Family & Early Life
Nikocado Avocado was born in Ukraine, Europe. He was later adopted and grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. He has a sister, and information on his parents is unknown. He is currently married to Orline Home, they got married on April 10, 2017, and their wedding was filmed at a Chic-Fil-A. They lived in Columbia for three years before moving to Florida, United States. Prior to YouTube, Nikocado worked as a freenlance violinist in New York City. At 21, he had dreams of playing in the Broadway pit orchestra. While he believed he had the experience and talent to do so, it was difficult to make a living in the city and the competition was too high.
Early YouTube Days (2016 - 2017)
Nikocado signed up for YouTube on May 27, 2014, but did not start uploading until 2017. His early eating videos were vegan/vegetarian, as that was his main diet. However, in a video in late 2016, he announced his mental health deterioration of which he believed veganism to be the cause, and stopped following this diet. This caused a swift chain in channel content, of which he started eating non-vegan, non-healthy foods which were received well.
Channel Growth, Subscriber Increase (2017 - 2019)
Nikocado grew substanstially during the next three years, primarily through his Fire Noodle Challenge videos, but also from his fast food video mukbangs. People were attracted to his positive and friendly attitude and relatable character. He was gaining thousands of subscribers per day and hundreds of thousands of views per month, and it seemed all was going well for him. However, in eary 2019 and into 2020, things have been on the downward trend for him for many reasons.
Controversy, Subscriber Loss, Channel Status Decline (2019 - Present)
In late 2019, Nikocado faced controversy with a number of YouTubers, primarily Stephanie Soo and Zach Choi for abusive behavior during several collaboration videos. Four days after the filming of the video, Stephanie Soo posted a video on her channel titled "Why I'm Scared of Nikocado Avocado", in which she described feeling unsafe before the video and during the filming of it. She claimed that Nikocado sent harassed her with text messages and inappropriate pictures of her house when she briefly left the room. Within hours, the video blew up with hundreds of thousands of views (over 10 million today). Her response prompted a backlash from Nikocado, causing a fight between the two with their channels and the videos they uploaded. These videos have gained millions of views, with support for Stephanie and significant backlash for Nikocado. Nikocado received the most hate during this time period, loosig 10,000 subscribers in one day, and with most of his videos having a higher dislike to like ratio, with the comment section being filled with hateful and derogatory comments. His husband, Orlin, spoke about the controversy, prompting Youtube and the comment section a cause for the decline of his mental health, and the questioning of their relationship. This also prompted mainy confusing videos from Nikocado where he would tell his fanbase that he and Orlin were down, and that he would be leaving Youtube. This has not been the case, and many people believe that this, combined with the exaggerated thumbnails, is clickbait from Nikocado to boost viewership and restore his channel, which has not been working favorably for him.
Current Channel Status, Weight Gain
Currently, Nikocado Avocado has 4 channels: Nikocado Avocado (main), Nikocado Avocado 2, Nikocado Avocado 3 and More Nikocado. He makes regular, weekly posts to each of these channels, with a common theme of mukbang, although will sometimes post cooking ang vlogging videos. Unfortunately, despite the constant channel creation and uploading, views are on the decline and the dislikes are on the rise. Nikocado Avocado has also more recently made videos on his weight gain with the goal of reaching 300 pounds. This has prompted concern from the community, with many saying that he is eating himself to death and that he needs to receive help, but this has constantly been downplayed by Nikocado and his husband. It is unknown whether he will make channels in the future or not.