Rachel Levin is fearless, broadcasting herself to over four million subscribers on her channel RCLbeauty101. And she isn’t shy when it comes to her content either! From public games of Truth or Dare, to letting her boyfriend buy her clothing, Rachel is creating relatable content that will make you cry with laughter, inspire you, and spark your creative side!
We got the chance to find out what drives Rachel and what makes her such a strong and funny creator!
What got you started making YouTube videos? Was there something or someone that inspired you?
I was 15 and I used to make music videos and there was a girl that I loved watching her music videos, she then made a beauty channel and I enjoyed watching her videos to the point where I would talk to myself in the mirror when I put makeup on and would say “so next I’m going to apply this to my outer v” and then I got an eyeshadow pallet and thought “hey I can totally make a beauty channel!”
Knowing that you today inspire funny girls around the world, what is the advice you would give them?
My best advice to them would be don’t ever be afraid to do you, girl! Even if people say you’re not funny, or you get hate, or people make fun of you. They did all that stuff to me too and I wanted to give up so many times, but I never did. I just kept believing in myself and working really hard.
You made a switch into more comedy oriented videos in the last year, was there a reason for the change or did it just happen organically?
It kinda happened organically and probably longer than a year now. I realized that I could do so much more with my videos than beauty. I love telling stories and creating things that haven’t been done before. I think I’m more focused on creating cool, interesting content than being in any specific category.
What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in your life since becoming a YouTuber?
I’ve pretty much got YouTube on my brain all day, all night. I can literally be anywhere, and think oh hey! That would make a cool video.
A lot of your videos feature your hilarious boyfriend, Isaac. Does he help with the concepts for the videos?
He helps me brainstorm whenever I’m stuck.
What is your favorite video that you’ve made?
It would have to be “Back to School Expectations VS Reality” I had to get permission from the school and the teachers and so much work went into it, but it was totally worth it. I’m really proud of that one.
What’s in store for the future of RCLBeauty101?
Oh my gosh, so much fun stuff! I shot something really cool that will be airing on MTV soon. I have a few meet ups coming up that I am super excited about, cause my favorite thing ever is meeting all of YOU GUYS! I’m going to a bunch of YouTube events this summer, like VidCon where I’ll be doing a live appearance at the BroadbandTV booth, I can’t wait!
If you could give yourself one piece of advice when you started making YouTube videos, what would you say?
Don’t give up! Keep trying new stuff, and always, always ALWAYS make sure your camera is properly secured to the Tripod 😉
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