The story of how I fell asleep and missed my interview with Pixie Lott

Hey readers,

I feel like, because it’s hard to find an avid fashion blogger my age in Korea, lots of people tend to think I must be an incredibly amazing blogger. The thing is, whether I’m interviewing America’s Next Top Model models, hosting collaboration projects, or talking to magazine editors, I slip up a lot. And I mean A LOT.

For example, the other day I was supposed to be interviewing Pixie Lott, but I FELL ASLEEP AND MISSED IT.

Yep, you read that correctly. I just literally could not attend the online webinar BECAUSE I WAS FRIGGIN SLEEPING. IN MY BED. And this is THE PIXIE LOTT we’re talking ’bout here.

So here’s what happened. Recently I found a blogger community newsletter in my heap of emails. There was a link to attend the online Q&A session with Pixie Lott, hosted by the brand Magnitone. Of course, being a Pixie Lott fan, I applied. As I waited in anxiety and anticipation, I received an email informing me that I’d made it; that I’d been chosen to participate in the exclusive live webinar session with Pixie Lott. At that point I could practically imagine the looks of utter shock and admiration on people’s faces when they found out about it. Tingling with excitement, I posted this on facebook.

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And people were in awe, as I’d expected.

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I was too busy basking in the glory of being the first person among my friends to be able to exclusively interview someone as famous as Pixie Lott, that at first I did not realize that the Q&A session was in three hours. I was probably the last person put on the list.

I honestly freaked out when I read the words ‘Reminder: the exclusive Q&A session with Pixie Lott is in three hours(4AM)!’ in my business inbox. I’d been studying at school until 10PM that day, I was tired, I needed a shower and a nice few hours of sound sleep. A short internal conflict occurred in my head-should I stay up until 4AM and talk to Pixie Lott, or should I just forget it and get some sleep? After a split second, I decided that the former would definitely have to happen, because, who knows, this could be my big break, right? You never know in the blogging world.

So I drank my coffee, washed my face, and sat at my desk to prepare myself for the painful three hours of cruel, wearisome waiting in anticipation and irritation from severe sleep deprivation that were to come. I did everything to keep myself awake. After all, I couldn’t let my readers(you guys) down, and my friends were counting on me to nail this Q&A session and tell them all about it.

AND THEN guess what I did. I got a little drowsy, so I thought, ‘just 5 minutes…yes…I’ll just close my eyes for just, just…5 minutes’, and then I WENT TO MY BED. Now there’s one thing you need to know about my bed-it’s the coziest, softest, most sleep-inducing patch of space on planet Earth. It’s truly a fine bed. And as I lay down, I kept telling myself, ‘Everything will be fine… I’m sure I’ll get up before 4…’ BUT NO.

NO, NO, NO. JUST. NO. I DID NOT get up before 4. In fact I did not get up at all until the clock struck 7:10 AM. I opened my eyes, got straight up, stared at the clock, rubbed my eyes, then stared some more. The clock definitely said 7:10. I panicked for a while, even thinking, ‘well..well…maybe the webinar isn’t over! Maybe I’ll still get to talk to Pixie…’ But I regained my logical thinking skills, muttered some bad language about how I was such an idiot(WHICH I WAS), and went back to bed, because, you know, maybe it was just a big bad dream(which it wasn’t).

And that’s my story of how I almost, just almost, interviewed Pixie Lott. My friends were totally bummed when I told them, of course. My mother just laughed at me. I was mad at myself for a while but then, oh well.

This post was supposed to be about my almost-happened interview with Pixie Lott, but since it didn’t happen, here’s my reflection on the whole situation.

Thinking back now, firstly, I’m beginning to realize it’s not that big of a deal. #YOLO. Just kidding. That hashtag is overused. But seriously though, take that in for a moment-You Only Live Once. If I only live once, I wanna make mistakes, especially while I’m still young. I’m only human. There’s no point dwelling on the past and getting angry all over again. It’s a waste of precious time. Secondly, while I do need to forgive myself and move on, I also need to learn from my mistakes. Me missing the interview chance was totally my fault. I cannot blame anyone else for it since it was just the result of me being an idiot. Blogging and tackling school work all at once is turning out to be harder than I thought, and I do struggle. However, since I made the conscious choice to continue on with my blogging career, I need to start being more responsible for it. I need to improve my time management, primarily.

