How did one of the most watched females on Twitch get to the top, and how can she help Foodbeast create their own Livestream? Well, on our recurring interview show Just Warmin’ Up, our host Elie Ayrouth gets to learn exactly that! Enter: Sonja Reid.
Everything we do at FOODBEAST is through the lens of food. This gives us the opportunity to interact with amazing people that AREN’T necessarily in the “food industry.” In this sense, food becomes a unifying factor that connects everyone regardless of what they do for a living.
With that said, we’re excited to continue our FOODBEAST video series, Just Warmin’ Up, in collaboration with Nissin Cup Noodles®. This series spotlights young, up-and-coming entertainers and entrepreneurs riding their own wave to success.
In this episode, we meet Sonja Reid, AKA OMGITSFIREFOXX, who is currently the #1 female broadcaster on the popular live streaming and gaming site, Twitch.
With an additional following of more than 1 million between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, along with appearances on film and television paired with millions of livestream views on Twitch, it’s safe to say the livestreaming side of the Internet already knows who Sonja is.
With a commanding 779K Twitch followers, it’s no wonder why she’s already made the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. At this point it seems that the sky’s the limit for Sonja.
It’s pretty inspiring to see someone follow their hobby and be able to make a career from it. Considering her track record, Sonja is clearly open to challenges.
As is customary in our JWU show, our guest often takes us on a journey following the interview. This time, FOODBEAST Editor-in-Chief, Elie Ayrouth and Sonja decide to compete in a special role reversal challenge that requires Sonja to act as Elie for a day as EIC, while Elie takes a seat in Sonja’s chair to host a livestream in front of her Twitch followers.
“You eat food for a living, how hard can that be?” she scoffed as Elie explained the premise of the challenge.
Sonja jumped into the editor role with ease, approving story pitches and using her newfound power to instruct the FOODBEAST editorial staff on how to deliver some livestream challenge ideas.
Needless to say, Sonja did her best to find ways to torture Elie and essentially beat him at his own game.
Learn more about Sonja and life as a popular Twitch livestreamer in our latest episode of Just Warmin’ Up.
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