The queen of 15 seconds, Killadamente
The hyperconnected world and the game rules resulting from this new way of networking and interacting, has given opportunities to new celebrities within the digital world, or what have been called: Youtubers.
Emblematic figures that, by their figure, by their speech or both, conquer an audience enthusiastic to find different information on the Internet and that have been the focus of attention for companies like Google that since 2011, with its YouTube Partners program, exchanges revenue for the content generated by these for their channels. For every 1000 reproductions of a video, a Youtuber receives a certain amount of income according to different variables such as: age of the audience, geographical location, profession, gender or various interests. Carol Acosta, the twenty-year-old Dominican who lives in New York since her sweet adolescence, has acquire the title of “The queen of 15 seconds” on Instagram by her singular way of coaching about overweight and her openness about her love for food, especially for pizza. Queen (“Reina” in Spanish) because it is her first name and also because she is respected by a huge community of followers that idolizes her. By the end of 2014 she opened her Twitter account and then she started uploading small videos to Instagram, where she has the username “killadamente”, because it is a Dominican colloquial word that refers to the anger a person has in a situation that affects him. Currently, more than two thousand short films of less than two minutes long put her at the top of rankings. In these videos she talks about her day to day, about her friends and, specially, about how she overcame depressions derived from the bullying she suffered in the school while she was studying in New Jersey. The situation was not easy, an immigrant Dominican teenager who wanted to break into an American high school where being overweight was a strong handicap. “In 2014 I tried to commit suicide after a great depression. I ingested an overdose of pills. That marked a before and after in my life. It was like hitting the bottom to go back and get ahead” she says.
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