I also need to focus on the essence of my blogging. I always told myself that I didn’t want to be the type of fashion blogger that just posts photos of Chanel and Givenchy, accepting unhealthy fashion ideals and passing selling them on to the public as if those standards are the ultimate rules of fashion, conforming to trends without critical thinking. However, these days I often find myself thirsty for opportunities with famous, popular people that might give me my ‘big break’. It’s ridiculous, I know. I need to focus on my writing; my posts, which express my true colours and insights, and stop floating above my conscience, swimming on the edge of glamour and undeserved fame. This is my confession and promise to you guys that from now on I’ll remind myself each day of why I’m staying up this late(or NOT staying up, in the case of how my Pixie Lott interview went down, haha) and take myself to the beginning whenever I feel like I’m becoming too obsessed with the shallow glittery stuff. Because I believe I can make a positive change and contribute to the development of self-expression.

I love you guys. Thank you.

The friend that looks amazing in her soccer uniform and sneakers

Hey readers,

The time has finally come for me to show you guys the photos I’ve been taking with the new camera that my friend Jen lent me.

I took loads of photos of my friend Jiyeon. She has a unique look, an interesting sense of style, and an easygoing attitude, so she makes the perfect model to work with. The sunlight was just perfect when we were taking these photos.

So this is what we managed to create after about two hours of light bickering and fooling around with the camera(which was a Canon DSLR, by the way).

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The one above is my personal favorite. It was hard to get the right angle though.

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“Why are they always telling me to sit?”

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I love photos of natural, honest moments, like the one above.

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Thanks : ) Don’t forget to leave a comment!

The Existential Crisis at 3 AM

Hi readers,

So it’s 3 AM. I’m lying here in my grandmother’s bed. I’m on a family trip to Daegu(that’s a city in the Southern part of South Korea), because it’s my grandmother’s 70th birthday. I’m just lying here wondering, “What am I doing here?”

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It’s actually a question that I’ve been asking myself for a few weeks now. “What the heck am I doing here?” “Why am I here?” It triggers a moment of confusion and sharp thinking about the situation I’m in. I think about my fate, my life, and about nothingness. Every time I ask myself the question, the world stops still for a split second and my brain seems to whizz past everything in my life. Even though I constantly ask myself the question, I’ve never been able to provide myself with a sufficient enough answer(which is probably why I keep asking myself). The question throws me back every time; it catches me when I’m least expecting it, unendowed with the level of deepness that the question requires at that moment. For a thousandth of a second, I’m drawn into the question. And then the question just disappears, like a puff of cigarette smoke, as my friend in the distance calls me to ask me something about our Math homework.

That’s why I’ve decided to lay here and find the answer to the question before I fall asleep. I want to find a definite answer, so that I can fully eliminate the little puddle of guilt that has formed in a lonely corner of my mind. Well, to begin with, I didn’t choose to be born as myself. I didn’t choose to look like this, to be Korean to be in this environment, etc. But I definitely did make certain decisions that have led me to become who I am now. I chose to stay up till 5 AM writing about fashion. I chose to come to this school to study. I also chose to create or break relationships as I grew up. So I guess you could say that the logical reason I’m here at this point in time, in this particular place, with these people, is fate and my choices. Therefore, every moment of my life is a result, a consequence, of this life I’ve made for myself.

Then… does this mean I’m here merely because this situation is an inevitable aftermath that I’ve brought upon myself? Surely there must be something more. After an internal existential crisis, I conclude that there really isn’t a solid reason for me being here doing what I’m doing. Everyone has different themes that they focus on throughout their lifetime, and that’s why we all have different motives to our lives. The purpose of life isn’t there for us to find. We make the purpose of our own lives as we experience and learn. It’s the choices I make and the attitudes I obtain that define and shape my reason for existence. In short, it’s up to me.

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Interview with editor of Kimi Magazine, Ciara Rose

Hey readers : )

Today I’m proud to introduce the lovely Ciara, who runs Kimi Magazine. Besides being one of the best magazines in the world, Kimi Magazine is a magazine that’s different from your average magazine- all its profit goes to an organization called ‘Eating Disorders Victoria’ in Australia. Kimi promotes new talent(artists, models, musicians etc), a healthy lifestyle, and healthy standards. Ciara has done incredible work for Kimi Magazine, and has helped and inspired people to love themselves for their own individuality. She’s my newest role model and I can guarantee that you guys will also look up to her after reading this interview. So bring your friend, sister, brother, parents, or whoever else you think needs some inspiration and warmth right now, and without further ado, let’s begin!

