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This Woman Makes More Than $9000 A Month Letting People Watch Her Eat

A South Korean woman named Park Seo-yeon makes serious BANK and all she does is cook food and let strangers on the Internet watch her eat food.

The latest internet craze in South Korea is known as "gastronomic voyeurism" — watching people eat online — and one woman is making a killing from it. Park Seo-yeon — known as "The Diva" — cooks elaborate dishes and sets them in front of her webcam. Then she sits down and begins eating, broadcasting her meals over the Internet. People tune in to chat with her and send her virtual gifts that translate into cash. She makes more than $9,000 every month from the venture — and has quit her full-time job at a consulting firm as a result.

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Why did I even go to college, man. Hey, I'm eating a corn dog right now. For the bargain price of $50, I will send you a photo. It's a good corn dog, too.

Kotaku has a bigger take on the phenomenon, with lots and lots of food porn gifs.

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brightersideoflife
brightersideoflife

What are the chances I can get paid to let people watch me read internet news?

It's generally a parade of resting bitch face, interspersed with what-the-holy-fuck-is-that and oh-no-they-didn't expressions. Plus the occasional gem of me falling asleep sitting up and having a little drool dribble down my chin (I probably snore, too). Bonuses could include me yelling at the dog to stop barking at the neighbor kids or readjusting my bra.

I mean, I work a crappy retail job now. I wouldn't expect $9,000 a month, but there certainly is a lot of wiggle room between what I make now and what she's reporting her earnings to be.