In this episode of what will Asians think of next, we see a trend of webcammers in Korea making bank for just eating in front of the camera.
A Korean woman, 34, who goes by the moniker “The Diva” apparently eats in front of her live video feed every day for three hours and gets paid about $9,000 a month. According to the video, people do it for various reasons — they feel better about eating alone, or it gives dieters relief as it makes them feel that they are are eating as much food as her.. I’m not really sure if I totally agree with the second reason. I think if I were trying to limit my food intake, it’d be torture to watch someone else enjoy a feast.
Apparently, there are 3,000 people participating in these so-called “eating rooms”, some of whom are sponsored by restaurants.
I see you skinny, cute Korean girl eating food, and raise you this guy: