Food Babies: Who Is Alex?
Alex is one-half of The Try Guy's food-tasting duos, The Food Babies. Her real name is Alexandria Herring.
Herring graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in 2014. She studied communications and anthropology during her college days.
As of 2022, Alex has established herself as a successful Youtuber and content creator. In addition, she has gained years of experience working on music videos, commercials, and a Try Guys video.
The Youtuber started her journey as a Sales Associate in the year 2010. She worked for companies like Gilly Hicks and Abercrombie & Fitch. In 2013, she joined the Entertainment Delivery Group and gained experience as an office assistant.
Her journey in production began at the Partizan, which paved her way to join companies like O Positive Films and Pretty Bird. She has also worked as a personal assistant to American music video director Kevin Bray.
In June 2014, she joined DNA inc as an Office Production Assistant, where she worked on many famous musical projects of the Canadian rock band, The Nickelback.
According to her LinkedIn profile, she has also assisted in Jamie Foxx ft. Chris Brown - "You Changed Me," Little Mix - "Black Magic," Dallas Smith - "Lifted," Elliphant - "Never Been in Love," Fifth Harmony - "All I Want for Christmas, and many more. Additionally, between 2015 to 2018, she was involved with Lock & Valentine LLC and BuzzFeed.
She collaborated for the first time on a series of videos The Try Guys produced to promote the movie The Shallows while Buzzfeed still employed her. All the films were filmed in Florida, making it her first trip to work.
Joining the 2nd Try LLC (The Try Guys)
Alex eventually joined the 2nd Try LLC, a Los Angeles-based video production firm. She has served as the company's associate producer ever since.
These days, she regularly collaborates with fellow producers Rachel Cole and Nick Rufca because numerous videos are being produced simultaneously. Along with office administration responsibilities, Herring also lends a hand on more extensive branded video and vacation projects.
Alex has helped produce several instructive web series, including "Eat the Menu," "The Try Guys: DUI Series," "Without a Recipe," etc. She was also part of the Behind the Try: A Try Guys Documentary released in 2020.
Appearing On Food Babies Episodes
Alexandria Herring gained attention in the Food Babies episodes, where she works as a senior associate producer. She appears alongside her team's senior editor, YB Chang.
In the program, Alex and YB eat a substantial amount of varieties of food, usually during speed and followed up by endurance rounds.
According to Alex and YB, the series started as a fun mukbang between two friends, eventually becoming an exciting series. For example, they ate chicken nuggets in their first video, which received 3 million views on its first weekend. Similarly, the Food Babies video trying 300 sushi has amassed 8.6 million views at the time of writing.
Under Herring and her friend's management, the Try Guys channel had earned a Webby Award nomination some years ago.