Esty Quesada

Estíbaliz «Esty» Quesada (Baracaldo, July 30, 1994), also known as Soy una pringada, is a Spanish YouTuber, content creator, disc jockey, actress, and director.[3][4]

Esty Quesada
Personal information
Born (1994-07-30) 30 July 1994 (age 28)[1]
Baracaldo, Spain
OccupationYoutuber, actress and DJ
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2014–present
Subscribers336 thousand[2]
Total views37.15 million[2]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers

Updated: 14 Jul 2022

BiographyEdit

ChildhoodEdit

Esty Quesada grew up in the Cruces neighborhood of the city of Baracaldo, in the province of Vizcaya. In her own words, she grew up in an unstructured family. Her father died when she was a child, and she lived with her two sisters and her mother, who did not take care of her daughters and often put her material whims before the feeding or basic care of the girls in her care. They also had debt problems. Quesada has also said that her maternal grandmother sexually abused her, but she didn't find out about this until she went to therapy as an adult.[5]

All these traumas, added to the bullying she received at school for her selective mutism[6] and her weight, marked a young Esty who began to self-harm and have suicidal thoughts from an early age.[7]

YouTubeEdit

In 2015, Esty Quesada started posting videos on YouTube to distract herself from problems.

In the videos on her channel, which she called Soy una pringada, she talks about topics related to the LGBT, el maquillaje, la televisión, el cine, internet and her personal experiences, from a pessimistic, humorous, ironic and irreverent perspective. She currently continues to upload videos to the platform, but sporadically.

Many of her videos have gone viral beyond her followers and have been controversial because of her hater side, among which Carlota Corredera, Gorda Tracionera, in which she criticizes the Telecinco presenter Carlota Corredera, and Odio a los heteros, in which she parodies and criticizes the macho behavior of cisheterosexual men.[8][9]

Professional careerEdit

Thanks to the fame achieved with her YouTube channel and with her social networks in general, Quesada made the leap to television with Snacks de tele, a four-part series cancelled after the fifth broadcast due to its audience failure.[10][11]

However, this did not stop her character from continuing to grow and becoming a mass phenomenon. It was then that she began to appear in films and television series.[12] She was part of the cast of La llamada, a 2017 musical film directed by Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi, playing the supporting role of Marta.[13] In addition, that same year, she was part of the Playz fiction Colegas.[14]

In 2018, Atresmedia gave her the opportunity to direct and write her own series, Looser, broadcast on the digital platform Atresplayer (then called Flooxer) and produced by Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi, among others.[15][16] Her debut as director was met with negative reviews for the lack of rhythm and structure in the series, which has had no continuity after the first season.[17][18]

In 2019, it was announced she had signed for the TNT Spain series Vota Juan, starring Javier Cámara and María Pujalte, in which she plays the role of Eva Carrasco.[19] In 2020, she continued playing the same character in the spin-off of the previous one called Vamos Juan.[20]

In 2020, she co-starred with Núria Roca in TNT's docu-realit Road Trip, in which the two drive from Miami to Nueva York in a van.[21] After the good reception, that same year they began filming a second season, this time in Spain and with Carmina Barrios as a new traveling companion.[22]

Esty Quesada has written two books: Freak in 2017 and Las cosas que me salvaron la vida in 2018 with publishers Hidroavión and Plan B, respectively, and since 2020 she has had her own podcast called Club de Fans de Shrek.[23]

ControversiesEdit

Quesada's radical statements have gotten her into a lot of trouble over the course of her career.

After her beginnings on Youtube in 2015, she gained popularity mainly due to a video published in May 2017 entitled Carlota Corredera: gorda traicionera, in which she attacked said television presenter, referring to her as "a fat self-conscious who now goes curvy after losing 60 kilos" and stating that "nobody has to make you feel bad about your weight, Carlota Corredera." Maybe you are a self-conscious fat girl who thinks that because you are fat, you don't deserve to live".[24][25]

That same year, in the TV program Snacks de tele, she stated that "Andalusians are people, but maybe you are a little bit below the rest".[26]

In 2021, she intervened in the Feroz Awards gala with a controversial monologue on ETA terrorism.[27] A few months later, in September 2021, in the program La Fábrica de Gabriel Rufián she stated that Vox should be killed, that a limpet bomb should be placed in the wedding of Cristina Pedroche and Dabiz Muñoz, or that the influencer Pelayo Díaz "allegedly deserves death", as a result of which the said party announced that it was going to initiate legal action against both.[28] In view of the controversy, Quesada apologized, claiming that she was speaking in a metaphorical way and stating that "I lost my way." I always speak in a humorous way, but perhaps this situation did not require it. [29] Rufián, for her part, distanced himself from Quesada's comments and said that she didn't agree with them, even though the show wasn't live but was a recording that could have been edited to take out those parts.[30]

Private lifeEdit

She is openly bisexual.[31]

FilmographyEdit

CinemaEdit

Year Title Role Directed by Notes
2017 La llamada Marta Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi Secondary role

SeriesEdit

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2017 – 2018 Colegas Soy una pringada Playz Recurring cast; 6 episodes
2018 Looser Pringada Flooxer Main cast; 6 episodes
Capítulo 0 Darkness #0 1 episode
2018 – 2019 Paquita Salas Youtuber Netflix 2 episodes
2019 Vota Juan Eva Carrasco TNT España / Amazon Video Prime Recurring cast; 6 episodes
Terror y feria Cleaner Flooxer 1 episode
2020 Válidas Esty Youtube 1 episode
Veneno Take That fan Atresplayer Premium 1 episod
Vamos Juan Eva Carrasco TNT España Main cast; 6 episodes
2021 No quiero ser pobre Friend Youtube Main cast; 5 episodes
2021 – 2022 Venga Juan Eva Carrasco HBO Max Main cast; 7 episodes

