Aug 18, 2021
In this episode my guest, Violet Benson and I are discussing so many interesting topics.
Violet Benson @violetbenson @daddyissues_ , better known by her online alias and persona Daddy Issues, is a Russian-born American Internet personality. She is best known for running the popular Instagram account "Daddy Issues".
Benson started her Daddy Issues Instagram account on July 5, 2014. Benson has earned over 4 million followers on Instagram and is known as one of the fastest growing accounts and one of the largest funny female accounts that even MTV took notice. Though best known for Instagram, Benson runs several other social media platforms which include a Daddyissues__ Twitter account, a DaddyissuesLA snapchat account, and a secondary instagram account under her own name.
Benson kept her identity a secret at first until August 31, 2015 due to a lack of self confidence, when she finally decided to reveal her identity via an exclusive interview with MTV. Before her big reveal, Benson served as a guest blogger for MTV during the pre-show coverage for the 2015 Video Music Awards and was later named "The Instagram Meme Queen" by Vanity Fair
Benson's Instagram stardom led to her signing with CAA. Benson then launched her own website, which includes blogs, memes, videos, an advice column and in 2017 her own clothing brand, Benson also partnered up with Facebook in 2017 to create her own show called "Top Five With Violet Benson", she then partnered up with Awesomeness in 2018 and created, wrote and starred in a youtube series called "How To Lose A Guy"
In 2019, Benson started her current podcast called, "Too Tired To Be Crazy", which is on every Thursday and is known for its female empowerment and self love advice.
Olyasha Novozhylova - NotBasicBlonde @notbasicblonde_
NotBasicBlonde Podcast - @nbbpodcast
Olyasha Novozhylova is the founder and creator of Not Basic Blonde, a fashion, and lifestyle blog dedicated to inspiring young women to create an extraordinary style.
Graduated from Georgia State University with a BBA in Managerial Sciences, Olyasha successfully built a career in IT/Project Management, before she became a full time blogger.
A model, blogger, entrepreneur, author, and celebrity podcast host of NotBasicBlonde Podcast.
As the founder and host of NotBasicBlonde Podcast, where no topic is off limits, Olyasha provides millennials an ultimate guide on entrepreneurship, dating, marketing, self-development, astrology, spirituality, fashion, coaching, beauty, health & wellness.
Author of the children’s book
Cutie the Unicorn – It’s ok to be different, Olyasha teaches our younger generation how to express their individuality.
The Russian model led an impressive 15-year career in fashion and runway in Atlanta and overseas, as well as enjoying several acting roles.
Now a leading influencer, Olyasha shares her beauty, wellness, and fashion tips with an audience of over half a million.
As seen in YahooFinance, Jezebel magazine, Thrive, Medium, and Fashion Week Online magazines.
Olyasha has also partnered with brands such as Cartier, Revolve, PrettyLittleThing, PGA, Steve Madden, Too Faced, Vital Proteins, Tarte, DryBar, Drunk Elephant, etc.
When she’s not documenting her travels through the world, Olyasha is busy masterfully educating women how to create iconic looks with a mix of affordable and designer pieces, as well as offering makeup, skincare, and fitness tips to encourage her followers to live their best and most beautiful lives!