At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brooklynne Webb was like most Island teenagers.
That all changed when Webb went viral on the app Tik Tok.
Webb started by sharing fun videos, but when online bullies began creeping into the comment section Webb decided to address the issue head-on.
“Once I realized that the hate was just kind of people behind the keyboard saying whatever…that’s when I started to see things taking it to another level,” says Webb.
Her body positivity Tik Tok videos sent her on the path to stardom. She now boasts over 10 million followers on the app, has launched a song called My Crown and is currently living in Los Angeles to fully pursue her newfound career.
It’s a journey that’s presented Webb with plenty of amazing opportunities.
“I can’t think of one particular moment that really stands out overall because it’s just like every single moment I’m excited and ready for something,” says Webb.
“Even just the opportunity to move to L.A. was crazy.”
Even after nearly two years of online fame, there’s still a fair amount of surprise when fans learn that Webb is from Victoria.
“I definitely get comments from people,” says Webb.
“Sometimes it’ll be on a post about Vancouver Island or something related to Victoria.”
As for her advice for anyone suffering from online bullying?
“I mean my biggest advice is to know who you are on the inside and once you’re happy and know who you are the outside is just going to follow,” says Webb.