Check out our interview with YouTube sensation Alex Warren who has amassed over 1 million subscribers and 50 million views across YouTube, Tik Tok, and Instagram.
Alex Warren’s channel features hits like BEST FRIENDS KISS FOR THE FIRST TIME!!! And HE SAVED HIS BEST FRIEND FROM DROWNING!!, all of which are titles that have attracted controversy on Alex’s social media.
He is also the founder and creator of his own fashion line “dysfunctional.” He has kept his YouTube alive and growing while managing new projects using his sense of authenticity and focus.
Follow Alex at @alexwaarren
Hi Alex, please tell us a little about yourself?
Hey! I’m 19 years old and I live in Oceanside, California. I make funny videos on the internet… lol
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Dysfunctional, Crazy, Loving.
Where did you grow up?
Carlsbad, California right off the beach, it’s a surfer/skater town so I grew up in water sports and In-N-Out.
How did you get in the industry?
I wanted to make videos to show my friends and kids of what my life was growing up, and it turned into this! Really surreal to see how things are going and I’m just enjoying the ride.
Name one your strengths?
Friendship. My friends are like my family and we’ve gone through so much together, they’re the only thing that keeps me going.
How’s a typical day in your life?
I wake up usually to one of my friends screaming that my alarm is too loud and then I film all day, edit till 3AM and then play video games… then repeat lol…
What is your own definition of happiness?
Anywhere my friends are at, we do everything together and they are the best thing to happen to me. My girlfriend Kouvr and I go on date nights which is another thing I love.
What part of your job do you find the most challenging?
Constantly coming up with funny and entertaining things as well as having the onscreen and offscreen time, even though this is a job, I’m still 19 and its important to be present.
What did you learn from your biggest failure? (if any)
Mistakes will happen and you can’t change that but you can learn and keep going. I’m 19 years old and I’m gonna make some dumb mistakes, so it’s just about how I learn from them.
PREGNANCY PRANK ON BEST FRIENDS!!
Are there busy and quiet periods during the year as an influencer?
Well mostly busy, its a 24/7 job for me, and when I find off time I take any chance I get. For me, quiet time is driving and getting food and I love it
Any advice to other influencers/entrepreneurs?
DO WHAT YOU FREAKING LOVE. If you’re doing something because you think it’ll get you fame and money you won’t succeed. People can tell, and when they see you having a good time then they’ll have a good time.
Now tell us about your successful YouTube channel?
It’s as if “The Office” and “Jackass” had a baby and it was a highschool dropout… I know. I went to film school for a little bit so I film as if I was the director and we sometimes film scripted jokes but 90 percent of the time it’s some well thought-out pranks on my friends.
How often do you post content?
At least twice a week! I try to post the most I can but being a teenager and having a 24/7 job gets extremely stressful so I try and have a balance.
What’s your goal as a content creator/influencer?
Continue to make me people happy, sad, and feeling the way I want the audience to feel. I love what I do and I’m extremely passionate, so it’s all about keeping it fun and consistent.
Can you share some tips for keeping your channel interesting?
Keeping my life interesting, I film my life night and day. Continue to film new things and learn from what the audience likes and doesn’t like.
What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far?
Continue to do what you love, I’ve gone through hell and back and this is what genuinely makes me happy, I used to hear famous people say “no one supported me and everyone said I wouldn’t make it” and I always thought they were lying but from what I have endured, I can’t say anything more accurate.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 year?
In a house throwing a smoke bomb in my friends room… I’m shocked I still have their trust still, I usually prank them so they may or may not sleep with one eye open… lol!
What was the last book you read?
Diary of a Wimpy Kid… I’m a 5 year old at heart. I love the movies and the books… don’t judge me.
What would be the dream holiday, and who would you go with?
I would go on a cruise to the Bahamas with my friends… That would be very entertaining. Stay tuned for that vlog.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
My Dad, he passed away when I was 9, so it would be really nice to see him again. He did everything he could to keep my brother and sisters happy and distract us from what was going on. He was the best dad in the world.
What is next for Alex Warren in 2019/2020?
I’m buying my dream car this week, Christmas is coming up and I’m gonna film some really cool and surprising things that I can’t talk too much about right now;)
What do you do in your free time?
I film A LOT, but when I’m not I’m binge-watching Netflix or surfing. Being able to leave the house without a camera is pretty tough but when I can find the time it’s really relaxing.
What is your favorite healthy food?
I LOVE CAESAR SALAD. I eat a lot of junk food, and when I have the chance I really really love a Caesar salad.
And your favorite cheat food?
Chick Fil A, I get a spicy sandwich and french fries and a large coke zero, and buy cheap food… do you mean everyday meal???
What music do you like?
I love Lewis Capaldi, my favorite song is “One” if you ever catch me driving on the road and it looks like I’m screaming chances are I’m singing this song.
What do you like to watch on Tv?
Anything with crime, but I’m binge watching “Grey’s Anatomy” right now. Not by choice, my girlfriend is obsessed.
Do you support any charities?
I donate to St. Judes children’s hospital whenever I can. When I was 5 I had a hole in my intestine and they took care of me, so I try whenever I can to give back.
What do you think of Social Media?
It takes a toll on mental health but it’s also a really cool way for people all around the world to get to know another and speak their minds.
Where we can follow you?
Quote: ”dont be stupid, stupid”
Holiday Destination: Hawaii
Drink: Coke Zero
Song: One by Lewis Capaldi
Sports Team: USA Surf Team
Movie: Spiderman Far From Home