Kim Dao: From College Blogger To Online Social Star

Blogging has always been one of the best ways to share to a lot of people a person’s experiences and expertise (maybe) in a certain topic. For instance, one could always write about one’s daily life and his or her perspectives on that particular experience. Or one could also write about a certain brand of clothing or perfume, or even the food one likes to eat, and share it to everyone through a blog. However, as we all know, the most popular kind of blogs are the ones that involve travelling to different parts of the world, and of course, getting to know the culture of that certain country portrayed through the blog.

Perhaps one of the most popular travel bloggers of our time is Kim Dao. Just like everyone else, she was just a normal Vietnamese-but-born-and-raised girl in Australia who lived her life as normal as possible. She graduated with a degree in Psychology and Japanese at the University of Western Australia and has a loving boyfriend and family there. However, her love for travelling, in particular with Japan, has led her to have frequent visits there (that’s why she majored in Japanese obviously).

As such, she has made her very own blog to document and preserve all her memories during her first trip to Japan way back in 2011. It made an instant hit amongst online readers, as such, she decided to make a Youtube video about her experience. Though she already has her own Youtube channel way back in 2006, it was not only at this time that she has made and uploaded her first travel vlog. And the rest is already history. She was an instant hit online.
Moving forward, there were two incidents that even propelled her fame upwards. The first one would be her video on her and her friends’ encounter with racism in Japan. Of course, as racism is perpetually a very sensitive topic, her take on such an experience has captured a lot of the online community’s sentiments and made it a trending topic. Another experience that made her an online social star is when she was accused of “video plagiarism” (just coined my own term to it), copying someone’s style on her video about Japanese makeups. How she took and answered to such a statement made its way to the hearts of the readers, thus shooting up her fame in the end.

Now that she has become a sensational hit online, she gets to talk a lot of things in her vlog. This includes, but are not limited to:

• Travels

• Makeup

• Fashion

• Everyday Life

With the popularity she gets online, this paved the way for her to have collaborations with many of the most established and popular fashion and makeup brands, namely ShuUemura, Schwarzkopf, Amore Pacific, Etude House, Liz Lisa. Ultimately, she has won in the prestigious PretAirporter’s Travel Shopping Blog for the month of August 2017, which primarily celebrates the best posts about travel and shopping.
So, as we can see, Kim’s great love for fashion, makeup and travelling got her to where she is today. This serves a great reminder to us all that as long as we put all our heart and all our mind to a certain thing, and doing it with love, we will surely achieve great things.