Li Ziqi, who lives in a village of southwest China’s Sichuan Province. She is known for creating food and handicraft preparation videos from basic ingredients and tools using traditional Chinese techniques and videos about her rural lifestyle have attracted 11.1 million subscribers on YouTube.
While, this Vietnamese girl named Tam An, owner of a youtube channel titled Bếp Trên Đỉnh Đồi, which means “Kitchen on the Hill” in English, vlog features videos about cooking healthy food using vegetables she grows herself.
The vlogger has 194,000 subscribers on her video platform, with some of her videos recording 1 million views. However, many netizens have left comments below her videos saying they’re too similar to Li’s.
From the video content, the blogger’s hairstyle and clothing to the kitchen furnishings, and even the involvement of a grandma and a puppy. They view it as a “copy and paste” version of Li Ziqi.
According to China Press, some vloggers have reposted Li’s video clips with Vietnamese subtitles without clarifying the source, leading to some confusion about Li’s nationality. In response to this, Li released a statement in March 2019 via her official YouTube account, stressing her nationality as a Chinese and that all of her videos were shot in China.