The 19-year-old YouTube star and Dancing With the Stars alum opened up to the glossy about how she overcame some obstacles in her life. Check it:
On being cyber-bullied: I felt hopeless. I had really bad anxiety. I would have panic attacks every time I was around a lot of people. I didn’t even want to hang out with my family members.”
On overcoming fear: I was scared to express my opinion or talk because I was afraid of judgment. I thought, ‘I’m always going to be too scared to live life.’ That’s when I knew I had to do something, and I started doing the videos.
On her positivity: I’ve always made it a point to be kind to people. I think that’s why the bullying struck me so hard, because I really didn’t understand why they would do something like that to me.
On regaining her confidence: Sometimes I think we let fear take us over. But I would rather fail trying really hard than not trying at all.
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