My girls begged me to take them with me for the announcement of the winner of the @cvxlive Next Big YouTuber contest tonight. “I know you’re going to win mommy so I want to see you win, please???” They even picked my whole outfit and they put on clothes I DIY’ed for them. How could I say no?
Jay made it just in time with our son for the announcement and my kids were all on stage with me when they announced me as the winner! I hate being on stage so it was good to have my cute kids up there with me to deter the attention away from me. I really hate the spotlight. Maybe one day I will learn to not mind it. Thank you for all your votes to get me to top 30, and the judges who picked me to be the top 6 and as the final winner. I’m so grateful!
I can’t believe I won the Next Big YouTuber Contest! I submitted my video(my least favorite DIY I’ve done but it was the most recent one with the best editing at the time of submission) and was picked to be the top 100, then thanks to your votes, I made it to the top 30(6 finalists in each of the 5 categories), then as the top 6 finalists, then as the final winner!
Unlike they’ve done in the past, it was a live voting by the judges this year and when all the judges came up on judge before the live voting began, I got nervous because there were about 8 judges and only 1 was a woman! I thought, darn it, I don’t think most will appreciate what I do or think it’s cool, my chance of winning is low… So I was surprised and so happy.
I want to give a shout out to @techwithbrett as the runner-up in our DIY category, he was so sweet to make sure I grabbed my plaque(my mom brain would have totally went home without one), and some of the other top 6 finalists, @monicamooresmith who is so talented & her music videos are legit professional 🙌🏼, and @tlifedailyvlogs for being so friendly & supportive. Go check them out!
Also, am I the only one who thought the giant check was a real check you take to the bank to cash out? When they told me off stage that they’ll write me a real check right then, I was like 😶😮 but kept it cool and was like, “Oh yeah! Sounds good.”😅