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Paving your own career path and making a name for yourself is never an easy task. One would think it would be particularly challenging when you’re the younger sister of Aussie international pop star, Cody Simpson. But don’t tell that to 16-year-old Alli Simpson who is a rising star in her own right and is doing things on her own terms. With her brother’s guidance and support, Simpson inspires a growing group of fans around the world to embrace their individual beauty with her youtube channel and overall sunny outlook on life. With over 370,000 YouTube subscriptions and nearly 1.5 million followers on both Twitter and Instagram, the well-spoken and mature Simpson bombshell has already secured herself as a teen celebrity and is eager to continue spreading her positive attitude.
How has Cody influenced you with your endeavors?
Having Cody obviously helped me get started with my career in the first place. Without him starting his own career, I wouldn’t have moved to the states and I wouldn’t have had these same opportunities. I would never have thought about it. When we moved over here for him, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Once I started seeing what he does, I realized it might be a chance for me to kind of get into it as well. I’ve really found my own passion through it all. Cody inspires me every day to go out and try new things. It’s been great to have that support in such a big industry.
How did you get started with your YouTube channel?
My friends and I would make videos back [in Australia]. We’d do skits just for fun and then we realized that people were starting to post on YouTube. We thought “Oh! YouTube! We can put our videos online and everybody can watch them!” So we started doing that, making really stupid videos, just my friends and I. But people started watching them and then we started making more. It kind of built from that. [In the U.S.] making YouTube videos is such a big business, so moving over here brought it to another level.
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