Keeping it Real with Clementine Lea
Clementine Lea is best known as a Lifestyle Content Creator and has garnered millions of views across Instagram, Tik Tok, and YouTube. Starting out in the industry as an actress, Clementine had a successful career but gave up acting to focus on her school. Currently this talented French/American Influencer is working with MTV on a new reality show and is working on her ecommerce site which has a wide range of clothes and accessories handpicked by Clementine. Passionate about charity work, Clementine and her family have worked with a big cat rescue to save hundreds of cats in Los Angeles.
HI, WELCOME TO ABOUT INSIDER! THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO CHAT WITH US! CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, WHO IS CLEMENTINE LEA IN YOUR OWN WORDS?
I’m a teen content creator sharing about my lifestyle through POVs and relatable content. I used to be an actor but it was too hard balancing acting with school.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO CONTENT CREATION? HOW DID IT ALL START?
I started on social media at around 9 years old doing fun things on Musical.ly then around 13, I became active on Instagram as well.
WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM AN ACCLAIMED LIFESTYLE CONTENT CREATOR TO A CELEBRATED ACTRESS?
It’s actually the other way around because I started with acting and transitioned to be a lifestyle content creator. I am going to school full time and do not have the time to pursue acting seriously, I also lost my passion for it in the past year.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR ROLE IN THE AWARD-WINNING SHORT FILM “JUST BE.”
I played the role of Ellie, a young girl who gets kidnapped by human traffickers yet escapes in an interesting twist. This was a meaningful project that raised awareness about a serious current issue.
CONGRATULATIONS ON REACHING 430K FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM! IF YOU HAD TO PICK ONE THING THAT YOU DID THAT RESULTED IN THE MOST PEOPLE FOLLOWING YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I honestly grew the most when I was a part of a teen YouTube squad in 2019 – there were multiple teens and we all grew together!
WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE LIKE WORKING ON A REALITY SHOW FOR MTV?
At this point we have only shot the pilot but to be honest, I’m not too sure what I want/can pursue because it is very time consuming to shoot and I’m super busy with school which is my top priority!
WHO ARE YOUR BIGGEST INFLUENCES?
On Tiktok, I love Anna Paul because her content is very interactive and genuine. I also love Lily Chee: I watch her content for fashion inspo and her aesthetic.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE IN THE FUTURE? HOW DO YOU WANT HISTORY TO LOOK AT YOU?
A few years back, I dreamt of being a fashion model then an actor but now, I want to go to a good university to get a degree in business/marketing then pursue a career as an influencer marketing manager. I have experience being an influencer and want to learn the business side of it!
WHAT’S SOMETHING WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU THAT MIGHT SURPRISE US?
I’m a dual citizen of the USA and France, both my parents came to Los Angeles from France in 2000 and I was born & raised in LA. So I’m a first generation American in my family! Also, I go to in person school full time and have straight A’s.
ANY UPCOMING PROJECTS YOU CAN TALK ABOUT?
I’m currently working on multiple brand deals for Tiktok and Instagram! I’m also still working on my ecommerce store (clementinelea.com) curating fashion styles that I love, but I’m also working on my own line of hoodies & sweatpants!!. Make sure to take a look & stay tuned 🙂 www.clementinelea.com
WHAT IS ONE MESSAGE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE TO YOUR FANS?
Always choose quality over quantity. For example, it’s always better to have 3 to 5 close friends than 50 acquaintances that don’t genuinely care about you. Thank you for supporting me and make sure you check out www.clementinelea.com