(Kimi Magazine’s website:http://www.kimimagazine.com/)

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(image above: the cover of the premiere issue(issue #1) of Kimi Magazine.)

(K:Konni, C:Ciara)

K: Hi Ciara! First of all, introduce us to Kimi Magazine!

C: Hello Konni, lovely to meet you!
Kimi Magazine is a fashion, culture, music and art magazine that aims to evoke positivity and warmth in its readers. All our pages are colourful and bright, all our stories are optimistic yet realistic, and intend to lift your mood. And most importantly, all our models are healthy in mind and body. We sell copies for $15 each, and 100% of the proceeds earned are injected into the budget of the amazing team at Eating Disorders Victoria. Every donation counts!

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K: Why did you start Kimi Magazine? What got you inspired to make Kimi?

C: I had the idea for a couple of years before I began the project, because it was only last year when I first realized that I’d saved enough funds to get it started! One of my closest friends has been in and out of psychiatric wards suffering from an eating disorder since we were 9. The wards have white walls with little colour, and to my horror, most of the girls were reading mainstream fashion magazines and watching Next Top Model! I understand that many people like these shows/zines, but they aren’t going to help these sick patients recover. So I went to buy my best friend a fashion magazine that used realistic, non-photoshopped models and had stories that didn’t mention ‘calories’ or ‘bikini bodies’ … and noticed that there were none. Why? I thought. Why can’t there be a fashion magazine using a range of models? Why can’t there be a fashion magazine with only minimal and necessary editing? Why can’t there be a fashion magazine that has recipes that aren’t focused on weight loss? Why can’t there be a fashion magazine that you can read, start to finish, without feeling like you’re not good enough? Something had to be done… and from that day onward, I had decided that no matter how much effort, cost, tears or stress it would require, I would do it myself.

(K: I truly admire your passion and great heart. You’re a wonderful role model to this generation. Faith in humanity restored!)

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(Model: Stefania Ferrario. Photographer: Georgia Wiggs. Make-up: Pip Davies. Stylist: April Montgomery. Kimi Magazine.

LEFT-before image retouching, RIGHT-after image retouching. This photo shows how minimal Kimi’s photoshop retouching is. Unlike a lot of other magazines that rely on airbrush and photoshop to create inhumanly-perfect images of skinny girls without a single blemish on their skin, Kimi Magazine does not alter the model’s physical features at all. They simply make the image brighter and clearer, so that it’s suitable to be published.)

K: What are your prospects for the future of Kimi?

C: I believe the media has a hugely harmful impact on young girls (and increasingly, boys!), jeopardising their wellbeing. This extract, from the EDV(Eating Disorders Victoria) website, is rather alarming:

“In 1998, 38 months after television first came to Nadroga in Fiji, 15% of girls [aged 17 on the average] admitted to vomiting to control weight. 74% of girls reported feeling “too big and fat” at least sometimes. Fiji has only one TV channel, which broadcasts mostly American, Australian, and British programs.”

This, and masses of other evidence, is irrefutable – our media is greatly influencing our ideas of beauty in a negative manner, and it is about time somebody took a stand. Cue Kimi – a project that I’ve been hoping can act as a light at the end of the dark tunnel we’ve been trapped in for so long. I want Kimi to grow in sales, not only for the charity’s sake, but so our message can reach a wider audience. Owning a piece of untainted media could have a huge impact with some expansion… Hopefully, this will give us more of a shot at opposing the intentionally confidence-crushing magazines that have flooded our mainstream media.

(K: Again, I’m touched… I hope you achieve all of that, so that more people can break free from the negative influence of the media.)

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(from a Kimi Magazine editorial with models from “Plus size” agency BELLA Models. Photographer: Dennys Ilic. Models: Claryssa and Belle at BELLA. Hair and makeup: Kat Desouza. Stylist: Brittany Hendriks. Post: ISKA.)
K: Now tell us about YOU, Ciara! How old are you, what are you studying/what did you study, where did you grow up..?

C: I am 21 years old, from Melbourne in Australia (it’s true – the weather is crazy, four seasons in one day!). I am currently studying my third year of a Bachelor of Youth Work at Victoria University.
Whilst I was fortunate enough to grow up in the middle class and attend a private school, I never associated with the materialistic attitudes adopted by many of the people around me. Though I was in a wealthy household, my dad in particular ensured that my sister and I earned our own money from a very young age. I started waitressing at his restaurant when I was 13, and am very grateful for the work ethic that has been ingrained in me. My mum has also been very influential – she is currently nursing for an Indigenous community, which involves leaving the city to live in isolation for weeks at a time. Her generosity and selflessness has undoubtedly had a very formative impact on me.

