Posts tagged with "influencer"

HGTV host & DIY expert Lauren Makk via 360 MAGAZINE.

Lauren Makk

DIY + Design + Lifestyle



Lauren Makk, HGTV host and DIY expert, is taking the design world by storm with her unique and accessible take on luxury design and DIY.

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You don’t often hear the words ‘DIY’ and ‘Luxury’ in the same sentence, but that’s because we didn’t know…until now. DIY expert, interior designer, and TV host in Nashville, Tennessee, she has caught the attention of fans with her budget-friendly approach to luxury DIY and design.

Lauren may be familiar to you from her appearances on various design shows such as Trading Spaces and ABC’s FABLife, but today she’s reintroducing herself and taking on the world of design with a unique perspective.

Across her digital and social media platforms, Lauren reveals her best thrifty design tips and tricks, as well as her luxury DIY and redesign projects. Click HERE to see some of her work.

Lauren Mark’s goal is to change the stereotype of DIY in the past, which is why she insists on being an “Interior RE-Designer,” focusing on re-using common everyday materials in new, impressive, and sophisticated ways. ”I love being in the design game with depth and texture,” she says.

Her sincerity and dedication to making design affordable have earned her the title of “Home Girl Next Door,” where you can find a lot of great finds for decorating your home or anywhere else. She shared: “I want my space to really reflect who I am or who my client is.” Click HERE to view some of her creations, such as ”Spring Inspired Floral Arrangement”.

”It all started with my great passion for graffiti,” Lauren confesses. Her plan from a young age has been to become an artist through a passion for design, which was fostered at a young age by her mother, who helped her gain those domestic skills that Lauren has mastered today through her deep African American roots from the South. She gathers her inspiration from being generations of housekeepers in her family. ”My mother really instilled in me a passion for creating that feeling of HOME,” she says.

Lauren Makk, a native of Oklahoma City, grew up in the home improvement industry. ”I have learned in the last two years, how important our home is. It’s our safe space,” she assures. ”I don’t care if you’ve been on vacation for two weeks or two years in jail. Everyone wants to go home because that’s where people feel safe,” she adds. Lauren and her mom enjoyed flipping houses as a hustle.

With her years of experience in construction, she has wanted to combine her three innate talents for DIY, design, and art to create her renowned firm Lauren Makk Interiors, which specializes in “Accessible luxury.”

Makk is now building on her brand and influence to take DIY and design to a whole new level. In fact, she currently judging the talent of young builders on Shop Class for Disney+ and Design Star: Next Gen on HGTV, among other shows.

Makk’s distinct perspective and experience have set it apart from others in the industry. ”I honestly feel like design is what my purpose here on Earth,” she says.

Congrats Lauren on your 1.5-year mark of sobriety. We’re always here for you.

For updates on future DIY projects, programs, tips, or tricks feel free to follow her on her digital platforms


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Carly Weinstein via 360 MAGAZINE

Carly Weinstein

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Carly Weinstein is fast becoming Gen Z’s Carrie Bradshaw. With a strong emphasis on popular culture, mental health as well as body positivity, this charismatic content creator engages on a wide spectrum of topics with her new podcasts–Hot Girl Talks and Ok, Stop Wine-ing. Of late, she participates in bantar alongside of Vaughn Lowery about her meeting with Drew Barrymore and what the cards may hold for her future.

With an aggregate following of a half million and over 38 million likes on TikTok, Carly is this generation’s everyday gal-pal. Her comedic content focuses on everyday, real-life challenges which people in their twenties experience. Along with her two co-hosts and best friends, Hailey and Jaz, the trio hosts “Hot Girl Talks” – a weekly series that pinpoints Gen Z growing pains in NYC.

On a lighter note, Carly co-hosts “Ok Stop Wine-ing” alongside her mom. She says , “a great lesson for a mother and a daughter.” The duo executes weekly confabulations while offering advice on how to meticulously navigate life.

Following in the footsteps of the iconic bloggers of the 2000s’, Carly self-taught herself how to code and build websites. During her adolescence at Indiana University (IU), she developed “All Things C.” It provided her with an opportunity to create a safe space where she openly spoke about her eating disorders and body dysmorphia to a relatable demographic of her peers. “No matter what I’m talking about… I make sure the basis of my brand always has those underlying messages of ‘you’re beautiful no matter what,’…and giving people advice on how to combat some of those hard times in life.” “I’ve been through plenty of mental health issues in my life, so I speak to my following as if I’m speaking to my younger self or a younger sibling.” Priding herself as the “mom” of group, Carly has always possessed a knack helping those in need.

