Get to know one of Everly Mag’s aspiring influencer contest winners, Reagan!
Reagan, 13, is from Connecticut in the United States. She’s passionate about acting, dance, and singing. She loves acting because she can express herself, and she is in her element onstage or in front of a camera. She loves to dance for the exercise, sport, and art. She has been singing for as long as she can remember, and she loves to sing anything, whether she’s in the car, at school, at home, on the bus, or anywhere else!
Reagan is not only an Everly Mag Ambassador, but is also one of our incredible Social Media Leaders! Get to know her and the rest of our Summer 2018 Leaders here.
What does Reagan love about Everly Mag?* She loves the positivity that Everly Mag spreads, the ways Everly Mag inspires others through its blog posts, and all the amazing influencers the publication features.
What would Reagan do if she woke up to 1 million followers?* She’d inspire others even more. With a bigger following, she can make even more of a difference, and with one million followers, at least one person would be inspired to spread another message of positivity. She would help others with positive messages get noticed, because they deserve all the followers as well, and of course she would thank everyone for their support.
Everly Mag interviewed Reagan about social media, who inspires her, what it means to be an influencer, and more!
Everly Mag: Describe your personality in 5 words.
Reagan: Positive, optimistic, social, compassionate, humble.
Everly Mag: When and why did you start using social media? What social networks do you use?
Reagan: I first started using Instagram when I was in 6th grade, just to share photos with my friends. As I started to get involved [in] more activities, I would post about how much I loved them. I came across Everly Mag and instantly wanted to be part of the [ambassador] program to spread positivity! I mostly use Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube.
Everly Mag: What’s your favorite social network or app and why?
Reagan: My favorite social media would have to be Instagram. I love the community, the way you can share the things you love, and [how you can] communicate with others!
Everly Mag: What’s your favorite and least favorite thing about social media?
Reagan: I love how you can easily share and socialize with others about the things you love, but I do not like all the negative pages and hate pages throughout all social media platforms.
Everly Mag: How can teens make social media a better place?
Reagan: By using their voice! Using social media to spread positive messages that block out the hate can influence others [to see] that being positive is always the right way to think.
Everly Mag: What are 3 goals you have for your future?
Reagan: My first goal would be to star in a movie or TV show. I have always dreamed of getting to live out my dream as an actress, and maybe even get to work with Brat, one of my favorite YouTube series producers. My second goal would be to come out with an original song. I love to sing, [and] if I could record my own song and be able to start my career, I would be so happy!
My third goal is to work with other big social media influencers. Dylan and Caden Conrique, Annie and Hayley LeBlanc, and Maddie and Kenzie Ziegler are all people I have supported for a while and it would be amazing to work with them.
Everly Mag: What’s one piece of advice you have for teens who want to spread positivity on social media?
Reagan: Even if you feel that you can’t, you can make a difference in someone’s life! Just spread positivity and keep promoting what you believe in.
Everly Mag: Share one quote that inspires you.
Reagan: I have always lived by the quote: “With determination, you can accomplish anything!” because you have to work hard to reach your goal. Things do not always happen overnight, you have to work for it!
Everly Mag: Who are your top 3 role models?
Reagan: Annie LeBlanc because of her positivity, optimism, and sense of humor. I strive to be like her every day because she stays so happy despite the problems she has. My sister Sydney is also a big role model because she is always there for me, she works hard, and she has a kind heart and personality.
My mom is the biggest role model of them all. She works two jobs and still finds time to hang with me! She is such an amazing person!
Everly Mag: What does it mean to you to be an influencer?
Reagan: I think being an influencer means that you can use your social media to spread positivity, which is what I love doing.
Everly Mag: How could you change the world as an influencer?
Reagan: If I became a big influencer, I would be able to talk to fans about anything, whether it is a problem or they just want to talk.
Everly Mag: Lastly, tell us one thing about you that might surprise our readers.
Reagan: I have been dancing for 11 years, singing my whole life, and acting for 6 years!
Thanks, Reagan, for such an enthusiastic and engaging interview! Find Reagan on Instagram.
*Questions edited by Everly Mag staff based on application answers.
Image Credit: All images provided to Everly Mag by Reagan