Interview with Ms. Beanie Tik Tok (@msbeanieofficial)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I’ve been trying to pursue the entertainment industry since I was a child. It’s my passion making people laugh and smile. Even in schools I used to love making jokes and telling my friends stories to keep them entertained. I did acting classes and I did theater for over 3 years in high school and competed in acting competitions. I always knew I wanted to do something in the entertainment field. I also started a YouTube channel when I was 12 years old and wanted to be a youtuber my whole life so I tried that out for a while with no results. Then I decided to commit to YouTube in 2019 and built over 100K followers then I decided to leave YouTube and focus on TikTok since I saw people around me grow to fame pretty quickly. I wanted to take advantage. I felt I could do the same. I started Tiktok end of 2019 and when the quarantine hit, I decided to go hardcore and create content every day. I made it a goal to hit 1M followers by the end of 2020 and I accomplished this by writing down my goals every day and setting my mind to it. I first started a tiktok account called @jenniferkassir and then an arab account called @arabjenn. I went viral on those and grew them as well. Then I came up with an account called Ms. Beanie, inspired by Miranda Sings and Mr. Bean and that’s when I found major success. I built @msbeanieofficial to over 3M followers in 2 years.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
Honestly the most interesting and memorable story is the first time I got recognized in public. It was October 2020 when I had 800K followers. I went to a pumpkin patch and was waiting in line to see a this little haunted maze. Then a girl saw me and pointed at me staring at me in shock. I was honestly so confused at first. I said “Hey how are you” And she said you’re from tiktok omg and she brought her friends and they all were so happy and wanted to take pictures with me and film some Tiktoks. So I took pictures with them and filmed some trendy dances. It was super awesome and I ended up getting more public recognition in different areas throughout the year as I kept growing like in Hollywood and Universal Studios and at different malls and hotels. I’ll never forget each person I have met. I love my fans with all my heart.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Burn out is a real thing. People think just because you love what you are doing and finding success that it is going to be rainbows and sunshine all the time. That’s far from the truth. So many times I wanted to not film because of being tired but I kept going because the minute you stop, you will feel worse and find it harder to get back on your feet. Honestly the way to thrive is through pain. It is doing it even if you don’t feel like it or if you are embarrassed. You will actually gain more energy knowing you just did something you didn’t want to do. Many times I would feel burnt out and tired saying ugh I don’t want to film now but then I would do it anyways and feel 10x better after. I do think it is important to take smart breaks at times to think over content and rejuvenate but don’t let it go on too long. I think small rests here and there or 1 day off can go a long way. Also making other creator friends you can rant to and help each other out. Reach out to people in your niche on Instagram and tell them you love their content. Networking helps a lot. I’m in several creator group chats and sometimes when we face problems we rant and it helps relieve some of that stress and we may even come to a solution together.
None of us are able to 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?
Oh yes my family are my biggest supporters. I even film with them and I got my mom to become a tiktoker as well. She now has over 500K followers and fans as well. My mom has played a huge role with my career. Both my parents have supported me a lot and I owe it to them for being so understanding of my career. As an Arab, it is tough sometimes getting parents on board with this industry. Most Arab parents want a specific lifestyle for their kids. I’m blessed to say mine were open minded with me pursuing this career.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Yes I would definitely say so but I would like to do more. I think we can always do more. I have donated to children charities as much as I could. I have also done a lot of favors for many beautiful fans and tried helping them emotionally or financially. However my goals are to be able to travel around the world to help feed the hungry and give back more to society. Life is a journey and I’m not done with my mission yet. I trust God’s timing to make this happen!
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
I have way too many honestly. But the one I live by is a common one which is Everything Happens for a reason. I would not be able to live without this concept. Anytime something happens in my life that bothered me or hurt me, I remind myself of this quote and try to see the lesson in every situation. That’s what keeps me going knowing God has a reason for everything that happens in our lives.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
They can follow me on my main Instagram account @jenniferkassir to see what the girl behind Ms. Beanie is really like. They can also follow me on TikTok of course @msbeanieofficial, @jenniferkassir, @arabjenn (if they’re arab and want funny arab content). The reason I made many accounts is to target as many different people as possible.
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
It’s important to keep in mind that everybody is on their own path and journey. Comparing yourself and your content to someone else is never going to help you succeed. I still struggle with comparison till this day and I always have to remind myself to focus on my content and focus on catering to my audience. With TikTok’s random algorithm, some pieces of content that may have taken 2 seconds to film will be viral and others that took a day to film will flop. That’s just the game but it doesn’t mean you should give up. Keep creating content because you love it and anytime you feel like giving up or feel discouraged and drained, remind yourself of why you started. Your “why” will keep you going!