K: What’s the most important thing to keep in mind when picking an outfit to wear?

C: “Does the outfit reflect YOU?” – definitely the most important thing to keep in mind! Wearing an outfit that is not “you” is, in my opinion, very easy to see, as the person in question will not look 100% comfortable. Whilst I hire stylists for my photoshoots, I will ensure that they choose clothing that reflects who the model is, and NEVER have them dressed in anything outside of their comfort zone… Hence the importance of meeting all my models before hiring them. I can get a vibe for who they are and take note of their individual style. But most importantly, it helps me guarantee that they’re a lovely human being who I will be proud to feature in this project. These are the models that really glow in any outfit, and this is illustrated in the editorials!

K: Why is fashion important?

C: Fashion is, or should be, who we are inside expressed outwardly… allowing us to embrace what makes us unique, to show the world a little something about ourselves. My best friend and I have similar style – we love clashes in textures and layers… we love beads and sequins… we love daggy, patterned jumpers that are three sizes too big… we love secondhand and pre-loved pieces… we love jewelry (that we generally make for each other!).

We are both very imaginative and creative people, who feel nostalgia for our childhood days of stick-on earrings, friendship bracelets and overalls… When fairy dresses weren’t a “costume”, but a perfectly acceptable item of clothing we could (and would!) wear five times a week.

 

(preview of desginer Dorothy & Evelyn. Photographer: Alex McKay. Model: Em at Maverick. Makeup: Jacki Botans. Kimi Magazine.)

K: What do you think teenage girls these days need the most? What piece of advice do you have for us?

C: Teenagers are under so much stress on a daily basis. Parents, teachers, fellow peers and the media are just some of the many sources of pressure and standards. They dictate how we’re meant to look, what we’re meant to desire, who we’re meant to be… It can really take away our sense of individuality.
My suggested solution is embodied in my life motto: “Whatever floats your boat, without sinking someone else’s.” What I mean by that is, do whatever makes you happy, so long as it doesn’t require the sacrifice of somebody else’s wellbeing. Look how you want, dress how you’d like, act as you please – if it makes you happy and doesn’t create unhappiness for anyone else, then there’s no harm done! Follow the beat of your own drum! And anyone who criticises you for something that doesn’t impact them or anyone else in a negative manner is NOT the kind of person you need in your life. It sounds simple and yes, easier said than done, but it’s really the most personal advice I have. It’s worked for me! I’m the happiest I’ve ever been since I’ve started staying true to this motto 🙂

K: You featured some musicians in Kimi… I’m just curious, what kind of music are you into?

C: Whilst growing up, my mum and dad were kind enough to introduce me to a range of music that I still love to this day! My favourites would have to be Bjork and Jeff Buckley, probably because I not only fell in love with their music, but also deeply respect who they are and what they stand for. I also adore David Sylvian, who I think is one of the most underrated musicians of all time!

K: What did you want to be when you were a little girl?

C: My first career choice was a forensic pathologist! That seems quite gory for a little girl, but I was always very curious and loved a good mystery. My sister and I read the Goosebumps books, watched Scooby Doo, and were obsessed with our favourite boardgame – Cluedo! (I was always Miss Scarlett and she was always Miss Peacock, or the game would not begin.)

(K: Haha : ) I remember being too scared to read the Goosebumps series…)

K: What do you think of Konni Kim Designs?

C: Konni, I think you are wonderful. Especially taking interest in a project on the other side of the globe, and going out of your way to help us spread the word. I have been eager to talk more about Kimi on a larger scale, and you are the first platform I have been offered. So a thousand times, thank you! 🙂

(K: That’s so sweet, Ciara! Thank you so much. You really inspire me and I think you’re a wonderful person. I hope to be a great woman like you someday!)

K: Are you fashionable?

C: Fashion is in the eye of the beholder, so I have no idea how to answer this! To those who like eccentric, eclectic fashion then yes, I suppose so. But my style wouldn’t be ideal for those who opt for the chic and sleek, like my sister (studying her Masters of Architecture) – she gravitates towards structured clothing in shades of mainly blacks or greys, and looks really elegant and classy in everything she wears. My style would not suit her, just as her style would not suit me, as our outfits reflect who we are (polar opposites!). It’s all a question of preference.

