Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight goes to 22 year old soon to be college graduate and YouTube sensation Arianna Jonae . If you ask any of her friends they will tell you she is very ANIMATED and we all can tell by her loving personality in her high quality videos she spontaneously uploads to YouTube . She currently is studying Converged Broadcasting and after her graduation in May , she plans to move to California for an internship and to pursue her career in television and digital media.
With over 32K subscribers supporting her and her beauty , fashion , and lifestyle related videos this girl was born to be on a screen ! We loved her fashion sense and her video so we just had to get an inside scoop. Read more below !
Q : How did you get started with YouTube?
Arianna : Back in elementary school, I used to make videos with my parents’ giant camcorder. I’d use my Barbies as actresses and made them like the old Mary-Kate and Ashley videos. When I got into middle school, my parents bought me my own camera and that’s around the time YouTube first came about. I used to record my friends and make random skits and in 10th grade I wanted to start fresh. I made the ItsAriBby Channel (the same one I use today) and got my first 100 subscribers.
I used it as a creative outlet and as a way to practice acting. I really wanted to be an actress back then. I continued uploading sporadically until I went off to college. Then I would only upload every couple of months. In April of 2014, I decided to get back to YouTube and get really serious about it. I’ve been at it ever since working on branding myself and building my channel and blog into a business.
Q: What advice do you have for someone who wants to start and grow a YouTube channel?
Arianna : First of all, BE YOURSELF. I can’t tell you how many videos I see that look the exact same. People use the same music, graphics, even the same greetings! It gets really repetitive and boring. Find your voice and use it. It’ll definitely help you stand out from the crowd. Also, don’t focus on the numbers. It’s a lot easier said than done, but looking at the numbers will only upset you. Focus on engaging with your viewers, networking with other YouTubers, and having fun! YouTube isn’t about getting free things or being famous. It’s all about expressing your creativity, sharing your favorite tips and tricks, and just having a space to do whatever you want to do.
Q: What/who inspires your style?
A: I love taking inspiration from bloggers and Instagram. I’ll search through hashtags and browse different outfits or look at fashion blogs to get a little inspiration. I also look at celebrity street style photos like when they’re out and about running errands. Like when they’re dressed really casual. I love taking inspiration from that.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Arianna : My style is really eclectic. Some days I may feel like wearing a minimalistic outfit while other days I want to be more girly. Most of the time I wear neutral colors so I can interchange them and create more looks.
Q: What are your plans for the next 5 years?
Arianna : This is a tough question! I graduate from school this year so everything is about to change. I’m moving to Los Angeles for an internship this summer and then we’ll see where it goes from there. I’m getting my degree in Converged Broadcast Media and my dream job is to be a television host. Hopefully I’ll get a hosting job within a few months of graduation. Of course I’ll continue working on my YouTube channel and blog as well.
For more on Arianna’s journey , make sure to follow her @ariannajonae
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Written by @dasiatheceo