Bao is an English VTuber who debuted on October 30th, 2020. Prior to this, she made music under the name Hikaru Station, reflected in her social media accounts. She currently streams on on Youtube as Bao and on Twitch as hikarustation, while uploading Twitch VODs to her YouTube channel.
Bao is incredibly kind, giving genuine compliments to others. In addition, she shows a passion for puns and an attunement to the culture of the internet and her fandom, often conversing with members of her Discord. In her debut, she states that hayamafair designed her to be "free and enthusiastic, like a playful little spirit of the ocean".
Bao was born from seafoam and is a long-lived whale deity and to her knowledge, the last of her kind. She had explored all the oceans and lived through many wars. As a result, she was very lonely and longed for someone to listen to her voice.
Bao first teased her Live2D model on Twitter on September 30th, 2020. On 11th August, 2020, she announced that she was verified on Youtube. Bao's first stream on YouTube was on October 30th, 2020 and November 6th, 2020 on Twitch. Despite this, she has been making content as hikarustation on YouTube since 2015 in which around the same time she joined Twitter and Twitch.
Her goals as of October 30th, 2020 are to make a full original album, conquer her stage fright and be happy.
- Her official Discord is called Bao's Comfy Cove.
- She often chats with viewers in her Discord.
- Bao's design and first song as a VTuber, "52-Hearts" is based on the 52-hertz whale and was helped in it's production by PrettyPatterns and Dictate.
- Bao's lore video was animated by her friend T3VY and the Japanese script was made by Datenkou.
- Her background music was also made by Cha Latte in 2 days, who also mixed her lore video.
- Bao is Vietnamese for "storm".
- Bao is trilingual, speaking English, Japanese and Vietnamese.
- She is proficient in four instruments, being the guitar, ukelele, piano and ocarina.
- She has some knowledge in animation and motion graphics.
- She likes singing into seashells, eating jellyfish, the color blue and hot fish girls.
- She dislikes Michael Reeves (apparently because he jams straws into sea creatures' noses), apartment sink water, cold showers, avocados and when the salami lid don't fit.
- Some of her favorite games are the Zelda franchise, Animal Crossing and horror games, but despises Among Us with a passion that burns even underwater.
- Aside from those games, her top streamed games include NieR: Automata, Night in the Woods and Minecraft.
- She takes inspiration from musicians such as Harumaki Gohan and Madeon.
- Her favorite anime is Made in Abyss.
- Her mascot's name is Pestonini. It is her and Yuniiho's child, and is a dog-whale hybrid.
- She has an asthmatic cat named Mitzi and a blue wheeler-corgi mixed dog named Macy (who she claims only likes her dad and hates everyone else).
- On 19 November 2020, Bao announced her appreciation about being followed by Mori Calliope of hololive EN.