It Girl Interview

“I’ve sacrificed having work that rewards me in PTO, health insurance, and a predictable income. I also now often work on weekends because portrait photography is often done on weekends.  What I gained was a sense of ownership and freedom I’ve never had in any other job. And also the empowering knowledge that I have been able to sustainability work for myself.”

Aspiring Co

Spectrum Local News

Triangle Photographer Exposes Small Businesses to Free Advertising

Spectrum Local News

WRAL Out & About Podcast

Find out more about how Nguyen makes a living as a professional blogger and Instagrammer, plus find out her favorite restaurants in the Triangle on this week’s WRAL Out and About Podcast!

WRAL Out and About

Midtown Magazine

Linda’s popular account features thousands of food photos from places in the Triangle and beyond. And even though she is making part of her living from her influencer role, she admits it’s not easy.

Meet The Influencers

The News & Observer

“For Linda Nguyen, a Raleigh-based influencer, social media is her full-time job. She mainly blogs and Instagrams photos of food at area restaurants under the heading of Girl Eats World and gives recommendations to her 16,000 followers.”

Wait, you can get paid for posting Instagram photos? Influencer industry flourishes.


2019 Voter’s Choice Third Place Winner for Best Instagrammer
2018 Voter’s Choice First Place Winner for Best Instagrammer

Tabletop Media Group

“I literally dream about food often; my favorite dream was the one where someone hand feeds me chocolate by the spoonful over and over again. I love how universal food is. We need it to live but we use it to bond and explore the world too.”

Friends of Tabletop: Meet Linda Nguyen of Girl Eats World

Austin Culture Map

“Follow Linda on her food journey all over Texas as she shares her love of all kinds of cuisine. While she doesn’t blog daily, her posts are thoughtful, detailed and reminiscent of a diary we’ve stumbled upon and just can’t stop reading. “

The 16 Austin bloggers guaranteed to make your life stylish, fit, drunk and full

Writer’s Rough Drafts Podcast

“She is a consummate content creator, with a few different blogs, an active Instagram feed, and her own sketch notes and #DoodlesAboutFeelings series. Previously, she ran a multi-contributor YouTube vlogging channel called Totes Awesome.”

Writers’ Rough Drafts“ Episode #27 with Linda Nguyen”