Fairfax, Virginia-born Bailey Spinn is only 19 years old, but she already has a hit 12 million loyal TikTok followers (and counting), a successful career, and serves aesthetics through her work. Even though the internet was the vehicle that made Bailey a super-star, she admits her initial experiences with social media were not easy. “ I’ve known that I wanted to be some kind of influencer ever since I was 14. I would watch people like Tana Mongeau and Emma Chamberlain on YouTube and I wanted to be just like them. I admired how they showed their true personalities and built a fanbase of people that supported what they had to say. I used to make really bad-quality iPhone videos for my YouTube channel, hoping that I would blow up and have a fanbase just like them. I kept posting small vlogs on that channel until I was 16, then I started to try to be an Instagram influencer. I had also always dreamed of being a singer and creating music to inspire others. I knew one day I would be able to be just like my favorite stars, and i never gave up.” Says Bailey.
“My friends are so incredibly proud of me and support everything that I do. One of my best friends since high school tells all her new friends about me because she knows how much effort I put into this and wants it to be known. There have been a few negative people along the way, but absolutely no one has been able to keep me from my dreams. My family is also so happy for me and my success on social media. I ended up leaving school to pursue this career path full time, and they completely understood where I was coming from, offering me support with open arms. I have to thank them for everything because I never would have made it this far without their genuine love. I always try to keep the best people close to me, and their love for what I do has shown me I definitely got into the right crowd!.” When asked what her friends think of her being a Tiktok Star.