After graduating from IU, Carly relocated to NYC as a social media manager. Subsequently, she expeditiously transitioned into an avid TikToker, garnering recognition for her unapologetic approach. Thus, she discovered her niche as a creator.

In her leisure, she traveled and grew fond of pickleball while building strong ties to her community.

“I’m very involved with Jewish youth organizations like BBYO… My family is really big with making donations to cancer charities, also mental health organizations like the National Eating Disorders Association.”

Carly Weinstein

In the near future, Carly hopes to become an advocate for mental stability.

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By: Jess Chen, Vaughn Lowery

SUMMER WALKER : "LAST DAY OF SUMMER" SPED-UP via 360 MAGAZINE

SUMMER WALKER : “LAST DAY OF SUMMER” SPED-UP

SUMMER WALKER RELEASES LAST DAY OF SUMMER (SPED-UP) VERSION

‘Last Day Of Summer’ Becomes First Sped-Up Album Ever Released By An Artist

Today, Summer Walker revamps her 2018 opus Last Day Of Summer project and releases Last Day Of Summer (Sped Up). The newer version comes after the TikTok success of “Karma,” which saw spikes in streams after fans sped up the older rendition at the start of 2022. TikTok influencer @whereisreese created the viral dance and helped propel the song into new success. The original song, which garnered 250-300k weekly global streams at the beginning of the year, reached a whopping 2 million after LVRN/Interscope Records re-released the sped-up song. “Karma” peaked at 4.1 million global weekly streams and reached gold status in August.

Other Summer songs which have found similar success after being sped up on TikTok and YouTube include “Shame,” “Deep,” and her Billboard smash hit “Girls Need Love (Remix)” featuring Drake. The latter began catching traction when Kehlani expressed her joy in the sped-up version, dubbing it her “new favorite sound.” Last Day of Summer is officially the first sped-up album to be released and is a result of the singer listening to her devoted fanbase, who found pleasure in revisiting her classic but in a newer way. 

Last August, Summer released her Amazon Music Live EP Summer Series. The five-track offering includes live performances of fan-favorite Summer records, including “Over It,” “Playing Games,” “Session 32,” “Throw It Away,” and “Unloyal.” 

Summer has enjoyed a string of stellar performances over the last few months, beginning with her sold-out concert, A Hot Summer Night, last June. She continued her fiery onslaught at London’s Wireless Festival, where her rousing effort amazed the crowd and left her stunned by their courteous reception. She continued her scorching summer by taking her talents to New York’s Hulu Theatre at the prestigious Madison Square Garden before performing at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. In recent months, Walker also landed prominent feature appearances alongside music heavyweights Kendrick Lamar (“Purple Hearts”) and The Weeknd (“Best Friend (Remix).”

Last Day Of Summer (Sped Up) Tracklisting

  1. BP (Sped Up)
  2. Talk Yo Shit (Sped Up)
  3. Girls Need Love (Sped Up)
  4. CPR (Sped Up)
  5. Smartwater (Sped Up)
  6. Deep (Sped Up)
  7. Baby (Sped Up)
  8. I’m There (Sped Up) 
  9. Karma (Sped Up) 
  10. Prayed Up (Sped Up) 
  11. Shame (Sped Up)
  12. Just Like Me (Sped Up)
  13. Girls Need Love (Remix Sped Up) ft. Drake

Summer Walker ‘Last Day Of Summer (Sped-Up)’ eAlbum
Retail: https://summerwalker.lnk.to/LDOSSpedUp

A1 × J1 × NEMZZZ -"DON'T LIE" via 360 MAGAZINE

A1 X J1 + NEMZZZ – “DON’T LIE”

BRIT AWARD-NOMINATED A1 X J1 TEAM UP WITH NEMZZZ ON NEW SINGLE 

“DON’T LIE” LISTEN HERE / WATCH HERE

FIRST EVER EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED

PERFORMING AT THE KISS HAUNTED HOUSE PARTY 2022! FRIDAY 28TH OCT 

NOMINATED FOR BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT THE GRM DAILY RATED AWARDS

SUPPORTING N-DUBZ ON SOLD-OUT NOV ARENA TOUR

A 30,000 DONATION TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

Today, BRIT award nominated pop-rap duo A1 X J1 release their brand new single “Don’t Lie” featuring seventeen year-old rapper Nemzzz.

