Interview with David Soto
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Ever since I was young, I always wanted to be famous. I don’t have many talents, so I don’t know where or how to get there back then. But as a child, I was always the shy kid who had no friends. I would watch all the other kids, and I would see all the popular kids play with each other, and it made me sad that I couldn’t go up to them because I was so shy. Growing up, my parents didn’t have a lot of money. I would always see my dad struggle to pay rent when he wouldn’t have a job. I was always grateful for everything my parents provided my sister and me. They are both hard-working people who came into this country to give us a better life. I’m always going to be so thankful for how my parents raised me. And for that reason, I want to be able to give back to my parents. I’ve shared my life on Social media and talked to other people with similar experiences. I’m grateful to be able to represent the Hispanic community.
Can you share the most exciting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
Social media has been a big part of my life since high school. I’ve met other influencers who were all so kind to me through social media. I also attended my first influencer event, which made me feel important for once.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
I would say to be honest and truthful all the time. Social media teaches us certain ways to look and specific things to post. I am very open with my mental health and essential to take breaks. But for me, it’s been amazing to be honest about my life and my feelings because that’s reality. No one is perfect. And it’s important to realize that about yourself and put every other thought behind.
None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
My sister has been such an Angel. My sister loves taking pictures; she loves being in front of the camera. So for me, my bigger sister has been an inspiration. She always encourages me to be the best version of myself and never let people’s opinions get the best of me. My sister has also been my minor manager. She helps me develop ideas and what to post on social media. And since we’re so close, it’s just been a fantastic time.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I love talking about all my issues with my followers. Sometimes, my followers know more of my personal life than my actual family. But I like to bring light to some cases that need to be discussed regarding the lgbtq+ community, immigration, mental health, etc. Also, I love seeing other people sharing their opinions and views and having mini discussions.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
My favorite quote is “Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth-telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” by James E Faust. This quote is how I live and represent it on social media. Truth has more value in life, and I have made it a point to live my life to the fullest as I truly desire.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
I have a Snapchat under davudsoto and my Twitter which is fijolespills.