(originally published on November 27, 2017)
There’s a young lady that’s been making some waves on YouTube lately. With her intellect, research, and alluring voice, it won’t be long before she gets a pretty large following!
While our political views may be different, I admire her talent. I recently asked her if I could send her some questions and she was very gracious about it. Below is my interview with Masked Babe.
1. When did you decide to start your YouTube Channel? Did you have a particular direction in which you wanted to take it?
I made Masked Babe in around late 2015, I had a totally different direction for the channel then! I was making videos of the “political nature.” I was just fresh out of high school with a lot of time on my hands. I didn’t have a lot of background in politics, so needless to say… That didn’t work out too well. I took some time off, maybe a year? I decided that I didn’t want to give up on Masked Babe, but I wasn’t happy with what I was doing. I was watching a lot of videos at the time that were drama involved? That’s when I decided that was the direction I wanted to go in! I was tired of seeing the same things being talked about over and over and I wanted to be the change that the commentary / drama community needed. I decided not monetize my videos and not make a single penny, YouTube needs that right now.
2. You have done some excellent videos “exposing” certain YouTubers! Do you plan to continue doing these types of videos? If so, do you have any others you would like to “expose” in mind?
I love the content I make! I will continue to make it after seeing such positive feedback. It’s been really great making these videos and I feel really good about them so far.
3. Your Channel Name-“Masked Babe” is quite intriguing! How did you come up with it?
I came up with the name “Masked Babe” because I didn’t exactly want to include my face in my videos. I want people to watch me for what I have to say, not because of my face, chest, or pretty background. I want people to have to listen to me to get to know me, and really it lets the viewer create whatever image they’d like of me. I can be literally anyone I want with my character, so long as she’s masked…. It’s a freedom, because even if I were to ever have a large following.. I’ll have my private life just that, private.
4. I saw your video recently in which you said you got a strike because of your Joy Sparkles BS Video? Can you give us any info as to why you believe you were given that strike and do you have an update on your appeal? I think I can speak for all of your fans and say we hope you can get it appealed!
Recently, I’ve been given a strike and to be honest I wear it as a badge of honor! I think when you make content that you knew would rub people the wrong way when that was your intention… Is probably the most rewarding. I know that I have a voice now and a place to share my thoughts to the people that I want to hear them which is the haters! Personally, I don’t know who flagged my “JoySparkle BS” video but something tells me it’s the fans. They have left comments in the past in defense of Joy. I don’t care who it was, I’m just glad I made someone mad enough to false flag me. You have to giggle knowing someone is mad enough to create lies about you! Bless them. I have since appealed the video but it just ended up in YouTube keeping the strike against me. I have other platforms to communicate with my subscribers, so I feel fine with having a badge!
5. Are there any particular YouTubers that you like to watch and would you like to collab with any one of them?
I consider myself to be a bit of a hermit. I recently just started interacting more since my subscribers are the most important thing when it comes to my channel. I’ve never really thought of doing a collab for that reason, I’m just very closed off from people that aren’t in my bubble. It’s a flaw, I can admit that. I try a little bit more and more to come out of my bubble and that’s why I enjoy my live streams so much! I feel like I get closer to not being so shut off from everyone else.
6. Can you let us know of any future plans for your YouTube Channel and anything professional you would like to achieve outside of YouTube?
Expect more videos from me, I don’t post that often because I believe in quality more than quantity. Taking my time, and really sitting down thinking about what I want to do is something that takes time for me. Fun is also the most important factor in my videos, I want the energy to come through my videos, and I think that’s why these have been better. In the future, in dreams, I’ve always wanted to be a radio personality or something of the sort. Entertainment has always been a part of my dreams, and vision for myself and YouTube is how I channel that energy and hopefully something great could from it but if not.. That’s fine too! I love things the way they are too.
Thank you so much, Masked Babe! I wish you nothing but the best with your Channel and know you will go far! You can find her here. Be sure to check her out!