Dream, a well-known YouTube content maker, finally showed his face in a video that debuted on October 2 and attracted over 1.5 million visitors. Since 2014, Dream has been active on the social networking site, mostly through his Minecraft broadcasts and videos. He has built a network of more than 30 million subscribers throughout that period. Although Dream did once disclose his hair on camera, the YouTuber has somehow managed to avoid ever revealing his face, always hiding it behind a cheerful face mask.
On YouTube or Twitch, few content producers decide to hide their face from their viewers. While some may begin off camera, the majority prefer to reveal their appearance as soon as possible because it might be challenging to defy fans’ attempts to see their favorite content creator’s face. Some authors, like Corpse Husband, worry that a face reveal might eventually be upsetting for followers because the mystery around someone’s appearance occasionally contributes to their enthusiasm.
When Dream said at the end of September that he would finally show his face, anticipation immediately increased. 360,000 people liked the news alone on his YouTube community tab. On October 2, when the video eventually made its debut, it received almost 1.5 million viewers in the first four minutes. The video has received over 10 million views and 1.3 million likes barely four hours after its debut.
The rationale for Dream’s decision to finally show his face is clear-cut and logical. The content producer wants to start meeting some of the friends he’s made online after spending years hiding his name, so it would be impossible to maintain his anonymity. The YouTuber provided some insight into how challenging it has been, particularly in light of the ongoing attempts to discover Dream’s appearance and even dox him. In the announcement video, Dream stated, “I’ve been bunkered up.” “The people trying to leak my face, trying to find out what I look like… There’s too many.”
The face reveal on YouTube, according to Dream, won’t fundamentally alter the way he makes material, but there could be some where he now appears on camera. That will mostly stay the same because the great bulk of his video consists of footage of him playing Minecraft without the need for a face cam.