Without a doubt, Buzzfeed since its creation in 2006 has been the custodian of viral content on the internet. The Internet media company has since grown to become one of the leading media organizations in the world, becoming a platform for creatives, across writing and video to make a career and a living out of their talents. One of the creatives who has risen to national and international popularity through the company is Andrew Ilnyckyj.
Andrew is known for being one of the creators of one of the company’s biggest series, Worth It. His success and excellence, especially through an internet platform such as Buzzfeed is further proof of the revolution springing across the entertainment industry in America. Learn more about Andrew Ilnyckyj below.
Andrew Ilnyckyj’s Bio
Before Andrew Ilnyckyj became a famous name among consumers of internet media, he was a regular boy born on the 23rd of May, 1990 in a city in New Jersey to his parents, whose identities are currently unknown. Very little is known of the background of Andrew, but we know he studied film in college and after graduation, he joined Buzzfeed during the developmental phase of the company. His decision to join the company in 2013 has been one of the defining decisions of Andrew’s life.
Buzzfeed, which was established in 2006 by Jonah Peretti and John S. Johnson III has become the internet’s custodian of everything fun. Through its quizzes, its funny articles and its lists, the media company has risen to the summit of internet media organizations. The company’s decision to expand into video, creating content on both its website and expand to YouTube, which had become the leading platform for online content was the move that allowed Andrew Ilnyckyj’s talents to shine through.
Having studied film and being a competent actor, Andrew began to work on video content for Buzzfeed on some of their YouTube channels, such as Violet and Tasty. The performance of Ilnyckj’s on both channels led to an eventual collaboration with Stephen Lim and Adam Bianchi to create ‘Worth It’, the Buzzfeed series that is about three men who travel around the world tasting different foods, contrasting their expensive and cheap versions.
The first episode of the series was uploaded on the 18th of September in 2016 and the show, along with its crew, including Andrew Ilnyckyj, hasn’t looked back ever since. The show, Worth It has grown in popularity to become a global phenomenon, with over 300 million views as of 2017, a year after its debut. It also won a 2017 Streamy Award as the best online food show. The show is currently rated 8.7/10 by popular media database, IMDb, and it boasts of having over 4 billion minutes of the show watched across the globe. The show’s success has produced a spin-off series, Worth It: Lifestyle, which features a similar premise to the original show, with the exception of the addition of different experiences.
The show has benefited from the acting of Andrew Ilnyckyj, which often sees him portray an awkward and funny character. His popularity has been great for the series and his career, with Buzzfeed creating a fan page for him.
While his most notable online series has been Worth It, Andrew has worked on other projects like Things Cat Do That Would Be Creepy If You Did Them, Always Say Aishiteru. He also starred alongside former American president, Barack Obama in a video, Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About.
Is He Married? Who is the Wife/Girlfriend?
For a long time, fans believed that Andrew Ilnyckyj was dating Ashly Perez. Ashly Perez was a video producer, travel editor for Buzzfeed. Ashly, alongside Andrew, used to host the Ashdrew videos, which was pretty popular among followers of Buzzfeed.
However, it became known that the Ashly and Andrew, who acted like a couple on the show were actually not dating. This was confirmed when Andrew was said to have gotten a girlfriend. A development which is believed led to the eventual cancellation of the Ashdrew series. Ashly eventually left Buzzfeed in February 2018, killing all hopes for the resurrection of the show.
While fans continue to mourn the loss of one of their favorite internet shows, Andrew enjoys his relationship with his girlfriend, whose identity is currently unknown. He is not yet married, however.