She used to spend her hours playing video games, but she has since turned her life around drastically.

According to Asian Town, former self confessed nerd and tomboy Harriet Sugarcookie once lacked self-esteem and had trouble socialising.

She was also bullied in school in the past after moving from Vietnam to the UK.

The 21-year-old became withdrawn as a result. She’d spend hours playing games like Pokémon, Final Fantasy and Skyrim and often not leave the house for days.

Things however took a turn after a roommate posted a photo of her on Reddit.

Netizens took a liking for her photo, which prompted Harriet to post more pictures of herself.

She then built up a fan base and has since decided to make money by being a ‘cam-girl’, someone who poses for webcam videos.

Harriet Sugarcookie now has six virtual boyfriends and earns up to US$180,000 (S$255,645) a year after she embarked on her virtual career.

She uses most of the money to help take care of her relatives and put her cousins through school.