Who is Michelle Dy?
Michelle Dy was born on 8 March 1992, in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, and is a YouTube personality as well as a social media personality, best known for her self-titled YouTube channel. She posts videos about skincare, make-up, beauty, and tutorials which have gained her over two million subscribers.
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The Net Worth of Michelle Dy
How rich is Michelle Dy? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career online. Her online fame has led her to numerous opportunities, including collaborations with high profile names, and sponsorships. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Online Beginnings
Very little is known about Michelle’s life prior to her rise to fame online. There are no details regarding her family, childhood, and education. She has always enjoyed topics such as beauty, make-up, and fashion, but never really thought about pursuing a career in the field until she discovered the website YouTube.
YouTube is a video sharing website owned by Google and ranked as the second most popular website in the world by Alexa Internet. The website allows users to upload their own videos which can be viewed by others. It has become one of the biggest sources of video related media such as live streams, movie trailers, video blogs (vlogs), documentaries, music videos, and short films. Content creators can earn income on the website through the Google AdSense program which monetizes their videos based on interactions their video has. The website has given the rise to numerous YouTube celebrities from all around the world and it has also attracted companies which have now invested in their own channels.
Dy started creating videos on her channel in 2011, during the time that the website was starting to increase in popularity. At the time, several other YouTubers had made it big on the website, leading her to try out too, starting with various beauty-related posts which were often tutorials on how to do produce types of looks using make-up and other tools. She consistently posted on the website, and it led to her slowly gaining popularity, and become one of the leading beauty YouTubers from the Philippines. One of her most popular video series on her channel is the TIPID series, which focuses on creating seemingly expensive make-up looks using cheaper materials.
Her popularity has led her to numerous opportunities, including work with various Philippine celebrities. Her most popular video features Toni and Alex Gonzaga in a make-up battle, and has gained over four million views. She has also worked with Kathryn Bernardo, and featured a lot of her other friends in collaborative videos. She has gained a lot of positive attention, though her channel mostly caters to the Filipino audience. Despite that, it has not stopped her rise in popularity in any way.
In recent months, Michelle has alternated her make-up videos with other types of content mostly in vlog form. She gives her followers updates about her life, which has a lot to do with how her life has changed due to the success she’s gained on YouTube. Her wealth has elevated significantly and she’s able to afford more luxury items and experiences, which she shares with her followers. She also loves doing comedic content, and has done trend videos which are popular with other YouTubers. Some of these include videos on people’s assumptions about her, and prank videos.
While she has gained a lot of fame for her channel, she’s also attracted a bit of controversy over the years. She is known to have feuds with other popular beauty YouTubers such as Anna Cay, in which she has had issues dating back to 2016. She also caused an issue with another beauty YouTuber – Jeffree Star – as she copied his series called “Approved” which was actually copyrighted. This caused Star to make a statement online, not naming Michelle but condemning her actions of copying his series. She has since issued a public apology stating that she only meant to do a series as a Filipino version, and was not aware of the trademark.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Dy is single and has stated multiple times in recent months that she does not have a boyfriend. If she had any relationship, her followers would find out due to how many persist in probing her activities.
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK ANGELS!! ?? Don’t forget to buy Php500++ worth of LA Girl make up to serve as your ticket for the m&g and selfies!! ?? ♥️♥️ pic.twitter.com/w9YwzGEQK9
— Michelle Dy (@michelle_dy) June 27, 2019
Similar to other YouTube personalities, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. She has an account on Instagram on which she has over 800,000 followers, and mainly posts personal photos including those of her demonstrating her make-up skills. She also posts a lot of fashion related photos, showcasing her new hauls including bikinis. She loves travelling around the country and to the beaches in the Philippines. She also has a Twitter account with over 800,000 followers, and on it mainly posts some of her day to day thoughts and endeavors. She also retweets posts from her fans whom she’s met in public, as she often goes through events as a part of her work, which allows her to meet followers.