Meika Wool­lard

@meika­wool­lard Fol­low­ers: 353K Joined: Feb 2015

Girlfriend - - 20 UNDER 20 -

What’s your favourite thing about In­sta­gram?

It has al­lowed me to share my mod­el­ling jour­ney with so many peo­ple from around the world. I love how pos­i­tive the com­ments on my page are and I take the time to read them all.

What’s your big­gest achieve­ment on In­sta­gram?

Hav­ing lots of fol­low­ers has cer­tainly helped me. I’ve had in­ter­views on the To­day show on Chan­nel 9, been awarded 45th place in the top 100 faces of the world by TC Can­dler and var­i­ous in­ter­views for mag­a­zines and news­pa­per, how­ever I love the DMs and com­ments I get from other girls telling me that they look up to me and that some­how I in­spire them to do well. That, above all else, is what I think is my big­gest achieve­ment is.

What is the best way to get more fol­low­ers?

Be your­self and have fun. In­ter­act with your fol­low­ers through ‘lives’ or lit­tle catch­phrases, at­tached to the photo you post, that in­vite com­ments.

What is one thing you should never post on IG?

Never post any­thing that you feel un­com­fort­able with. In­sta­gram is about shar­ing and hav­ing fun and it’s not some­thing that you should feel pres­sure about be­ing any­thing but your­self.

What’s the most im­por­tant les­son you’ve learnt?

Don’t re­spond to the trolls or neg­a­tive com­ments. At the end of the day, there will al­ways be a small per­cent­age of on­line trolls who are try­ing to get at­ten­tion. It’s im­por­tant not to get worked up on any of that and to un­der­stand that, un­for­tu­nately, it is a sad re­al­ity of so­cial me­dia that trolls do ex­ist.

What mes­sage would you most like your fol­low­ers to take from your ac­count?

That I’m a nice per­son first and fore­most. ‘Lives’ are great for show­ing peo­ple that I’m a down-to-earth girl that is just like ev­ery­body else. I love mu­sic, sport, hav­ing fun with friends and fam­ily. Go­ing live gives me the op­por­tu­nity to show that other side of my life. I also hope that they see a girl who is ex­tremely de­ter­mined to do the very best that she can do within the mod­el­ling in­dus­try.

How does it feel to be cho­sen as one of our 20 un­der 20 in‘uencers?

It’s the first time I’ve been la­belled an in­flu­encer and I’m re­ally happy to be recog­nised to have a suc­cess­ful page and I am truly grate­ful to all of my fol­low­ers that have cho­sen to come along on my jour­ney.

How does it feel to be on the cover of Girl­friend Mag­a­zine?

I have al­ways loved Girl­friend so to be on a cover is a real hon­our and I had such a great time shoot­ing with the team.

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