Happy Wednesday RB Crew! This is one of our favorite days of the week since we share with you stories of inspiring women that are making big bold moves.
Today we want to introduce you to Betsy Alexandra, a first-generation Guatemalan-American, who works as an Administrative Assistant by day and beauty Youtuber and content creator by night.
If we could define Betsy in one word, that would be FEARLESS, since she decided to follow her passions and dreams, even though it takes a lot of sacrifice, consistency and extra hours of work and all that work is giving results, since she’s killing it on Youtube and social media, and besides that, she feels happy doing what she loves.
Are you ready to get inspired? Keep reading this post and find out how amazing she is!
Who is Betsy Alexandra?
Betsy Alexandra Garcia is a first-generation Guatemalan-American Latina born in Los Angeles, CA. A YouTube and Instagram content creator and Administrative Assistant at Whole Foods Market. She has a passion for makeup, beauty, fashion, and adventures; inspiring others through her own journey. She strives to create a positive hub for her followers/subscribers and an empowering place for her female following. There are endless reasons to love yourself and yes, you can chase your dreams and achieve them too. Betsy graduated from Cal State Northridge with a BA in Journalism, loves quality time with her family and dog @bellinskiii, creating content all over California and fulfilling her insatiable urge to experience the world.
How did you start your Youtube channel?
I have always been a YouTube/beauty junkie. It had been years of me going on YouTube from my television and just learning and entertaining myself. I kept watching beauty and makeup videos and the whole time I was like, “I love this, I can do this, I SHOULD do this.” I loved experimenting with my makeup all the time, and I was already going on amazing experiences and travel, I just wasn’t documenting them. But of course, I had no idea how I would start, and then there are all those bad thoughts that come to mind where you’re like, “why would anyone want to watch me on YouTube? Or for Instagram, where I’m not a skinny mini like those other girls, or I don’t have those curves like the Kardashians.” I just didn’t see much of a normal “average” girl on any of the social media platforms. So of course after my father’s close call with death, I just went for it. I started filming my beauty videos on my iPhone. The quality definitely wasn’t good, but I just wanted to go all in and not look back. I would edit my videos on Splice, a mobile app. As I was able to afford it, I slowly started creating my own home studio. Slowly purchasing equipment I needed to create better content with. It was knowing that good things come with time and effort, and once you have it, it will be worth it.
Who inspires you to become the best version of yourself?
I believe, I do. Of course, my parents, friends and past relationships have shaped the woman I am today. But through everything I’ve lived and grown from, I want to make myself proud, and I want to reach the best version of myself that I know I can be. This past year was full of trials and tribulations as well as so many highs and accomplishments I didn’t even imagine myself achieving just one year ago. That alone is proof that I have so much more in me.
What is the thing you love the most about being Latina?
I love “que soy cabrona,” haha. It’s probably my personality and culture mixed together, but I know we Latinas are boss women with so much intelligence, strength, and fire inside us. We’re resilient, and that’s beautiful.
If you could change one thing in this world, what would it be?
I pray for human kindness. If we would just listen to that kindness inside of us instead of that little devil, how amazing would that be? A world full of love that didn’t know what hate was, a world that would see everyone equal. (sorry I think that’s 3 things)
What’s you’re favorite Rawly Bold top and why? How does that phrase resonate with you?
I love the “love yo self” top. For me, loving myself came with growing up and getting to know myself. Figuring out what and who made me happy in life. I am so thankful to be where I am today, because I am confident in myself no matter what. I’m not a supermodel, I’m not tall, I’m not white, I’m not what society calls beautiful, but I’m extremely confident in my body and who I am as a person. A lot of it comes from having parents who did well on my self-esteem by words of affirmation, always telling me I was smart, beautiful, kind, loved. That helps tremendously, but to those who didn’t have that, it’s in your power to chase that self-love above all, you owe it to yourself to love yourself.
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