For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bethany Mota, she is a highly successful YouTube star, known for her fashion sense and DIY projects. She lives by the quote “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind,” and inspires many teens around the globe. Plus, she won tonight at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. Read on for the details on Mota.
1. Mota Is a YouTube Fashion Icon to Many
Bethany Mota makes videos about makeup, hair, fashion, and DIY projects that she enjoys. She started off with her Fashion.Beauty.Fun YouTube channel Macbarbie07, but, since amassing over 6 million subscribers, she has since further evolved. Now she also has another YouTube channel called Bethany’s Life. Bethany’s Life has almost 1.8 million subscribers and also features the same quote, “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind,” in her “About” section.
Yahoo Finance notes that Bethany’s YouTube channel “MACBARBIE07” accumulates an estimated $40,000 per month.
2. You Can Buy Her Clothing Designs at Aeropostale
Mota has become so well-known for her fashion that the prominent company Aeropostale has brought her on-board. You can check out and/or buy some of her designs by clicking here on their site. Plus, you can check out her summer collection in the above video campaign featuring Mota herself.
Mota is also said to be working with Forever 21 and JCPenney.
3. Bullying Was the Reason Mota First Turned to YouTube
Home-schooled as a child, Bethany entered public school in junior high but decided it wasn’t for her after a devastating bout of cyber-bullying in 2009. Bored, lonely and looking for an outlet, she redirected her energy into an unexpected hobby: creating YouTube videos for girls just like her that offered make-up tips and fashion advice, among other things.
4. Her Instagram Has Over 2.8 Million Followers
Bethany Mota’s Instagram has over 2.8 million followers, her Vine account has over 350,000 fans, and her Twitter account has over 1.4 million. Her specialty posts are called “haul videos.” Wikipedia’s definition of a “haul video” is:
A haul video is a video recording, posted to the Internet, which displays items recently purchased, including product details or even the price. The posting of haul videos (or hauls) has been a growing trend, during 2007–2010.
Mota mainly uses fashion as the subject for her “haul videos.” Recipes and holiday video posts are also big with Mota.
5. Fans Have Been Shipping Bethany Mota & Connor Franta
— Bethany Mota∞ (@BethanysSisters) May 1, 2014
Connor Franta is another internet sensation and Mota fans have speculated that the two are dating. In fact, they still wish and hope to two will get together. Check out the below “Ship Up” video of the two stars.