Becoming a YouTube star

Bethany Mota (L) attends Unleash YouTube Event with stars Michelle Phan, Rosanna Pansino And Bethany Mota on April 23, 2014 in New York City.

Not many teenagers can claim self-made stardom. 18 year old YouTube star Bethany Mota has developed a devoted online following with her videos on makeup, clothes, and other teen-related topics. Her interest in making YouTube videos was a result of being bullied online. 

"I think because at the time I was experiencing the dark side of online media, I found this really positive community on youtube that I didn’t even know existed," says Mota. These days, she has a lot to be excited about - Mota has close to 6 million followers on her YouTube channel.

Check out her latest video here:

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