Food Porn: People in South Korea Pay To Watch Other People Gorge On Food

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The latest trend from South Korea is nothing short of bizarre. While we are all aware of streaming porn videos that viewers have to pay to gain access to, there is this weird fetish that just emerged in South Korea where viewers pay to watch someone devouring epic portions of food on a live feed. It brings a whole literal meaning to #FoodPorn.
 
The Korean term for watching videos of people gorging on food in real time is called “Mok-Bang”, which translates to “Dinner Broadcast”.
 
The food “porn” stars in South Korea will film themselves eating a huge feast. They will occasionally let out moaning noises and give a running commentary of their meals. The entire procedure is live-streamed and these food porn stars actually end up making big bucks without having to bare anything at all. Sounds like an awesome job!
 
The catch is you have to be relatively good looking, slim and able to wolf down food meant for 8-12 people. Take The Diva for instance – The Diva is an adorable Korean lady who is petite but have the superhuman ability of consuming an abundance of food that can practically feed an entire third-world country (ok not really, but you get my point).
 
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This pretty little glutton is a consultant by day and food porn star by night, and she can easily finish two medium pizzas, or 30 fried eggs, or a box of crab legs, or five packets of instant noodles in one sitting. There was one night where she gobbled down an impressive feast of 12 beef patties, 12 fried eggs, three servings of spicy pork kimchi soup and a salad.
 
The Diva's live videos start streaming between 8pm and 9pm every night and can last for hours. And I know what you are thinking – “How can such a little one eat all that and not balloon up to resemble a baby hippopotamus? She must be slightly bulimic.” Well contrary to what people might assume, The Diva claims that she has no eating disorders, is perfectly healthy and does not regurgitate her meals after her videos.
 
The Diva says that she spends around US$3,000 a month on the food that is portrayed in her videos. However, this sum means little to her as she very comfortably covers it up by making thousands of dollars from her live broadcasts. The Diva says she started broadcasting herself binge-eating because she was bored and needed a hobby. She has even put on 9.5kg but she does not seem to mind.
 
To give a rough estimate of how much these food porn stars earn, each of them can easily make about 30 times more the average salary compared to a person in a normal desk job. One of the most popular food porn stars is even reported to have earned US$1,000 from just a single video!
 
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Another pretty food porn star who goes by the name of BJ Lebi eats large portions of food while doing a Q&A with her fans. The questions range from how much she can eat to how often she uses the toilet.
 
The most popular live-steaming site people visit to tune into their daily dose of dinner porn would be Afreeca TV. The viewers would reward their favorite food porn stars with virtual currency called Star Ballooons for a good show, which the stars can later on exchange with the website for cold, hard cash.
 
It is unclear how this strange trend got so popular but many are attributing it to the fact that people dislike eating alone and thus, whenever they are having dinner, they can tune it to these food porn stars that are eating too in real-time and carry an online conversation with them.
 
Check out the video below to watch a food porn star in action!
 
 
Information Source: Oddity Central
 

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