Amelie Anstett is an American dancer, model, actress, and YouTube personality. She is a Florida native who started her career at age 7 as a professional dancer. She has shared the stage with high-profile celebrities like Justin Bieber during his Purpose Tour and has danced at The Playground LA with “Dance Moms” reality star JoJo Siwa. Amelie became a YouTube sensation after booking her role as Sade in Brat TV’s Chicken Girls and Chicken Girls: The Docuseries. She then went on to modeling and quickly landed a role in Ruby Rose Turner’s Handbag Launch, followed by being the face of Totto brands Sebastian Yatra line in their worldwide campaign. When not working she spends time supporting Elev8hope, a non-profit organization that focuses on bettering the community and helping anyone in need, no matter the circumstances.
StarCentral Magazine recently caught up with Amelie to discuss her journey in the entertainment industry and here’s what went down:
Could you please tell our readers a brief background about yourself and how you started as an actress/model?
My big break into the entertainment industry happened when I was 12 years old and danced on stage with Justin Bieber. That moment changed my life forever and allowed me to really see my true passion and calling. Justin taught me and is teaching me so many things, and he has truly made such an impact in my life. I’ll never forget him tell me to ‘always believe in myself, follow my dreams, and remember my roots. From this point on I started getting into modeling and acting as well.
What are you currently doing to maintain/grow your profile?
My goal with social media is to be able to keep spreading that message to be able to connect with people. And as years keep going on, I hope to have a lot going on with acting and dancing,
which will be really cool. The future just takes us on a path, and we’ll see where it goes.
What social media platforms do you usually use to increase your personal brand’s awareness?
Instagram for sure! I really love how on Instagram I can bring such an awareness of positivity and self-love through Instagram stories, posts, dm’s, etc… It has really allowed me to have so many different ways to communicate with other individuals and grow my following.
Photo credit: Sydney Lau
What is your main tactic when it comes to making more people aware of your personal brand?
To be honest my main tactic when it comes to making more people aware of my personal brand is consistency. I am very passionate about my motto and I am so grateful that I get to share that passion with other individuals, and show them that I support them, just as much as they support me.
What is the toughest decision you had to make in the last few months?
This is an amazing question and honesty as I have gotten older in this industry there are a lot of tough decisions that need to be made. I am a junior in High School, and you know it’s not always easy, especially at first trying to find time for school, and sometimes you have to make a choice. It took time for me to find the right balance of school and work…and it’s so amazing because it really keeps us focused and balanced.
If you could go back in a time machine to the time when you were just getting started, what would you do differently?
Man, it would be so cool to time travel, however, I honestly don’t think that even if I had the chance I would change anything in my journey so far. This is because I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason, even if it doesn’t always make sense at first.
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What is the best advice you have ever been given?
When Justin and I talked backstage, he told me: “Remember who you are and how you started. And always stick to your roots and grow through that.” Which was really cool. And his advice has always stuck with me. Also, I feel so lucky to get to work with so many amazing individuals. Another piece of advice that has always stuck with me is: “Don’t be another little fish in the big pond. Find a way to stand out, and be and show who you really are.”
What advice would you give someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?
Oh, I love this question. With social media, we can’t help but compare ourselves to others. And I think the biggest piece of advice I would give, even though it sounds cliché, is that you truly are amazing as yourself. We live in these shells and there’s nothing we can really do but accept them. It’s about what’s on the inside what you can bring into the world and share with others. Work for what you want and do it for you. Go make your mark!
Photo credit: Sydney Lau