(K: I completely agree.)

K: What’s your average day like? Are you very organized and busy, or do you tend to lounge around and get inspiration from random things?

C: I am very busy all the time, and I couldn’t have it any other way! Last year I decided to join my certificate and diploma degree together to save myself a year of study; this meant I was at university Tuesday nights, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Friday mornings and every 3rd Saturday – on top of that, I had to fit in 250 volunteer hours to complete my course. Fridays and Saturdays when most people are going out, I would be working til early morning, as that’s the only hours I could fit in a job… And the little spare time that remained after that hectic schedule, I spent on the Kimi project! But this lifestyle is my choice – I love positively contributing to society. The rare day when I don’t do anything productive, I really don’t feel like myself!

(Photographer: Georgia Wiggs. Food stylist: Christabell McDonald. Model: Oats the Rabbit! Kimi Magazine.

The rabbit is adorable!! The food is making me hungry…)

K: Are you an artist?

C: I am a musician, if that counts! I used to study the Bachelor of Music at Victorian College of the Arts, and also started a diploma of jazz piano at Ballarat University. Whilst I love and miss studying music, I am much happier continuing it as a hobby, as pursuing youth work is my true calling.

(preview of featured artist Brian Cheung on Kimi Magazine.)

K: What is one item in your wardrobe that you just NEED to have and can’t ever throw away?

C: Since I am a sentimental person, it would have to be the sparkly blue scarf that my best friend knitted me for my 21st birthday whilst she was in hospital… I used it for a feature in issue one, you can spot the musician Asami wearing the beautiful scarf in some of the shots!

K: What were you like when you were seventeen?

C: At 17, I was very scattered in terms of my goals and dreams. I knew I wanted to end up in a career that would be humanitarian, but had NO idea what to specialize in! Whilst I had known Amelia since birth (our mothers were friends before we were born), she moved away to Albury, and it wasn’t til 4 years ago that we became close again. It was during this time, witnessing her struggles and her strength firsthand, that I decided I wanted to contribute to the field of Eating Disorders. Visiting various wards on a daily or weekly basis opened my eyes to a myriad of deficiencies in the system; these realizations crystallized into certainty of what wrongs I wanted to right in this world. She is constantly my inspiration, whether we’re seeing each other every day or whether we haven’t caught up in months. Her brave endeavors are the reason I’ve evolved from a confused 17 year old into a confident and passionate adult.

(K: I’m so happy for you! Please keep up the awesomeness so that people like me can continue to learn from you and be inspired.)

K: Who is your girl crush/idol?

C: I absolutely love Robyn Lawley, an Australian “plus size” model. As well as being breathtakingly beautiful and a dedicated health advocate, she is very intelligent and politically educated. You can see pictures of gorgeous Robyn in an article for issue one!

Aaand that’s a wrap, guys! : D

I hope you enjoyed this interview-I DEFINITELY did. Ciara is such a talented young woman, and I was head over heels in joy when she agreed to do the interview for my blog. It was such a pleasure to talk to her and learn more about Kimi Magazine and about her life and philosophy. So here’s a massive THANK YOU! to Ciara for sharing her insights and thoughts and providing us with such thoughtful answers.

My dream used to be to ‘be the editor of a glamorous fashion magazine’. Ciara inspired me to change that dream to: ‘be the editor of a fashion magazine that can actually support people of all sizes, both genders, and of any racial background, promote healthy standards and mindsets, and inspire people to just love themselves!’ 

Don’t forget to check out Kimi Magazine’s website and Facebook page:

http://www.kimimagazine.com/

https://www.facebook.com/kimi.mag

And get your hands on a copy of Kimi Magazine if you can! : )

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See you again next time!

-Konni

Interview with Youtube star MaxNoSleeves(Max Weisz)!

Hey readers! : )

Guess what? I got the chance to interview one of my favorite YouTube stars, Max Weisz! A lot of you probably know him as ‘MaxNoSleeves’, which is the name of his widely popular YouTube channel. With more than 500,000 subscribers, his channel is one of the biggest ones out there-and possibly the funniest! Be sure to check it out after reading this interview. (Click here to go to his amazing YouTube channel. Also, his Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook pages are all full of fun). 

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Here goes! (K: Konni, M: Max)

K: Hi Max! Tell us about your YouTube channel and your videos. Why did you start making videos?

M: My YouTube channel is called MaxNoSleeves, because I never wear sleeves, although I started wearing no sleeves long before I started making videos. I make funny silly videos, things that make me laugh.  I started because it’s so much f**king fun.

