50 Questions with lifestyle vlogger and influencer Alex Centomo

With over a million followers on the Gram and a combined YouTube audience of 700K+ (she has two channels – one on her own, and another with fiancé Daniel Jensen), it’s clear that Canadian influencer/vlogger Alex Centomo is one pretty damn popular lass. And why wouldn’t she be… that wardrobe, that hair, that huge smile… *sigh*

Launching her YouTube channel in December 2012 while working at the Montreal-located Brandy Melville store and attending Concordia University, Alex has gone on to publish 1,156 videos to her platform…

WAIT. Stop. What??? Can I just repeat that number… 1,156 YouTube videos. My maths isn’t amazing – but according to my calculations (and the help of my calculator), that’s over 4 videos a week since starting out. Now that’s what I call dedication…

Consistently sharing with her community everything from her at-home booty workout to dishing out top tips for taking Insti-worthy pictures, Alex is not afraid of letting her followers in on the behind-the-feed action of her life. Which is exactly why we thought she would be the PERFECT person to get on board for Husskie’s latest Fast 50.

So here goes: From her favourite beauty product to favourite life moments – we chat to Alex about life in the digital fast lane…

Missed the last articles in the 50 Questions series? Click the links to read interviews with Trendy Chickadee, The Fashion Fraction, and Lisa Clark.

1. Best beauty product of all time? Lip balm
2. Five beauty products you can’t live without? Lip balm, tinted moisturiser, lip liner, mascara, and highlight
3. Hair “done” or messy? Messy
4. Makeup or no makeup? No makeup
5. Favourite fragrance? It’s discontinued, but Wild Fig & Cassis by Jo Malone
6. Favourite item of clothing? Vintage Nike sweater
7. Favourite fashion brand? Anything vintage at the moment
8. Sneakers or heels? Sneakers
9. Gym or exercising outdoors? Exercising outdoors
10. Yoga or running? Running

11. Healthy eating or treating yourself? Both 🙂 Everything in moderation!
12. Can you cook? Yes!
13. Favourite food? Any fruit
14. Favourite drink? Sparkling water
15. Best place to eat out? Ye Old Orchard restaurant in Montreal 🙂
16. Happiest moment? My engagement
17. Saddest moment? Any funeral I’ve attended
18. Instagram or Snapchat? Instagram
19. Blog or YouTube? YouTube
20. Iphone or camera? iPhone

21. Type of camera? iPhone, haha
22. Facetune or untouched? Facetune – I need to detail and spot correct 😛
23. Lightroom or VSCO? Lightroom on the computer, VSCO on the phone
24. Favourite filter? A6 on VSCO and presets on Lightroom
25. Favourite way to edit pics? My own presets 🙂
26. 9-5 job or full-time influencer? Full-time influencer
27. How did you first get your start in Instablogging? I started as a Brandy Melville model in 2013 and that’s how it all began 🙂
28. How much time goes into a normal picture found on your Instagram account? Literally 2 minutes max
29. What’s your top Instagram tip? DON’T over-edit. Keep it as true to yourself as possible… and be engaging with your audience 🙂
30. Who takes your pics? Mostly my fiancé

31. Career highlight since being an influencer? Getting to work with some of my favourite brands and travelling the world
32. Career lowlight since being an influencer? There is none
33. Best campaign you’ve ever worked on? Too hard to pick!
34. The best gift you’ve ever received as an influencer? Any gift I’ve ever received from one of my followers. I love handmade cards and letters!
35. Last thing you googled? “How to do an e accent on mac” to see how to get the word fiancé for this interview, hehe
36. Favourite film? “To Kill A Mockingbird”
37. Favourite book? Harry Potter series hands down – read those growing up multiple times
38. Favourite song? “Here Comes The Sun” – The Beatles
39. Favourite band? The Beatles
40. Living in the city or living by the beach? City

41. Favourite travel destination? Santorini so far
42. Going out clubbing or quiet dinner with friends? Quiet dinner
43. Partner or single? Partner
44. Siblings? One sister
45. What city are you currently living in? Montreal
46. Celebrity crush? James Dean
47. Pets? My golden retriever puppy named Boo
48. Top five Instagram accounts to follow? My current faves are: @thefashionfraction @negin_mirsalehi @effortlyss @xeniaoverdose @nicholeciotti
49. Favourite quote you live by? “The wolf that wins is the one you feed”
50. Top career tip? Work hard and be nice!

All images: Alex Centomo

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