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Saturday, December 7, 2013
A 17-year-old girl has beat the bullies by setting up her very own YouTube channel which already has thousands of subscribers in just a few weeks.
Rebecca Lammin quit school to work on video projects with her first one a rapid fire list of everything that annoyed her about secondary school.
It seems her boundless energy and variety of headwear has struck a chord with viewers, with her first video getting an incredible 30,000 likes.
After Rebecca left secondary school she went to Havering College, Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, to study performing arts but quit last week to work on her channel.
“I would have never dared to do this in secondly school as people would criticise everything you did. I was bullied as I used to be a bit chubby,” she said.
“I used to go home and be really depressed and I still have anxiety but I don’t regret it as it’s made me who I am.”
Rebecca, of Lingfield Avenue, Upminster, said she got the idea after some of her friends had set up channels and decided to give it a go herself.
Although she initially asked a friend to help her edit it, she decided to go it alone by teaching herself.
“I was not enjoying college, the course was brilliant but everything got really stressful,” she said.
“I hated the written work and I wish I was on top of it. It would make me upset. I just wanted to make videos all the time.”
Her online persona plays pranks on people in high streets and bounds about her bedroom but she says this is just a front.
Rebecca said: “I was so scared when I put up the first video. Then it got lots of likes and I was shocked.
“I like making people laugh and I get such positive feedback that I think I must be doing something right.”
She has already done eight videos with more in the pipeline including sketches and one about living with anxiety.
“For two years I was scared to do anything and many people must be in the same position. Everything happens for a reason,” she added.