Andrew Ilnyckyj is a senior video producer and actor at Buzzfeed, an internet media company based in the most populous city of the United States of America (New York City). He is well known for his BuzzCreep series on YouTube which includes “Things Babies Do That’d Be Creepy If You Did Them”, “Things You Do Online That’d Be Creepy In Real Life”, “Things Trees Do That’d Be Creepy If You Did Them”, “How To Be The Creepy Office Guy”, “Compliments You Give That Are Actually Creepy”, among many others. Andrew is also popular for BuzzFeed’s #1 hit series, Worth It.
With his portrayal of different funny and awkward characters in BuzzFeed videos, Andrew has delighted his fans and as a result, a BuzzFeed fan page was created for him in addition to an Instagram fan page.
Who Is Buzzfeed’s Andrew Ilnyckyj?
Born on 23 May 1990 in New Jersey, Andrew Ilnyckyj grew up in the Northeastern US state of New Jersey. He studied film in college and got employed at BuzzFeed in 2013 when the video platform of the company was still developing.
Meanwhile, BuzzFeed, established by Jonah Peretti and John S. Johnson III in 2006 with a focus on digital media, is a social news and entertainment firm initially created with the aim of tracking viral content. It also covers different topics, including politics, Do It Yourself (DIY), animals, business, and reportage which it expanded into in 2011. The company has a major YouTube channel, BuzzFeefVideos and some other spinoff channels including Tasty, Ladylike, and Boldly.
Andrew gained experience while working on the job, shooting videos for other BuzzFeed YouTube channels like Violet and Tasty before he eventually started collaborating with Stephen Lim and Adam Bianchi (the cameraman) on “Worth It.” The series features a three-man squad traveling around the world and tasting cheap and expensive versions of various foods with the aim of determining which of the food has the best taste for its price.
They try out the same food from three different sellers who sell at drastically different prices and categorize it according to the price as affordable, mid-tier, and luxury. The first Worth It series, $5 Pizza vs. $135 Pizza, was uploaded to YouTube on the 2nd of October, 2016 and since then the series has garnered millions of views.
Before Worth It took off, Andrew Ilnyckyj, in 2015, co-starred with former President Barack Obama in a two-minute Buzzfeed video titled Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About. The Video went viral, receiving 1.2 million views one hour after it was uploaded to Facebook on Thursday morning, February 12, 2015, and 22.8 million views 24 hours later. In the video, Obama is seen making faces in the mirror, practicing a speech and then taking selfies with a selfie stick, alone in the White House library.
In addition to being a Buzzfeed actor, Andrew also works behind the scene as a director. He has made videos with BuzzFeed personalities such as Quinta B, Keith Habersberger, and Allison Raskin.
Is He Married or Dating?
Andrew Ilnyckyj was thought to be dating Ashly Perez, a video producer and travel editor at Buzzfeed who became popular on social media as a result of her comic traits. The pair produced the Ashdrew videos where they acted as an on-screen couple and because fans considered them to be perfect together, they (fans) shipped them.
Some of the videos they did together include Waiting For Your Crush To Text You Back, What Girls Think Guys Talk About, When Things Don’t Go Your Way, Is it Just a Crush, The Whisper Challenge, and Something That I Want.
In one of the videos titled Is He on a Date, Andrew suggested that he had been taken and that he would no longer feature in the Ashdrew videos. It turned out that fans actually got the hint right as the videos never came again after that.
As disappointing as the abrupt end of the series was, it was a bigger hit to know that Andrew and Ashly Perez were not a couple in real life despite how made-for-each-other they looked on screen. On the other hand, as much as fans wanted them to be together, nothing could possibly have happened between them because Ashly is gay.
Andrew Ilnyckyj is not yet married but he has a girlfriend whose identity is not known. The fans who shipped him and Ashley were dangerously pissed when it was alleged that he left Ashdrew because of his girlfriend who was no longer comfortable with comments from fans as well as their shipping. It was so bad that the shippers allegedly sent death threats to the new girlfriend for coming between their favorite couple.
How Tall Is He?
The BuzzFeed actor is no doubt handsome. He has light brown hair and brown eyes but appears not to be very tall although the actual figure for his hight is not known.