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Episode 25 · 8 months ago

Dixie D’Amelio

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Dixie D'Amelio started by posting a few videos and has quickly turned into a content powerhouse. Her work ethic has been the driving force behind her explosive growth on TikTok and YouTube. It has opened the door for her family's new reality TV show, her own podcast, several modeling contracts, and now music.

In our 25th episode, Dixie spouts off on performing, some of her famous friends, the most challenging part of having cameras following you, her high school experience, getting 'shipped' by her fans, and more!

...with the name as beautifully unique as Dixie. It's crazy to think that just 2.5 years ago, not many people knew who Dixon Amelia was, what started with the rebrand of an app then known as musically has resulted in a media empire that Dixie isn't just a part of, but presides over as ticktock royalty, you turned me to a cycle looking for some good old phone talking to the girls that you might know. The story begins simple enough to teen sisters growing up in a Connecticut suburb, download a fun video sharing app to record themselves dancing, lip sinking and reacting just a few months and a few billion views later, the notoriety of both Emilio sisters skyrockets and rather than just stay in one lane, they seize the opportunity to launch a reality show, find out where our lives are really like behind the scenes podcast. Hello, everyone is charlie and Dixie and welcome back to two chicks Youtube show. Welcome to the early late night show modeling campaigns, I'm the new puma woman's ambassador and additionally, for Dixie, a music career, although she'll humbly explain that she's just average and a lot of different things. Dixie's work ethic, passion and success clearly prove otherwise my name is brew. This is the spout podcast where famous people spout off for more than what they're famous for and today that's Dixie D'Amelio, Just been the first of so many of her mind, like you came to the studio for the first time. First guest and now you're the first in person guest on the podcast. So thank you so much for doing this. Let this over. It's beautiful views. I wish you could see her aces off. So you can't see the views of the mountains. But anyway, let's just recap with stuff. How was your weekend? You've been traveling around a lot. It was good. I just got back from paris...

...for something. I can't say it sadly. But yeah, I'm working on getting back to sleeping properly because it's like a different time change. I feel that I just got back from Chicago Lollapalooza, we're talking about it. And it blew my mind when you told me at first, like you told me they were roommates like Tate Mcrae Olivia already going Addison, which are not, but they're all here. I'm pretty sure I knocked on their doors got locked in your lost Mcrae was there and she killed it as her first concert and what a crowd to do it in front of like Lollapalooza. So, I'm so curious to when you get to that stage and it's your turn to start doing live performances. What's that going to look like and what do you envision as I just want? High energy. I want fun. I want just like, I don't know, I've been to a lot of contracts and I know what I like and I feel like I know what people want to see and it's more just like energy and performance like and just bringing everyone together. Of course you imagine when people senior lyrics back, we're going to be crazy. I just know it's going to be a surreal moment. I'll probably start crying and starts falling out 10 minutes later. Hold on one more minute. Oh my gosh, that's so exciting though. I'm already thinking giant beach balls. I saw somebody of those beach balls flying around and maybe a stage dive. I feel like you can get away with that. I don't know if my parents would love, but I would be totally down. They might just have to be like a problem to thing I'm just doing then get in trouble later, right? You're so busy and so many people are interested in like, what's your day to day? Like, I mean you're traveling to paris, you're doing so many different things, your show, music and hosting. What is like a day to day for you. Every day is different. I usually wake up pretty early, not for anything. I just like wake up on my own at like seven and then I chill for a little bit until I have to do something and it's either photo shoot, interview, zoom radio thing, shooting youtube videos every day is so different every week is different. That's what I like it. I mean, I like being scheduled, but...

...at the same time it's kind of like no day is boring. Yeah, it's interesting being in this building where so many cool people and you just are friends with so many talented people now. We're talking about the kids Roy and you know, Addison's going down the same path, You bounce off ideas a lot with them about just different avenues and stuff. Yes, I think there's been times where like I'm just hanging out and will like wait, that's really cool. Or even if I'm just with my friends, like my hometown friends, I was out with them in Connecticut and I was like, can you write this in your notes? I'm gonna forget it, my phone's dead. Like I had to do this or um like I'll meet with people and we'll just have like time when we listen to each other's songs and like, oh, that would be cool. Oh, that'd be cool. And just putting things together, it's really get such a bucket list ride with Olivia Rodrigo, listen to drivers like you, I have not, but charlie has hung out with her and she said that she drove her and she was like, sorry, I'm not a good driver and I'm like, oh my God, I just got your driver's license last week I guess. Yeah, dropping lyrics. How about your song? You play that for anybody in the car driving around there? Is that like cringing because I hate hearing my voice, like that stuff. I feel like I've gotten better about it. Um and the more like I love a song and I want to? So I definitely just play my friends, what do you think of this? What do you think of this? And I'll get their advice on stuff and I'm literally change something if they're like this would be really cool, like you're so right. That's such a cool idea. Like my boyfriend, my parents, like my team and my friends, I love playing perfect, you're talking about hanging out with the hometown friends was the last time you went back to Connecticut, I went back um come on like two months ago and I got to see all my high school friends and it was so funny because the last time I saw them was graduation. Really? That's wild and it's a big change. I know, but like they all changed because they went to college for a year. So like having the boys and girls hang out...

