Desdamona is the online alias of YouTuber Desiree Machado who runs two YouTube channels 'DESDAMONA' and 'DESDAMONA PART TWO'. She regularly posts makeup routines, shopping hauls, try-ons, Get Ready With Me (GRWM) vlogs, daily vlogs at school and occasional travel vlogs. She also has an Instagram following of 426k on her profile. Her most popular videos are 'MY FIRST FIGHT STORYTIME (fight video & texts) 2018', posted on November 4, 2018, and 'each of my family members picked out my outfits to school for a week', posted on April 20, 2019. She often posts videos with her older sister Alexis, also a YouTuber, and her other family members also make occasional appearances on her channels.
Rise to Stardom
Desdamona got her first phone when she was in the fifth grade, and realized that she could upload any type of video to YouTube after seeing the app icon while going through her camera roll. She previously thought the platform was for music videos only. She created her eponymous YouTube channel in April 2015 and began posting videos on December 30, 2016 with the vlog 'Mall Vlog + Haul'. She also had another YouTube channel, 'DESDAMONA PART TWO', created on November 2015, on which she started vlogging much earlier in August 2016. However, she later stopped uploading in her second channel and continued to post vlogs, shopping hauls, and makeup and skincare routines on her primary channel in the following months.
It is her video titled 'first day of 8th grade grwm/vlog 2017', posted on August 18, 2017 that soared up her viewership suddenly. The video was the most viewed one on her channel for a long time, and still holds third place with 1.4 million views. According to a video she made detailing her paychecks, she earned $2-5 in the previous months but got a paycheck of $323 in August 2017. By the end of the year, she had gathered over 16k subscribers to her channel. Her channel once again started to gather views and subscribers in the middle of the next year as she started to earn over a thousand dollars each month starting in June 2018, and reached 100k subscriber by August that year. While she did not want to mention the exact amount, she got the biggest paycheck in November, with a figure nearing $20K. She currently has over 950K: on her first channel. She also resumed uploading videos on her second channel in January 2019, and has over 360K subscriberson that channel.
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Controversies & Scandals
Desdamona addressed the issue of her fans assuming stuff about her in a video titled 'my judgmental follower's assumptions about me ... 2019', posted on January 18, 2019. Throughout the video, she fended of fan assumptions that she was rude, judgmental, rich, and so on. She also clarified that contrary to many assumptions, she never smoked or drank. However, she has often been criticized by fans for uttering the n-word in her videos. While she apologized for it in the video, she also tried to give the excuse that she only did it while lip-syncing to song lyrics containing the word, even though that is not entirely true.
Family & Personal Life
Desdamona was born as Desiree Machado on May 28, 2004 in California, United States. She told in a video that she has white, Mexican and Japanese ancestry, and in another video she had mentioned that her biological father was Japanese. Her mother has remarried, and she is close to her step-father. She is the second of four daughters. Her older sister Alexis often appears on her YouTube channel and also has a YouTube channel named 'Alexis Marie' with 184K subscribers. Her two younger sisters are named Victoria and Rachel. All of her family members appeared on the video 'each of my family members picked out my outfits to school for a week'. She prefers to purchase products online rather than in physical stores because it is convenient. She has a scar on her belly due to a car accident. Her favorite subject in school is biology, and she hates math.
Desdamona has been in a relationship with a boy named Renato, who is also her classmate. They met before she became popular on YouTube, and he often appears on her YouTube channels and her Instagram feeds. She introduced him to her YouTube fans in a video titled 'turning my boyfriend into a bratz doll LOL gone wrong', posted on January 27, 2019, even though he had previously appeared on her vlog. She mentioned in one of her videos that she is not comfortable getting too intimate with her boyfriend on camera because her family members watch her videos regularly.