Tell us about yourself? Where are you from, how did you get to Utah?
I split the majority of my childhood between the Bay Area in California and Portland, OR. I lived in California until I was around the age of eleven and then my family moved up north. At the time my childhood best friend had recently moved to Utah, along with several members of my extended family. I would visit her as often as I could, and I just ended up falling in love with it, so I moved out here after high school, and I have been here ever since.
When did you start tiktok and how did you start blowing up?
I have been a fan of TikTok from the beginning. When the app first launched, I started making different lifestyle videos and I discovered that I loved creating content and using the app. I was posting for a while without much traction and then one day a video of me dancing with one of my friends got over 1 million views and ever since then I have been working on growing my social media presence and finding my niche.
What are your plans for the future? Are you going to continue to pursue tiktok?
I absolutely want to keep pursuing TikTok. I really love creating content and I think the app is such a great way for people to express themselves and connect with others. As for the future, I hope to continue creating original content and focus on shifting my life towards being able to pursue social media full-time.
What advice do you have for people who want to pursue tiktok as a career or hobby?
My biggest advice is to just go for it. You really have nothing to lose. It can be hard to be vulnerable and put your videos out on the internet but don’t pay any mind to what others might say or think about you. If you have a passion or an idea, do it. If creating content makes you happy, do it. You really never know, one video could change your whole life.
What is your dream collaboration?
Other than working with Gem Studios, I really want to partner with Urban Outfitters someday. I love their product and I have been a big fan of their clothes for years.
What inspired the gems and colors you picked for your collection?
My collection was heavily inspired by my favorite colors. I really wanted the line to feel true to me and my style, so I started there and then found a way to make them all fit together cohesively for the collection. I think that they are perfect for the summer season and I included a lot of big statement pieces, which I always think are so fun!
What are your big three?
What’s your favorite activity to do with your mom?
My favorite thing to do with my mom is to spend quality time together while watching a movie and eating all of our favorite snacks. Whenever my mom comes out to visit we always stock up on some tasty treats and have a movie marathon/ spa night. We love to go out and shop around the town too, but there is nothing better than getting to spend time making videos, watching movies, and ordering take-out!
What’s currently playing on your spotify/ apple music?
I am a huge fan of Leon Bridges. He is one of my favorite artists right now, but I definitely listen to a little bit of everything. On any given day you can catch me listening to country, pop, or some R&B. It is honestly hard to pick a genre because I love every type of music, but those have been my go-tos lately.
What do you want to manifest over the next year?
Over the next year, I am manifesting that I will feel proud of who I am and what I’ve accomplished and that I will have been able to use my platform for good. I am so grateful for my platform and I know there are currently a few ways I could take my page, but I am just trusting the process and trying to decide which route feels the most authentic to me, my hobbies, and my passions. I hope to continue to grow over the next year and to continue finding new and unique ways to create content.
What was your favorite part of the collection process?
My favorite part of the collection process was the people. I am so grateful for all of the amazingly talented and kind humans that I have met throughout this process. Every time I showed up to a photo shoot or a meeting it felt like I was hanging out with friends who supported me and really created a fun and empowering environment. This company truly has such an amazing staff and creative team, and I am so honored to be a part of their journey.