Food-related ASMR content is all over YouTube – millions of subscribers are continuously finding the videos intriguing. Zach Choi stands out in this field. He is an American YouTuber and social media personality of the Korean descent, well-known for his phenomenal Mukbang and ASMR content.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Zach was born on 27 August 1986, in Seoul, South Korea, but raised in Maryland, USA, which makes him 34 years old as of 2021, and of dual Korean/American nationality. His zodiac sign is Virgo and has Tiger as his Chinese horoscope sign. His South Korean mother worked as a model, while his American father was a businessman and a singer.
Zach’s adoptive mother was a great cook, which sparked his interest in tasting different cuisines and foods when he was a child. His mother dosed Zach’s food as she did not want him to grow overweight. He hasn’t revealed the names of his parents.
Zach attended a local high school where he joined soccer and basketball teams. He also became intereste ind acting, and was selected to appear in plays whenever his school would perform. Zach’s foster family moved to Los Angeles in 2004, after he matriculated. Although it’s known that Zach is a graduate, he hasn’t revealed where he attended school.
Interesting Facts, Hobbies, and Interests
Despite having a massive following on social media, most of Zach’s fans have never heard his voice, which is a surprising fact. He remains silent while shooting his YouTube videos; his unique videos come without any sound except for his allegedly soothing and satisfying chewing sounds.
While most people don’t know the reason why he remains silent while shooting, it’s alleged that he stopped talking in his videos because of his unfound insecurities about his voice.
As seen in most of his YouTube videos, Zach loves drinking Sprite, which is his favorite soda. He enjoys cooking food – his first choice is Mozzarella and Chicken Corn Dogs and Hot Cheetos. The renowned vlogger hates pickles.
He enjoys watching “Hidden Dragon,” “Crouching Tiger,” and “Memoirs of a Geisha,” which are his favorite movies. Zach’s best-loved actor and actress are Andy Lau and Zhang Ziyi respectively.
He likes top travel, with Italy and other European countries as his favorite destinations.
Before becoming a YouTube sensation, Zach took on several jobs, some of which created the foundation of his current career. Before he moved to Los Angeles, he worked in a restaurant as a waiter. After moving to L.A., he changed his profession and got into fashion and design. He worked as a fashion blogger, and had a website, “NativetoNowhere, on which he would post different trendy fashion trends. During this time, Zach took on several modeling gigs. However, it’s unconfirmed whether he took modelling as a profession, despite posting many stylish videos and photos on his website. Unfortunately, Zach has deleted all the posts from these accounts.
Zach launched his YouTube channel, “Zach Choi ASMR” in July 2014, and his captivating Mukbang and ASMR content has earned him close to 10 million subscribers.
His debut video, “ASMR EATING DUCK FAT FRENCH FRIES (NO TALKING),” dates back to August 2018, and has attracted 1.41 million views.
Since he started vlogging, Zach has posted more than 570 videos onto his channel, which collectively have accumulated close to 1.5 billion views. His most popular video – “MOST POPULAR FOOD FOR ASMR WITH STEPHANIE SOO (ALOE VERA, HONEYCOMB, TANGHULU, MACARONS” – posted in May 2019, has a staggering 63 million views.
When it comes to social media presence, Zach is active on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, not to mention his highly followed YouTube channel. His Instagram account has 912,000 followers, more than 12,600 Twitter fans, and over 250,000 Facebook followers.
Zach has made a decision to keep his personal and romantic life away from the limelight and media attention, and is yet to disclose who he is dating, which might be an escape from his busy and hectic life.
However, it’s roumored that Zach might be gay, an allegation made on Reddit by two of his fans who allegedly saw him being too close to one of his male friends, however, the post was deleted. Some believe that Zach is asexual, and that he has no interest in being in a sexual relationship with anyone. However, authoritative sources hint that he might be linked to a lady he met on the internet recently. Zach has not made comments about any of these rumors, and as of mid-2021, he’s single, never married, and doesn’t have children. Zach is currently residing in L.A.
Zach’s Controversy with Nicado Avocado and Stephanie Soo
Zach is a low-key person who finds pleasure in keeping his life discreet. Although he hasn’t been involved in any personal controversial rumors in the course of his career, he was involved in the heated controversy between Nicado Avocado and Stephanie Soo, YouTubers who also make and upload mukbang videos – Zach has even collaborated with them severally.
The controversy began when Stephanie started complaining that Nick was making her feel uncomfortable, and that he was deliberately sabotaging her content. She went ahead to post a YouTube video on which she claimed that Nicado was threatening her, and that he had taken several pictures of her in a bathtub without her consent.
Zach was pulled into their drama when Nick publicly revealed chat messages, in which Zack is seen discouraging him to leave Stephanie alone. At this point in time, Nicado was preparing a video about Ramen noodles, before Zach informed him that he was also working on a similar project together with Soo. The disclosure sparked uproar which led to Nick claiming that Zach and Soo were conspiring to bring him down. He went on to post a YouTube video “Why I am no longer friends with Zach Choi”, in which he claimed that Zach’s competitive nature was making him very “uncomfortable.” However, the controversy ended when Zach and Soo threatened to sue Nick for leaking their chats without their consent.
Zach has amassed a fortune from his successful career as a vlogger. As of mid-2021, his estimated net worth is close to $2 million. He’s received several awards, including a Golden button for surpassing one million subscribers.
The Korean-American YouTube superstar has a slim body build and stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), weighs approximately 150lbs (67kgs), and has black hair and dark brown. Anyone who has followed Zack for years has probably noticed that he looks slightly different from how he used to, which is true. The famed Vlogger has undergone a series of surgical procedures to improve his looks. He had a nose job and several eyelid surgeries a few years ago.