Over the last several years, YouTube has become an extremely popular method for people to express themselves. Users with niche interests often create content for a community of fans that is sometimes millions strong. For viewers who are interested in Japan or Japanese culture, Miss Hannah Minx was one of the most popular YouTube stars. Her Japanese language videos garnered millions of views, but she disappeared suddenly several years ago. So what happened to Hannah Minx, and where is she now?
Hannah Minx’s Rise to YouTube Stardom
Hannah Wagner, AKA Hannah Minx, was born in Lexington Kentucky on October 31,1988. While she didn’t spend her childhood in the entertainment business, she eventually realized that she wanted to bring a smile to people’s faces. When she was studying abroad at Sophia University in Japan, she had the idea to make educational Japanese language videos, which she calls JWOWs (Japanese Word of the Week).
Hannah joined YouTube in 2008 and uploaded her first video in March, 2009. She became an overnight success. Her MissHannahMinx YouTube channel’s popularity skyrocketed; her most watched video has over 10 million views. Her subscribers were entertained by weekly JWOWs, as well as other content featuring Hannah’s signature cute, Japanese style.
What Happened to Hannah??
Besides working on YouTube, Hannah also made several films. In 2012, she appeared in The Devil’s Carnival, a horror movie about a hellish carnival. She also worked on the film Slay Belles, which is set to come out Christmas 2016.
However, in spite of her success, Hannah Minx disappeared in 2013. Her last video was filmed on August 9th of that year, and she hasn’t really been seen or heard from since. Her social media pages have been silent, and her YouTube channel still has no new videos.There has been a great deal of speculation about what happened to Hannah.
Some fans have suggested that she got pregnant, and there was even some speculation that she had died. Because of the lack of reliable information we have about Hannah’s personal life, it is difficult to distinguish between what is true and what is false.
What is Hannah Minx Doing Now in 2018?
Amidst all the rumors about Hannah’s disappearance, one Reddit user claims to have the answers. This person is allegedly a long time fan of Hannah’s. Because they watched Hannah’s videos early in her career when she was adding fans to her personal Facebook page, this person has insider access to her personal life.
In a post from a year ago, the u/rosietherose states that Hannah’s personal facebook page confirms that she is married with children. Her alleged husband is Steve Fox Osterhagen, and her Facebook update from May of 2014 is evidence that this may be true.
So why did Hannah quit YouTube? This user claims that because Hannah’s manager owned the rights to the “HannahMinx” trademark, Hannah was no longer the owner of her own content. Instead of fighting to get her channel back, Hannah Minx has chosen to embrace her new life as a wife and mother, and leave her persona behind.
It is unclear whether u/rosietherose’s post is genuine, but the evidence seems to support their claims. Either way, it seems clear that we shouldn’t be expecting more content from Hannah Minx any time soon.