YouTube star Wengie accepted the Draw My Life challenge, which has people draw out their lives on whiteboards and then sharing the video with their viewers. The video is here:
Wengie was born on January 9th, 1986 in Guangzhou, China. As a baby, she would not take food and would suck on rice for hours just to absorb the flavor but never actually swallow the rice. However, Wengie did like ice cream and would get her grandfather to buy her some every time she visited him.
Wengie’s parent’s moved to Australia when she was very young, so she was raised by her nanny and grandparents until the age of four. At this time, Wengie’s grandparents took her to Australia to live with her parents. Moving to Australia and trying to get settled there meant that Wengie did not grow up with a lot of money, but she made a lot of her toys and crafted costumes out of paper from her favorite anime shows, Ninja Turtles and Voltron.
When Wengie turned seven, her parent’s got better jobs and they moved from Melbourne to Sydney. Making friends was hard for Wengie at first, because she was very shy and introverted. Her father took her out to try and help her make friends at a young age. However, in high school Wengie made an effort to make as many friends as possible. She would create websites to showcase her drawings and download music.
Wengie got a scholarship for an accounting school, even though her dreams were to become a fashion designer. She new the job would help her family and the scholarship would help pay for school. She went to college full time, worked full time and made friends on the game DOTA since she had limited free time.
She went on to work for an accounting firm straight out of college, but her heart wasn’t in it, so she quit her job and became a social media consultant which allowed her to be more creative. This was the springboard for her starting her blog and eventually her YouTube channel and becoming a YouTube star.