Everything David Dobrik Does in a Day | Vanity Fair

published on July 2, 2020

– Hi [laughing], shit, I messed this up

[beep] Hi, I'm David Dobrik,

and this is everything I do in a day

[gentle music]

I wake up every day around 9:00 amish,

I say ish because I'm on my
phone for like 45 minutes

to an hour, just like on my phone,

goin' through social media
figuring out what I have to do

Before that I have my
first alarm kinda turn on

around 6:00 am, and then
in increments of 20 minutes,

I have it ring because the
last couple hours of sleep,

I like to have it just be interrupted,

so it feels like I'm sleeping for longer

I don't why, but I've been
doin' that for a while

After hitting snooze about 12 or 16 times,

I go and go to the bathroom

First thing I do is I
usually take a shower

I take a shower every morning

I brush my teeth in the shower,
which I know is kinda weird

I shave, I do everything in the shower

'cause I hate comin' out
and doing stuff in the sink

I use Suave Kid's shampoo,

either Strawberry Splash
or Watermelon Blast


I think it's Watermelon Blast

I've been using this shampoo
for as long as I can remember

I used to use it because I
used to take baths a lot,

and it was the only shampoo
that allowed me to go underwater

because it said it was tear-free,

which is actually
tear-free, I didn't know

[baby crying] If it gets in
your eyes, you're still crying

After every shower session I have,

this is so stupid, it's
gonna sound so bizarre

I open my mouth and let
the water [laughing]

pour into my mouth and
I turn the shower off,

and when I hear the final
drops in the shower,

I take the water and I
spit it into my hand here

and I let it drop on the
ground, and I'm hoping that,

this sounds nuts, and I'm hoping
that the drop from my hand

is louder than the last pieces of water

that fell out of the shower,
does that make sense?

I know that sounds absolutely insane,

but I do this every time

And if I don't have the
splash of water be loud,

I have to redo the whole cycle

and I have to turn the shower on

I know it sounds so, so stupid

I feel like a psychopath

And then when I get out of the shower,

I take my toothbrush and my toothpaste

and I put it back in the cup
where it sits by the sink

so I have it for the nighttime,

but instead of placing it there,

I always try to throw it
in and if I get it in,

that [laughing], that to me,

it means that I'm gonna have a good day

I know this all sounds crazy,
I sound like a groundhog,

like looking at my
shadow, I'll be like, oh!

But that's kind of
another thing I live by

Whew, I like to put my
clothes on in the bathroom

because I'm scared that
I'm gonna come out naked

and my friends are gonna be there

with a flamethrower or
something to scare me,

so I get completely ready in
the bathroom so I come out,

I'm camera-ready just in case
somebody's already filming me

When I'm done getting
dressed I usually go out

to the living room around,

around like 10:30 and I see Natalie there

Natalie's already had her morning workout

She's had three breakfasts,
so she's ready to go


The morning is usually where I can tell

how Natalie are gonna be the entire day

Natalie is my assistant and my friend

And usually like the first
five minutes of the morning,

I can tell if we're in a good mood

and we're gonna mesh well,

or if we're just gonna go

completely hate each other the entire day

I usually have tea to
start out my mornings

I don't even really like the taste of tea,

but I like holding something
warm in my hand like this


And I walk around

I walk around my pool
table like a couple laps

And then I talk to [laughing],

I talk to Natalie and I go,
I ask her what we have to do

We usually have like one or two meetings

to come to the house,

so they're there around
11:00 til like noon

We'll have like one to three meetings

Different groups of people will come in

So maybe our merch company will come in,

or someone with an app we're
working on will come in,

or just like some sort of
brand we're working with

will come in and we'll talk

It's really easy to do
meetings at the house

'cause it's my house,
so it's super simple

We knock it out there

And then around noon I
usually call up all my friends

and we kinda start the day,

and we try to find something fun to do

Usually it's just us sitting
in the car for like two hours,

just like bantering back and forth

until we come up with a funny idea

And then sometimes when
we have a funny idea,

we'll go pursue it, like
maybe it's a trip to Vegas,

or it's like a trip to Miami,

or something spontaneous
that we have to go do

And I love driving

Everywhere we go is 100%,
like I have to be driving

I'm so uncomfortable in other
people's cars, I cannot Uber

I'm like the guy that,
when I had more time,

I would love to pick up my
friends from the airport

I would get so mad at them
when they would call an Uber,

because I'd be like, "I can be there,

"let me just pick you up, I love driving"

Most of my day is, I
think, spent in my car,

either driving around or
going from house to house

seeing what people are doing

I go through all my friends
and I text them individually

And I text all of them,

"What are you doing, what are you doing,

"what are you doing, what are you doing?"

And then I followup if they don't respond

in like 10 minutes of face
time, like, "Where are you?"

And then we usually get
together and I'm super easy

I'll go wherever my friends are going,

so if they wanna go

If like my friend says,
"I need to go to Walgreens

"to pickup a prescription,"
I'm like, "Okay, I'm down"

Something funny could happen at Walgreens,

so I usually just tag
along with my friends

Sometimes I'll get an idea for
a celebrity friend to come by

and then we'll have to text them

And then it's just like an
hour of us literally just,

all my mind is thinking about is,

will this person text back
and will they be available

to shoot within the
next 30 minutes, or not?

