Violet Benson

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Violet Benson
Benson in 2016.jpg
Benson in 2016
Born
Violet Benson

(1988-11-15) November 15, 1988 (age 31)
EducationCalifornia State University, Northridge
OccupationSocial media and television personality
Years active2014–present
Height5’8
Websitehttps://daddyissuesla.com

Violet Benson (born November 15, 1988), better known by her online alias and persona Daddy Issues, is a Russian-born American Internet personality. She is best known for running the popular Instagram account "Daddy Issues".

Early life[edit]

Benson was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and later moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of 14 once her family won the green card lottery. She also lived shortly in Israel. Benson was voted class clown in high school and later attended California State University, Northridge where she studied accounting and business law. Benson graduated at the age of 20 and pursued a career in Accounting before becoming known as Daddy Issues.

Career[edit]

Benson started her Daddy Issues Instagram account on July 5, 2014. Benson has earned over 4 million followers on Instagram and is known as one of the fastest growing accounts and one of the largest funny female accounts[1] that even MTV took notice.[2] Though best known for Instagram, Benson runs several other social media platforms which include a Daddyissues__ Twitter account, a DaddyissuesLA snapchat account, and a secondary instagram account under her own name.

Benson kept her identity a secret at first [3] until August 31, 2015 due to a lack of self confidence, when she finally decided to reveal her identity via an exclusive interview with MTV.[4] Before her big reveal, Benson served as a guest blogger for MTV during the pre-show coverage for the 2015 Video Music Awards and was later named "The Instagram Meme Queen" by Vanity Fair [5]

Benson's Instagram stardom led to her signing with CAA and landing upcoming TV roles, brand deals and other upcoming projects.

Benson then launched her own website,[6] which includes blogs, memes, videos, an advice column and in 2017 her own clothing brand, [7]

Benson also partnered up with Facebook in 2017 to create her own show called "Top Five With Violet Benson", she then partnered up with Awesomeness in 2018 and created, wrote and starred in a youtube series called "How To Lose A Guy"

In 2019, Benson started her currently podcast called, "Too Tired To Be Crazy", which is on every Thursday and is known for its female empowerment and self love advice. While keeping busy with her podcast and social media platforms, she continues to be involved a couple of other TV and movie host/live/writing projects that will come to life in 2020-2021

Style of comedy[edit]

Benson blogs, curates memes, creates original memes and creates funny videos where she makes fun of herself and the struggles of growing up in the 21st century that everyone can relate to.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "19 Times Instagram's 'Daddy Issues' Proved She's A Boss Ass Bitch".
  2. ^ "THIS INSANELY ACCURATE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT CAN READ EVERY GIRL'S MIND".
  3. ^ "The real reason Instagram star "Daddy Issues" hid her identity".
  4. ^ "MEET VIOLET BENSON, THE 'DADDY ISSUES' INSTAGRAM STAR (EXCLUSIVE)".
  5. ^ "How "Daddy Issues" Became Instagram's Meme Queen".
  6. ^ "DaddyIssues LA".
  7. ^ "DaddyIssues LA".
  8. ^ "17 Times 'Daddy Issues' On Instagram Perfectly Summed Up Your Life".