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Bethany Mota Exudes Confidence After Being Bullied: ‘I’m My Own Boss’

Mon, September 15, 2014 4:34pm EDT by HL Intern 5 Comments

In only five short years, YouTuber Bethany Mota has reached 7 million subscribers, landed the cover of ‘Seventeen’ mag, and joined the newest cast of ‘Dancing With The Stars!’ Things haven’t always been rainbows and butterflies for the fashionista, though.

It may seem as if Bethany Mota has it all, however, the 18-year-old YouTube personality has run into her fair share of cyber-bullying. Luckily, she had something that helped her through it all — YouTube! She covered the October issue of Seventeen magazine, and revealed the ups and downs during her YouTube journey.

Bethany Mota ‘DWTS’: I Was Bullied

With 7 million admirers, its hard to imagine anyone putting Bethany down, however, she revealed that it has happened.

“I say do not respond with hate, because you might make that person feel terrible, and you feel terrible. So who wants that? Respond with positivity or just ignore it and don’t let it get to you. And focus on all those positive comments,” Bethany explained about dealing with the haters in Seventeen.

Bethany also talked about what it has been like to grow up on YouTube. She explained, “I think it’s taught me to be a lot more self-motivated and has taught me how to encourage myself and not rely on a teacher or a boss telling me what to do. I’m my own boss. My biggest thing to overcome has been not being afraid to be different. It’s safer to do what everyone else is doing, but it pays off way more to be yourself.”

Bullied Before Her YouTube Days

Not only has Bethany seen some hate on her YouTube channel over the past five years, but she had actually experienced some bullying even before she began making videos.

“I was kind of going through a rough time in my life. I was being bullied and I didn’t have a lot of confidence and I always wanted to make videos,” Bethany said on Dancing with the Stars about her start in the YouTube world. “I used YouTube as my distraction.”

We love how Bethany has stayed so positive and true to herself throughout the years! Don’t forget to tune in to this seasons Dancing With The Stars to cheer her on! (She did amazing in the first week!)

What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Do you love Bethany’s videos? Will you watch her on DWTS? Let us know!

— Shira Benozilio

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