Interview with Wesley Padilla(@wesleypadilla_)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I never imagined myself stepping into the social media world or ever believing it was a possibility to become so popular, especially being from a small town in Mississippi. Here we are over 600k followers. Wow, how incredible? I started making content in 2018/19, with dances and comedy and took off. Watching the follower count climb and the likes grow, I knew I had something magical if I could just find what works; I know I can be something/someone great!
Can you share the most exciting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
I have made a lot of content on the TikTok platform, but I would have to say that my ABC remix is my favorite. I made three remixes, and each one received millions of views and hundreds of thousands of likes! Incredible, but I would have to say the most exciting part is that celebrities we’re dieting and using my sounds; colossal celebrities such as Snooki, Joe Gatto, even Steve Harvey liked my video! Wow!
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
Keep creating; even when your videos aren’t getting the response, you think they should keep going. Work the algorithm and build your following! Your followers will come back to see what you are up to! Stay current and be creative and fun! It’s hard sometimes as a creator to stay current and active, but you can do it if you are passionate about your content.
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?
I will have to say Dakota Olave was a massive help in my journey! Dakota is a verified content creator with over 10 million followers on TikTok; I can’t believe he took a chance with me and though me the ropes! But I’m very humbly thankful he did. Dakota reached out to me and taught me about analytics and how to keep my followers coming back! He is the sweetest, most humble content creator I know!
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
My platform is all about positive vibes, and my only goal is to make someone’s day better. My content is created around teaching, comedy, and love for everyone and every culture!
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated. -Maya Angelou
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Instagram @wesleypadilla_
Tiktok @wesley.padilla
Facebook @wesley padilla
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
My heart is humbled by people who comment and like my videos every day; I don’t live my life thru my phone! People should know that I love my work and the content that I create, and I hope that it makes your day just a little better.