Lexi Rivera for A-list Nation / Exclusive Interview
Lexi Rivera covers the September issue of A-list Nation Magazine. Here is the exclusive interview with her as well as the "Closet Raid: Episode !!
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am 17 years old and will be a senior in high school. I live with my mom, dad and have three brothers, Brice, Blake and Brent. I also have a golden retriever named Becker. I love to dance, and interact with people on Instagram and YouTube.
Tell us about your YouTube channel.
It is something that I have wanted to start for awhile, and I finally made my first video this summer. I love it and I post weekly. (on Saturday) I post a variety on my channel depending on what my viewers want to see. I like fashion, beauty and fitness, but I also incorporate some comedy sketches. The people that watch my videos are the best. They give me constant support and keep me motivated. In just one month I have over 100,000 subscribers and I owe it all to my loyal fans. They are truly amazing and I hope my videos will continue to make them smile.
What are your favorite foods? Sushi, sushi, and sushi!! Favorite place to eat? I love Sugar Fish.
We see you keep very fit, can you let us in on your fitness secrets?
I think it is extremely important to to stick to a routine. I work out every other day, but I also dance 6 days a week. I don’t feel that working out by itself will give you the best results. It is a combination of a healthy diet and healthy mindset. I believe that you will not look good until you feel good, so it is essential to have a positive attitude. And remember, change takes time, so be patient. As long as you are consistent, you will see results.
Tell us about your personal style. I do not have a specific style. I like to have variety in my closet because what I wear often depends on my mood. However, I tend to stick to a grunge/chic look. Where are your favorite places to shop? Free People, Urban Outfitters, and Nordstrom. I really love small, unique boutiques, and designer stores for handbags and shoes.
Who are a few of your favorite YouTubers to watch? My brother, of course (Brent Rivera) But also, I like Jeffree Star because he is hilarious….Ha, Ha.
Do you have any plans for this winter?
I am planning to continue working on my YouTube channel. I will also be applying to colleges. I am planning to take a ski trip if I can fit it in.
Where are your favorite places to travel? Hawaii and Europe. I love London and Paris. I hope to make Japan my next vacation destination.
Do you have any hobbies? I love to dance, workout, listen to music and hang out with my friends. What are your must haves in your bag? My phone, lipstick, perfume, brush and mints.
Do you have a favorite charity? St. Jude. I love that they never turn away a sick child, and that the family does not have to worry about paying for treatment.
Who do you look up to?
My mom. She is the most selfless woman ever, and she has taught me the importance of a positive attitude and hard work. Most importantly, she has always stressed how important it is to treat others with respect and embrace their differences.
Do you have any advice to someone that would like to start a you tube channel? Yes. Do it!! Don’t procrastinate. Be sure to decide how you want to be perceived and remember to use YouTube as a platform to spread positivity and happiness.
Shot by Susie Q @photosbyJJS
Styled by @jazminwhitley
Glam by @lisaGartistry