A well-intentioned father figure in one’s life can warn against playing too many video games because it will never get one to where they want to be in life. That same parent will lament that video games are simply a waste of time. Well known internet personality Valkyrae I would have to totally disagree.
He has made a career out of his love for video games streaming on platforms like Twitch and YouTube. She has gained a large following that naturally lends itself to curiosity. Lots of fans want to know everything there is to know about her favorite player, like height, so let’s get to know a little bit about Valkyrae.
Rachel “Rae” Hofstetter, also known as Valkyrae, was born on January 8, 1992. She was born in Washington. According to her Instagram, she is “a quarter German, Filipino, Spanish and Swiss.”
Her game name was once Legend of Rae in reference to The legend of Zelda but he quickly outgrew that nickname. When she came across the word valkyrie, which in Norse mythology is a maiden who carries dead warriors to Valhalla, she knew she was right. She added her name “Rae” to the end to make Valky-rae.
Hofstetter was attending community college and working at Gamestop when he created an Instagram account based on his gaming experiences. Her friends and followers encouraged her to branch out to Twitch, according to an interview with Business Insider.
“I’ve been playing games my whole life, so I decided to start a gaming channel on Instagram. People kept telling me I should stream on Twitch, so I finally said, ‘Sure, why not?’ Hofstetter was very successful on Twitch, which led her to expand again this time to YouTube.
“My biggest regret is not uploading to YouTube sooner. That’s where so many people in the Fortnite community has found me, mainly because the audience is younger there. Kids can’t watch the broadcast in the middle of the day, so it helps if they have videos to watch when they get home from school or wherever they are.”
she also started playing Among us and collaborating with other streamers like Disguised Toast on YouTube.
She now streams exclusively on YouTube and, as of 2020, is the most viewed female streamer on the platform. In 2020, she won the Content Creator of the Year award at the Game Awards. In 2021, Ad Week named her Gamemaker of the Year.
Being a player is not easy.
Although Valkyrae has been able to monetize her love of video games, it hasn’t always been an easy career. Gaming is still a male dominated world and when a woman succeeds in it, she will inevitably have to deal with sexist internet trolls. Fortunately Valkyrae has a great attitude about East.
“No matter what you do in life, people will harass you, so you have to do your thing anyway.”
In April 2021, she announced that she was one of the owners of the lifestyle game company 100 Thieves. She has gotten into music by releasing a cover of LilyPichu’s song “Last Cup of Coffee” with Natsumii. She may also be considering an acting career, as she’s appeared in a few music videos, including one for “Daywalker.” by Machine Gun Kelly.
Not all of his ventures have been successful. She was criticized for her now-defunct RFLCT skincare line, which claimed to protect skin from blue lights from gaming devices and computers. The science was not there to back up the claims for this product and the line was quickly terminated. It was a blow to Hofstetter’s credibility but, fear not, it still stands tall. But how tall, one wonders?
Well, straight from the source herself, Valkyrae confirmed on her Twitter account that she is 5 feet 3.5 inches tall. Her question about her height was asked because she posted a photo that made her look extremely short but obviously good things come in small packages.