Norway

Jennie Sofie

Norway

Jennie Sofie

A celebrity
with many talents

Jennie Sofie is a 16-year-old youtuber and blogger from Norway. She posts videos from her everyday life, and is also very interested in fashion and beauty. Besides her work on social media, Jennie Sofie is a well-known actress, tv-host, and fashion designer. You might also have seen her in the Marcus and Martinus video ‘Elektrisk’?

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"My followers need to know that they’re good enough as they are"

I feel it’s more important to be yourself than to look good. I see a lot of people in my generation whitening their teeth, getting hair extensions and using fake tan, but I deliberately avoid that. I want to be a blogger who doesn’t do those things. All my followers need to know they’re good enough as they are.

Q: Who are you?

A: I’m Jennie Sofie. I come from a peninsula outside Oslo, and I’m half Austrian. I’m 16.
I have 45,000 subscribers on YouTube and 240,000 followers on Instagram. I also blog and work as a programme manager for The Club on the Disney Channel.
It’s mind-boggling that all these people have chosen to follow me. When I look at the statistics, there are comments from Denmark, Germany and Sweden, and even from as far away as Brazil and Egypt! So, when I reach 50,000 subscribers on YouTube, I’ll start doing videos in English so everyone can understand me.

Q: How did your social media life start?

A: It all started four or five years ago when I auditioned for a part in a series. I got a small role that was pretty bitchy, so people got the completely wrong impression of me. So I thought Instagram might change that impression. And that encouraged me to blog and go on YouTube. Since then, I’ve worked with the Disney Channel, designed three fashion collections and done a few modelling jobs.

Q: What’s it like being 16?

A: People often ask me how I balance going to school and everything, but it works out very well, actually, because school always comes first. When I’m working, I’m very focused. I have to choose and plan my days. Sometimes I travel to London for work in the weekend, and then I’m back at school on Monday. I’ve always been very active, and I love it when things are happening. I need to get out there and move, exercise and have fun. But because there’s so much going on all the time, it’s nice to have breaks with family and friends when there’s nothing for me to do.

Q: What’s it like being someone other people look up to?

A: I think a lot about this a lot. I’ve never been the kind of person to do stupid things. I don’t drink, I’m not a party animal, and I’ve got my life under control. I think about how I come across. I feel it’s more important to be yourself than to look good. I see a lot of people in my generation whitening their teeth, getting hair extensions and using fake tan, but I deliberately avoid that. I want to be a blogger who doesn’t do those things. All my followers need to know they’re good enough as they are.

Q: Is that a problem for your generation – feeling they’re not good enough?

A: Everybody’s different, of course. I try to avoid comparing myself to others. But that’s also why I say “No thanks” to a lot of things. There’s no need for everything to look perfect. There are so many bikini photos of the biggest Norwegian bloggers, going on holiday and being on the beach. I think you should try to love the things that make you special. It’s cute. Some people have big ears or a big nose, or they’re not as tall as others. I have a sports injury that you can see from my knees, and one of my front teeth could be fixed – but why should I get that done?

What do you think of the new LMTD collection?

A: I’m surprised how well it suits me! I’m pretty street, cool and sporty in my style so it’s basically what I wear every day.

Q: Who are you?

A: I’m Jennie Sofie. I come from a peninsula outside Oslo, and I’m half Austrian. I’m 16.
I have 45,000 subscribers on YouTube and 240,000 followers on Instagram. I also blog and work as a programme manager for The Club on the Disney Channel.
It’s mind-boggling that all these people have chosen to follow me. When I look at the statistics, there are comments from Denmark, Germany and Sweden, and even from as far away as Brazil and Egypt! So, when I reach 50,000 subscribers on YouTube, I’ll start doing videos in English so everyone can understand me.

Q: How did your social media life start?

A:It all started four or five years ago when I auditioned for a part in a series. I got a small role that was pretty bitchy, so people got the completely wrong impression of me. So I thought Instagram might change that impression. And that encouraged me to blog and go on YouTube. Since then, I’ve worked with the Disney Channel, designed three fashion collections and done a few modelling jobs.

Q: What’s it like being 16?

A: People often ask me how I balance going to school and everything, but it works out very well, actually, because school always comes first. When I’m working, I’m very focused. I have to choose and plan my days. Sometimes I travel to London for work in the weekend, and then I’m back at school on Monday. I’ve always been very active, and I love it when things are happening. I need to get out there and move, exercise and have fun. But because there’s so much going on all the time, it’s nice to have breaks with family and friends when there’s nothing for me to do.

Q: What’s it like being someone other people look up to?

A: I think a lot about this a lot. I’ve never been the kind of person to do stupid things. I don’t drink, I’m not a party animal, and I’ve got my life under control. I think about how I come across. I feel it’s more important to be yourself than to look good. I see a lot of people in my generation whitening their teeth, getting hair extensions and using fake tan, but I deliberately avoid that. I want to be a blogger who doesn’t do those things. All my followers need to know they’re good enough as they are.

Q: Is that a problem for your generation – feeling they’re not good enough?

A: Everybody’s different, of course. I try to avoid comparing myself to others. But that’s also why I say “No thanks” to a lot of things. There’s no need for everything to look perfect. There are so many bikini photos of the biggest Norwegian bloggers, going on holiday and being on the beach. I think you should try to love the things that make you special. It’s cute. Some people have big ears or a big nose, or they’re not as tall as others. I have a sports injury that you can see from my knees, and one of my front teeth could be fixed – but why should I get that done?

Q: What do you think of the new LMTD collection?

A: I’m surprised how well it suits me! I’m pretty street, cool and sporty in my style so it’s basically what I wear every day.

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