With the goal to achieve and secure a better future, international beauty content creator and social media influencer Anneprettyness arrived in Los Angeles, California in 2010. A physical therapist in the Philippines, the vlogger found a channel abroad where she expresses herself through beauty products and becomes one of the most followed Filipina beauty content creators abroad.
With nearly 150,000 followers on the photo and video-sharing app Instagram, Anne’s account got noticed in 2016 when one of her videos went viral. The video shows her using the Jamsu-Water Dipping Make-up.
“It’s a great feeling knowing that there are many people that I am able to inspire and influence with good stuff,” she said.
She revealed that it wasn’t her initial intention to do what she does today but since she had nothing else to do, she used to stay at her husband’s office and watched other content creators and was inspired to do the same. Anne started to review products and now she is more focused on doing make-up tutorials especially creative looks.
“If you’re in the social media world, Los Angeles is the best place because most of the brands are headquartered here,” she said adding that one of the perks of being an influencer in the US is having the chance to try a make-up product before it’s sold to the public.
“I love LA, there is so much diversity in here and there are many places to go to,” she added.
Before becoming a social media influencer, she was a therapist at the Megaclinic Philippines and at the Marine Medical Centre Metropolitan Hospital for five years.
Although she has already spent 10 years abroad, she still felt getting homesick as her whole family members are all in the Philippines. “But despite it all, I have a loving husband who supports me with what I do and truly just gives me a comfortable life,” Anne said.
According to her, she and her non-Filipino husband are planning to move back to the Philippines when they retire.
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