Woman in Korea earns over $9K/month eating food in front of her webcam

Park Seo-yeon, 34, eats in front of a video camera during her eating show in her apartment in Incheon, west of Seoul January 22, 2014. [REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji]

The latest fad in South Korea, reports Reuters: "Gastronomic Voyeurism." They have the best broadband and some of the best food over there, what's not to love? There are about 3,500 people doing webshows like this in South Korea, Reuters reports.

Shown in the photo and video in this post, Park Seo-yeon, aka The Diva. She webcasts about three hours daily from her apartment in the city of Incheon. She eats alone, and thousands of viewers watch and chat with her real-time. The fad has become a lucrative way for thousands of online diners to GET PAID TO SIT AROUND AND EAT FOOD "while serving up a sense of community in the wealthy Asian country's increasingly solitary society."

Rule 34.

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  1. A word to the ladies - a man likes a woman with an appetite. If I'm out on a date, I don't want to watch a woman pick at her food or it makes me think "What, she doesn't like this place? She's mad at me? She's having a rotten time?"

  2. That headline is something I'd expect to see in a comments section (though usually prefixed with something like "Your article really piqued my interest and will give me something to think about...")

  3. And here I was, trying to schedule a bikini modeling gig for $100 to pay my rent. How can I sign up for this?

  4. An offer to any rich Korean business people out there: I would happily broadcast myself eating Korean food every day for free if the food was good enough quality and also free.

  5. novium says:

    The most frustrating thing about reading about people who make ridiculous amounts of money doing random, stupid things on the internet is that I'll never be one of them.

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