Youtuber Wengie just released a “Draw My Life” video on her popular YouTube channel. In Wengie’s “Draw My Life” she illustrates her childhood on a whiteboard with a black marker. As many fans have noted, Wengie’s drawings definitely took a lot of inspiration from anime.
Wengie’s story began on January 9th 1986 when she was born in Guangzhou, China. Although Wengie doesn’t remember being a baby, she said that her caretakers had trouble feeding her. Wengie would often suck on a spoonful of rice for hours and then spit it out.
When Wengie was extremely young, her parents went off to Australia and left her under the care of her grandparents in Guangzhou. Wengie’s parents were quite poor in China and sought a more prosperous life in the “Land Down Under.”
A few years later, Wengie took her own plane ride to Australia with her grandparents. She said that she remembers opening the window of the plane and actually playing with the clouds. While Wengie recognizes this must’ve been a dream today, she says she still has vivid memories of this strange experience.
When Wengie arrived in Melbourne, it was raining outside. Only after her grandfather bought Wengie a pack of Smarties did she start to cheer up.
Wengie immediately cried after being introduced to her parents. She didn’t recognize her mother or father and begged with her grandfather to take her back to China.
Eventually, Wengie calmed down and started to live a somewhat normal childhood. Although her parents were poor, they were very industrious and thrifty. They made toys out of household materials for Wengie, and they even repaired a vacuum cleaner they found in the trash.
When Wengie was seven, her parents decided to move to Sydney. Wengie went to both grade school and high school here.
Although Wengie was extremely shy in grade school, she became more social as the years went on. She developed a crush on a boy who had hair just like Nick Carter, and she started getting involved on numerous online chat groups.
Wengie’s parents encouraged her to study accounting after high school. While Wengie had dreams of becoming a fashion designer, she thought it was important to support her family. She got a scholarship to study accounting, and then landed an accounting job after college.
Only a few months after she started the job, Wengie’s boss told her she was doing a very poor job. Wengie ended up resigning and taking on a new job as a social media consultant. As she worked with her clients, Wengie started writing her fashion blog online. Eventually, this fashion blog became her now famous YouTube channel.