Victoria Rose Waldrip is her former name and her online name is Woah Vicky. Woah Vicky is an internet star, rapper, Instagram personality, and model. She became popular for using the word “nigger” and came into the limelight after claiming that she is black. Recently she made headlines when she got arrested for kicking a police officer and declared that Black Lives Matter. Over the years her eye-catching gimmick and shrewd controversy attracted a lot of attention to her. Let’s see How Woah Vicky became popular through her tactics.
Woah Vicky Family
Born on 7th March 2000 in Georgia, to Carla Johnson and Steve Waldrip. Not much information is found about Carla and Steve. Steve is in the real-estate and home business. According to earthnneckalce.com, her father’s initial career began in software and sales before he joined his father’s line of business. His father, Marvin Waldrip, also ran his own homebuilding business. Vicky’s father founded Homes by Steve Waldrip Inc. in 1986. Steve Waldrip is now the owner and president of the construction company.
Stephanie Waldrip is her real sister who is around 30 years old. Woah Vicky confessed that she is not close to her sister due to the large age gap difference. She is a fashion designer and has graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. Waldrip NYC is her own label. After launching it she also gained some popularity about her successful venture into fashion. Sources say that she is a genius and her business partner runs her business. She is married to Blake London and has a daughter. Compared to Woah Vicky, Stephanie is low-key.
Her Popularity Story
Her public spat with celebs and popular YouTubers is the source of growth on her platform. RiceGum is a famous YouTuber who made a remark on Woah Vicky After this she fought with him and that became a huge controversy. mic.com stated in their article,
In September, Vicky answered with a music video “diss track”. This garnered press for its spectacularly racist messaging. “Ching chong ching chong ching chong, bitch,” the hook goes. Each video of this “fight” got many views for both involved on YouTube and also Vicky’s Instagram followers spiked. Her major controversy and limelight came through her claiming black. But she is not black that got confirmed by her family. Many YouTubers like Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie and Beef, made videos on Woah Vicky. This gained huge followers and her presence on social media.
Woah Vicky’s is an Attention Seeker
When she got arrested by a police officer, that moment became a sensation. It came on various social media platforms and according to a media channel.
” Naturally, the event was well-documented. A widely circulated video clip captures the moment that Vicky, wearing a crop top and a decorative chain around her midriff, is tackled to the ground by police officers. While a woman screams in the background, “Why are you doing that to her? Get off of her!”.
After she set bail, she created a mugshot and made #Free Vicky. Many channels like the Blast, LadBible, Daily Mail, and New York Post, begin to cover her sensational publicity stunt. When this news was trending, Woah Vicky also trending on Google Search as being the second most search name on Google that day.
“In the attention economy, there is no value except how many people follow you, like you, how many eyeballs are on you.” Isra Ali, a clinical assistant professor of media, culture, and communication at New York University said, “how able you are not just to get attention. But to sustain it over a period of time.”
Woah Vicky is always been in limelight for doing cheap tactics for getting fame and she does have made money by staying in controversies.