Once upon a time, you’d have to move to a big city if you wanted to be a star. If you dreamt of working in comedy, fashion, music or beauty, you’d need to do it in metropolitans where those industries thrived.
But those days are disappearing fast—especially if online influencers have anything to say about it. Today you can do pretty much anything from pretty much anywhere, and we talked to local social media mavens who are proving it.
Meet the comedian who just worked his way into a Comedy Central special. The bloggers who have partnered with major fashion and beauty brands. The photographer who wants to use her platform for mentoring. The young musician who has caught the attention of nearly 1 million followers.
Meet the voices that are representing Baton Rouge all over the internet.
Photography: Collin Richie
Styling: Elle Marie
Hair: CeKeisha Williams
Makeup: Katrina Liza and Abby Plauche
Editor’s note: Interviews have been edited for brevity and clarity. Follower counts are approximate and as of press time.
This cover story was originally published in the April 2019 issue of 225 Magazine.