YL: You recently became a brand ambassador for Bigga, and have performed at many high schools. What has this journey been like for you?
PP: It’s been surprising because when I visit schools outside of Kingston and St Catherine, I’m here thinking that they probably don’t know me or whatever, but the greeting that I get is just amazing. It’s wonderful and I appreciate it.
YL: Being a brand ambassador, do you feel pressured to behave in a specific way? Has it changed/affected the content of your videos?
PP: Well, I don’t feel pressured. I just have to be careful of certain things. It hasn’t changed my content because I try to keep my videos clean so that the entire family can watch them. It has just been more work.
YL: Has all this popularity affected your personal life?
PP: Yes, some places I don’t really go again because I don’t want to be rude or anything. Sometimes, if I go out and have dinner, somebody would come up to me and say, ‘Can I get a picture?’ and if I don’t, the girl get vex and seh, ‘Can’t bother with you yuh nuh’. I guess it’s just something I have to work with.
YL: Do you plan to expand your videos from just social media? How do you plan to further your career?
PP: During the summer, I got a little role in a movie (Sprinter, starring Elli the Viner) and I actually liked it, so I would like to do more movies, and even stuff for local television. I’d also like to do [videos for] YouTube.
YL: What advice would you give to teens who are still trying to find themselves?
PP: Just don’t care about what anybody wants to say about you; just be yourself. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something because you look a certain way or whatever. Ugly a di new sexy (LOL), so just be you.
YL: Have you ever thought about getting formal training in acting?
PP: Yes, before [this] I wanted to go to Edna [Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts], but I changed my mind really quick. I’m actually starting UWI now. I’ll be studying language and communications. I wanted to go to CARIMAC so I could do film production, but they said I wasn’t eligible.
YL: Are you dating anyone? PP: Sometimes on the weekend, LOL.