Listen to “Don’t Lie” here / watch the video here.

Back with another one of their unique takes on reinventing celebrated anthems, A1 X J1 come correct with a fresh take on Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” in the new single “Don’t Lie.” Featuring the instantly recognizable trumpet flourish and reggaeton rythmn, the track is creatively infused with the boys’ love for rap and R&B, upping the tempo whilst trap slaps filter throughout. 

As an alternative to shooting a traditional music video for the new single, the duo took it upon themselves to donate the 30,000 music video budget to the Sidemen Fc Vs Youtube All Stars charity football game, of which the profits go towards a number of charities including Make-A-Wish Foundation. The charity offers support to children who have had their childhoods stolen by a critical illness. They will also support by donating to other mental health services to young people including, Teenage Cancer Trust and Calm (Mental Health Charity). The cameos in the video feature Mr Beast, Chunkz, Filly, Cal The Dragon, Harry Pinero, Ishowspeed, Noah Beck, Deji to name a few!

Whilst the duo have gained remarkable success in the music industry, including three top-five singles, collaborations with the likes of KSI, Mae Muller and Mabel and a 2022 BRIT nomination, more recently they’ve achieved further personal highs. These come in form of featuring in the upcoming Converse campaign, becoming the main artists in the Amazon Music X Fortnight Tournament and securing the support act for N-Dubz upcoming arena tour. It doesn’t end there, the pair are also headlining their first ever EU tour in December and have been nominated for GRM Breakthrough Artist Of The Year. 

Speaking about the track and working with rapper Nemzzz on the track, A1 X J1 have said: “Nemzzz is hard and up and coming so we’re really excited to collaborate with him on the new single.”

Speaking about his feature on the track Nemzzz adds: “We always said we would get on a song together so it’s sick that we made it happen now.”

After meeting on the off chance through the Houseparty App in 2020, A1 x J1 have gained unimaginable success at the young age of 16 and 18, not to mention whilst doing so in the unprecedented circumstances of a pandemic, and school. It’s been a whirlwind year for the 16 and 18-year-old, who, in the short time they’ve known each other, have pulled off the impossible. 

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How to be an Influencer by Mark Rapier via 360 MAGAZINE

How to be an Influencer

To Be an Influencer, You Must Lead; to be a Leader, You Must Have Influence

What is Influence?

If you search for “how to be a social media influencer,” you will get hundreds of thousands of results.  The sources vary from marketing platform providers, educators, marketing firms, and news organizations.  They all highlight the same essential components.  This article from Forbes is an example.  The typical steps are to: Identify Your Niche, Choose Your Platform, Build Momentum, Stay Engaged, and Build Alliances.

None of them make an effort to define influenceDictionary.com defines influence as:

The capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others

To understand influence, we need to break the definition down.

Capacity or Power – This is your leverage and comes in many forms.  Power comes from positions of authority.  CEOs, University Presidents, and other senior leaders set strategies and focus their teams on pursuing those objectives.  Fame and name recognition will cause people, at least in the beginning, to stop what they are doing and listen.  Expertise is another lever; Master Class is a platform that enables experts to educate and inspire.

Persons or Things – The distinction is important.  Influence always begins with people creating a product, service, or cause.  Over time and with success, a brand is formed.  Brands like Costco, NFL, and Tesla all generate a response.  A person’s name can become a brand as well.  People notice when they hear that Warren Buffett, Elon Musk, or Oprah Winfrey are interested in something.

Compelling force on or produce effects – Influence is always indirect.  Flags flutter in the wind because the wind blows; the wind influences the flag.  The butterfly effect describes the idea that small changes applied from great distances can result in major changes. 

Actions, behavior, opinions – If you cannot drive change, you do not have meaningful influence.  Getting people to try something is different from getting them to adopt something new.

At the risk of oversimplification, influencers fall into two categories – retail and cause.  When we think of social media influencers, we mostly think of retail.  These are people who promote themselves, their products, and the products of others.  This infographic shows the top influencers in this category.

Many important influencers do not start with name recognition.  They build that recognition over time.  Jane Goodall is an influencer on issues related to environmental and wildlife preservation.  She grew her influence over time based on her anthropological fieldwork in Africa.  Throughout her career, she has become a major voice in wildlife conservation.  Draymond John and Gary Vaynerchuk have turned their business successes into social influence.   There are thousands of influencers who have large followings but little name recognition.

