HK: What if your fame doesn’t last? YD:
I rose to popularity faster than expected, so I do worry about running out of ideas. I’ve had people accuse me of copying YouTubers like Miranda Sings. I did borrow their style of presentation, but the content is all mine. It’s like dancing: Everyone starts out by copying their instructors. Sometimes you just need to emulate other people’s style to find your own. At some point, viewers might get sick of Miss Turkey, so I try to stick to what people like about Miss Turkey: She tells it like it is. But even if Miss Turkey lasts only six months, I hope Yanki can benefit from the attention. I’ve always wanted to become a celebrity. Now, I’m living the dream. People come up to me for photos and autographs, calling me “Miss Turkey” or, even better, “Yanki.” Even older generations know who I am: I was at a herbal tea shop and an auntie there gave me a free tea egg because she recognized me. As a kid I wanted to be a singer but didn’t know how to get into the industry and was afraid to take part in competitions. Being a dancer, and now a YouTuber, has opened up more opportunities, including singing.