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It is remarkable how a simple idea brainstormed in a random room unknown to millions of people can transform a person into a public personality known by several millions of people. This is the story of Sean Evans, the celebrity interviewer who is known for his web show, Hot Ones. Since the creation of the show in 2014, the web series has become one of the most popular on YouTube, with over 880 million views and more than 200 episodes released.

As a result of the popularity of the show, where Sean Evans interviews celebrities while eating chicken wings with the hottest peppers in the world, Sean has become a public personality himself and you can read all about his journey – from freelance reporting to becoming the star of a hit web show.

The Highlights of How Sean Evans Worked His Way to Stardom

Sean Evans was born on the 26th of April, 1986 in Evanston, Illinois. He went through the cycle of development of the average American child, studying academically all the way to college level at the University of Illinois. After graduation, he went through a couple of lowly jobs, including working as a copywriter for the Chicago Tourism Board before he found his path to fame.

While he worked for the Chicago Tourism Board, Sean Evans freelanced for Complex Magazine, doing interviews on behalf of the magazine and uploading it on to their YouTube channel. His performance as a freelancer, particularly when it involved interviewing celebrities like Stephen Curry and 2 Chainz, encouraged the magazine to give him a permanent role in the company.

Joining Complex Magazine meant a relocation to New York City for the Chicago-born web star and it was the beginning of his fame. His permanent role at Complex, as well as his past record of being used to eating spicy food led to the creation of Hot Ones by Christopher Schonberger. Posted on the First We Feast YouTube channel, the show began running in March 2015 and has continued to run to date with Sean Evans at the helm. On the show, celebrities from all sectors, ranging from sports to music and film, come and try out their ability to eat some of the hottest chicken wings in the world after which the host table out questions which they must answer.

Hot Ones has played host to celebrities like Kevin Hart, Charlize Theron, Shaquille O’Neal, Tommy Chong, DJ Khaled, Margot Robbie, and several others and as of April 2020, it is still going strong on its eleventh season. The show has two awards to its name – a Streamy Award for Best Non-Fiction Series and Pop Culture.

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How Sean Evans Makes His Money

Evans has been the host of First We Feast’s web series for several years and considering how well the show is faring, he should be generating hugely from it. Coming up with an exact amount which First We Feast generates from its Hot Ones YouTube channel may be quite challenging as the income is affected by several factors such as the viewer’s location, ad inventory and the number of ads per video.

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Sean Evans with celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay on the set of Hot Ones

However, for a channel with over 10 million subscribers as of 2020 and over 1.8 billion views, it won’t be surprising to see their income run in thousands per day. The channel is therefore estimated to generate approximately 8,500 US dollars per day, translating to 3 million US dollars per anum from ads alone. This places it as one of the most lucrative channels in terms of ad revenue.

YouTubers are usually paid $2 – $7 per 1000 monetized views that range from 40% – 80% of the total view. The payment is, of course, dependent on several factors which include the number of ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, type of advertisement, ad engagement, type of content etc.

Although he is not the outright owner of the channel, he is the face of the series and one of its long-running producers and as such, Sean Evans earns a significant fraction on the channel’s income. This, along with other sources of income, has been able to build him a net worth estimated at $750,000. Not bad for the guy who started out as a lowly copywriter.

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Who Is Evans Dating or is he Married?

It would be surprising if Sean Evans is single, considering the extent of fame he has achieved and the number of female fans he has, but he is not.

The Hot Ones’ host is not officially married to anyone but he does have a woman in his life. Her name is Natasha Alexis Martinez. She is an actress, model and TV personality best known as one of the participants of Miss Califonia 2015 pageant. As an actress, Natasha has appeared in a couple of films and shows like Movie Trivia Schmoedown and Collider Movie Talk. She also hosted reality shows like KDOC of Los Angeles and the hilarious online show titled The Josh Macuga show

Sean Evans with his girlfriend Natasha Martinez

Information on how Evans met his girlfriend and how long they’ve stayed together may not be available but from what we gathered about her, she is all entertaining. Apart from the aforementioned skills she’s got, she is equally a great dancer – a skill she learned since childhood. Natasha is a native of Orange County, Califonia. Her birth date is September 7, 1991, and she belongs to Mexican-Nicaraguan.

Despite not being officially wedded, the two live together as a couple. Even their social media presence suggests everything is going well between them. If Natasha Martinez continues her upward trajectory as an actress, perhaps she will be interviewed by her boyfriend one day.

How Tall Is Sean Evans?

Although he is not particularly known for his exceptional good looks Sean Evans is a good-looking man who has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and a fitting body weight of 72 kg. Looking at him and his girlfriend, one would think they are of the same height but he is just two-inch taller her.

Known for his light brown beard and bald head, Sean Evans maintains a fit body that puts him at a body profile of 38, 30 and 35 inches for his chest, waist and hips measurements respectively. Additionally, he has green eyes.

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