Superwoman, Bawse, Mother Unicorn- call her whatever you want, but there’s no denying that Lilly Singh is on the verge of world domination. Lilly began posting YouTube videos six years ago, in an attempt to make herself laugh while she was struggling with depression. Her comedic and inspirational channel, IISuperwomanII, as well as her daily vlogs, have since grown to tremendous heights and show no sign of slowing down. At the age of 28, she has already embarked on a world tour, released a documentary called A Trip To Unicorn Island, worked closely with her idol Dwayne Johnson, and built up a large, passionate fanbase she refers to as “Team Super”. Her social good campaign, #GirlLove, has had a large part in ending the worldwide cycle of girl-on-girl hate and has allowed Lilly to collaborate with the likes of Michelle Obama and Zendaya.
But Lilly is much more than a list of her accomplishments. Her authentic personality, positive outlook, and insane work ethic are what propelled her to the top. These traits are all especially evident in her daily vlogs, where she shares an unfiltered version of her day with her viewers. They get to see all sides of Lilly- even the less glamorous aspects that many online personalities are hesitant to share. This genuine perspective is what makes so many of Lilly’s fans feel connected to her. There’s no doubt that both her strong personality and dedication to her work to will lead her to even more success.
In fact, Lilly has been super busy lately with the release of her book “How To Be a Bawse” and the world tour accompanying it. From interviews to TV appearances to tour stops, it’s hard to keep track of all the wonderful things she’s doing and places she’s going. That’s where update accounts step in to save the day by constantly keeping us informed of what our idols are up to! We got a chance to chat with @Lillysingh_news on Twitter to discuss how they run their update account for Lilly and exactly what they love about the Bawse herself.
Can you briefly introduce yourself?
Hey, we’re teamiisuperwomanii-news and we post updates and news about Lilly Singh. I’m Nadia, I’m 15 years old, and me and my sister run this account together.
Can you explain when and how you first became a fan of Lilly Singh?
It was back in January 2014 when my sister showed me Lilly’s video ‘Types of Siblings’.
Why are you a fan of Lilly?
Being a fan of a person is supporting their work and I became a fan of Lilly to support her work. She’s a great idol for young people and she uses her voice for something good (#GirlLove) to make the world a better place, even if it’s a little. Lilly’s someone I will support as she’s kind, funny, and a hard worker. Also, she’s made me laugh and be happy.
What made you want to run an update account for Lilly?
We wanted to open a fan account to show our support for her. We thought an update account would be a great idea and it was.
Roughly how much time to you spend running your account?
On a normal day it takes less than an hour, but if there is an event like a red carpet it takes 4 hours.
— Lilly Singh Updates (@Lillysingh_news) March 23, 2017
Do you have anyone who runs the account for you if for some reason you are away?
No, we don’t have anyone to run the account when we’re away.
How many followers do you currently have and do they talk to you or ask you things often?
We have over 3,400 Twitter followers now. Yes, Team Super talks to us and they do ask us about stuff. They are very lovely people and they send us some updates sometimes.
Do you prefer to just write updates (keeping it writing/informative based) or post pictures on your account?
Both, but I prefer posting photos.
— Lilly Singh Updates (@Lillysingh_news) March 28, 2017
Would you say that you have met any friends online through your account?
Yes and no. We did get to know some of Team Super, but we’re busy in our lives and with the update account. So, we can’t really say we made friends- just got to know them.
Has Lilly ever noticed your account and how did it feel?
Yes, she did and it was AMAZING. She’s retweeted us a couple of times and followed us on Tumblr.
What is your favourite IISuperwomanII video?
There are a lot but ‘How My Parents React to Someone I’m Dating’ will always be our favourite.
What is your favourite thing about Lilly?
She’s honest, real, very funny, different (unique) and a great unicorn.
If you could say one thing to Lilly then what would it be?
Thank you for spreading #GirlLove and teaching young people how to be a BAWSE of their own lives. Thank you for spreading positivity and drawing smiles on people faces.
— Lilly Singh Updates (@Lillysingh_news) July 26, 2016
Thank you to Nadia and her sister for answering our questions (and for running a BAWSE update account)! If you’re a fan of Lilly Singh, be sure to show some love to @Lillysingh_news on Twitter.
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