The fact that I’m using a video from 2009 is starting to make me feel incredibly old, but the glory days of InsideSimRacing used to feature Shaun Cole and Darin Gangi intricately discussing modern racing sims, with the lovely Jessica Lopez tying all segments of the show together as the host of each episode.
While Ms. Lopez always maintained a high level of professionalism (whereas her former ISR personalities would eventually succumb to internal drama), I, among with several other viewers, often questioned where Shaun & Darin even found this girl. As someone who maintains some sort of life outside of video games, the last thing any attractive girl wants to do is discuss video games that aren’t Call of Duty in detail. Lending her name and face to a niche YouTube show built by nerds, for nerds is a bit of a stretch, even if you’re desperately trying to get your acting career off the ground.
Knowing the exact monetary value YouTube views have (it’s $1-$3 for every 1,000 views) it was hard to understand why this girl would invest so much time into a YouTube show when, quite frankly, there were other routes that could have been taken. Especially in Los Angeles.
Given that iRacer Matt Orr, better known as Empty Box on YouTube, has felt comfortable enough to share his own personal encounter with the current host of ISR, as well as some info that was shared in a few different places among credible people, dots are being connected that paint the former host of Inside Sim Racing as somebody who might have gotten the gig for different reasons.
I’ve done my best to find any & all traces of this girl being some sort of amateur actor wanting to make it big in California (yes, it’s a stereotype, but she was actually quite good on camera for what she was given to work with so it’s not exactly out of the question), and I just can’t find anything aside from her actual Instagram account of the same name.
What even is pinterest?