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Rachel "Rae" Hofstetter (born: January 8, 1992 (1992-01-08) [age 30]), better known online as Valkyrae, is an American YouTuber, former Twitch streamer, Instagram personality and professional Fortnite and Among Us player from Washington, United States.



She created her YouTube channel back in 2014, but didn't start uploading videos until 2018. She has also collaborated with other Fortnite streamers such as Cizzorz, Daequan Loco, Myth and Pokimane.

Personal life

Rachel "Rae" Hofstetter was born on January 8, 1992 and raised in Washington, United States working at a GameStop. She moved to Los Angeles, California, United States. Rae is of German, Filipino, Spaniard and Swiss descent.[1]



On October 19, 2021, RFLCT, Valkyrae’s skincare collection, was announced. It was marketed as “the skincare collection for everyone who uses a screen.” The advert claimed that the product was “designed to protect your skin against blue light,” and that blue light can damage skin. It describes ingredients such as BLPF (Blue Light Prevention Factor), and RE3 (a blend of rice extracts). Many responses to the video described it as a scam, and criticised the quality of the website’s sources, which include WebMD.[2] Some users also pointed out the existence of blue light filters on devices.[3] The video received responses from creators such as Professor Stick,[4] Dr Dray,[5] and Sykkuno amongst others.[6][7] The brand was later taken down.

Valkyrae criticized her friends such as Jacksepticeye for not defending her, which led to more backlash.[8]

Subscriber Milestones

Note: The following dates are according to Social Blade. Dates may vary by one or two days due to differences in time zones.

  • 1 million subscribers: June 23, 2020
  • 2 million subscribers: November 12, 2020
  • 3 million subscribers: January 27, 2021


  • Valkyrae used to stream on Twitch before going to YouTube. She left Twitch to have better financial security.
  • Valkyrae has expressed a desire to collaborate with Pekora Usada of hololive[9]. However this is unlikely to happen due to her RFLCT controversy, as hololive has a strict policy on collaborations and would not want to associate with someone who is a scammer.
  • She is seen in Bella Poarch's music video "Build a B*tch"[10] and "Inferno".[11]


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