It’s likely that one day you woke up and suddenly Liza Koshy was all over your social media feed.
The 24-year-old internet personality and actress has been exponentially blowing up since 2013. Koshy found stardom on the now-defunct video platform Vine. Then she created one of the fastest-growing YouTube channels of all time. No big deal.
Koshy received 6 million subscribers in 2016 and gained over 6 million again in 2017. She currently has 17.8 million YouTube subscribers, 26.3 million TikTok followers and 18.7 million Instagram followers.
Here’s everything you need to know about Liza Koshy, the loveably comedic blogger with a few personal controversies.
She first rose to fame through Vine.
Koshy started posting short skits on Vine in 2013 under the name Lizzza where she eventually had 7 million followers.
After transitioning to YouTube, following Vine’s closure, she built a huge audience, leading her to interview President Barack Obama in 2016.
Koshy became the fastest YouTube personality to reach 10 million subscribers in 2017.
Since then she’s become a certified TV and movie star.
In 2016, Koshy made her acting debut in Hulu’s horror series Freakish. She has starred in the YouTube Premium series Jingle Ballin’ and Escape the Night.
She also co-produces and stars in the YouTube Premium sitcom Liza on Demand.
In 2017, she hosted the Golden Globe Awards preshow setting a record on Twitter with 2.7 million live viewers.
She dated David Dobrik — and their devastating breakup video went viral.
Koshy dated fellow internet personality David Dobrik from 2015 to 2018. Their public relationship helped them build their audience so the couple addressed their split in a vlog named, “We Broke Up,” which currently has 69.3 million views.
“Liza broke up with me because she felt like we’ve been distant because we’ve been so busy,” Dobrik said in the video. “As much as I hate to admit it, I was feeling it on my side too but I just don’t have the balls to pull the trigger on that.”
“We felt like we were living separate lives but neither of us was coming to terms with it,” Liza said. “So I decided we should break up. We didn’t want to tell anybody because we were just so angry at the fact we distanced in the first place.”
She faced backlash last year when a clip of her mocking an Asian accent resurfaced.
In 2020, Koshy apologized for mocking an Asian accent after a video of her pretending to speak Japanese in 2016 resurfaced online.
“What I once thought of as ‘innocent jokes were actually tainted with implicit bias, and what might have been intended as ‘playful’ was actually to some, incredibly painful. And for that, I am sorry,” Koshy wrote on Instagram.
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