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Bethany Mota Won't Be on Social Media As Much Anymore

Bethany Mota Won't Be on Social Media As Much Anymore

Bethany Mota got her big break on the Internet — from YouTube, to Instagram, to Twitter.

But now, in an essay she penned for Cosmopolitan, she is stepping back from it all, to be a regular girl.

Bethany revealed that all the apps had taken over her life:

“I even started to feel guilty if I just went to the movies for fun, like, ‘What could I be doing on social media?’… If something was trending or I visited a popular vacation spot, I couldn’t fully enjoy it if I didn’t take a photo and post it online,” she writes.


“The truth is, I was never fully present. I wasn’t building bonds with people, and I wasn’t happy.”

Bethany will be stepping back from all her platforms, but she’s not saying goodbye for good.

“I’m not saying I’ll be going dark on social media anytime soon. Again, I love it, and I understand its importance for my career,” she says. “But every day, It’s important for my emotional well-being that I fit in at least five minutes where I close my eyes and allow myself to be at one with my thoughts”

Bethany adds, “I also do my best to minimize the time I have my phone out when I’m with friends or family, because it starts to consume me and then I stop using all my senses to fully experience what’s happening.”

Jake Paul & Erika Costell Join Bethany Mota at Variety's Power of Young Hollywood

Jake Paul & Erika Costell Join Bethany Mota at Variety's Power of Young Hollywood

Jake Paul sticks close to girlfriend Erika Costell inside Variety’s Power Of Young Hollywood event held at TAO on Tuesday night (August 8) in Los Angeles.

The Team 10 stars mixed and mingled with so many other stars, including digital influencers like Eva Gutowski, Teala Dunn, LaurDIY, Alisha Marie, Jordyn Jones, James Charles, Baby Ariel, and Jacob Sartorius.

Last year’s honoree Bethany Mota was on hand to present to the new honorees last night.

Other social stars who were at the event include Mackenzie Ziegler, Johnny Orlando, JoJo Siwa, Drake Bell, Amanda Steele, Liza Koshy, Lindsey Stirling, dancer Kida the Great, and Sierra Furtado.

FYI: Amanda wore an Alessandra Rich x FWRD dress with APM Monaco rings and Nicholas Kirkwood heels. Mackenzie wore a vintage Havanas jacket, Alice and Olivia top, Zara pants and an Edie Parker bag. JoJo wore a Cynthia Steffe top and Christian Louboutin sneakers. Bethany wore Alice and Olivia.

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Bethany Mota Only Splurges On Staple Pieces For Her Closet

Bethany Mota Only Splurges On Staple Pieces For Her Closet

We’re all guilty of this — getting that paycheck and then pretty much blowing it on stuff we don’t need or stuff that we do, but it doesn’t last.

Bethany Mota recently spoke with Money mag about the things she splurges on and it’s the key to an amazing closet.

“I only really splurge on items that are staple pieces, like a pair of jeans or even just a basic T-shirt that I know I’m going to want to wear in the years to come,” she shared.

Bethany adds, “That’s when I’ll splurge on something that’s higher quality. All of my expensive pieces tend to be very basic. They’re all neutral colors—like a black bag. But if it’s something more trendy and I may only want to wear a few times, I’ll get the cheaper version.”

What’s the most expensive thing Bethany‘s ever bought? A Céline black structured bag — and yes, she still uses it!

“I’ve had it for like four years. I use it when I travel as an overnight bag—it carries everything—and it’s still in amazing shape.”

Bethany Mota Reveals The Hardest Part About Starting Her YouTube Channel

Bethany Mota Reveals The Hardest Part About Starting Her YouTube Channel

Bethany Mota is all about taking leaps of faith and not letting your fears define you.

The YouTuber and author, who is pictured at YouTube Space in London on Friday (June 30), spoke to Money mag about facing big fears and trusting yourself.

“It’s just about taking the first step,” Bethany says. “That was the hardest part about starting my YouTube channel. After I uploaded the first video, the second, third, and fourth ones became easier, because I allowed myself to make that first step.”

She adds, “You can build things up in your head to be so scary, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go for it. When you’re not doing something that scares you, you’re not growing and you’re not learning.”

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Bethany Mota Opens Up About Being Bullied & Accepting Her Body in a New Interview

Bethany Mota Opens Up About Being Bullied & Accepting Her Body in a New Interview

Youtube star Bethany Mota‘s new memoir, Make Your Mind Up (watch the announcement here), delves into both her ups and her downs over the years, and in a new interview, Bethany gets real about some of the struggles she has been through.

“It was when Myspace was around,” the 21-year-old recalled to Entertainment Tonight in a Facebook Live interview, revealing that when she was young, bullies made a Myspace page identical to hers but “all of the photos had mean captions.”

She was only 12 at the time.

“I was never like, ‘Oh maybe I need to lose weight, maybe I need to go on a diet,’” she said, “Those thoughts had never crossed my mind until that point so that’s kind of when I lost that innocence.”

Reliving all of that pain to write the memoir was difficult for her: “I started feeling those feelings again and I started just remembering exactly what that felt like and it wasn’t a good time, it was a dark time and it was a little scary.”

Fortunately, she overcame her demons — in terms of both bullies and pressure to look a certain way to be accepted — and now she is focused on being healthy and strong.

Bethany Mota Dishes On Recording Her 'Make Your Mind Up' Audiobook (Exclusive)

Bethany Mota Dishes On Recording Her 'Make Your Mind Up' Audiobook (Exclusive)

Bethany Mota is currently touring the entire country promoting her first ever book, “Make Your Mind Up” and by watching her Instagram Stories, she’s having a blast.

But did you know that there’s also an audiobook?!

JJJ is really excited that the digital influencer is narrating the audiobook too!

“It was important to me to record the audiobook because I felt like this gave me an opportunity to be even more vulnerable with my viewers,” Bethany shares.

She adds, “Writing this book in general has caused me to be very personal and I feel like actually recording it, gives me the opportunity to tell my viewers the story in an even more personal way.”

Check out the rest of the interview with Bethany below!

Bethany Mota Celebrates 8 Years on YouTube & Her Thank You To Fans Is So Sweet!

Bethany Mota Celebrates 8 Years on YouTube & Her Thank You To Fans Is So Sweet!

Bethany Mota is celebrating big this week!

Not only is the social star going around the country promoting her brand new book, “Make Your Mind Up”, but she’s also celebrating eight years on YouTube!

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“8 years ago I posted my first video,” Bethany recalled earlier this week. “So much has happened that I never expected. That decision literally changed my life and so have you all.”

She added a massive thank you later on to her fans: “Thank you guys for all of your love. you seriously mean soooo much to me!!!”

Check out pics of Bethany during her interview at Build Series in NYC on Wednesday (June 14) below!

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Bethany Mota Gives Inspiring Sneak Peek Inside Her New Book 'Make Your Mind Up'

Bethany Mota Gives Inspiring Sneak Peek Inside Her New Book 'Make Your Mind Up'

Bethany Mota couldn’t stop her giggles while arriving at the 2017 College Television Awards last night in Los Angeles.

The social star gave fans a little sneak peek inside her new book, “Make Your Mind Up”, on social media this week and it’s incredibly inspiring.

“Who we are is a direct response to the choices we make. If I’m not challenging myself and taking risks with my career and life goals, I feel like I’m missing out on the person I could be. Whether you succeed or fail, shooting for the stars will show you what you’re capable of,” Bethany captioned on Instagram.

She’ll be heading out on her official book tour next month and all the dates are out. Check them out below!

FYI: Bethany is carrying a Vince Camuto clutch.

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