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That's all for today and see ya.
— Simon's outro.

Simon Edward Minter (born September 7, 1992 (1992-09-07) [age 29]), also known online as Miniminter, is a YouTube personality and member of the Sidemen.

Background

Simon was born in Hemel Hempstead, a town in Hertfordshire, England. He has two older brothers called Nick and Johnny. Simon attended Berkhamsted School, a private/independent school in his local area, alongside KSI. They met around age 12/13 and have both said that they initially disliked each other and had a physical fight in class. Their teachers stepped in and attempted to force them into an unlikely friendship. This ultimately worked and they have been best friends since.

Simon achieved one A*, two A's and nine B's in his GCSE's in 2009. However, he failed to get good A-Level results in 2011 so didn't manage to get into his preferred university. He ended up taking a gap year in the 2011–2012 academic year and even travelled to Ghana for two months when he was 19 to teach football to the locals. In the summer of 2012, Simon went traveling around the East Coast of America and stayed in six states. Upon returning to the UK the next month, Simon began studying criminology at the University of Hull

Simon met TBJZL when he was helping JJ film a video in London in November 2012. Tobi was long-term friends with Zerkaa and the four of them went out for a meal together at Nando's and got on very well. From JJ, Simon was inspired to create a channel of his own. He dropped out of university just three months into the term (after not enjoying the mass amount of theory on his course) and was then working on JJ's clothing line, Beast.

Simon is a long-time fan of Leeds United F.C as his mother's side of the family is from there. He has also stated that he supports Watford F.C and Manchester United F.C (because of his brothers).

Career

Simon posted his first FIFA video in December 2012 just before quitting university. Simon has stated that the "mini" part of "Miniminter" was in reference to his height when he was younger. It is also believed to be a reference to him being the youngest of the 3 children in his family. He often makes a joke claiming the "mini" part was in reference to his penis, something which has not necessarily been proven to be untrue.

In April 2013, Simon did his first collaboration video with Deji. Around a year later, he moved into the (original) Sidemen House with three other members of the Sidemen. At this point, he had only known Vik for a couple of months. Simon posted his first group video in March 2014; a crossbar challenge with various other YouTubers. After this, Simon's subscribers blew up to around 150,000.

He moved into the second and final Sidemen House (alongside Vik, JJ and Josh) in 2016 until January 2019 when all members were moving out. He currently lives in a shared flat in London with JJ.

About

On Simon's main channel, he used to predominantly make FIFA and real life football videos as well as vlogs, Question and Answer sessions, Sidemen vine reactions and P.O. Box package openings. More recently, his main channel consists of Reddit videos, lifestyle videos, quizzes/gameshows, challenges and reaction videos.

On his second channel, he would mainly posts Grand Theft Auto V and Cards Against Humanity videos, as well as numerous other "random" games with the Sidemen. A large proportion of his real-life videos were collaborative challenges with other members of the Sidemen, such as patience tests, quizzes, football challenges and more. As of 2020 his second channel includes gaming videos, such as Among Us, FIFA etc, and reaction or challenge videos.

Simon captained Sidemen F.C in the charity football match against the YouTube Allstars on 3 June 2016 in Southampton. He was positioned as a striker, scored three goals and got a hat trick with it - one of which was from the halfway line which the cameras failed to film live as it was so unexpected. This was considered "the goal of the game" and was one of the most talked about events of the match on Twitter that night. Since then he has kept the ball used in the match as a memento. He also captained the second match on 21 May 2017.

Simon was accused of having a one-night-stand with AshleyMarieeGaming whilst the Sidemen were away in 2015. This was often brought up in Cards Against Humanity matches. Simon denied the accusations, although there was supposedly enough evidence to suggest they were truthful.

In 2016, after months of speculation, Simon revealed his car to his viewers. It was a red Range Rover Evoque which he still owns. He bought a Tesla Model X in November 2017, however he sold it as he said it did not really work for him while he was living in London.

In 2017, Simon began hiring a cameraman called Jordz (who helps him film his vlogs). Jordan is a close friend and also a small YouTuber. Since late-2017, he has been in a relationship with Talia Mar, an English YouTuber and singer, however this was not confirmed until sometime in 2018.

Trivia

  • Simon is the third most subscribed Sidemen member after KSI and W2S.
  • Simon runs and maintains the MoreSidemen channel.
  • Simon is a co-host of the What's Good? Podcast, alongside Randolph. This is usually filmed at Simon's apartment.
  • Josh, the oldest Sidemen, is only 3 days older than Simon.
  • Simon is the only one of the Sidemen whose original Xbox Live gamer tag was completely different from his typical online identity; on Xbox, he was known as 'Real Nimrod'.
  • Simon, as well as the other Sidemen, took part in the Wembley Cup against Spencer FC. Simon was the captain of Sidemen United.
  • Simon wears a ring on his left little finger because of a tradition within his family (as stated in his second "Googling Myself" video and in a "Would You Rather" with Fangs).
  • His favourite YouTuber is Nigahiga or David Dobrik.
  • Simon's shoe size is apparently 12.[1]
  • He has been known to bleach/dye his hair, first to the colour red in early-2015 (earning him the nickname "red-haired lesbian"), then to silver, all black, purple, etc.
  • Simon joined the Nopixel GTA Roleplay server on 21st May 2021, where he roleplays a character named Peter Shufflebottom. He left NoPixel on 8th June 2021 after losing interest, mainly due to viewers backseat gaming/chathopping.

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