Young & Talented: From Youtube channels to arts to sports, some students are living a double life between studying and extra curricular activities. For Franca, her love for beauty and fashion trends turned into a healthy Youtube channel.
With over 5,000 subscribers, Franca Frankly (aged 22) managed to turn her passion for make-up into a successful Youtube channel. The fashion, lifestyle, beauty, and travel Youtuber cites that the channel is mostly for fun, but her success indicates that there is a bit more to it.
Can you tell us a little about your background and education?
I was born in Switzerland
and I have lived here almost all of my life. In 2009 I went to the US, where I stayed in Texas for a year as an exchange student and absolutely loved it. I learned a lot, not just about myself and this wonderful country but I also really tried to get good at the language. German
is my native language, but I also learned French
in school. I went to high school (which is not mandatory in Switzerland) and graduated in 2012. I then took a gap year, decided to go live in Paris and improve my French, the rest of the year I worked in the real estate business until I started University in 2013. Now I am in law school in Bern
and will hopefully get my bachelor’s degree next year.
Why did you decide to start a Youtube channel?
Since I was living in Paris by myself, I had quite a lot of free time. That got me thinking what I wanted to do, like what I really enjoy doing.. and it just came to me. I love doing makeup and talking
and I love Youtube
, so why not just try and start my own channel. I never intended it to become something big, I just needed a creative outlet
Now that I spend most of my time reading and figuring out law related problems, Youtube really has become the part of my life where I can express another side of me. I can do and say what I want on there and it’s so nice to have something that’s just mine.
What are your videos about?
I make videos about whatever I feel like that day. Usually they’re about beauty, fashion, lifestyle
My latest videos are actually travel vlogs
that I filmed last summer when my boyfriend and I went on a big road trip around Scandinavia.
How do you differentiate yourself from other beauty and lifestyle channels?
Since I’m not doing Youtube as a job, I don’t feel that pressured to put too much thought into it. I stick my heart and my free time in making videos and I just try to get my personality through to the viewer. Everybody is different
, so everybody brings something new to the table
and everybody’s welcome,
that’s the beauty of Youtube.