YouTube Powerhouse Bethany Mota On Her Beauty Empire
By Rebecca Zamer
Fashion and beauty blogger Bethany Mota is an online celebrity in every meaning of the word. At only 18-years-old, she has over 6.5 million YouTube subscribers, has her own clothing line and just launched a fragrance with Aeropostale.
"I've been wanting to release a fragrance for so long, so the fact that it's actually happening, I don't really believe it," Bethany told ET at the launch of her perfume.
Her millions of young fans call themselves "Mota-vators" and they're so dedicated that many teens waited up to 12 hours to meet Bethany in New York.
"Doing meet ups is one of my favorite things ever. Because reading their comments makes my day, but being able to actually see them in person and talk to them, and hug them, it's like the coolest feeling ever," Bethany said. "So the fact that so many people actually want to show up blows my mind."
And the teen is humbled by all the success she's had in such a short time. Bethany explained, "I just made videos five years ago when I was thirteen and I didn't think anything would come out of it-- I was just bored and it was kind of my outlet to finally have a voice at a point in my life where I kind of felt like no one was listening to me and then it turned around into something that so many girls like actually care to watch my videos."