What is Kate Yup’s real name?
Kate Yup hasn’t shared any details concerning the date and place of her birth, but it’s widely believed that she’s American, and that she was born between 1985 and 1990. She’s a former YouTuber, and her channel is still today subscribed to by more than 1.2 million people, while it numbers over 120 million views of all her videos combined; Kate only uploaded mukbang videos onto her channel.
It’s believed that her real name is indeed Kate, but her last name remains undisclosed. Kate hasn’t showed her face in any of her videos – only her mouth can be seen.
Early life and education
Kate was apparently raised in the US by her parents, about whom nothing’s known, as she respects their privacy; it’s said that her father was a chef, and that her mother was a housewife. Because she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most people believe Kate to be an only child.
She attended a local high school, and led a rather normal life; there are some of her fans who have claimed to have gone to the same school as Kate, and that she was physically highly active during her four years there, emphasizing that she wasn’t an overeater.
Upon matriculating, Kate didn’t enroll at college, but instead found work to financially support herself.
Most popular YouTube videos
Kate uploaded her first video “11lbs salmon ! (5kgs de saumon) INCREDIBLE – WORLD RECORD – ASMR” on 23 April 2018, and it has since been watched close to four million times. She went on to upload videos every week, and we’re about to mention three of the most popular amongst these, which have helped her build her fanbase.
Her #1 video “2 WHOLE FISH, WHOLE GIANT SQUID, LOBSTER, KING CRAB, SALMON & TUNA RAW ,OCTOPUS, SCALLOP, SHRIMP” has been watched more than 20 million times since 21 June 2019, and features her eating various seafood.
Kate’s second most popular video “I AM ALIVE” has been watched over 12 million times since 15 August 2019 – it was uploaded after people on the internet started claiming that she was perhaps dead, and that this was why she had stopped uploading for a while.
Her third most popular video “COOKING BRAIN IN WAFFLE IRON AND EAT IT ! + INFORMATIONS ABOUT ME” has been watched more than 12 million times since 25 October 2019; this was also Kate’s final YouTube video, as she then disappeared from the network.
Theories about her disappearance from YouTube
The main theory behind Kate’s disappearance from YouTube is that she was kidnapped before her YouTube channel was even launched, and that she was forced to eat the food.
People immediately noticed that she didn’t show her face in the videos, and not long after that, she had a serious injury to her left hand. They also noticed that her lip was cut, and it was around this time that rumors started spreading around the internet, claiming that Kate was being held in captivity.
In her videos, she claimed that she was living alone, however, people had heard someone in the background telling her ‘hurry up’, ‘fast’ and ‘I’m going to kill you’.
In the title of another video which was uploaded onto her channel, the letters ‘S’, ‘O’ and another ‘S’ were capitalized, which then spelled ‘S-O-S’; in another video, more letters were capitalized, and these spelled ‘HELP’.
In one of her following videos, Kate tapped on her glass bowl, and it was revealed that it was Morse code, and that it meant ‘S-O-S’. In the comments, people wrote about this and asked her if she needed help, however, Kate responded that she was fine; it was noticed that it wasn’t her who was writing comments, because ‘she’ was used instead of ‘I’.
There was another theory started by a Reddit user, who claimed that Kate was actually Joanna Jędrzejczyk, a popular European UFC fighter, however, it was easily proven with their Instagram accounts that this wasn’t the case.
In Kate’s final YouTube video, she lost two teeth while eating scallops and crab’s claws, and she then said “Oh my God, I can die in peace after this bite”; nothing has since been known about Kate, and some of the people on the internet believe that she was killed not long after that final video was uploaded.
Love life and husband
Kate hasn’t spoken of her love life, but there are still some rumors circulating the internet, claiming that she’s perhaps married.
It’s believed by some that it was Kate’s husband who forced her to eat food, that it was him who told her to hurry when eating, and that he was going to kill her.
Others claimed that Kate simply preferred not to share the details of her love life with her fans, while some believe that she’s lesbian, and doesn’t feel comfortable with sharing this with her fans.
All of the theories in this article remain unconfirmed, as no real evidence has been provided to support these, nor has Kate commented on any of this.
As of January 2022, she seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
There are still a lot of people who don’t believe in the theories about Kate’s kidnapping, claiming that perhaps her family and friends wouldn’t be supportive of her YouTube channel, and that this is why she chose to hide her face.
It’s said that she’s physically active, and that this is how she’s able to maintain a slim figure, even though she eats a lot of food in each of her YouTube videos; a fan has even claimed to have seen a girl who might be Kate, working out at the same gym as him, while others have claimed to have seen her jogging.
Kate is a lover of animals, but it’s widely believed that she doesn’t have pets, as no dogs or cats could’ve been seen or heard in her YouTube videos.
Age, height and net worth
Kate is believed to be between 30 and 35 years old. Her hair color is brown, but her eye color remains unknown; her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of January 2022, Kate’s net worth is believed to be over $250,000, all of which she has made through her YouTube channel.