Andrew Ilnyckyj is a Buzzfeed senior video producer and actor and has been with the firm since 2013. He was born on May 23, 1990, in New Jersey and his birth sign is Gemini. Andrew is known for his The Creepy Series and his #1 hit series Worth It which he co-created with Steven Lim.
He has also worked both before and behind the camera in huge hit video contents such as Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About where he co-starred with President Barack Obama, Things Cats Do That Would Be Creepy If You Did Them, Mozzarella-Stuffed Slow Cooker Meatballs, Blue, and Always Say Aishiteru.
Andrew portrays a funny, awkward character in his videos that delights his fans and audiences. A fairly popular fan page was created for him on Instagram and there’s even a Buzzfeed fan page for him.
What is Buzzfeed?
Buzzfeed is an internet media company based in New York City, America, and was founded by Jonah Peretti and John S. Johnson III in 2006. The company with a focus on digital media is a social news and entertainment company originally created to track viral content. It also provides coverage on a variety of topics including politics, DIY, animals, and business, and stretched into journalism and reportage in 2011. Their spinoff YouTube channels include Tasty, Ladylike, and Boldly.
Worth It Buzzfeed
Their first Worth It series was uploaded to YouTube on September 18, 2016. The show features the Chinese Malaysian Ohio-born American, Steven Lim, Andrew Ilnyckyj, and Adam Bianchi (the cameraman). The trio visits three different food places where they place a particular food on three different price points – affordable, middle tier, and luxury. The aim is to determine which food is worth its price, from the pricey, the cheapest down to the supposedly ideal price.
Worth It as of 2017 became the #1 most-watched show on YouTube with audiences as large as top Tv shows with as many as over 280 million views.
Andrew Ilnyckyj Relationship with Ashly Perez
Who is Ashly Perez?
Ashly is a video producer at Buzzfeed. She is also a travel editor and Violet video producer whose comic traits made her popular on social media.
She was born on July 8, 1989, in California and is of Cuban, Filipino, and Korean descent. The first series she produced with her fellow producers and Violet characters, You Do You in 2015, became a hit, peaking in the iTunes TV store for the entire week of launch. The video trumped out shows such as The Walking Dead and Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Ashly is, however, popularly known for her video content for and by young, multicultural women. She once wrote a BuzzFeed lifestyle article titled I Wasn’t Beautiful Enough To Live In South Korea. Therein, she emphasized the emphasis of South Korean culture on young women’s appearance.
The duo produces the Ashdrew videos where they act as a couple and were shipped by fans for being so perfect together. Their fandom community considers their characters OTP (One True Pairing). Some of the videos include: Is it Just a Crush, A Thousand Years, Something That I Want, All About Your Heart, The Whisper Challenge, Is He on a Date.
One of the videos, Is He on a Date, suggested that Andrew had been taken and that there will no longer be any more Ashdrew videos. And true to that, the videos stopped coming.
However, as perfect the couple which they seem to be on screen, it’s heartbreaking to know they are not a real couple. They ended their show and left many a fan disappointed with the way they went about it, probably because Andrew got a girlfriend in real life.
It was even alleged that the new girlfriend received death threats from the shippers for coming between them and their dreams (seeing their fave couple together IRL). Also with the report that Ashly is gay, nothing could possibly have happened between the two (Andrew and Ashly).
Ashly announced on her Twitter feed on February 2, 2018, that she is leaving Buzzfeed for some other projects but commented that it might not put an end to her series, Unfortunately, Ashley.
Is Andrew Ilnyckyj Married? Wife, Girlfriend
Andrew was thought to be dating Ashly Perez, but it is already common knowledge that they are not dating and were only portraying an on-screen couple. However, there were rumors that the Ashdrew videos ended because of Andrew’s possible girlfriend who was not too comfortable with the fans comment and shipping.
As true as that could be, what is not known is the identity of the said girlfriend. Nevertheless, our expectations and dreams of pairing our favorite screen couples and wishing that they end up together in real life should not stop us from supporting Andrew in his relationship with his unknown girlfriend.