Former Korean actress Lee Hae In (이해인) has been enjoying her fame since making the jump from acting to creating content on her YouTube channel. After seemingly retiring from the Hallyu scene, she then ventured into producing content on the video sharing platform. For those who are curious, her YouTube channel, “Leezy” has accumulated over 1.03 million subscribers at the time of writing (Thursday, 4th August).
The 36-year-old first became known to the public after appearing in the sitcom “Roller Coaster” in 2011. Her last appearance as an actress was for the 2015 drama series “Witch’s Castle”. As she failed to find mainstream success with her subsequent projects, she would then expand her activities as a broadcasting jockey for AfreecaTV in 2019. Though, she’s now mostly active posting several videos of herself on Youtube.
According to Social Blade, a site that provides analysis on Youtubers, Lee’s channel reached 1 million subscribers on 29th July. It’s been 5 years and 4 months since she launched her channel in April 2017. It was also reported that her monthly income is estimated to be around 28 million won (~RM95,228), which means she could earn up to 300 million KRW (~ approximately RM1 million) a year. Adding to the advertising revenue of her second channel, it’s safe to assume that Lee’s income as a YouTuber can be higher than that.
Lee originally came up with simple videos, such as Vlogs, on her main channel. Things took a turn after a video of her playing the piano wearing an underwear in 2020 went viral. From there, she began posting several videos herself donning skimpy outfits on her channel. At one point, she uploaded a video of her playing the musical instrument wearing nothing but nipple patches! As a result, she was banned from posting content on Youtube for a while.
That being said, it appears that Lee herself didn’t seem to bother about the controversies over her sexually suggestive contents. In a video released on her Youtube in November 2020, the former member of the K-pop girl group Gangkiz proclaimed, “Would the public be interested in me if I wore clothes while playing the piano? One of my videos garnered 3 million views. If I wore only underwear, wouldn’t my video would get more views?”
Source: Social Blade via KBIZoom.