Hazel Hayes

Irish video blogger, actress, and filmmaker who gained a following for her YouTube channel ChewingSand. She is best known for her comedy series Unnecessary Otter and her short film Super Brainy Zombies. She was born and raised in Dublin and moved to London, England in 2012. She was encouraged by her friends in the British YouTube community to create her own channel. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She has gained recognition for being one of very few female writers/directors on YouTube. She is also a devout Trekkie. She has an older sister and two older brothers. Her mother, Helen, regularly features in her videos. Her parents divorced when she was young. She became friends with popular British YouTubers like Charlie McDonnell, Louise Pentland and Tomska. She has also interviewed Amy Schumer, Channing Tatum, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Matt Bomer. [+]