Justine Ezarik Revealed Her Proudest Accomplishment to Us and It's Too Cute
Justine Ezarik, better known as iJustine, has experienced quite the wild ride since starting out on YouTube back in 2006.
Now venturing into film, we chatted with Justine about her newest movie A Stork's Journey, which hits theaters today, June 30.
Justine even shared the life advice she'd give her younger self and her proudest accomplishment to date. Trust us, it'll definitely make you say "Aww!"
Sweety High: Can you tell us a little bit about your character in A Stork's Journey?
Justine Ezarik: I play the social media pigeons who are on this telephone wire, which is actually a joke for online. They're extremely fitting characters for me to play, considering what I do with my life.
SH: Why is this a movie everyone should see?
JE: It's perfect for all ages. It's a story about fitting in and going on that important journey of finding people you can connect with, which is relatable to everyone. And it's so cute, I think everyone will love it!
SH: You were just at VidCon. How did your experience at this year's event differ from years past?
JE: VidCon was so fun! I got a chance to see my friends and do fan meetups. I didn't go to last years, but I've been to every VidCon since it started. There used to be only 1,400 people attending and now there are over 12,000 people going each year. It's crazy to have seen it grow this much. It's a cool place where you get to meet all sorts of fans and creators from all around the world. It's pretty incredible.
SH: What was your favorite memory from VidCon 2017?
JE: I'd say just getting to meet people. It's so great to be able to get to meet people who've been watching my videos since I first started on YouTube way back in 2006. It's nice to meet them in person as opposed to responding to one of their comments or sending them a tweet.
SH: You've done so many amazing things so far in your life. Is there one accomplishment you're most proud of?
JE: I would say adopting my dog Matty. I've never really had a dog on my own before, so getting one has been pretty exciting. He's my baby.
As far as career accomplishments go, I'm just so happy that I've been able to do what I love. I feel so lucky to be doing what I do.
SH: If you could go back and give your younger self some life advice, what would it be?
JE: A lot of people I've met have influenced what I'm doing now. I'd say always keep those people and experiences close to you, because they'll pop up back in the future. Life is very full circle. I'd also say have fun and be kind to everyone. Don't be afraid to try new things.
SH: Who are some YouTubers you haven't worked with yet that you hope to collaborate with?
JE: I honestly met so many cool people at VidCon with amazing channels that I'd be happy to collaborate with. I'd love to do something with someone who isn't that big on YouTube to sort of introduce them to my followers. Or doing something with a celebrity would be fun to show them what really goes on when making these videos.
SH: What can we expect from you in the future?
JE: I'm working on a couple of projects which will hopefully be out next year, which is exciting. And, of course, new YouTube videos every week!
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