YouTube couple Sugu Pavithra gets their first salary

Pavithra cooking one of her recipes – Bernama pix

Malaysia’s YouTube cooking sensation Sugu Pavithra is over the moon to have finally received her first salary from the video-sharing company.

The 28-year old S. Pavithra went to Perak’s main post office in Ipoh all the way from Sungai Siput to claim their deferred salary since she and her husband became YouTube partner in January.

The mother of two, who hails from Buntong, said she would use the payment to buy clothes for herself and her family.

“We are not rich people. We are so happy to receive the salary although it is not as much as people claimed on the social media, because my husband and I have been patiently waiting for this.

“I will use the money to buy clothes, go for hair rebonding and also buy prayer materials for my house.”

She said following a Bernama report of her interview on May 8, her YouTube subscribers had increased to 566,000 as of today.

Pavithra, who speaks fluent Malay, said many companies and individuals have called her to contribute food, cooking essentials and electrical appliances.

However, she said what she already has is more than enough.

Pavithra said she was also proud to receive a congratulatory message from Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, along with some gifts which have motivated the couple to continue sharing their cooking videos.

“After the interview with Bernama was released, I began to receive dozens of calls every day including from a radio company in India that wanted to interview me. Our lives have changed and I even have to prepare a book to organise meetings or visits,” she added.

Pavithra said following the increase in incoming calls, the couple could not upload their videos as frequently as before because they only have one mobile phone and were worried it might halt their recordings.