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What is Larray's real government name? YouTuber sets $1000 challenge

Darcy Rafter September 20, 2021
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People across the internet want to know what YouTube star Larray’s real government name is in the hopes of winning the $1,000 challenge.

Larray is 23 years old from Los Angeles, California. He produces hilarious video content on his YouTube channel and is part of The Hype House.

Here is Larray’s real government name revealed, and whether the TikTok $1,000 challenge is real or false.

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What is Larrays real government name?

Larray’s real name is Lawrence/Larri Merritt. His pseudonym is also his YouTube username and is the name he uses on all of his social platforms.

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In an interview with Awesomeness TV, the YouTuber said he got the name because he used to run a Miley Cyrus fan account. Since her name is Miley Ray Cyrus, he called himself Larray Cyrus, a mix between the two.

YouTuber sets $1,000 challenge

In a viral TikTok video which has amassed more than 2.1 million views, Larray asked his followers to guess his real name, offering a $1,000 reward for the right answer.

The TikTok video is a joke, and fans have definitely understood the assignment with many commenting “Larry Thee Stallion” and “Stormi Jenner”.

Raking in more than 473.4k likes, the video has become extremely popular, receiving over 46.8K comments from people jesting what his name could be.

Larray first became popular on Vine. Before it shut down in 2017, he had more than 100,000 followers on the platform. However, his fan base was strong and widespread, staying with him as he joined new platforms.

As of September 2021, Larray has more than 24.8 million followers on TikTok. He has over 6.6 million followers on Instagram, 1.3 million followers on Twitter and 6.73 million subscribers on YouTube. 

Who is Larray?

In 2011, Larray started his YouTube channel and uploaded his first video in 2015. Since then, Larray has posted collaborations with popular influencers such as James Charles, Charli D’Amelio and The Dolan Twins.

In 2019, Larray was nominated for Breakout Creator at the Streamy Awards. He joined The Hype House in 2020.

Two of his comedy songs are entitled First Place and Last Place. Together, both tracks were on Billboard’s Comedy Digital Tracks. Last Place had received more than 40 million views on YouTube by the end of 2018. 

Larray has worked with artists such as Ppcocaine and featured in the artist’s song 3 Musketeers. He also works with Issa Twaimz and has released songs such as Latina, Thanos and Cancelled. 

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.