Get to know one of Everly Mag’s aspiring influencer contest winners, Sydney!
Sydney, 15, is from Texas in the United States. She’s passionate about competitive cheerleading, baking, and helping others.
What does Sydney love about Everly Mag?* She loves the creative surveys and articles, the positive message, and getting the chance to meet new friends.
What would Sydney do if she woke up to 1 million followers?* She would use her platform to spread happiness and a positive message, and hopefully build healthy relationships with her new followers.
Everly Mag interviewed Sydney about social media, her role models, what it means to be an influencer, and more!
Everly Mag: When and why did you start using social media? What social networks do you use?
Sydney: I first started [using] social media when I was in 6th grade because I thought it would be really fun. The first [network] I got was Instagram and now I use Snapchat and Twitter as well.
Everly Mag: What’s your favorite social network or app and why?
Sydney: My favorite social media app would probably have to be Instagram. Although I am a “religious” user of Snapchat and I go on it a lot, I love how Instagram has different types of accounts and you pretty much never get bored.
Everly Mag: How can teens make social media a better place?
Sydney: Teens can make social media a better place by spreading more positivity and not bashing someone or something because of what they wore, how they look, [or] their opinions. When I first got social media, I thought of it as something I could do for fun, and I would like for it to remain that way.
Everly Mag: What are 3 goals you have for your future?
Sydney: Good grades, a Worlds team, and last but not least, positivity in every situation.
Everly Mag: What’s one piece of advice you have for teens who want to spread positivity on social media?
Sydney: Honestly, just stay away from the negative, including negative opinions and negative people. It is honestly not worth getting caught up in that stuff. Just be you and stay positive.
Everly Mag: Share one quote that inspires you.
Sydney: “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.” Psalm 118:6.
Everly Mag: Who are your role models?
Sydney: My top role models would have to be my mom and my dad. They truly inspire me and help me every day!
Everly Mag: What does it mean to you to be an influencer?
Sydney: An influencer is a person who has the ability to influence others’ opinions or actions.
Everly Mag: How could you change the world as an influencer?
Sydney: If I ever became an influencer, I would make sure to entertain positive and drama-free actions and opinions.
Everly Mag: Lastly, tell us one thing about you that might surprise our readers.
Sydney: I am a competitive cheerleader and have been cheering for 11 years!
*Questions edited by Everly Mag staff based on application answers.
Image Credit: All images provided to Everly Mag by Sydney