Becoming an Influencer

With a clear understanding of what it means to have influence, you are now ready to act like a start-up CEO.  You need to make a business plan.

Identify Your Niche – You need to pick a target based on skills, experience, and passion.  In the beginning, it needs to be narrowly defined.  If automotive is your main interest, decide whether to focus on classic restorations, Formula 1 racing, repairs, safety, etc.  If fashion is your thing, are you interested in fashion shows, purses, shoes, fitness wear, or something else?  Craft brewing and distilling are popular, and thousands of social media sites are dedicated to tasting, home brewing, and cocktail mixing.  You have to be more interested and knowledgeable than the average follower.

Know Your Audience – There are several key questions to answer.  Whom do you want to influence?  Where can you find them?  Why do you believe they will be interested in what you have to say? 

Define the effect – What actions do you want people to take?  What behaviors do you want to change?  Do you want them to buy products you review, read your book, or take a trip to your favorite vacation spot?

Create a Relevance Strategy – When you launch your plan, you need to know how you plan to evolve.  To be an influencer, you need to keep people coming back.  What are the next steps in the audience’s journey?  You must understand how you and your followers will change and grow over time.

The first four steps are iterative.  As you work through the process, ask for the advice of others.  The first impressions are critical to your long-term success.  With your plan in place, you are ready for the next steps.

Choose Your Format and Platform – Some content is best suited for blogs, newsletters, and other forms of the written word.  Short-form videos are best for Instagram and TikTokYouTube is better suited for long videos.  If the spoken word is your choice, be sure to choose the podcast providers that already reach your audience.  Invest in recording and editing equipment and software.

Create Content – Create a backlog of content to establish early consistency.  Posting content on a predictable schedule makes it easy for people to get into the habit of looking for your content.  Use follower feedback to improve your messaging and identify topics for future posts.

Measure the Results – Your campaign started with the goal of influencing your followers to take action, modify behaviors, or change opinions.  If you are not meeting your goals, understand why and adjust.

Create Alliances – Once you have established your presence and have measurable results, you can build relationships with others.  You can get invitations to product launch events or sample products.  Others may repost your content to their audiences.

Social media influence is an important form of leadership.  Leadership is in all of us.  All we have to do is unlock our potential.

Mark Rapier is the Managing Director of The Rapier Group LLC.  You can follow him on LinkedIn and read his biweekly newsletter.  His book, The Leader With A Thousand Faces, (CLICK HERE to get your copy) describes the leadership journey we all experience and gives perspectives to consider before you find yourself needing the answers.

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS via 360 MAGAZINE

BRAVO – THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS

BRAVO’S “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS” THREE-PART REUNION BEGINS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 8PM ET/PT

Part 1: Wednesday, October 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

A surprise visit from a special guest kicks off the chicest Beverly Hills reunion yet. Dorit revisits trauma from her home invasion. Kyle, Lisa, and Erika challenge Crystal’s contradictory statements about Sutton’s “dark” comments. Garcelle admits to suspicions of bad deeds from some of the women, and tempers boil over when Kyle comes to Diana’s defense.

Part 2: Wednesday, October 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

As the reunion continues, Garcelle and Diana hit a point of no return in their already-frayed friendship. Sutton reflects on her ongoing tension with Lisa, who updates the women on her grieving process. Garcelle discovers the “trashy” truth behind Erika’s book review. Meanwhile, as Kyle anxiously anticipates her sister’s arrival, Kathy Hilton arrives with tequila in tow.

Part 3: Wednesday, October 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

The reunion concludes as Erika is tasked with answering for her questionable decisions, both legally and otherwise. Kathy finally comes face-to-face with Erika and Lisa to confront their allegations over what went down in Aspen. Kyle gets drawn into the middle of a battle between her friends and her sister. Ultimately, the dynamic between Kathy and Kyle takes centerstage as the fate of their relationship hangs in the balance.

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is produced by Evolution Media for Bravo with Douglas Ross, Alex Baskin, John Carr, Brett Staneart and Christian Barcellos serving as executive producers. Andy Cohen also serves as an executive producer.

ABOUT BRAVO

Bravo is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network features a diverse slate of original programming, including Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef” and “Project Runway,” along with fan favorites “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the highly popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Bravo is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network, and Peacock. For more information, visit BravoTV.com.

