The latest internet craze in South Korea is known as “gastronomic voyeurism,” or watching people eat their meals live online, and Park Seo-yeon is considered “The Diva” of the game. Her job description includes cooking an elaborate meal and letting strangers watch her eat it during a live, daily webcast. Yes, that’s really it. No funny business.
“People enjoy the vicarious pleasure of my online show when they can’t eat that much or don’t want to eat food at night or are on a diet,” explains Park.
Viewers tune into The Diva’s 3-hour-a-day feeding session and chat with her or send “virtual balloons that translate into cash.” Lots of cash. Park pulls in more than $9,000(!) a month — enough to quit her job at a consulting firm — just by eating. Which we all have to do anyway … so does that even count as a job?
Whatever. I don’t need an explanation. I’m in. I’m about to eat some tacos. Who wants to watch? For virtual balloons, of course. I’m not eating lunch for free anymore. Screw that. [Jezebel]