Malaysia’s latest YouTube sensation, Sugu Pavithra have finally received their first salary from the video-sharing platform. Yesterday, housewife Pavithra made her way from Sungai Siput to Perak’s main post office to claim their deferred salary since she and her husband became YouTube Partners in January.
The mother of two said she would use the payment to buy clothes for herself and her family, among other things. “We are not rich people. We are so happy to receive the salary although the sum is not as large as people claimed on social media, because my husband and I have been patiently waiting for this,”
All she wanted to do was help out with the family’s finances by generating some profit from videos uploaded on YouTube, she never expected those cooking videos will blow up to this scale.
Meanwhile, Pavithra and her husband M. Sugu, 29, denied that they have created Facebook and Instagram accounts bearing the same name as their YouTube channel ‘Sugu Pavithra’ since May 16.
“I hope all of you (social media users) can assist in reporting these accounts to the authorities because I’m worried irresponsible people might take advantage of this,” she said.
Pavithra also expressed her gratitude to Bernama for being the first media organisation to publish a report of an interview with her on May 8, which helped boost the number of ‘Sugu Pavithra’ subscribers from 160,000 to 559,000.
The housewife, who speaks fluent Malay, added that following the report, many companies and individuals have called her to contribute food, cooking essentials and electrical appliances. However, she admitted that what she already has is more than enough.
Pavithra said she was also proud to have received a congratulatory message from Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, along with some gifts which have motivated the couple to continue sharing their cooking videos.
“After the interview was released, I began to receive dozens of calls every day including from a radio station in India that wanted to interview me because my husband is shy. Our lives have changed and I even have to prepare a book to organise meetings or visits,” she added.
“Our lives have changed and I even have to prepare a book to organise meetings or visits”
Pavithra said following the increase in incoming calls, the couple could not upload their videos as frequently as before because they only have one mobile phone and were worried the calls might interrupt their recordings.
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News Credit: The Star Malaysia