Get to know one of Everly Mag’s aspiring influencer contest winners, Victoria!
Victoria, 14, hails from Ontario, Canada. She’s passionate about dance, music, and helping others. She chose dance because she loves the ways she can express herself and how she feels when she’s dancing, music because she loves learning how to play different songs and knows that she can always learn something new, and helping others because she thinks it’s really important to treat others the way you want to be treated and she loves brightening someone’s day!
What does Victoria love about Everly Mag?* She loves connecting with kind, inspiring, and like-minded people, participating in challenges and surveys, and reading the interviews and posts. She also loves the connection between Everly Mag and its followers.
What would Victoria do if she woke up to 1 million followers?* She would use her platform to showcase the organizations and things she loves and that inspire her, knowing the impact she’d create with 1 million people. She would use her social media to help inspire others to be kind and teach them that they can create change and have an impact on others. Inspired by influencers like Hannah Alper, Victoria hopes to one day have a social media platform filled with things that make her happy and inspire her.
Everly Mag interviewed Victoria about social media, who inspires her, what it means to be an influencer, and more!
Everly Mag: Describe your personality in 5 words.
Victoria: Kind, caring, funny, creative, and driven!
Everly Mag: When and why did you start using social media? What social networks do you use?
Victoria: I first started using social media when I was about 11 years old. I just had it because all my friends did, and I thought it would be fun. I use Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook.
Everly Mag: What’s your favorite social network or app and why?
Victoria: My favorite would have to be Instagram because there are so many ways that you can express yourself, get inspired, and connect with other people.
Everly Mag: What’s your favorite and least favorite thing about social media?
Victoria: My favorite thing about social media is getting to stay connected with my friends and stay up-to-date on the current topics, trends, and events. I don’t like it when people use social media to bring others down and make hateful comments.
Everly Mag: How can teens make social media a better place?
Victoria: By using their voices and social media to lift each other up, instead of trying to bring people down.
Everly Mag: What are 3 goals you have for your future?
Victoria: I want to continue to stay positive as much as possible and use my voice to help create change. I also want to make sure that I’m always putting myself in other people’s shoes and seeing their point of view. Just because it’s not your opinion doesn’t mean it’s not valuable!
Everly Mag: What’s one piece of advice you have for teens who want to spread positivity on social media?
Victoria: Use your voice! It’s so much more powerful than you think. Also, don’t let social media tell you who you should be or how you should look. Just be yourself!
Everly Mag: Share one quote that inspires you.
Victoria: “We are stars wrapped in skin – the light you are seeking has always been within.”
Everly Mag: Who are your top 3 role models?
Victoria: My friends, my family, and my teachers. They inspire me every day to be the best version of myself and to see my true potential.
Everly Mag: What does it mean to you to be an influencer?
Victoria: Being an influencer means using your voice and opinions to create change and spread positivity.
Everly Mag: How could you change the world as an influencer?
Victoria: If I became a popular influencer, I would share things that I love and talk about topics that I’m passionate about. I would also connect with my followers and let them share their thoughts and opinions.
Everly Mag: Lastly, tell us one thing about you that might surprise our readers.
Victoria: I love old music! One of my favorite singers is Billie Holiday.
Thanks, Victoria, for such an inspiring and powerful interview! Find Victoria on her personal Instagram and dance Instagram.
*Questions edited by Everly Mag staff based on application answers.
Image Credit: All images provided to Everly Mag by Victoria