1. When and how did social media blogging & YouTube start for you?
I started off by making an Instagram for fun when the hype began and just started posting content and people kept suggesting to go on YouTube, including family and friends. Since sixth form I had people asking me where I shop, how I did my eyeliner etc.
But blogging and becoming an influencer was a lot more than that for me...
2. What’s the most successful campaign you’ve either been a part of or launched yourself?
For me my biggest success is my own Anti-Bullying campaign - Be Your Own Shade Of Beautiful.
Whether it reaches 10 people or a 1000, I have succeed if I have helped even one person and helped them overcome their insecurities and self esteem due to bullying.
3. You had an amazing response from featuring in Corner Shop Show, has acting ever been in your intentions?
I never thought we would get an amazing response. I'm humbled truly!!
I'm not gonna lie when I was younger I wanted to be in Bollywood haha but as I grew older I let that delusional fantasy die.
But I never thought I would do any sort of acting - But I loved filming for Corner Shop, It's like a little family.
4. Not only are you in Corner Shop, you’re co-starring alongside your husband! What’s it like acting with him? Do you prepare your lines before hand?
Oh dear! I had a feeling this question was coming. Do you guys want the truth or a diplomatic answer haha. Just kidding!
I prepare my lines beforehand or try at least and then there's my darling husband who is practicing my lines as we are walking towards filming. And somehow my husband and the crew all act as if I'm the one who's a disaster haha.
But it's amazing acting with him and having him by my side, as he's my biggest strength.
5. How much do you both improvise on set? Do you throw in your own ideas?
I think the nicest thing is because we have an understanding we can help each other with ideas yet have a good laugh and make fun of one another at the same time. That includes Islah who is the best person to film with as well. But for this episode, I did throw in the idea for those two jumpers we're wearing!
6. What’s it like working on set with the Corner Shop Crew? What are the difficulties?
I loved filming with the Corner Shop Crew - I think they're extremely professional yet so chilled and laid back which makes it so easy for an amateur actor like me to just go with the flow.
The only difficulty I had the first time I filmed was thinking that these guys are all professionals and experienced and I'm gonna make myself look like a fool!
But the whole team was extremely encouraging and we had an awesome time. (So I'd like to think!)
7. You’re a role model to a lot of young women out there, is there any advice you’d give anyone following your career?
Role model sounds like such a big word and a massive title. I don't know if I'm worthy of being a role model but when people say I am it's such an honour and I feel so humbled.
It builds the pressure a lot too as you have to be careful with things you say and do as you have young girls looking up to you.
My only advice to anyone wishing to become a blogger or public figure - Be yourself, be sincere and be passionate.
Enjoy what you do and use your platforms for good and positivity, not to increase figures.
Remember it's not about how many people follow you, it's about how many hearts you touch.
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