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Violet Benson, better known by her online alias and persona Daddy Issues, is a Russian-born American comedian and Internet personality. She is best known for running the popular Instagram account "Daddy Issues".Benson was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and later moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of 14 once her family won the green card lottery. She also lived shortly in Israel. Benson was voted class clown in high school and later attended California State University, Northridge where she studied accounting and business law. Benson graduated college with honors at the age of 20 and pursued a career in Accounting before becoming known as Daddy Issues.Benson started her Daddy Issues Instagram account on July 5, 2014. Benson has earned over 3 million followers on Instagram and is known as one of the fastest growing accounts and one of the largest funny female accounts that even MTV took notice.Though best known for Instagram, Benson runs several other social media platforms which include a Daddyissues__ Twitter account, a DaddyissuesLA snapchat account, and a secondary instagram account under her own name. Benson has stated that she turns down most requests to upload sponsored posts since it is important for her to engage with her audience and remain organic.
Benson kept her identity a secret at first until August 31, 2015 when she finally decided to reveal her identity via an exclusive interview with MTV.Before her big reveal, Benson served as a guest blogger for MTV during the pre-show coverage for the 2015 Video Music Awards and was later named "The Instagram Meme Queen" by Vanity Fair 
Benson's Instagram stardom led to her signing with CAA and landing upcoming TV roles, brand deals and other upcoming projects.
Benson has recently launched her own website,which includes blogs, memes, videos, an advice column and an online store.

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