to the desert festival Coachella was fake. She had a series of photos of herself professionally edited to make it look like she attended the music festival’s second weekend.

Gabbie, 28, who has more than 6.5 million subscribers, shared photos to Instagram of herself dressed up in festival wear, saying she was in Indio, California attending Coachella on April 19. She posted multiple photos of herself modeling different outfits in different locations over the weekend, later revealing to fans she faked the trip.

Photographer Kellan Hendry edited the background on the images, and Gabbie turned her friend’s home into her Airbnb, printing out fake versions of Coachella artist wristbands as well.

The vlogger posted a YouTube video, titled “I Faked Going to Coachella” on April 22, detailing how she pulled off the stunt with friends, saying she was inspired by other social media influencers who have pulled off similar tricks.

“If you’ve paid close attention to me throughout the past couple or few years, you know that I am not Coachella’s biggest advocate,” Gabbie explained in the video. “Now here’s the thing, I don’t have anything against Coachella per se. In fact, as an artist, it would be an absolute dream to be on the lineup at Coachella.” She’s also known for releasing original songs, especially recently.

“But to me, a socially awkward, socially anxious introverted hermit – the idea of going into the desert for three days in a very, very hot heat and then very, very cold nights in the dust and the dirt without access to healthy food or reasonably priced alcohol or showers that is not walking distance from your hotel or even an Uber to get to your hotel. I don’t know. All of it just seems like a lot of work for me, personally. I’m a homebody, or as other people like to call it, lazy. But yeah, it’s just not for me.”

The LA native also noted it felt like a lot of people were dreading attending the festival because it takes “weeks of preparation” with hotels, outfits, and tickets costing attendees “thousands of dollars.”

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