Like most social media celebrities in this digital era, Woah Vicky is one of those stars that have utilized the internet as a powerful tool to propel themselves to instant fame. The social media space, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc., offers lots of people the right opportunities and potentials to become superstars overnight.
Not everyone achieves it in a wholesome manner, however. Some gain their notoriety through abhorrent actions, eventually disappearing from the spotlight, leaving the stink of their decisions as their reputation. Others use their negative reputation as leverage for another career. Woah Vicky, the internet star, belongs in the second category.
Black Appropriation Made Woah Vicky Famous
Born Victoria Waldrip on March 7, 2000, in Georgia, Woah Vicky is the daughter of Carla Johnson and Steve Waldrip, both of whom are Caucasians. She does, however, claim that her black ethnicity is from her dad Steve, who never knew he was mixed-raced. Her ethnic ambiguity is the very reason why she is famous. The controversial Instagram sensation who rose to fame by claiming to be black. The Caucasian teenager publicly claimed that her DNA tests would prove she was black. According to Vicky’s controversial claim, her DNA test results posted from a genealogical and historical record website – Ancestry.com, allegedly reveals that she was 44% African American.
The debate over her ethnicity began after she used the N-word in 2017 in a series of videos online. She faced criticism for the use of the word because of her Caucasian looks, but she defended herself with claims of African American heritage. Despite the correction, she has continued to maintain her fame by ‘acting black’ in various online moves, either on YouTube or Instagram.
Raised in Georgia, Woah Vicky attended John McEachern High School. She attended Marietta High School before she switched to homeschooling after tenth grade, or so most reports about her say. A widespread assumption is that the social media star dropped out and left completed her high school education at Penn Foster High School.
A Look At Her Career As A Social Media Sensation
A lot of her posts involve mimicking urban/black culture, using the N-word and wearing different garments, mouth grills, and twerking. Victoria’s videos include various kinds of dance tutorials for her subscribers explaining her movements. She also posts YouTube makeup tutorial videos for black women, promotes products and offers for paid appearances.
While the self-acclaimed ‘melanin queen’ seems confused about her race, the adamant black girl charade is a selling point. Her status as a social media star continues to rise, with more than one million subscribers on YouTube and over 2.9 million followers on Instagram.
In addition to her inflammatory comments online, Woah Vicky’s social media fame is also buoyed by her supposed ‘music career.’ She has ten tracks to her name, several of which have accompanying music videos, posted on her channel, Vicky. She also has a SoundCloud account, IMWOAHVICKY.
Woah Vicky Has Been in a Few Major Controversies
Her existence as a social media star is a controversial fact on its own, but beyond cosplaying black lives, she has been the subject of a couple of controversies.
In February 2018, she got arrested for trespassing, resisting arrest, and physically assaulting a law enforcement officer. According to police reports, after a disturbance at the Four Seasons Town Center Mall in Greensboro, North Carolina, that sparked panic and fears of shots fired, Victoria was found trespassing at the mall and given multiple opportunities to leave. However, she refused, resisted arrest, and allegedly kicked a police officer.
In September 2017, Woah Vicky posted a racist music video on YouTube about Asian men titled, ChingChong. The music video was a diss track at RiceGum, a YouTuber and rapper. After receiving heavy criticism and YouTube’s deletion of the video, Victoria apologized for the act.
Other controversies include feuds with online personalities like Malu Travejo and Bhad Bhadie. Her dispute with Danielle Bregoli, aka Bhad Bhabie, is part of a long-standing rivalry since she stormed onto the scene.
Victoria has insulted and criticized Bregoli for her alleged drug abuse, sexual behavior, and cosmetic implants. Her rivalry and animosity with Bhad Bhabie have infamously turned violent, with both ladies engaging in a catfight in public on two occasions.
A boxing match between Vicky and Bhadie has been arranged for a yet to be disclosed date. The fight is meant to take advantage of their social media popularity.
Details About Her Family
Vicky’s father, Steve, is a successful real estate agent. He deals with building, restoring, and renovating residential properties. He is a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. Steve also owns a construction company, Steve Waldrip Inc., which he founded in 1986.
She has a much older half-sister named Stephanie, whom Vicky claims not to have a close relationship with due to their age difference. Stephanie lives a quieter life in New York City as a rising fashion designer. She attended Savannah College of Art and Design before moving to Manhattan. She has a fashion label, Waldrip NYC. Lady Gaga and Gigi Hadid have worn some of her designs.
Victoria claims she is from Zone 6 (a famous and dangerous neighborhood in Atlanta). However, our sources reveal she comes from Buckhead, one of the more affluent parts of Atlanta, which is unsurprising, given that she is the daughter of a successful homebuilder.
What We Know About Her Love Life
Woah Vicky is believed to have dated Papi JJ, a famous social media personality. In July 2017, Victoria claimed that she was pregnant with Papi JJ’s baby, although he denied being the father. The duo reportedly broke up after Vicky accused Papi JJ of cheating on her with a 14-year-old celebrity.
Since her relationship with Papi JJ ended, Woah has dated at least one other guy. She was in a relationship with another Instagram star, Lil Rot. Just like her relationship with Papi JJ, she kept their affair in public, sharing various intimate moments and pictures with her online fans. Since the photos and videos stopped showing up in 2019, the exact fate of their relationship remains unknown.