Check out our interview with Actress, Model, Singer, Author & Youngest self-made Millionaire Isabella Barrett.
From a break out staring role on the hit TV Show “Toddlers and Tiaras” to NBC’s Bravo Game of Crowns to her own series in Germany called Beauty Queens Isabella was able to navigate a successful Reality TV /business model with product brands that made her a millionaire. Isabella was named one of the youngest self made millionaires in the United States after developing several business ventures around her initial TV success.
She has become a successful model and actress for many ad campaigns and TV commercials including Toys R US, Bergdorf and Goodman, American Girl Doll. Isabella is heavily involved in the Young Entrepreneurs Conventions and speaks at their annual convention. In 2019 she appeared in the national Walmart commercial, series called Billionaire Babies and as a brand ambassador for many top brands.
Follow Isabella at @isabellabarrett123
Hi Isabella, please tell us a little about you?
I am a model, actress, influencer and entrepreneur. I have been on several TV Shows but I am most known for being the youngest self made millionaire in the USA at age 6. I love to travel, modeling, jet skiing, 4 wheel and cheer.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Crazy, Funny, Ambitious.
Name one your strengths?
I try and always look out for others, I love been apart of clubs, events, and school activities.
Best advice ever given?
Stay away from negative people and their negative thoughts, surround yourself with people who have the same mind set.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
My mom and grandma have been the biggest influences in my life. My mom is strong, creative, powerful, caring and my grandma was kind, understanding, treated everyone the way you want to be treated.
How and when did you start into modeling?
My modeling started in my pageant days. My first big job was being on a Toys R Us box and I loved it from that day on.
What is fun and rewarding about modeling? And what is not?
Modeling gives you a lot of opportunities to meet new friends and travel. I have so many friends all over the US because of modeling. Modeling is a job, so you have to be mindful when you start as someone is paying you to be there to represent their brand. This is important to remember to be respectful of the person who hired you.
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
If you didn’t have failures you would not know what the wins in your life feel like, everything leads to something even failure.
The most important thing when you are shooting is?
To be respectful of everyone’s time on set, do your job and have fun after.
What’s your advice for the newer models?
Some of my best experience came from attending modeling classes, and just being around other kids with the same goals.
Now in the TV side, tell us about your hit show “Toddlers and Tiaras?”
I had so much fun when I was younger at pageants, the crew was always amazing and honestly you forgot the cameras were there. Now that I’m older I watch some old shows with my friends an we laugh.
And about the success of your own series in Germany “Beauty Queens”
This was alot of fun too and sometimes I would get more recognized in NYC for this show cause of how popular it was in Germany. I never got to travel there though, but would love to one day. When I would watch the show back it would be in German so I actually started to learn a little of the language.
And about your documentary series “Get Made Global?”
This was probably one of my favorite shows because I got to talk to alot of other teen entrepreneurs and see how many kids have or want to start a business. At the end of the show I got to pick one business owned and a teen to invest in and I’m still apart of that brand till this day.
Any advice to other young entrepreneurs out there?
Don’t wait to start a business NOW! is the time. Teens have so much leverage at there finger tips with the knowledge of social media and how to make it work for you. I have a book coming out to help teens through the process of building a brand.
What book should every entrepreneur read?
Mine! lol A teens guide to business.
What part of your job do you find the most challenging?
Finding more time in my day.
What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far?
Be humble, be kind, do follow but you don’t have to lead everyone, just lead your own life, friends will come and go, don’t forget to be kind, dream big but also set realistic goals and lastly if you fail remember its only a bigger part of your future success.
What’s next for Isabella Barrett in 2020?
Business and my fashion brand are my to biggest set goals for 2020. Releasing my book on a teens guide to business, growing my fashion brand and traveling.
Which magazine or project is still on your bucket list?
I would love to one day be on Brat TV as the business nerd..lol and I would love to intern at one of the bigger magazines as there teen insider.
In five years from now, where do you see yourself and your career?
Def in college for Nursing or DR but also investing in more brands.
What actor/actress do you admire the most, and why?
I think JLo and Kyle Jenner are to very powerful business woman I admire and take away so many lessons because they are not shy about the successes and failures.
What is your favorite healthy food?
Chicken and Rice from a brand called “Wicked Fresh” its the best natural cafe!!!
And your favorite cheat food?
White Cheddar Pop Corn Chips. I got them one time on a Jet Blue flight and my life was changed forever…lol
What is your own definition of happiness?
My Mom, my baby sister, my friends, my family, my home, my cozy bed, my faith, and 100% my cell phone 🙂
Who is your biggest beauty inspiration?
Jeffery Star, not only has he been a master at perfecting his brand, but he has been a master in the business side with collaborations and building great relationships with bigger brands like Morphe cosmetics.
What does fashion mean to you?
I love fashion and what it means to our society and individuality. For me personally being able to pick out trims and fabrics, them make something come together that people love and want to buy is an unbelievable feeling.
Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?
Chanel is my all time favorite.
How would you explain your fashion style and what items in your closet can you not be without?
I have so many different styles.. For school I am a Nike Pro girl, stretch pants, sports bras and hoodies and a huge sneakers collection. Yeezy’s, Nike , Gucci , Chanel sneakers, etc.. Then I have my NYC clothing… jeans, belts, heel boots, then I have my labels Loue, Chanel, Dior, and then I have dresses oh boy! do I have dresses, I have short ones, long ones, custom made ones, you name it… different environments bring different clothing, I love to dress up!
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
This changes all the time so my default is Kris Jenner. She is all the success of 6 kids rolled into one, she KNOWS how to be successful!
What would be the dream holiday, and who would you go with?
Dream holiday would be a yacht in the French Riviera with Cardi B, Justin Bieber, JLo, all they’re family members and my family.
What do you like to watch on Tv?
I don’t watch TV only YouTube.
What music do you like?
Do you support any charity?
Anti Bullying pledge.
3 things you can’t leave home without?
Cell phone, money, my mom.
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
Chillin with the people I love.
Where we can follow you?
Quote: “If its not broke don’t try to fix it”
Holiday Destination: Bora Bora.
Drink: Lowfat Nestle Chocolate Milk.
Celebrity Crush: Shawn Mendez.
Favorite song? Why? Señorita, I love that there is an actual love story behind the song.
Sports Team: Patriots.
Movie: Hustlers with JLO
Cover: Dave Crystal
Gold Outfit: Illusions Photography.