Who is Veronica Wang?
Born on June 18, 1992 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Veronica Wang is a YouTube personality, best known for her self-titled channel that focuses on various food-related content. She has made videos about different facets of food, including tutorials, taste tests, challenges and food vlogging. She is best known for her mukbang videos and her integration of ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) in these types of videos.
The Wealth of Veronica Wang
As of mid-2020, Veronica Wang’s net worth is estimated to be over $600,000, largely earned through a successful career on YouTube.
Her fame online has led to numerous opportunities, including sponsorships and the like, but most of her wealth comes from YouTube earnings. She makes several videos, although most of them are about food.
Veronica became interested in creating video content sometime in the late 2000s, though she didn’t initially have a specific niche in mind. In 2010, she created a channel on YouTube and tried to upload a song video. YouTube is one of the most popular video sharing websites in the world, with one of the largest video libraries. Its popularity has led to the fame of many individuals and has even attracted big companies to invest in their respective channels.
During this time she was very busy working as a promoter. After uploading the song, she posted a few video blogs (vlogs), showing a piece of her life from that time. After a few videos, she took a step away from YouTube as it was not her main focus. She was silent for a few years, until 2017 when her interest in making videos resurfaced and she started her old channel and started posting videos related to food.
At the time, mukbang channels became a hit on YouTube, the trend popularized among South Korean streamers on AfreecaTV and Twitch. Mukbang often involved a streamer or content creator preparing a large portion or set of food; he or she then consumes the food in front of an audience, interacting with them.
This trend became very popular internationally and also found its way to other platforms such as YouTube. Viewers enjoy mukbang videos for many reasons, as some are fascinated with watching people consume large portions of food, others are there for the personality of the content creators or his/her stories. Because YouTube isn’t as interactive as other streaming websites, YouTubers often have to make an extra effort to make it seem like they’re constantly interacting with their audience.
Veronica was one of the first to gain significant popularity as a food-related streamer, and because of her attractive looks and her love of food, she quickly gained over a million subscribers.
Aside from her mukbang content, she also posted some of her recipes while also undergoing various food-related challenges, so mukbang videos remain some of her most popular. Her channel also grew significantly during the peak of the spicy noodle challenge, which was a trend online from 2017 to 2018.
Veronica then ventured into integrating Autonomic Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) into her content. This is because YouTube has become one of the main platforms where ASMR content creators and those seeking ASMR triggers can turn to satisfy each other’s needs. ASMR is often characterized by a mild tingling sensation that can often be felt on the scalp before progressing to the upper spine.
People have different triggers from each other, and many who enjoy ASMR experience a slight sense of euphoria from the sensation.
ASMR and food videos have been integrated by many as some people get triggers from hearing chewing sounds commonly associated with food. Many of her ASMR videos are popular, although she doesn’t make them that often because a large number of her fans still enjoy her communicating and telling stories directly. She has also made a number of collaborative videos over the years, often collaborating with other mukbang-focused YouTubers. She also films videos of herself eating a lot at popular fast food restaurants, as well as eating at home, or once visiting her grandparents.
While Veronica has mostly enjoyed success on her channel, she has also generated some controversy. She is known for promoting many up and coming YouTube personalities who have become popular in their own right. As her popularity skyrocketed, many of her critics started watching her older videos as a promoter when she was known as Vee Vixin. Many people misinterpreted this as she was an underage sex worker during her teen to young adult years. She later denied all allegations and updated all her older videos to to explain their context.
Veronica’s has also been involved in feuds among other YouTubers, with some food-related YouTubers insisting that Wang doesn’t have a good personality when interacting with others. While she hasn’t directly answered these accusations, she has cut ties with many YouTubers with whom she started to feel uncomfortable. Some of her friends have also defended her stating that she is a good person and does not want unnecessary drama in her life. On rare occasions, she ventures away from her usual videos and does question and answer content. She also talks about what to eat when you travel to different countries.
Veronica is single and admitted in one of her videos that she recently broke up with her boyfriend. She was in a relationship with Aria Hass for many years, and his fame also grew along with hers. Since their breakup, she has deleted all online pictures of them together. Although she is a food lover, she admits that she is not a very good cook and calls herself an amateur. She does enjoy cooking, but prefers to outsource or let others do the cooking when given the chance. She likes to do modeling work. She still lives near Toronto, where she lives with her cat.