Ava has upward of 40,000 followers on Instagram. She says she wants to be famous, and a social media “influencer.” TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Know someone with outrageous behavior?
“I want to be famous, not because the world deserves me – because it doesn’t. But the world needs me,” she says. Ava claims she spends around $20,000 a month on her hair, makeup and designer clothes, just so that she can show other girls how to be “hot.”WATCH: ‘I’d Rather Die Hot Than Live Ugly,” Says Aspiring Instagram Star
Ava also claims her online persona has been interfering with her personal relationships. She says she’s losing real-life friends while trying to increase her online audience.
Ava’s friends, Haley and Maria, say she was heavier in high school and bullied for it. Now that she’s lost weight, they claim that Ava has become both conceited and obsessed with being a social media star. WATCH Today’s Takeaway: Social Media And Depression
“Ava’s top motive for all of this is definitely getting revenge,” says Maria, adding, “When she’s famous, she can’t wait to shove it in everyone’s faces, but I think she’s taking it to an extreme.”
Maria says Ava needs a “massive reality check.” Will she listen to what her friends are saying? WATCH Social Media Star Amanda Cerny Offers Advice To Aspiring Influencers
Plus, why do Haley and Maria say they think Ava could be putting herself in danger?
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