Welcome to YouTube Millionaires, where we profile channels that have recently crossed the one million subscriber mark. There are channels crossing this threshold every week, and each has a story to tell about YouTube success. Read previous installments of YouTube Millionaires here.
In addition to many viewers, a sizable group of popular YouTube creators are still teens. One of the youngest personalities with a million subscribers is Meredith Foster AKA Stilababe09, who at 18 is inspiring the fashion choices of other women her age. We talked to Foster about her videos.
Tubefilter: What do you have to say to the fans that have helped you become such a popular YouTube creator?
Stilababe09: My subscribers are amazing! Thank you so much for your support! You are super creative, fun to talk with and you inspire me to make videos for you.
TF: What is your fashion philosophy?
SB: Wear what you love and feel good in. Don’t spend too much money, buy things you can wear over and over and still love.
TF: Are you still in school? How have you managed to properly balance your work on YouTube with your school life?
SB: Yes, I’m a senior in high school. I attend a school that gives me flexibility with my schedule, which is really helpful.
TF: What’s the number one you get from fans? How will you act on that request in future videos?
SB: I read my requests and really pay attention to what the viewers want and like to see…then I try to make it happen for them. Most of my subscribers like morning and night time routines, make up tutorials, hairstyle ideas and weekly outfit inspiration…I always try to keep these fresh, fun and inspirational.
TF: A lot of other beauty gurus team up with their favorite cosmetic brands or launch lines of their own. Do you think this is something you see yourself doing down the line?
SB: If I can team up with a brand that I love and I know my subscribers would be excited about, then I’d be excited, too.
TF: Have you spent a lot of time with other YouTube beauty gurus? What do you enjoy most about the YouTube beauty community?
SB: Yes, I’ve had the honor of meeting some of my favorites in person!
I love watching other beauty channels…it’s fun to see what other creators are doing and what inspires them. I think the beauty community is supportive, really creative and honest with their opinions about products.
TF: How do you see your style and your videos changing, as you grow older?
SB: My style is constantly changing depending on my mood. I’m not afraid to try out new looks and show them on my channel. I also like to dress for the moment and show it on my channel…if I’m at home doing homework or watching my favorite show, that’s a comfy, favorite sweatshirt. Going to a concert, it’s time to try out a fun new outfit! My videos changing? I want to keep improving my videos in quality and content. I want my subscribers to be super excited when they see a new video is up.
TF: Fun plans for the future?
SB: Can’t wait to see what the future holds!