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We interviewed YouTube star Bethany Mota

Bethany Mota with, from left, Christina Aiello, Sara

Bethany Mota with, from left, Christina Aiello, Sara Schroeder and Angela Gelo. Credit: Newsday / Pat Mullooly

We had the opportunity to interview Bethany Mota, aka Macbarbie07. It was such an honor to interview her because she is the nicest, most welcoming person you could ever meet. We met her at Book Revue in Huntington. If you don’t know who Bethany Mota is, she is a famous YouTuber who talks about being yourself and finding your own style. Bethany has also created a clothing line for Aeropostale.

We were very nervous to meet her, but when she came into the room and gave us all a big hug, our anxiety went away and we felt even more excited. In our interview, as well as the book, Bethany says that if you are scared of something that means you care a lot about it. We cared a lot about interviewing her because for us it was a dream come true.

We went into the back office of the store, so that we had more privacy. It was so exciting because everyone else was waiting upstairs to see her. Some of the things that surprised us the most during the interview was how Bethany was a dancer just like us (even though she only danced for a year). Another thing that also surprised us is how she uses everyday items to create one-of-a-kind DIYs. During the interview she looked so happy and excited to be interviewed by us; she had a big smile on her face and was so energetic. When she answered our questions she was very sincere and down to earth and it made us feel very comfortable.

We talked to her more about her book, “Make Your Mind Up: My Guide to Finding Your Own Style, Life, and Motavation!” (Gallery Books). We feel the book is appropriate for ages 10 and older. She is such an amazing role model. We all loved the book so much that we gave it a perfect five smiles.

One thing that we liked about the book is how she writes about a variety of topics. Also, the book made us think of her more as a regular person than a famous fashion YouTuber. One of our favorite parts of the book is the section “Getting Gorgeous” because it talks about how you don’t need to be someone else to become pretty. All you need to become pretty is to follow your own style and be yourself. Bethany is so positive and inspiring. She talks about her fears and how she overcame them. It inspires us to want to be more like her. She talks about fashion, clothes, makeup, hair, products she likes and uses. We actually used some of her makeup tips for our dance recital.

We tried to find our least favorite part about the book. But we couldn’t find anything. One thing we can say about this book is that you cannot just read it in one day. You need to take your time to soak in every detail.

Bethany’s new book is amazing and written by an amazing person. She has inspired us in so many ways. She makes you feel as if there’s nothing you can’t do, that anything is possible.


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