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SKAM × EL CRISTIANO

On August 23, Tuesday night, Skam Land event, which was hosted by Tyga and SKAM Summer Music festival featuring El Cristiano Tequila were held at The Highlight Room.

SKAM Summer Music Summit took place August 21-23, 2021 in Hollywood, CA. The Summit took over the entire 178-room Dream Hollywood, along with fun filled events utilizing the hotel’s Highlight Room rooftop as well as neighboring venues around town. 

Guests sipped on El Cristiano Tequila, while listening to live performances, music and danced the night away. The Music x Tech x Influencer conference-style celebration on August 21st and 23rd, included over 500 DJs,  plus top radio programmers and execs. El Cristiano Tequila featured SKAM SILVER, and EL CRISTIANO PLATINUM specialty cocktails.

El Cristiano Tequila SILVER, REPOSADO and ANEJO were served at SKAM SUMMER SUMMIT

  • Clase Silver Tequila – El Cristiano Silver, its foundation, boasts unrivaled complexity and depth with coil copper stills imparting a pure, clean taste and full mouth roundness. A full body with bright, silver hues and defined legs. Subtly sweet cooked agave aromas with hints of butter, notes of mature fruit, and spicy hints of Bay Leaf and Rosemary.
  • Clase Reposado Tequila – El Cristiano Reposado, 6 months barrel aged. By aging their Silver batches in American Oak casks for 6 months, their Reposado develops a subtle layer of whiskey-like oaky flavors, aromas and complexities.
  • El Cristiano Black: Clase Extra Anejo Tequila – El Cristiano extra aged Anejo, 3 years barrel aged in American Oak barrels to create a luxurious sipping tequila of unrivaled complexity.

About El Cristiano:

Introducing El Cristiano, the world’s finest and additive free ultra premium tequila, made by third generation master tequila makers from the finest Jalisco Highlands Blue Agave.  El Cristiano is dedicated to producing the purist tequila with no additives – (85% of tequila today has sugars and thickeners added) – with a high focus on harvesting only mature agave aged at least five years and certain sizing through sustainable agriculture practices. By establishing this process, they have eliminated the need for additives which would change the true essence of 100% Highlands Blue Weber Agave.

About SKAM Summer Music Festival

Created by Sujit Kundu, the founder and CEO of S.K.A.M. Artist and Skam Division (A Top DJ, Radio Programming and Music Artist Booking Agency), the Summit will coincide with his annual birthday blowout, which has become a much-buzzed about annual celebration.  DJs from all around the world will be streaming direct from Dream Hollywood and other venues around LA, to be announced soon, with hundreds of DJs and notable artists in attendance. His roster includes everyone from Samantha Ronson to DJ Irie to Lil Jon to Eric Dlux to Harm Franklin along with DJ Five, Justin Credible and newcomers to the roster like Angie Vee.

DSW Partnership press photo with Atiana De La Hoya

DSW × ATIANA

The fall season is around the corner, and DSW is teaming up with rising model and social media star Atiana De La Hoya as its fashion muse to help share the latest key trends to rock for the season. Recently launched, Atiana’s must-haves will get you into the fall spirit with styles from brands like Mix No. 6., Converse, Steve Madden, and Vans.

The Atiana and DSW campaign reflects her style, and footwear’s latest trends alongside effortless, pared-down aesthetics. Known for her creative style that combines current trends and classic pieces, Atiana has been making waves as an authority on trends, consistently being seen with the hottest styles of the season and making a statement through her style. DSW‘s newest muse seeks the long-term investment in herself and the joy of her style, wearing something truly reflecting who she is. Atiana notes, “Personal style is the easiest way to show your creativity. Fashion is the artwork that you wear, and DSW has all the shoes so you can be you.”

Styled in partnership with Julianna Vargas and Venetia Kidd, Atiana is captured by introducing a few of pre-fall’s biggest shoe trends: the Fisherman Sandal, Western Inspired Boots, Classic Sneakers, and Lug Sole shoes. The looks from the campaign include DSW’s owned brand Mix No.6, giving its take on the Fisherman Sandal trend with clear wide leather straps and block heels for a slight gladiator feel paired with fishnet socks. The other looks include the star styled in classic Dr. Martens with ruffled socks for a fresh fall vibe, in addition to boots from Steve Madden and sneakers from Converse showcasing versatility when dressing for Fall, Back-to-School, and beyond.

