STPeach is one of the more popular streamers out there, both on Twitch and her other social media accounts. She currently has a little over 810 thousand followers on Twitch, 198 thousand subscribers on her YouTube channel, 175 thousand Twitter followers, and a whopping 1 million followers on her Instagram. Her large social media following doesn’t come as much of a surprise when you start watching her streams and browsing through her Instagram photos. She’s a gorgeous blonde with striking green eyes and a body to die for.
Her real name is Lisa Vannatta, born on November 8, 1993. She was born and raised in Calgary, Canada but moved to LA, California a few months ago. When she’s not streaming, she posts occasional fitness and travel vlogs on her YouTube channel, ST Peach. Her day job, according to Everipedia, is as a dental assistant. She has three cats who make the occasional guest appearance in her videos – Alfred, Leo, and Korra.
She’s been streaming online since August 2015, but her love for video games came about long before that. She has two older brothers who she credits for influencing her interest in playing video games. In an interview with NextShark, she tells them, “Once I began to play Maplestory in middle school, I was hooked on video games.”
Her streams on Twitch are from a variety of games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends. She wrote on her About Me portion on her Twitch that she currently loves Fortnite.
STPeach is a pretty loved streamer as she always has a pleasant disposition when playing and interacting with her subscribers. As such, people generally have good things to say about her (with the occasional, inevitable vitriol). That is until she started posting photos and videos of her new boyfriend, Jay. You could say that it’s fairly normal for celebrities – online personalities included – to get some negativity from followers when they get into a relationship. In STPeach’s case, however, it got pretty extreme.
She started dating fellow gamer Jay in October 2016. It was actually her first favorite game, Maplestory, which led to the start of their love story. She told NextShark that a friend of Jay’s was in her guild in the game and she eventually got to know Jay through Skype. They became friends and finally decided to meet. From there, she says: “…we’ve hit it off ever since.” Jay is a registered nurse and lives in LA, which is probably why STPeach recently moved there, too.
With such a sweet story, why then is the relationship getting so much hate? Well, it seems the negative comments are mostly simple because he’s Asian. When asked about the comments on her relationship, she says they don’t let it affect their relationship. In fact, she claims that they actually find it funny and often talk about it amongst themselves. And this has obviously worked, as STPeach announced their engagement with this post on her Instagram:
In December 2017, STPeach joined Mhova, Kootra, and many others on the list of streamers to be swatted during a live stream. For those unfamiliar, swatting is a dangerous prank that involves making a fake call to emergency services in order to have them dispatch officers to someone else’s house. While most of the incidents have been harmless in terms of physical violence, you never know what the effects could be on the person pranked.
STPeach was 8 hours into what was supposed to be a 12-hour Christmas event where she was giving away gifts and prizes to her viewers. According to The Globe and Mail, someone online warned her that she may be the victim of a swatting. At that point, a tactical unit and police officers were already at her address and had evacuated nearby units. Before things could escalate, she called the police and informed them of the warning she received. Her live stream was immediately cut and her viewers were left wondering what was going on. It took half an hour but the police were eventually able to confirm that it was a hoax.
The suspect for the swatting on STPeach is Tyler Raj Barriss, who was also wanted for another swatting incident – this time in Kansas – that led to the fatal shooting of the prank’s victim, Andrew Finch.
Check out STPeach’s Twitch streams here.