Most people think that Youtubers as empty-headed folks with a lot of time on their hands. Yvana Romelus has a lot of time on her hands, and makes productive use of it. The twenty-something graduated from Bloomfield College with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. Carrying a heavy course load at one of New Jersey’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges in addition to running a successful Youtube channel is not a task for weaklings or for the lazy.
So how has Yvana Romelus, better known as Thee Mademoiselle, to explode on the channel? Firstly, she is part of a legion of twenty-something college students who fellow university students love following through life changes and first experiences. It’s like having a virtual friend that you’ve grown up with and have followed from freshman year, onward. From conflict with fellow females, to life lessons, to sharing dating experiences, viewers turn to Thee Mademoiselle’s channel because they know they will be served with juicy stories, lots of candor, and plenty of sweet attitude.
Kreyolicious: How did you get your start on Youtube?
I started my youtube channel back in high school. I quit two times before I actually took it serious. [Laughter] I was inspired by Youtubers like Haitian Jonas and iiSuperWomanii and just decided to start my channel. The idea initially started when I started a blog for underrated/underground artists, I wanted to use Youtube in order to promote these artists as well as establish a relationship with them. It was supposed to be an easy trade off, I post your music in my video, you promote it. However, over time I went in completely different directions, I started off with rants/commentary when I really wanted to do fashion and music reviews. I slowly realized there are plenty of people doing those beauty/fashion videos so I don’t need to. Now I mainly do story times, rants and reactions.
Kreyolicious: And as you started to gain traction on there, what sort of challenges did you run into?
I think my problem was sticking to one genre of video, I want to do any and everything but I slowly realized doing focused content is more lucrative and beneficial in the long run. The first two times I quit I was frustrated with not getting enough subscribers then after not being able to edit very well, which is why I decided to pursue a Communications degree.
Kreyolicious: Was it scary at first putting yourself out there?
I’ve always been out there. [Laughter] I have never really been afraid of putting myself out there. I kinda have a split personality. I can either be wild and off the wall or b_y and reserved. So, I guess it depends on what mood I am in when it comes to recording. Unlike most YouTubers, I don’t have an introverted personality so being “out there” is kinda my thing!
Kreyolicious: When do you feel the most beautiful?
I feel beautiful every day because I get dressed up every day. I am known for always wearing heels and being dressed really well daily. I am a strong believer of dressing well makes you feel amazing no matter what you may be going through, so I make sure I always look my best.
Kreyolicious: What are your top three fave videos from your channel?
I love making my Haitian-related videos. EOS, Most of those are my favorite. Other than that I have a few I love!
This concludes PART I of the interview with Yvana Romelus better known as Youtuber Thee Mademoiselle.
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