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(a GIF from Max’s videos! : D )

K: Give us a dose of your daily life as a YouTube star. What’s your everyday routine like? Are you always busy and sleep-deprived, or do you tend to just lay back and take it easy?

M: It’s hard because you’re completely on your own; so if you want something done, it’s on you.  I do have an enormous range of freedom in my daily life and I appreciate that greatly, so I go through spurts of extreme productivity and total freedom. That being said, I post a video EVERY Tuesday, so I have to stay somewhat on track.  In a perfect world, I start thinking about my video Sunday evening, write/film/edit on Monday, make finishing touches Tuesday morning, and post. I have a running list of video ideas I want to do, but I usually go with whatever I’m feeling excited about that week. Aaaand if we’re being honest I’m on schedule probably 20% of the time. The rest of the week I get to do a bunch of cool stuff though, I’m pretty lucky.

 

K: Are you fashionable?

M: Extremely. But I’m going to go with my own definition of fashionable.

 

K: Why do you cut the sleeves off all your shirts? Was it your idea to do so?

M: I started because I was playing a lot of Beer Pong and the sleeve was restricting my shot.  Then I started doing it all the time because I was just more comfortable in my own skin.

(K:   : D  )

 

K: Is fashion an important contributing factor in being a successful YouTube star?

M: I think a person’s personal style is a very cool way for them to distinguish themselves and be an individual.  I used to have an office job, and as funny as it sounds, it was a big moment for me to ditch the business attire (I wore the same thing everyone else wore) and start wearing whatever I wanted.  In my opinion, fashion should be personal; a reflection of self.  Haha I feel like I’m getting way too deep here – I just like wearing sleeveless tshirts.

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K: What’s the nicest thing a fan has ever said to you?

M: I did a video called “Take Moments,” which was about taking a second to center yourself when you felt like your life was spinning a little out of control.  Probably one of my only serious videos, but I was dealing with some family issues and I just had to get the idea out of my head.  I didn’t think it would really go anywhere, but I got an enormously positive reaction to that video from people saying it helped them in ways I couldn’t have imagined.  It was awesome.

(Click HERE to watch Max’s video “Take Moments”- I’ve watched it and I can guarantee that it will make you feel better on a rainy day when things just aren’t going well.)

 

K: In contrast, what’s the worst thing you’ve ever heard?

M: Haha, well it is the Internet, so people can be very mean, but I try not to let those things bother me.  I remember someone once wrote, “I’ve watched every one of your videos, and they all suck,” which at first felt was really mean, but the more I thought about it, I really appreciated that the dude watched all my videos.  There was another dude who would routinely comment the meanest s**t I’ve ever heard on every video I put up. Week after week this guy would top his last comment in terms of venom and malice… and then one week he was gone! And to tell you the truth I was really worried about him.  Was he ok? Was he having health problems?  But he’s back now, so it’s all good.

(K: Wow, that’s the best response to hate comments that I’ve ever seen. Respect.)

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K: What do you think of the current fashion industry?

M: Most of my knowledge of the fashion industry is shaped off of Zoolander.  Is Mugatu still doing the Derelicte campaign?

 

K: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

M: Oh jeez… I’ve done a lot of crazy stuff. When I was in high school I moved to Kunming, China for 2 months, alone.  I didn’t speak a word of Chinese, but I had some family there and I figured it out.  That was pretty crazy.

 

K: Many of us would LOVE to be YouTube-famous, but tell us, what’s the downside of being a YouTube star?

M: I mean, your life is definitely out there for the Internet to see, but to be honest, it’s pretty much the best job ever. There’s always something to complain about if you’re looking to complain – I just try to appreciate what’s going on.

 

K: I dare you to make a Wrecking Ball parody video.

M: Haha… I dunno I’ll throw it on the list.

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Annnd that’s a wrap!

I had so, so much fun talking to Max and getting to know him, and I hope you guys did too! He’s a really fun guy and an amazing, warmhearted person, too. I’m a huge fan of his videos, so, Max-if you’re reading this, please keep making videos : ) Your hilarious videos make so many people(including me!) smile when they’re feeling down. Thanks for making this world a brighter place.

But WAIT! Yes, I’m talkin to YOU there! Hang on a sec-don’t forget to comment, like, and follow! : ) (To like or comment, just click the title of this post, then scroll down to the end of the post, and you’ll see the Like button and Comment box.

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