A lot of days are all over the place

because we're shooting
completely different things

every day, so no day is really the same

The moments from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm,

especially in the winter,
are super, super crucial

because it's the only daylight we have

And then when nighttime
hits it's game over,

so that's important

And then when the sun
sets around 4:30, 5:00,

I'll have a little bit of
time where I'll be like,

"Okay, let's go grab food real quick,"

because there's like an hour in that time

where nothing's really happening

and people aren't getting
ready to go out yet

What's tricky about my
days is there can be a day

that there's absolutely nothing going on

and we are just like, everything
we shoot is a complete bust

and we shoot for like four
or five hours that day

and nothing happens, nothing is funny

But then there are also
days that it's like,

every 30 minutes we have to be somewhere

Like we have to make certain deadlines,

or we're not gonna make this flight,

or we're not gonna get to
shoot with this person,

or we're just chasing the sun

Like there's, everyday
is completely different

That's the best part I
feel about my days is,

that's why I was so
scared to do this video

because I was like, "What is my day?"


This should go without saying for me,

but every second of every day,

all I'm thinking about
is making a new video

So every time I'm finished with a video,

the next thing is how
do I make the next one?

And I'm out of ideas literally constantly,

so it's just a nonstop cycle

I call my parents every
day around 6:00 pm

I say, "I love you Mom, I love you Dad"

They mean a lot to me

They get so mad at me when I don't call,

so just keep that in please


So around 6 o'clock, we
start to do the podcast

And this can take anywhere from 45 minutes

to like three hours sometimes

because we get distracted a lot

And if something happens where
we need to go film something,

we'll just drop in, we'll
pick it up another day

because filming's always
the most important priority

We finally wrap up the podcast

Couple of us go out to eat dinner

and then I usually go out and
try to get some more stuff

in the evening, just
shoot some stuff outside

I usually go into In-N-Out because it's

like the most nicely lit place in LA

The lighting inside is beautiful

If it's Monday, we're all at home

We're watching "The Bachelor"

Natalie and I usually have
a fight about how the hell

"The Bachelor" is even a
thing because I'm confused

how one guy can date 30 girls,

it doesn't make any sense to me

And Natalie says it's cute

But then when one of
our friends is talking

to two different girls, she
gets really mad at them

And then around 8:00 pm I think

a couple of my friends start drinking

I don't drink so I just kinda hangout

And then the rest of the night begins

and this is where it
literally just becomes

a rollercoaster of things,

and I get to bed around 3:00 or 4:00 am

And I know that sounds crazy

What the hell happened between
8:00 to 3:00 or 4:00 am?

But I don't know and I
cannot explain it to you,

and I'll never be able
to put it into words

But things happen

I'm usually home every day
around midnight to 2:00 am

And then it's just a lot of
hanging out at the house

My friends are usually at my house

til four, five, 6:00 am sometimes

Sometimes they sleep there

I don't really mind 'cause
I'm such a heavy sleeper

I'll just go into my room
and just do my own thing

while they're all be out
and about in my living room,

havin' a blast

This is where I usually go, "Oh my god,

"I got nothing done today,"

and now I have to plan
everything I'm gonna do tomorrow,

like in the daylight especially

'cause I wanna shoot a bunch of bits then

I go to my room at around 2:00 or 3:00

Before then I have my late night snack,

which is I love watermelon and bread

I don't know what it is,

but it's like putting
watermelon on top of bread,

is like the best combination

I love moist bread, I
don't know what it is

And then when I'm done eating,

I take some water back to my room

And I brush my teeth

I take out my contacts

Sometimes when I'm too lazy,
I'll take out my contacts

in bed and I'll just
throw 'em on the floor,

which is a serious waste 'cause
I have the two-week ones

So when I'm throwing out the
contacts, that's a big no-no

I like wearing a hoodie to bed

because I like putting the hoodie over

and then I like pulling the strings

and like pretending I'm in
like a really dark room

And then I usually pull
the covers over myself too

And put 'em under my neck so
I'm really trapped in there

I don't know, I like
getting really sweaty

I don't know why, but I like
being super warm and cozy


I love keeping the temperature up too

I have the temperature up
at night at like 76 degrees

And Natalie will always come down

and turn it back down to like
68, which I think is crazy

I pray every night, say the "Our Father,"

which is pretty sweet

But every time I mess it
up, I have to restart

And sometimes, this is so stupid,

sometimes I'll mess it up
like four or five times

And I'll be praying for like
a solid four or five minutes

But it's the same thing

But it's just like, I have to, in my head,

I'm like, it doesn't go through [laughing]

if I don't get it in one go

So I have to start from the beginning

And then when I'm done with
my 15 minutes of prayer,

I lay down and I go to bed

I usually have nightmares

I'm like a nightmare guy

I have nightmares more than I dream

But I'm livin' the dream

And there you go, that's
everything I do in a day

Kind of, from time to
time, it's all different

But you get the point


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