Who is Eugene Lee Yang?
First of all, have you seen the new craze on YouTube, The Try Guys, in which four young men publish videos of themselves trying-on various things, such as ladies underwear, sexy Halloween costumes, wedding dresses, and other items? Well, Eugene is the part of the group, alongside Keith Douglas Habersberger, Edward Gallo Fulmer, and Zachary Andrew Kornfeld.
Eugene Lee Yang was born on the 18th January 1986 in Pflugerville, Texas USA, and is a comedian, YouTuber, writer, and director. He came to prominence after teaming with his three friends and colleagues with whom he previously worked at BuzzFeed as an online video producer and content creator.
Do you want to read more about this prominent YouTube star, from his childhood years to most recent career endeavors? If yes, then stay with us a for a while as we will bring you closer to Eugene Lee Yang.
Eugene Lee Yang Wiki: Early Life and Education
Of Korean ancestry, Eugene spent his childhood in Austin, Texas; during his childhood years he would take up taekwondo lessons, and has earned a black belt in this Korean martial art. He has nurtured his Asian roots for which he was often bullied by his peers, and would spend time by himself while in high school, never fitting in. After finishing high school, Eugene enrolled at the University of Southern California from which he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in cinematic arts/production, with a 4.0 GPA.
Before he joined BuzzFeed, Eugene was involved in several other projects; he was a freelance music video and commercial director for a production company known as Menagerie, while he also wrote, directed and produced several short films – “Ma cité, mon histoire” in 2009, then “Wandering Star” in 2012, and “Comfort Girls” in 2014. Thanks to the success of his early projects, Eugene was recommended to BuzzFeed by a friend.
He started working behind the camera as a video producer, but would later appear on screen too, with three other colleagues at BuzzFeed starting the comedy show “The Try Guys”.
Rise to Prominence and Leaving BuzzFeed
The first video of the guys was entitled “Guys Try On Ladies’ Underwear For The First Time”, which became an instant hit. Encouraged by this success, they made another three weeks later, entitled “Men Try On Ladies’ Sexy Halloween Costumes”, which became even more successful. The quartet decided to make new videos and made their show an official BuzzFeed production. They have become extremely popular, with more than four million subscribers on their official YouTube channel, on which you can see all of his videos as The Try Guys and many more. Eugene has also started working on another show entitled “Squad Wars”, as a producer and host, in which The Try Guys and other comedy groups compete against each other.
Most recently, Eugene and the other members of The Try Guys left BuzzFeed and have started their own production company, named 2nd Try LLC, through which they have obtained all rights to The Try Guys videos and further projects, while BuzzFeed is still a holder of The Try Guys brand.
🌿🦕 her face is beat 🦖🌿 pic.twitter.com/AMblCcHHyQ
— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) November 4, 2018
Eugene Lee Yang Net Worth
Since launching his career, Eugene has become a prominent YouTube personality and is known across the world. His success has significantly increased his wealth, so let’s just look at how rich Eugene is, as of late 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Eugene’s net worth is as high as $700,000, which is still pretty decent don’t you think? Undoubtedly, his net worth will become even bigger in the upcoming years, assuming that he successfully continues his career.
Eugene Yang Personal Life, Is He Gay, Boyfriend or Girlfriend?
When it comes to his sexuality, many have doubted if Eugene is gay or not, which he hasn’t openly stated, though he has said that he is unisexual and has strongly supported the LBGTQ community. He started the Queer Prom event in 2017, and the first installment was attended by such celebrities as Adam Lambert, Ryan Murphy and Latrice Royale, among others. However, he hasn’t revealed if he is dating someone or is single.
Eugene Lee Yang Internet Popularity
Over the years, Eugene has expanded his popularity to social media platforms, especially Instagram and Facebook, though he is also no stranger on Twitter. His official Instagram page has over 1.6 million fans, with whom he has shared his most recent career endeavors, including the announcement that The Try Guys will be the hosts of the 8th Annual Streamy Awards, among many other posts. You can find Eugene on Facebook as well, on which he has close to 700,000 followers, while on Twitter, Eugene is followed by over 375,000 people. He has primarily used these social media platforms to promote his career, including the announcement of the launch of the new logo, and merchandise of The Try Guys.
So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent YouTuber, video producer, and comedian, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to his official pages.