In the dynamic world of social media, Kelsi Davies has emerged as a multifaceted force, seamlessly navigating platforms, from YouTube to TikTok, and leaving an indelible mark on each. With millions of followers across various channels, Davies is not just a content creator but a trendsetter, showcasing her talents in the realms of the paranormal, music, and beyond.
Originating as a content creator on YouTube, Davies found her stride when she stepped into the world of TikTok. Known for her unique paranormal content, acting skits, and captivating choreography, she has garnered over 154 million likes and 5 million followers on TikTok alone. Her videos featuring the enigmatic haunted doll, Lola, have become viral sensations, cementing her status as a trendsetting content creator.
Davies’s influence extends far beyond TikTok. With 231,000 followers on Instagram, over 2 million subscribers on YouTube, and an active presence on Twitter, she has built a dedicated fanbase across diverse platforms. Her impact has not gone unnoticed, with notable recognition, such as being a featured creator and panelist at prestigious events like VidCon and Playlist Live.
Transitioning seamlessly into the music industry, Davies has released three singles— “Heartbeats,” “Done,” and “Darker.” Her latest single, “September 10th,” released on July 25th, showcases her evolving artistry. Inspired by a profound birthday experience, the song explores themes of spiritual awakening and empowerment, demonstrating Davies’s depth as a musician.
Davies is not only an entertainer but also a passionate psychic medium. Discovering her ability to connect with spirits at a young age, she has made it her mission to challenge paranormal stereotypes. Through her content and experiences, she aims to show that not all spirits are malevolent or frightening.
Davies’s reach goes beyond social media. Her expertise in the paranormal realm was further recognized when she was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Paranormal Caught On Camera.”
In a testament to her creativity, Davies co-created the mobile app “Kelsi Davies: Haunt Escape,” providing users with engaging paranormal experiences. The app has received positive reviews and nearly earned a perfect 5-star rating on the Apple App Store.
In addition to her professional achievements, Davies takes pride in being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Her journey is a celebration of diversity and inclusion, adding an extra layer of authenticity to her already vibrant persona.
In an exclusive interview with StarCentral Magazine, Kelsi Davies provides an intimate glimpse into her unconventional journey in the industry. Here’s an insider’s look at the revelations that unfolded during the conversation:
Can you tell us about your journey from starting as a content creator on YouTube to becoming a popular personality on TikTok, and how has this evolution shaped your approach to creating content?
I started posting on YouTube in 2018 or 2019 and just wanted to share my life. I grew up as the super shy girl at school who didn’t have a lot of friends, and I felt like I couldn’t be myself for the longest time. YouTube was kind of like an outlet for me to be goofy, share my personality, and my interests. I have always been super artistic, so the creative aspect was very appealing to me. One thing about me is that I always felt misunderstood, especially since I had psychic and clairvoyant gifts that I did not understand myself. TikTok completely changed my life; I wanted to create a community for people like me to feel safe and heard. So I started posting my paranormal experiences, which grew very quickly!
Your haunted doll, Lola, has become a sensation on TikTok. What inspired you to incorporate paranormal content into your videos, and how do you maintain authenticity while exploring the supernatural?
Lola is an icon. The coolest part about connecting with her spirit is that people worldwide connect with her, too. There’s just something about her energy; it is light but powerful. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that my social media presence grew into the millions after I bought her doll and started sharing my experiences. I grew up with constant paranormal occurrences, and I was honestly afraid of it. But once I embraced it while showcasing my personality and adding light to something that terrified me growing up, it was like I faced my fears. It really isn’t something to fear…well, most of the time. It takes a lot of patience, practice, and mental strength to tap into the unknown. I’ve had some extremely profound spiritual experiences this year that have changed my life and my outlook on how energy works. Being authentic is huge if you want to become your highest self.
With such a massive following on social media platforms like TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram, how do you handle the responsibility of engaging with your fans and creating content that resonates with them?
It takes a lot of work. I do it pretty much on my own; I do not have anyone running my accounts. I edit almost every video I produce, and I make sure to take time to respond to comments. It really does get overwhelming, though, I have to put my phone down for a bit to ground myself because no one prepares you for what it’s like to have millions of eyes on you. It can feel like a lot of pressure, but I am beyond grateful to have the fans that I do. I wish I had somewhere to escape to growing up where I could talk about my spiritual experiences with people who understood. Now, with the internet being so big, there are communities for just about anything, and I am happy that I was able to build one of them. It’s nice to know that there are people out there like me who are able to share their experiences without being judged.