...with a beard in high school, you can't do that. So now like hanging out and like everyone together, we were like okay this is normal, I've been trying to tell you guys this like it's cool to all hang out together and it not be weird, but there was a lot of fun because I was like you guys all change and they're like you didn't change like okay good because it almost nice to have those friends or like they knew you before any kind of like it was like a different conversations, you know, I love it because they're like, people ask me all the time, like what about dixie? I'm just like, shut up. She's just like an idiot from high school. Like I love her like all this. And so it's nice having that relationship and we, oh my gosh, remember this teacher that and it's like a nice connection because I don't have that with anyone here. Yeah, it's so different. So unique to and it's like, you know, gives you a slice of home, you went to, what is the King High School? Uh, so favorite subject that you have one was not a school person. I went back and forth. Um, I hated like classes I needed to take, but my senior year because I had all my credits already, I got to take elective classes. So I took media history class, which I got to learn about facebook and everything like newspapers and how it all like transitioned into social media. I spent most of my life in public school, but I switched to private school my last three years and we actually had really like, really good lunch is like, you know, like we had sushi day, Oh my God, we will not know I was, no, I was so lucky. But in high school I would, before I went to public school to get the same thing every day. I would have BLT wrap from my favorite grocery store and then a through and soda drink. Just eat that every day and I'm calling on Connecticut soda because michigan path. So like crazy thing about social media obviously is like you're so nice in person and you're such a bright light. But people you know, they love to be negative and everything. So what's like the most you think is the miss the most misunderstood thing about you. Some...

...people say it might have like an attitude or like I'm rude and I get it because I do come off that way sometimes, but I'm very sarcastic. Yeah, I wouldn't say by the uh your humor, like I say I'm like, oh my god, so funny. But and I just like, I feel people are more comfortable when you could joke around in someone, so I'll I'll meet someone and I'll just joke around and people who support me and I talked to on twitter, they get it. But if you just see a 15 2nd video, I mean they're like, oh God, she's such, especially when you're doing like happy doing polish stuff like media and then you're doing Tiktok works more lax and stuff, you can see why people get confused. But I just try to be myself and like I love joking around with people. If you come up to me now and you know me or my dad joke right away on the next level stuff, you ready for a brouhaha Yes. What do you call an elephant when it has a baby with a rhino L a fine. Uh you've heard it, we talk about shipping culture. Like that is so odd. I feel like I do any collab anything except our video which was okay because you know I'm like it always says I ship it, I ship it. How do you feel about that? Um I just think it's weird. I mean it all it could be like you can make a video with one person one day and then another person the other day, they were like shit. And then if you make another video with someone else or like you're for the streets, it's just so quick moving and like I mean it's like a new paparazzi almost like everyone's got to be the first to say well there's no like magazines who are like this new couple. So now it's like comments shit. Oh my gosh you guys dating? It's like no we made one video together. I was in the background of it like checking the fridge. But oh my god she went for the soy milk. So that means like no idea. Hey friends. It's brew. I want to share something that could be life changing. Is there something you think that's preventing you from achieving your goals or maybe your full potential happiness? If so should definitely check out better help. Dot com slash...

...spout. Better help. That's better. H. E. L. P. Better help. We'll look into. What areas do you think you need help with in life? This isn't like a crisis line or self help. It's professional counselling done securely online, you can talk to a professional anytime and start communicating in under 48 hours. These are professionals who care that are specialized in depression, stress anxiety, any of those things weighing on you sometimes having someone just to talk to is all the difference in the world. I want you to start living a happier life today and as a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor. Better help dot com slash spout again, that's better help. H E L P dot com slash spout, join over a million people who have taken charge of their mental health again. That's better help. H E L P dot com slash spout. You've had such an astronomic rise over the past year or two for people who want to do that, you know, and share their creativity and their passion. What kind of tips did you have for someone who wants to get into it? Okay. I always say like basic, like be yourself, like be natural, like have fun. Also don't bring people down. There's been so many people who have like rose really quickly and then they'll go back and be like, oh you're talking bad about this person, this person, this person, I saw literally a video today. They're like make me famous, I'm better than blah blah blah. I'm like, and then it got a bunch of likes abuse, everyone was like, yeah, you are blah blah, like, okay. But if she actually aimed a lot of attention, everyone would hate on her. So just be a nice person. You're a good person. It's cool to joke around. It's fun to joke around. Like I'm always down for like a joke about me or someone else. I'm like, ha ha funny. But it's also like, be respectful, be nice. We're all doing the same thing. We're all just kids having fun on an app. Like, just be nice, you know, absolutely positively for the day your message. You're like a media mogul now you're doing hosting, you're doing podcasting, you're doing music. What's the hardest job though? Out of all those? Like for you? I think, I don't know, I feel like...

