Stephanie Pappas is a YouTube star and social media influencer. She has become popular for her mukbang videos that she posts on her self-titled YouTube channel. A native of Ohio, Pappas was originally associated with AshleyAndSteph7, a YouTube channel that she ran with her friend Ashley Rivera. However, in 2016, they parted ways and Pappas set up her own channel. Initially, the content was either fashion-based or vlogs. She experimented with several other types of audio-visual broadcasts before settling on mukbang. Since then, she has accumulated about 425 thousand subscribers and nearly 44 million views. Pappas is quite popular on other social media platforms as well. She has over 70 thousand followers on Instagram and more than three thousand followers on Twitter.
Rise to Fame
Pappas and Rivera were online friends for many years before meeting for the first time in 2014. They set up their joint account in 2015 and started uploading videos soon after. The content was mainly gaming related but they also did make-up tutorials, answered questions, and vlogged. In March 2016, Pappas set up her own channel. On the first video she ever uploaded, she explained her reasons. Titled ‘Welcome!! | Steph Pappas’, it was posted on the very day she created her channel. She said in that video that as all journeys must come to an end, they thought it would be best if they parted ways and pursued their individual aspirations.
There was a one-year gap between her first video and the second one, which was titled ‘NEW Kylie Cosmetics Velvet Lip Kits - First Impression & Review’. Evidently, in the early months, she tried to pursue social media success as a beauty vlogger. She also uploaded gaming-related content and answered questions from her fans.
Pappas began doing mukbang videos in July 2017. She already had a significant following on YouTube because of AshleyAndSteph7. However, the average views she got per video considerably increased after she started doing mukbang. Mukbang or muk-bang is a form of online audio-visual broadcast in which the host eats a considerable amount of food while simultaneously communicating with his/her audience. These videos are often a type of food review. It originally garnered popularity in 2010 in South Korea and spread worldwide soon after.
In the recent months, she has emerged as one of the most popular mukbang content creators on YouTube. Furthermore, she still makes fashion-related and gaming-related content and answers questions from her fans. Some of her most popular videos are ‘McDonald’s Mukbang!’, 'Taco Bell Mukbang, and ‘McDonalds Mukbang Gone Extremely Wrong’.
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Stephanie Pappas was born on July 14, 2000, in North Canton, a city in the Stark County in the state of Ohio, the USA. Not much is known about her childhood and family life. She has an older brother named Nick who serves as her manager. Her family is very supportive of her online endeavours.
Pappas and Rivera had known each other online for six years before they met in real life in May 2014.