DSW’s fall season kicked off on July 7th at DSW and all 500 store locations. Styles worn by Atiana are all under $200 and range in price from $35 to $160.

Dr. Martens Holly Platform Oxford ($159.99)
Steven Madden Hayward Cowboy Boot ($159.99)
Diversity/representation graphic via Gabrielle Marchan for use by 360 MAGAZINE

The Overlooked

It has been found that several social media platforms possess algorithms which bury and/or shadowban certain groups within the content curation community. According to Insider.com, Black influencers make significantly less than whites, a gay wage gap exists and there’s a 30% discrepancy between fe/male influencers.

@NotLewy

NotLewy is a songwriter, solo recording artist, and a digital creator. He was diagnosed with arthrogryposis, and his music is inspired by his inner battle and life with a disability. He is very humorous, thoughtful and passionate about life and music. NotLewy’s most popular songs includes Hillary Clinton Freestyle, Summer Rain, and Burn With YOU.

Check out NotLewy’s in depth discussion with Vaughn Lowery on 360 MAG Podcast HERE.

@Leftyonhardmode

Nic is a software engineer and digital creator. He has been a prosthetics user for almost 30 years, as an amputee. After receiving a BS from Harvard University, he has worked in labs at MIT and NASA. Currently, he’s working on creating wearable robots that help people–namely, bionics and exoskeletons.

Check out Nic’s chat with Hannah Zhong on 360 MAG Podcast HERE.

@JerrisMadison

Jerris Madison is a world renowned fashion photographer as well as publisher/founder at OBVIOUS Magazine. The publication has a worldwide reach of over 4 million monthly audience members, largely within the framework of its social platforms such as Facebook. It’s a powerhouse within the design metaverse.

As a bone cancer survivor (Chondrosarcoma), Jerris continues to inhale and ends up amputating one of his legs. His story is truly inspiring.

Check out Jerris’ candid conversation with Hannah Zhong on 360 MAG Podcast HERE.

Sophia Pippen headshot via Jessica Cohen JC-PR for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Sophia Pippen Interview

Sophia Pippen has notarized herself in the entertainment industry at the mere age of 13 years old. Having worked with the crème of the crop in the business, you’ve seen Sophia grace your television screen on ‘Dancing with the Stars Juniors‘ where she partnered with Jake Moreal and dance guru Sasha Farber.

Accumulating a mass 150,000+ followers on Instagram, Sophia has also cemented her social media presence. Like her mother, reality TV housewife Larsa Pippen, Sophia’s passion for fashion has landed her spots on the frontpages of magazines and placements walking in numerous fashion shows. Interested in pursuing more modeling ventures in the future, this 5’8 Prada-loving superstar is swiftly emerging as a Gen Z fashion icon.

As a Capricorn, Sophia possesses a unique ambition and determination to excel in all of her projects. The passion and drive that Sophia has at such a young age resembles that of her NBA legend father Scottie Pippen. Her dedication to perfecting her craft sets her apart from other influencers, models and actresses in the same age range.

360 had the opportunity to chat with Sophia regarding her involvement in the industry, and just what we can expect to see from her soon.

Q: What has it been like growing up in the constant spotlight?

A: It was difficult when I was younger but surrounding myself with friends that are in the same situation has helped me change my perspective. I like being active on social media in hopes that I’m inspiring kids my age to follow their passions.

Q: What was your biggest takeaway from DWTS Junior?

A: DWTS Junior taught me the importance of hard work and dedication. After the show, I started taking more dance lessons because of how much I fell in love with it.

Q: Tell us about your past modeling experience.

A: I started modeling a couple of months ago, I recently did a photoshoot for a clothing line, and I also did one for my jewelry line in the summer.

Q: What goals do you have with modeling?

A: My goal is to be on the cover of magazines, walk on runways, and to do campaign shoots for brands.

Q: Would you like to pursue acting further?

A: I love the art behind acting which is why I’m currently taking classes to pursue an acting career.

Q: What is a new passion or interest that you would like to pursue in the future? 

A: I want to become an entrepreneur and pursue my passion in fashion and start my own clothing line. 

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: I see myself modeling in the runway 10 years from now, having my own business and starting a charity.

Sophia Pippen headshot via Jessica Cohen JC-PR for use by 360 MAGAZINE