I enjoy everything so much and I think I'm, you're saying she's good at all. No, I'm pretty happy to everything I do. I just enjoy it all and I don't look at it as a job so I wouldn't not do something if it was hard, but I wouldn't do something if I didn't enjoy it, you know, was the reality show? It's coming out was that kind of tough having like, okay. Yes, that was like, that was just weird because it was like, always had a mic on, always. Like, even if you're having a bad day, you're like, oh, I should have put a smile on, but we're like, no, we want it to be real. And there's like full footage of like, I wasn't even mike. I came into the house and oh, I can't say this, but it's really good. I'm pretty sure it's in the first episode, oh my gosh, I'm going to get in trouble. Just throw it out, it's fine. But you'll see. It's very emotional. It's very good and it's very real because literally sometimes, like, I didn't have a mic on, but I was having like a really good conversation. They're like putting the mic so weird, you're trying to cry and they just get bumped into his mic or something. That's really but it was really fun. The crew was amazing. Everyone is so nice. And I love how it turned out. We can't wait to see. It comes out september right? Yes. Oh my God. And then this my time this comes out by the way, so we're gonna feel free to share psycho. The music video will be out when I talk about it. Like I'm recording live on facebook, like it looks like a ton of work and make up and do it. You have a lot of input on video like that. Yeah, the creative was like all my idea and like everything. The director was amazing, but he really took all my ideas and made into a thing and it come to life. Yeah, we did to shoot days. The first one was very glam and pretty and like, just very pretty and model ish and all that. But then we were like, we saw that after uh we turned up the psycho. Yeah, so we did a second shoot day with all the makeup and cool. I'm so excited. Yeah, it's out now. It will be a couple last things puma congrats on being the face...

...of them now. How important is that to be like a right fit and like you have certain guidelines for like you want to have input on it or just like cool to be a part of, I mean every brand I work with is like something I love and who was like insane. The amazing people they've worked with. I've but Rihanna puma shoes before and so like now being able to do that so cool. And the photo shoot was insane. It's just all fun stuff. I like being able to be the face fashion a lane you want to go down at some point to you already are a fashion used to T. J. Maxx and they're everywhere. They're going to be a little more high scale. But yes, definitely. But I, I love fashion. I modeled my whole life. Like I would after school, I would drive into the city or take the train into the city by myself and just do photo shoots and like I would just do it for fun, do expert exchange of pictures or with like random small companies and being able to do that. I've learned so much and now like doing bigger things. It's so cool because I've actually worked so hard to get these dreams are coming true. You're gonna enjoy it And congrats on so much success you have going on. What is next? Looks like the thing on your bucket list next that you're working on live music. I want to see a dixie show so bad. What are you gonna do? We are planning on doing a couple of pop up soon. Okay, please let me know around L. A. I would love for you to join and I just wanted to be like something small just so I can get used to it. You can practice as many times you want. But it's like it's different being in front of an audience. I'm in my head obviously I just think I will kill it and I'm good. Okay. I like in my head I'm so nervous like I'm really amazing. Which it should be. It will be of course because I've performed my whole life like doing theater and shows and stuff. I feel like I'll feel like I'm fine. But I think this is going to be probably a really tough things so I'm excited to see how it goes. And I just wanted to close family like people I work with and close fans, you just love and...

...support me and just help me get through to the next step. You know, for sure is an album in the works. Are you doing all singles right now, album over an album? Yes, very soon. So exciting! All right, we can't wait to hear more from you, thank you so much for doing this. Makes you approve this message. See more of our conversation with Dixie D'Amelio at spout underscore podcast on I. G and twitter or its spout podcast dot com next week, Shawn Mendez spouts off, I think I'm a bit of a coffee snob to be honest with you, but at the same time, like sometimes when you're like in a hotel and there's like that shitty coffee out of the pot pot and it's like at the bottom right before you walk out the door, like it's really the drug that is the best part about it, which is caffeine still to come this season, Addison Rae bozzi, Anthony ramos and more be sure to listen to the spout podcast every thursday night at nine on apple podcasts, Spotify, google podcast or wherever you get your podcast. The spout podcast is presented by Alpha Media and created by Phil Becker.

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