She’s a triple threat when it comes to her YouTube channel. Jaelah Majette covers everything from beauty, hair, and sharing her life with the world through vlogs. She’s known for her upbeat personality although she admits her realness can get her in trouble sometimes. SHEEN spoke with Jaelah to discuss the person behind the camera. We’ll be the first to tell you that what you see on YouTube is exactly what you get in real life.
What inspired you to start up your YouTube channel?
Everyone kept asking me a million and one questions. I would get so many DMs, it was so crowded, and I was constantly getting text messages. So I was just like, “I’m gonna make one video and whenever someone asks me a question, I’m just gonna send the link to them.” Eventually, they kept asking for more. When you start making videos on YouTube and you start to get subscribers, you feel like you don’t want to let them down. You just keep putting out videos and before you know it, you’re at 400k subscribers and it becomes a part of your life.
What are three words you believe that your friends and family would use to describe you?
Unpredictable, crazy, and passionate. Anything I set my mind to, I am passionate about. A lot of my friends say, “Jaelah, you don’t have a filter.” I don’t sometimes, its terrible.
What is one thing your subscribers don’t know about you?
My subscribers know so much about me…it’s almost weird sometimes. Sometimes, my subscribers pick up on stuff that I haven’t even picked up on. One thing my subscribers don’t know about me is how bad I deal with things. A lot of them kind of ask a lot of me, I don’t think they realize how much it really is to be a YouTuber. I don’t think they know how overwhelmed I can get when I have 90 unread messages in my e-mail or tweets and snaps I haven’t had the chance to look at. It’s not that they don’t know me, it’s that some of people don’t understand that there are SO many of them and I can’t necessarily give each and every one of them the attention that they deserve.
Can you tell us something you’re passionate about besides beauty and hair?
I’m very passionate about inspiring woman and young girls to be themselves unapologetically. I want them to be themselves no matter what because growing up; I struggled with that a lot. I was so popular but I didn’t have any real friends. It was because I would just get in where I could. I didn’t really know how to be myself. I didn’t think that anyone would accept me as myself. That’s very important to me. Right now I struggle with having companies that want to work with me because I’m so real and transparent on my channel. Sometimes people prefer perfect, cook cutter people. I’m not perfect. There’s really no other Jaelah. If I could teach my subscribers anything it would be to be yourself. I just want to be able to find a company that will appreciate my realness.