Joe Sugg protege GlamByFlo wants to follow in his footsteps as she chats Strictly and growing up online

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YouTuber GlamByFlo has spoken out on being one of Joe Sugg’s proteges, growing up online, and if she’d be up for taking on Strictly Come Dancing in the future.

The 17-year-old started out as a huge fan of the star, before being signed to his and Caspar Lee’s Margravine Management.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk at Summer in the City about looking up to the 29-year-old, she explained: ‘I remember the first time I met him I actually cried and my uncle had to go and ask him for a photo because I was too shy and I was shaking and everything. It was very emotional because I loved his stuff and I was a big fan of him.’

The beauty guru added: ‘And now, coming from there to now working with him is one of the most amazing parts of what I do, it’s one of the things I’m most grateful for.’

Chatting about her manager’s success on Strictly Come Dancing, Flo pointed out: ‘Strictly is something that has a wide range of ages watching it, I mean there’s old and young that watch it and love it and I think that really helps for the older generations particularly to understand what we do.

‘Having someone like Joe on there was really, really great.

‘When I try to explain do my granny or someone what I do, I say “Did you watch Strictly?”‘ she said before adding that she’d ‘definitely’ say yes to a spot on the show herself.

However, despite her unique journey, the star admitted that having an audience of more than 700,000 at such a young age can be ‘stressful’.

‘It’s not really like anything else in normal life, you’re not used to having hundreds of thousands of people watching everything you do. It can be quite stressful but it is a blessing at the same time because it means there’s people that look up to you,’ Flo said.

‘Although that’s a lot of responsibility, it’s an amazing thing to think that your opinions and your views – as long as they’re good ones – can be passed on to other people.’

And she’s not immune to trolls as she spoke out on how she deals with negativity online.

‘It’s a difficult thing to cope with in real life, let alone having people say it online and people seem to hold back less online because they think they don’t have a face, they don’t really have a name, so they can just say whatever they want,’ Flo pointed out.

‘When I have had particularly bad ones, I either don’t respond at all or just leave them to have their opinion.’

Meanwhile, as a young beauty vlogger, Flo mentioned how she tries to combat social media pressuring people into looking perfect all the time.

‘I think you have to focus on the passion of [makeup].’ she explained.

‘I don’t post images or the videos with the intention of making myself look beautiful in every single scene, that’s not what it’s about. It’s about the artistic side of it.

‘It’s something that can be seen throughout social media – people are just used to the perfection now and it’s not realistic at all.’

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