• Steven Chu, professionally known as Asian Andy, is a vlogger, social media star and live-streamer
• He gained popularity through creating content on YouTube and Twitch
• His first video is a live stream entitled “Uber Rides with Text to Speech Donations”
• His net worth is estimated to be around $500,000
• His hobbies include weightlifting, playing basketball, listening to hip-hop music, consuming marijuana, and Adderall
Who is Asian Andy?
Steven Chu, professionally known as Asian Andy, is a vlogger, social media star and live-streamer, who gained popularity through creating content on YouTube. He was born under the Zodiac sign Leo on 18 August 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA, of mixed American-Vietnamese descent., so as of 2021, he’s 27 years old and holds American nationality.
Early life and Family
There is not much information about his background and life before he started streaming on YouTube. His father’s name is Chuai Muang Chu, while he hasn’t disclosed his mother’s name, nor that of his sister . Reportedly, his parent’s owned a computer store, where he first became interested in the PC games and digital world.
He hasn’t disclosed any information about his educational qualifications, but has mentioned that he was bullied in school for his looks, and showed no interest in sports and other extracurricular activities, but spent his time at the computer playing games and listening to music, which later paved the path for his future career.
Andy launched his channel in 2006, but it remained inactive for the following decade; he began to upload content in 2017. His first video is a live stream entitled “Uber Rides with Text to Speech Donations”, in which he drives a “taxi” and puts his “clients” through a series of awkward situations with the goal of capturing their reaction on camera. The so-called in-real-life streaming (IRL) arose as his signature style on YouTube coupled with his off-beat comedy talent.
Gaining success with his first video, Andy began incorporating pranks, challenges, and video blogs, which at times were hard to watch as he put himself through embarrassing situations. One of those videos is entitled “Sneaking on Red Carpet for $300”, in which he rushes through the crowd of people and sneaks onto the carpet only to be escorted off by staff just a couple of minutes later. While some people may perceive it as cringe, the mainly younger audiences enjoy his resolve, determination, and humor in completing such challenges.
YouTube and Twitch
While he started regularly uploading content to his YouTube channel, he also explored other avenues of the digital world, such as the streaming platform Twitch.
However, his streams would prove to be anything but typical – he mainly live-streams during shopping, driving or visiting the airport, capturing the reactions of people around him. Considering that live streams have open chats, this additional interactivity between his watchers and followers gives the impression of participating in these live-streams by witnessing and commenting. Some of his videos are entitled “Police Can’t Stop Me”, “Funniest Way to Meet a Girl Streamer”, and “Viewers Get Alexa to Leak My Number”.
Rising through the ranks of the YouTube community, Andy began experimenting with other series on his channel, such as “How I Made $6,000 (or $16,000) While I Was Sleeping”, which basically houses the format of the same title with different dollar amounts.
Andy live-streams while sleeping or attempting to sleep with turned-on camera and the text-to-speech feature, allowing his followers to donate money, communicate with him, and place him in awkward situations- which happen very often. Even though Andy’s humiliation is a constant in his videos, it makes up most of his success, as it became a hit on YouTube, garnering more fans and viewers.
Additionally, he tends to live-stream in differing public locations such as restaurants and hotels, so he often gets into trouble, while the camera captures his genuine reaction to either being aggressively woken up by a watcher or being berated by the hotel staff for loud music. His streams, which resemble “Candid Camera”, offer the same thrills in addition to his quirky, relatable, and chaotic behavior with occasional profanity.
With dramatic and sensationalistic titles, and eye-catching thumbnails, his popularity and subscriber count grew – his self-titled YouTube channel has over a million subscribers with more than 100 million views; his most viewed videos are entitled “The Day I Almost Died-Camping with Text to Speech”, and “Her Boyfriend is After Me”. His most viewed video is” (BIG MISTAKE) Making $3000 in 6 HOURS w/ Text To Speech”.
Social Media Presence
His Twitch account has over 13,000 followers, while his Twitter account has over 45,000 followers, and is similar to his Instagram account. He is also active on TikTok, which counts over 100,000 followers with more than 1.6 million likes.
Andy is also a member of the Purple Army, the term used for the YouTuber Ice Poseidon’s fans.
which aims to discuss and advocate for a wide spectrum of mental health issues, and to break the stigma surrounding them.
Not much is known about his dating history and romantic interests. A while back, there was some speculation about his sexuality, but he’s never disclosed any relevant information. Even though he is comfortable enough to embarrass himself to millions of viewers, sharing his private life is something that he avoids doing. So far, he hasn’t been romantically linked to anyone.
Scandals and Controversy
In 2020, Andy was accused of sexual assault by one of his friends and fellow streamers, Mia, professionally known as Goblincub. Reportedly, after her town had been trashed by a heavy storm, she temporarily stayed at Andy’s place, accompanied by numerous other YouTubers and content creators.
While everything seemed to be regular, during her last days at his place, according to Mia’s statement, Andy tried to get physical with her and made certain advances toward her.
Andy addressed the allegations and said: “I told her that I had a guest room upstairs, and also offered her my bed because I could just sleep elsewhere to make her feel more comfortable. She said it’s fine that we sleep in the same bed.” He also denied the allegations that he tried to touch her and make physical contact.
However, he did disclose that at some point during their sleepover, his hand went over Mia a couple of times, but he moved it. After hearing his official statement following the accusations, Mia replied: “See you in Court”. Even though she later said that she filed a police report against him, it doesn’t seem that the case progressed, and these “inconveniences” never got any closure.
What is his net worth?
As of 2021, his estimated net worth is around $500,000, earned through his endeavors on numerous social media. He additionally earns through sponsored ads, brand advertisements, and affiliations.
Physical stats and Hobbies
Andy is 5ft 6ins (168cm) tall and weighs around 190lbs (85kg). Regarding his body physique, some media outlets describe him as “chubby going to fat”, and he often tends to indulge in binge eating and unhealthy food. His natural hair is black, but he likes to experiment with different looks and colors, such as pink or blonde; his eyes are brown.
When he isn’t live-streaming, he likes to weightlift and play basketball, even though by the looks of him, you couldn’t tell.
In a video, he disclosed that his favorite music is hip-hop which he has been listening to from a young age.
Additionally, he lists the recreational consumption of marijuana and Adderall as his hobbies.