Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Alexandra Creteau, an Actress and Social Media Influencer.
Hi, Great to have you with us today! Please tell us about what it is that you do.
It’s my pleasure! I am a social media influencer and actress. I have two separate Russian YouTube channels, one English YouTube channel Dalex Vlogs and Instagram page @alexandracreteau.
I have 390K followers/subscribers on all platforms combined.
Please tell us about your journey.
I was born in Ukraine, but I am of Russian descent. After I moved to the US, I fell in love with acting and modeling. I portrayed different characters in a few short and independent films. I love modeling, but I learned that actors could make a bigger difference and portray a wider range of talent through their work acting.
I have always been a creative person, and I love to be in front of a camera. I started multiple Youtube channels and Instagram pages as a hobby. At first, I was filming videos for my Russian YouTube channels, and later I created my English YouTube channel.
I was just doing what I loved for many years. I did not gain followers overnight; it took years of hard work.
Now I have around 315k followers on Instagram. Once my YouTube channels and my Instagram page started to grow, brands began to reach out to me about collaboration opportunities. Most of my content on my Instagram and YouTube channels related to fashion and lifestyle.
As time went by, I was able to establish myself more as a social media influencer. It led to working with bigger and more influential brands.
Being a social media influencer, I can share my positive personal messages and creative ideas. I love the thought that I can positively influence someone’s life.
Please share your story of moving to Hollywood.
In 2016, I decided to move from the Boston area to Hollywood to focus on my acting career. Currently with my agent and manager focusing on auditioning for different TV series and movies. Since moving to Hollywood, I collaborated as a social media influencer with local brands and attended different events for influencers.
What’s your most memorable experience?
If we are talking about acting, It’s always super exciting to work side by side with that high-caliber talent both in front of and behind the camera. Little tips and tricks that I would never have thought of. Every time I work on set, It’s such a surreal experience that I love.
I can’t share details about projects because of NDA.
The process is a beautiful thing. It’s also very difficult to choose only one experience.
Suppose we are talking about social media. I remember when I was just starting out, I got invited to stay in a luxury hotel in exchange for some stories and posts. It was a really nice experience, and I realized that social media gives us opportunities which we would never be able to get.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
I think being consistent with content creation is definitely one of the reasons. As a social media influencer, I have to consistently create high-quality content. Having to come up with new ideas all the time can create pressure. Creating high-quality content requires a lot of time and effort.
Also, it is important to be open-minded about critique and improve your work and content all the time. You may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but remember that’s ok.
Practicing patience is important. Sometimes negotiating deals with brands can be time-consuming and/or stressful.
As an actress, I always try to push myself, work on challenging screenplays, and explore characters outside of my comfort zone.
Any message for our readers.
If you want to be successful, work hard and never give up. For me, success is defined by being linked with maximizing our own potential and helping other people in a meaningful way while providing the freedom, lifestyle, and experiences that we each desire.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
You can find me on Instagram @alexandracreteau. I am most active on my Instagram, where I post my most recent projects and what I am up to. I try my best to reply to all comments and DM’s, so that is the best way for my fans to get ahold of me. I have a couples YouTube channel with my fiancé David Murrietta Jr. You can find our channel by searching Dalex Vlogs on YouTube. We love to film couples videos, daily and travel vlogs.
Thank you so much, Alexandra, for giving us your precious time! We wish you all the best for your journey ahead!