“I’ve learned that things happen when God wants them to happen, not when you want them to happen. My YouTube channel has been growing amazingly, but around the times when it’s not doing so well all I have to do is wait. I’ve learned to never give up, mainly because life can surprise you and great things don’t come easy. You have to brush it off and continue. At the end, the result is based on how much effort you put into it.” -Marilenny Pina
Marilenny Pina is a 23-year-old You tuber and social media influencer. Hailing from a family of 12 siblings, Marilenny is currently located in Long island, New York. Before she started her YouTube channel, she has always wanted to be a lawyer and going to college was and still is her main focus. Law may be something she eventually wants to get into later around 6-8 years from now – but right now she has chosen to do Makeup/Beauty Videos as a career because it feels right. Marilenny shares that sometimes when we do things that we don’t like we find ourselves bored or unhappy. Luckily for her, makeup makes her very happy.
Marilenny’s YouTube career started back in October 2015 – it was something that she has always wanted to do. Watching Nicole Guerriero made Pina imagine herself behind the camera making videos and helping young girls like her. While Pina is not sure what initially influenced her in the beauty realm, she remembers going to Target literally every week looking for a good full coverage concealer because her under eye darkness was getting out of control. When Pina saw the power that a concealer had she started looking for other relevant products and before she knew it, she was fully committed to a face full of makeup. What Pina enjoys most about style and fashion is the way it makes her feel. She shares that when you put on a dress that you’ve always wanted and you see that it fits perfectly, your perspective on yourself changes and you start looking at everything differently. You become more confident and that feeling is why she loves fashion. Pina shares that it brings out what you thought you didn’t have.
Out of all the moments she has faced thus far, Pina shared that her most memorable moment was winning the StarCentral Magazine competition. Pina shares that she still can’t believe that she won because she really didn’t see it happening despite the fact she was working very hard to win. Along with this competition, Pina saw how many fans, friends and family supported her. She also recalls meeting her favourite YouTube star, Diana Saldana as one of her most memorable moments in life because she is one of the many people that have changed her life.
While the future is relatively unknown, Pina just want to take each day as it comes. She wants to get married in 2017 and she also wants to eventually finish law school with flying colours. Furthermore, she wants to grow her YouTube career to another level – and with the way she’s going, it shouldn’t be too long now.
The ‘LIGHTNING FAST’ Round:
1. What is the one beauty product you can’t live without? My beauty blender
2. What is the most dramatic thing you’ve ever done to change your looks? I went all blonde
3. What is in your makeup bag when you travel? All the makeup products that I can’t live without which is usually a lot of things lol
4. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself? I would change how attached I am to people; sometimes that allows you to get hurt easier.
5. Your best guilty pleasure… watching Netflix all day long!