As a panelist at VidCon and Playlist Live, how do you see the impact of social media on entertainment and the way creators connect with their audience in today’s digital age?
The impact that social media has had on society is mind-blowing. There are pros and cons, but endless entertainment and content. I think it has given so many people hope, knowledge, creative expression, and so many more ways to connect with each other. I believe it gives people more opportunities in the entertainment world, but it’s also a lot more competitive. However, the connection that creators have with their audience is beautiful to see. To have so many people actively supporting you every day is just surreal. I see it as a blessing.
Your music career is also blossoming, with several singles already released. How does your personal journey and experiences influence the themes and messages in your music?
If there is any way to showcase my creativity or art, I am there! I never knew I could sing; I was really shy about it. But I have always really enjoyed it. The feeling I get when I land a note is so uplifting. Making music wasn’t on my agenda, but the universe just kind of made it happen. I’ve been through a lot. Art is all about expressing yourself and your experiences. I always love for songs to have a deep meaning or message. Comanavago has written and produced all of my songs. I’ll tell them what I want it to be about, and they nail it every time. I do want to get into writing music in the future. I have so many life experiences and stories to tell.
Your new single, “September 10th,” is inspired by a transformative experience on your birthday. Can you share a bit about the emotional process of writing and producing this deeply personal song?
It has been very emotional getting this song out. It digs into trauma, betrayal, and escaping toxic cycles. Originally, Comanavago sent me the demo, and it was a song about moving on from someone you love. I listened to it, and it made me cry. I got with my good friend, Jessie Paege, who is an extremely talented musician, singer, and songwriter, and she helped me re-write some lyrics to fit what I was going through at the time. On the night of my birthday (September 10th), something very traumatic yet eye-opening happened with a childhood friend in front of my friends and family. It absolutely broke me for a long time. I felt hurt, betrayed, used, and degraded on my birthday of all days. This wasn’t the first incident, but when you care about someone, your brain creates this false reality of who that person is, and you make excuses for them. After all of this, I went on an intense spiritual journey and did a lot of releasing. The song is all about accepting that the connection you thought you had wasn’t reality. It’s about moving on, letting go, and escaping that toxicity. The music video, directed by Kyra Gardner, beautifully showcases escaping that toxic loop. It shows how much that negative energy pulls you in and takes over. But it’s the most beautiful feeling once you find the strength to get out of it and find peace.
Beyond entertaining your followers, you’ve embraced your psychic medium abilities. How do you balance your spiritual work with your creative content, and how has it affected your perspective on life and the afterlife?
My spiritual journey really progressed this year. I have been traveling the world and have had multiple intense spiritual experiences that allowed me to release anything that didn’t serve me…I have never felt so at peace with myself and my life. I reached Enlightenment when I went to Costa Rica. Everything I questioned growing up from my experiences has been answered. The clarity and knowledge that I have now is such a blessing. It’s hard to explain everything I’ve seen, the beings I’ve encountered, and the overwhelming amount of knowledge I’ve received. Let me say there is a lot that we don’t know. I am grateful to have the platform that I do to share my spiritual journey. I am not afraid of death anymore.
As a psychic medium, you’ve expressed a desire to dispel the misconceptions about spirits. How do you approach this mission and use your platform to showcase a different perspective on the spiritual realm?
From what I’ve been shown from the “spiritual realm,” many realms and dimensions are happening simultaneously. Some people believe the spirits or ghosts roaming the earth are all bad or “demonic.” I try to show, with evidence, that this is not the case. There is both positive and negative energy. If you see a loved one who has passed in your home, they are most likely checking in on you. Being cautious about spirit communication is always better, but you are so powerful. Set your intentions, ground yourself, and you’ll see that there is so much more than we could even imagine in this universe.
With such a diverse and engaged audience, how do you navigate the challenges of being a public figure while maintaining your personal boundaries and well-being?
I have taken a step back from sharing everything online. I’ve found some hobbies that I enjoy and are good for my mental health. I am an open book and love to share as much as possible. However, I have really learned to set boundaries for myself. If you see me out in public, always feel free to come chat with me!
Looking forward, what are your aspirations for the future, both in your content creation journey and your spiritual work? How do you see yourself evolving as a content creator and psychic medium in the coming years?
Honestly, I’m just letting the universe take me where it wants to. I’d love to travel more and take time to have more spiritual experiences with shamans, healers, or whoever comes my way.
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