Tayshia, Joe & Hannah Ann Discuss What It's Like Being an Influencer
Social media stars are called influencers for a reason, and three experts are revealing what it’s been like for them taking on this role.
Tayshia Adams, Hannah Ann Sluss, and Joe Amabile chatted on their new podcast "Click Bait with Bachelor Nation" about the differences between celebrities and influencers and how the concept of being an A-list star has morphed over time.
"The celebrity has changed," Joe said on the new episode. "To get George Clooney or Denzel Washington to do an interview, they were so few and far between because that was the attractiveness of the celebrity. You only saw them on the big screen. When they did an interview, it was a big deal. Now, it’s just thrown at us nonstop."
Hannah Ann brought up the new wave of TikTok stars and how they have become "truly famous," especially over the last few months as the app catapulted in popularity during quarantine.
The "Bachelor" Season 24 alum explained, "I think being an influencer is more pressure. I’ve modeled since I was 16 years old, and that is a form of being an influencer, but you don’t necessarily have a voice. You’re behind the camera. For me, I could go behind the camera, work, and be private about it. Influencing, if you get hired for a job, you have to model and then be posting about it on social media."
Hannah Ann continued, "Yes, that’s fun, and I enjoy it 90 percent of the time, but there’s a sense of pressure because lots of people are going to see it. Everyone’s going to have a comment on it. You have to present something that’s interesting. It’s like 'Big Brother,' knowing that someone always has to be watching you. To me, that adds pressure."
Tayshia is newer to the social media influencer game and expressed, "I don’t think people realize how much work goes into it. Big companies will pay you to advertise their products."
She said, "I was never in the social media game before going on 'The Bachelor.' I was in the medical field. Once I started dabbling in this, I started seeing how lucrative it could be. To be honest, I got student loans to pay."
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Tayshia told her co-hosts that doing "a few social media posts" could "pay off my entire student loans that I thought I was going to have for 20 years in a year."
To hear what else Tayshia, Joe, and Hannah Ann have to say about influencers, and to hear their conversation with "Betches" social media gurus Kay Brown and Chris Burns, be sure to listen to the full "Click Bait with Bachelor Nation" episode now!