ProgramsEdit

Year Títle Channel Role
2017 Snacks de tele Cuatro Presenter
2020 – present Road Trip TNT Protagonist of the docu-reality
2021 Celebrity Bake Off Amazon Prime Video Contestant
Year Title Channel Duration
2017 Chester in love Cuatro 1 program
Convénzeme Be Mad
Dani&Flo Cuatro
2018 Alaska y Mario Paramount Network
2019 Quan arribin els marcians TV3
Retratos cono alma La 1
2020 Dar cera, pulir 0 #0
No pot ser! TV3
El hormiguero Antena 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Esty Quesada". FormulaTV (in Spanish).
  2. ^ a b "About Soy una pringada". YouTube.
  3. ^ "Quién es 'Soy una Pringada', el fenómeno 'contrayoutuber' llega a Málaga". Diario Sur (in Spanish). 6 October 2017.
  4. ^ "¿Quién es Esty Quesada?". Las Provincias (in Spanish). 14 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Club de fans de Shrek #4: Madres". YouTube (in Spanish). 27 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Esty Quesada también padeció el trastorno de Raj, el 'mutismo selectivo'". Atresmedia (in Spanish). 23 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Soy una Pringada: "Puigdemont es lo más, es muy guay hacer cosas ilegales"" (in Spanish). 16 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Soy una Pringada: su guerra contra Carlota Corredera, Leticia Dolera... y un fan sorpresa". El Confidencial (in Spanish). 14 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Así es 'Soy una Pringada', la 'youtuber' que llamó "traicionera" a Carlota Corredera y fulminó a Torbe en un día". El Español (in Spanish). 2 June 2017.
  10. ^ "'Snacks De Tele' se refuerza para intentar hacerse un hueco en Cuatro". El Televisero (in Spanish). 4 August 2017.
  11. ^ "A Cuatro se le indigesta 'Snacks' y cancela el programa tras tres entregas". El Economista (in Spanish). 31 July 2017.
  12. ^ "El fenómeno "soy una pringada" ahora también en papel". Ivoox (in Spanish).
  13. ^ "El tráiler de 'La Llamada' desvela el cameo de 'Soy una Pringada', irreconocible sin maquillaje". El Economista (in Spanish). 24 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Soy una Pringada, nuevo fichaje para la webserie 'Colegas'". Formula TV (in Spanish). 16 September 2017.
  15. ^ "'Looser': Flooxer estrenará la serie de Soy Una Pringada el 17 de mayo". Formula TV (in Spanish). 27 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Tras su fracaso en Mediaset, Soy una Pringada protagonizará una serie en Atresmedia". El Confidencial (in Spanish). 7 September 2017.
  17. ^ "'Looser': la oportunidad perdida de la "serie" de 'Soy una pringada'". La Información (in Spanish). 28 May 2018.
  18. ^ "«Looser»: Kitsch, misantopía y comida basura". ABC (in Spanish). 10 June 2018.
  19. ^ "TNT estrena la comedia política 'Vota Juan' este viernes". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 25 January 2019.
  20. ^ "'Vamos Juan' ya tiene fecha de estreno en TNT". eCartelera (in Spanish).
  21. ^ "Nuria Roca se va de viaje con Esty Quesada en «Road Trip»". ABC (in Spanish). 26 January 2020.
  22. ^ "Carmina Barrios se une a la segunda entrega de 'Road Trip'". Levante EMV (in Spanish). 11 September 2020.
  23. ^ "La estrella de YouTube conocida como Soy una Pringada, ha presentado su segundo libro "Las cosas que me salvaron la vida"". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 3 December 2018.
  24. ^ "El cambio radical de Soy una Pringada: de niña a estrella televisiva". El Confidencial (in Spanish). 24 September 2017.
  25. ^ "Esty Quesada y las polémicas: el provocador discurso de YouTube que no encaja en televisión". El Español (in Spanish). 7 September 2021.
  26. ^ "'Soy una Pringada': así pasó Esty Quesada de atizar a los 'indepes' a ser denunciada por Vox". El Confidencial (in Spanish). 6 September 2021.
  27. ^ "El polémico monólogo de Esty Quesada sobre ETA: «Si sois de Murcia no podéis hacer chistes de ETA. Yo sí»". ABC (in Spanish). 3 March 2021.
  28. ^ "Vox y Ciudadanos acusan a Rufián de incitar al odio por su entrevista a 'Soy una pringada'". El Diario (in Spanish). 4 September 2021.
  29. ^ "Esty Quesada, tras sus palabras sobre Vox con Gabriel Rufián: "Yo siempre hablo en clave de humor"". El Diario (in Spanish). 6 September 2021.
  30. ^ "Rufián condena las palabras de la youtuber Esty Quesada, que invitaba a «matar» a Vox". Diario16 (in Spanish). 5 September 2021.
  31. ^ "La reflexión de Esty Quesada sobre ser agénero y bisexual: "Hay que llevarlo con naturalidad"". LaSexta (in Spanish). 26 January 2020.