PHIA

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PHIA
PHIA Avatar.jpg
PHIA's YouTube avatar
Real name Sophia Bollinger
Aliases PHIAbunny, Sophie, Mrs. Worldwide, Large Marge
Birthday January 24, 2000
Nationality American
This article is about the vtuber. For other uses, see PHIA (disambiguation).
"Hey guys, and welcome back to...the Virtual Reality Show! Where we talk about any and all things related to virtual reality! Inside...virtual reality!"
―PHIA

PHIA, also known as PHIAbunny or Sophie, is the creator and host of The Virtual Reality Show.

The proper way to write her name is with all capital letters - PHIA, rather than Phia. The name PHIA comes from Sophia. On a day to day basis, PHIA goes by her nickname Sophie.

Biography

PHIA's different avatars are based on her real world physical appearance and clothing.

Sophia "PHIA" Bollinger was born and raised in the state of Missouri, but now currently resides in Florida. Her love of VR started after getting her first headset, an Oculus Rift S, on Christmas Day of 2019. Using the headset for the first time changed her perception of reality forever, sparking an obsession with all things virtual.

On February 15th, 2020, PHIA came up with the idea of TVRS during her drive to her college classes. The rest of the day was spent scripting, recording, editing, and creating "The Virtual Reality Show" YouTube channel. The first episode was uploaded to the channel a little past midnight, marking February 16th as the upload date of the first TVRS episode.

Important PHIA events

  • June 15, 2019 - Attended Second Sky music festival in Oakland, San Francisco
  • September 2019 - released vocal collab with Neptune, Voyager (feat. PHIA)
  • October 23, 2019 - The original PHIA model was created
  • December 25, 2019 - PHIA got her first headset, an Oculus Rift S
  • February 18, 2020 - first upload to TVRS. The episode was written on the 17th, then uploaded at 1 AM on the 18th.
  • February 27, 2020 - TVRS hits 100 subs
  • March 18, 2020 - Porter Robinson posted "meeting a very inspiring fan of mine in VR" to all major social media platforms
  • April 13, 2020 - ordered a Valve Index
  • June 22, 2020 - PHIA is featured on the Disrupt Podcast
  • June 25, 2020 - TVRS hits 10,000 subscribers
  • June 30, 2020 - PHIA gets her Valve Index
  • July 19, 2020 -PHIA releases full video on the Disrupt channel
  • October 25, 2020 - PHIA reaches 50,000 subscribers
  • November 4, 2020 - PHIA gets partnered on Twitch
  • March 25, 2021 - 'The Virtual Reality Show' YouTube channel was renamed to 'PHIA'
  • June 8, 2021 - PHIA's YouTube channel reached 100,000 subscribers
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Alter egos

  • Goddess of Pheet - The benevolent goddess that brought light to the land
  • Sans Undertale - The PHIA model adjusted to look like the character Sans from the 2015 game Undertale

List of works

Web series

Voice acting

Discography

Although PHIA has posted several songs on her Soundcloud page, she no longer makes music due to having lost the master files of her songs.

Original songs

  • Dreaming By The Sea
  • That One Feeling
  • Familiarity

As featured artist

Appearances

Trivia

  • PHIA's favorite colors are blurple and lilac.
  • PHIA is a featured voice actor in the game Droplet: States of Matter by Krayfishkarl as the character Molly-QL. Additionally, many of the game's sound effects come from sound bytes of her Twitch streams.
  • PHIA often says her first time playing VR was when she received her Oculus Rift S, but her first experience with VR was actually playing Beatsaber at a house party a year prior.
  • PHIA intended to study abroad and become an English teacher in Japan before refocusing her career to The Virtual Reality Show.
  • In highschool, PHIA was on the cheer squad and also was in multiple theatre productions as both gave her the opportunity to express her enthusiastic personality.
  • Lumi, the TVRS Art Director, reached out to PHIA after watching the Porter Robinson video because her words deeply resonated with him.
  • PHIA has confessed to filling up a cup with soda at a fast food restaurant without paying for it.
  • PHIA is 5'5" tall and weighs about 100 pounds.

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