Bethany Mota Talks Growing Up Digital With 'Seventeen's October 2014 Issue - She's On The Cover!

Bethany Mota Talks Growing Up Digital With 'Seventeen's October 2014 Issue - She's On The Cover!

Bethany Mota shows off her confidence on the October 2014 issue of Seventeen mag, on news stands September 16th.

The 18-year-old YouTube guru and Dancing With The Stars competitor opened up about being herself, finding confidence and all about her YouTube vids. Check it:

On why she started her YouTube videos: “It was so cool seeing girls being positive and spreading happiness. At first, I made beauty videos that were like everyone else’s – I’d try to act perfect. But then I realized it might be more fun if I was just myself. So I showed my silly side and kept in the bloopers. I liked those videos way more, and people appreciated that realness.”

On growing up digital: “I think it’s taught me to be a lot more self-motivated and has taught me how to encourage myself and not rely on a teacher or a boss telling me what to do. I’m my own boss.My biggest thing to overcome has been not being afraid to be different. It’s safer to do what everyone else is doing, but it pays off way more to be yourself.”

On her advice for other girls who are trying to find their place in the world: “You have to be your own motivator! A lot of teens say they’re bored. Before I got on YouTube, I’d say the same thing. But there is always something you can be doing. If YouTube isn’t your thing, maybe it’s a sport or something else you’re good at. There’s always something you can be the best at – you just have to look for it.”

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Photos: Ben Watts for Seventeen
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