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.
Andrew Ilnyckyj’s Early Life and Background Details
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. It is equally not known whether Andrew is the only child of his parents or perhaps, he was raised alongside some siblings.
Being born in New Jersey make the social media star an American national but his ethnicity is undoubtedly white. Very little is known of the background of the internet star, but we know he studied film in college and after graduation, he joined Buzzfeed during the developmental phase of the company.
A Closer Look at the Internet Star’s Professional Life
His decision to join the company in 2013 has been one of the defining choices of Andrew’s life. Before then, he was already a video producer with a major focus on digital media; he has been producing videos since the 2010s before making his acting debut on Buzzfeed. The company, 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 group has risen to the summit of internet media organizations. The company’s decision to expand into video, creating content on 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. Worth It has grown in popularity to become a global phenomenon, with over 300 million views as of 2017 earning the rank of the most-watched show on YouTube that year, their success can be best described as unprecedented being barely one year after its debut. It also won a 2017 Streamy Award as the best online food show. Worth It 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. Their success has produced a spin-off series, Worth It: Lifestyle, which features a similar premise to the original, 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. He has earned exceptional popularity with the audiences of Say Always Aishiteru, Blue, and Mozzarella Stuffed Slow-Cooker meatballs.
As a producer and director, he has the following to his credit:
Andrew Ilnyckyj Has Other Projects to His Credit
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.
The social media star is not relenting in his quest for greater fame, producing more successful films with the likes of Quinta B, Allison Raskin, Keith Habersberger, and many more.
What We Know About His Love Life
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 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 that 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.
The level of disappointment experienced by fans at the abrupt cancellation of the Ashdrew series was nothing compared with the disillusionment they faced knowing that Andrew Ilnyckyj and Ashly were never a real-life couple. The viewing public couldn’t quite fathom it, especially those who have labeled them “made-for-each-other” because of how perfect they looked on screen. However, what these match-making fans didn’t know was that Ashly was actually gay and thus, wouldn’t want to be in any romantic relationship with a member of the opposite sex. So the highly expected Andrew/Ashly dalliance would never have become a reality no matter how much we wished it.
Ashly’s gay status notwithstanding, fans still kept hope alive for their possible reunion; this was not verified but an allegation soon surfaced claiming that Andrew Ilnyckyj’s girl received death threats ostensibly from the shippers for coming to separate the couple who in their eyes was so perfect.
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. Andrew Ilnyckyj is not only taciturn with his current relationship, but he is also equally unforthcoming with his past relationships; this has made it impossible for us to know who he has dated in the past. He is not yet married, however.