iGumdrop is a Malaysian-American streamer, social media influencer, and YouTuber, perhaps best known for her “Just Chatting” streams on Twitch. Find out complete details about the gamer in the biography below.
Early Life, Family, Educational Background
Jaime Horan, popularly known professionally as iGumdrop, was born on 11 May 1998 under the zodiac sign of Taurus, to Malaysian parents in New York City, USA. Thus, she is of Asian ethnicity, and holds American nationality. Despite being a social media celebrity, Jaime Horan keeps details of her childhood and family private. She is related to Shiba Inu, a.k.a Shiro.
She studied Computer Science in college, but whether she graduated is unknown.
Jaime started live-streaming at 17, joining Twitch on 10 March 2014, using the moniker iGumdrop. She streamed various games such as “Minecraft”, “New Horizons”, “Animal Crossing”, “Fire Emblem Heroes”, and “League of Legends”, but is best known for her “Just Chatting” stream series on Twitch, and she now has over 230,000 followers on the live-streaming platform.
iGumdrop created her YouTube channel on 29 October 2014, but only became active on the channel in 2016. She uploaded her first video, “5 Types of Pokemon Go Players” on 10 August, and it has garnered 155,000 views.
Her earliest videos were all animations, but few and far between. Some of them are: “When You Like Someone” (2016), “Asking Someone Out” (2017), “How To Be A Good Friend” (2018).
Because Jaime didn’t have a large audience at the time, they didn’t generate many views.
In 2019, she started making vlogs of her life, gaming sessions, cooking, etc. She revealed herself for the first time in “I Finally Saw Twice IRL”; she had attended a Twice Concert with her friends and made a vlog about her experience, and has since been viewed almost 150,000 times.
After her first vlog, she took a break from posting on YouTube ,but continued streaming on Twitch. After a long vlogging hiatus, Jaime returned with her first-ever cooking vlog in 2020, captioned “Making Da Best Popcorn Chicken EVAR on a boring Sunday.”
In May of 2021, Jaime and her friends traveled to Korea (presumably around the time of her surgery), and she made a vlog about their tour in “Korea W/ Friends- Shopping, Cute Cafes, Try-on Haul”.
Her most popular YouTube videos are “Disneyland Tour| 5-Star Island| Animal Crossing New Horizons”(2020), “Island Designing Tips (No Timeskipping Needed!)” (2020), and “6 Unique Island Setups|Animal Crossing New Horizons” (2020) each having 1.3 million, 1 million and 399,000 views respectively.
Some of her most recent videos are “Go Out With Me! Night Market, HMart, Taobao”, “Jodi’s BDay Surprise| Raving and TikTok With Friends”, “Cutest Cat Cafe! Pottery Prodigy, Concert With Friends”, each having 65,000, 167,000 and 23,000 views respectively.
Jaime Horan’s channel is now 32 videos strong, has a total of close to 170,000 subscribers, and a total of 7.3 million views of all videos.
Social Media Personality
Members of the gaming community and YouTube subscribers helped Jaime attain the status of a social media personality. She often shares sexy and cute pictures of herself on Instagram (@igumdrop), with 315,000 followers. Her Twitter page (@iGumdrop) is verified with close to 300,000 followers.
She has 206,500 fans on TikTok (@igumdrop) and a total of 1.8 million likes. As a social media influencer, she is represented by her manager, Daniel Kang of United Talent Agency.
mirror pic no crop?! pic.twitter.com/jRv39V5gxP
— jaime💛✨ (@iGumdrop) June 21, 2021
In January of 2020, out of boredom Jaime Horan created a clothing line. She said she wanted to call her business a name that she’d love forever, so named it Ebi, after her cat. Also called Ebiko, its official launch was on 12 July 2020, and the brand offers a variety of clothing accessories and art pieces for sale, already having since sold thousands of items.
Personal Life, Relationship
Having lived in New York City for most of her life, at 19 Jaime moved to Los Angeles, California, to become a full-time Content Creator. iGumdrop was rumored to date Canadian gamer Andy Ta, popularly known as Smoothie, but she’s never addressed the rumors. She’s now in a relationship with the popular photographer, Anthony Lu, also known as ‘eatswithanthony.’
In 2019, iGumdrop was called out on social media for racist behavior. During a live stream with her friend, they passed an African-American man on the sidewalk, and Jaime’s friend ran off, with a shout of warning to the streamer, “Hold your purse!” The clip went viral on social media, and users condemned Horan and her friend for being racist.
On 8 June 2019, she apologized during a streaming session, saying, ‘I fucked up. There’s not really an excuse for my actions, and I don’t want people to defend me for it because I’m just sorry.’ She later referred to the incident as a learning curve.
During the pandemic lockdown of 2020, Jaime traveled to New York to quarantine with her parents. Her father dropped by her room regularly to ply her with food. She returned to Los Angeles after spending a few days with her family.
In early 2021, Jaime Horan underwent jaw surgery in Korea due to insecurities she’s had her whole life. She shared progress reports on Twitter, and is now completely healed.
Ms. Horan currently lives in Los Angeles with Ebi, her cat.
Appearance, Clothing Style
Jaime is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, weighs around 126lbs (57kgs), with vital statistics of 32-26-34. She has brown eyes and long black hair, which she loves tinting all the time.
As per her clothing style, she loves dressing like cartoon/anime characters. You can find Jaime in short skirts and skimpy tops; other times, she’ll wear cute T-shirts with cat designs on them.
Hobbies, Favorite Things, and Interesting Facts
- Horan became a self-taught video editor at 13.
- She loves drawing and making digital art.
- She also enjoys cooking.
- She loves anime and all things K-pop.
- Her favorite Malaysian food is Laksa.
Net Worth and Salary
As of late 2021, the Twitch streamer’s net worth is estimated at close to $500,000. Details of property owned by Horan and her family remain undisclosed.