With her hilarious videos and sweet personality, Claire RockSmith is, well, totally rockin’ YouTube! The 13-year-old creator is about to crack one million subscribers on her channel! In this exclusive interview, Claire dishes on her love for entertaining others, her upcoming plans, and the best advice she has for other kids who want to follow their dreams. Check it out!
Q: For our readers seeing you for the first time, can you tell us a little about yourself? Where’d you grow up and what were you like as a kid?
A: Sure! I was born in Atlanta GA, and I lived there until last year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, my family moved to Las Vegas. What a crazy time! As a kid, I was very bright and outgoing, also a little bossy.
Q: How old were you when you discovered your live for entertaining others?
A: I started entertaining when I was very little! My sister and I would pretend we had a camera on us and we would perform skits and puppet shows.
Q: When did you start performing?
A: I started really performing in elementary school. I was in chorus. When I went to middle school I was in band. I played percussion.
Q: And when did your passion evolve into a professional career?
A: When I was traveling to Los Angeles from Georgia and I was filming with the squad.
Q: What do you think drives you and what advice would you give to other kids who want to follow their dreams?
A: The most important thing in my opinion would be to come out of your shell. I was very shy and didn’t really know how to be myself, but once I started to get more comfortable with what I was doing, I felt more like me. Do things that make you feel uncomfortable; it will give you more confidence to do the things you may not think you will do well! You can always surprise yourself.
Q: What else do you have planned for this year?
A: We have big plans for the rest of this year! Lots a fun and hilarious content for Clayden, so make sure you watch both of our channels or you and going to get lost!
Q: Finally, YSBNow stands for You’re So Beautiful Now.” What advice do you have for our readers when it comes to loving and believing in themselves?
A: Take care of yourself! One of my idols is Madelaine Petsch because she is so inspiring and she is so good at taking care of herself. When you take good care of yourself it builds a positive mindset in all areas of your life. It makes you a better person all around! I strive to be a better person everyday.
Check out the inspiring video Claire posted on July 9, where she opens up about her moms: