Wengie was born on January 9, 1987 in Guangzhou, China. She moved to Australia to be with her parents when she was 4 years old. Growing up, Wengie was very shy and introverted. Because of her shyness, her teachers became concerned and suggested her parents should take her out more.
Wengie also grew up poor. She remembers playing with a lot of DIY toys, which contributed to her creativity. As she grew up, her interests changed to fashion and beauty. She learned how to use a sewing machine and made a lot of clothes herself. Because of her poor financial background, she made the decision to pursue accounting instead of fashion.
She pursued a career in accounting but wasn’t happy with the lack of creativity. She quit her job and became a social media consultant. While working as a social media consultant, she ventured out into the world of blogging. Blogging led her to YouTube, where she created videos for her blogs. YouTube was where she could be creative and pursue her interests. Soon, she became so popular through YouTube that she was able to quit her day job as a social medial consultant. She became a full-time YouTuber in August, 2015. During that time, she also got engaged with then boyfriend.