Editor’s Note: This Ode to Miranda Sings was inevitable and a looooong time coming. And, dare I say, IT’S REAL GOOD, as Miranda herself would say. So sit back and get ready to soak up the magic!!
She’s done it all — act, sing, dance, model. She’s got flair and self-confidence for days. And she’s got three words for her critics.
Haters back off!
She’s YouTube sensation Miranda Sings, and she’s who every girl wants to be…well, at least she thinks so. Sure, she may be a little delusional and her off-key singing is more reminiscent of nails on a chalkboard than Adele, but Miranda does have one thing we all desperately want.
What Miranda lacks in talent, she wholeheartedly makes up for in the pure, unabashed belief that she was born to be a star! Created by comedian Colleen Ballinger, Miranda may be a fictional character, but so much of her personality and self-assurance rings true. Whether you’re 10 or 50, chances are that you can learn something about self-confidence from Miss Miranda because, at her core, there’s a little piece of her in all of us.
I don’t remember how I first stumbled on her YouTube channel, but ever since last summer, I’ve been just a wee bit obsessed. As the hip young people say, I’m totally a #Mirfanda and even got my mom hooked on her videos — in fact, it’s sort of become a tradition for us to watch her latest video together — everything from music videos to beauty/fashion tutorials to messages to haters.
And speaking of haters, Miranda knows a thing or two about those sad, pitiful trolls. In October, she took her talents beyond the computer screen and unleashed her awesomeness with Haters Back Off, the Netflix original series that follows her meteoric rise to fame with her oddball family in tow. The show just got renewed for season two and, obviously, I’m SO ESSITED about it — picture me saying that in Miranda’s trademark accent. Really, though, when it comes down to it, I see a bit of myself in Miranda and can really identify with her, so in celebration of loving yourself and giving haters the Miranda frown (see here), I give you…4 super confidence tips from Miranda Sings!!!
It’s important to follow your dreams: It doesn’t matter if no one believes in you. What truly matters at the end of the day is how you feel about yourself. We all have dreams…don’t we owe it to ourselves to follow them? So much of life is about finding your passion and what makes you truly happy. Then, once we find it, the trick is to hold onto it for dear life — ironically, as if our life depends on it. Because when you think about it, our life really does depend on it.
Surround yourself with people who build you up: Who needs people in your life who just bring you down? No one’s got time for that! It’s time to banish all that negativity from your life — both in IRL and online. I mean, the Unfriend button on Facebook can be a beautiful thing, for example; don’t ever be afraid to use it. It might just save your sanity, trust me!
Haters gonna hate: Like I said, those sad, pitiful trolls are like sticky gum you just can’t get off your shoes. They linger for days and even longer in your heart. Why can’t you seem to shake their cruel and unkind words? After all, they don’t mean anything, right? They’re probably just attacking you because they’re bored and tired of living in their mother’s basement. Try to help them. Suggest they get more sunlight and turn that frown upside down. And then, just shake off their words. They don’t matter. They’ll never matter. Remember to always wear your words on your sleeve — or on your bum!
You have to be your own cheerleader: Miranda gave us this solid advice and it’s so true! If you don’t believe in yourself, how can you ever expect anyone else to? Be loud and proud! Shatter that glass ceiling. Wear sparkly shoes. