No big deal
Words by Lexxi Davis
She’s one of the best fashion and beauty bloggers/Youtubers out there, and Zoe Sugg – AKA Zoella, has been giving us beauty tutorials and insight into her life (how DOES she do it all?) since her first blog post in February 2009.
In a recent Q&A of questions Zoe has never answered, we were treated to a piece of juicy info that no one knew until now… Oh and here’s how much your favourite YouTubers earn FYI, because that one didn’t make it onto her list
One fan asked if she sometimes wished she could lead a life away from the logging limelight, and Zoe replied, ‘The really short answer to this is yes, sometimes I would like to live that life.’
She then went on to say ‘A couple of years ago, I actually very nearly stopped [filming]. Like, altogether stopped. I don’t think anyone would have guessed it because I still vlogged…’
Zoe then talked about a bit more about her struggles, replying ‘I think it was the lowest point, one of the lowest points of my entire life. And it wasn’t about this whole thing. It was more about me not feeling like I could handle it, or that I was worthy of it, and the pressure of everything just got so much.’
And out of nowhere, the beauty tutorial influencer revealed the most unlikely agony aunt, who helped her work through her issues. ‘When I was struggling with that stuff, Cameron Diaz actually Sykped me… And that is something I’ve never shared before, but it was such a huge help.’
That’s right people, Cameron freaking Diaz.
Zoe went on to say, ‘She Sykped me for, like, an hour and a half, and we just talked, and she coached me. She basically gave me the best tips that I have carried with me in order to get back to a good place.’
And finished the bombshell news by adding ‘It is weird being well-known. It’s weird. It’s not something you can learn anywhere, so to have her give up some of her time to speak to me meant the world to me, and she is honestly one of the loveliest people in the world.’
Well we don’t know about you, but we’re starting a beauty YouTube RN if that means we get Hollywood A-listers on Skype speed dial…
Watch the Q&A in full below.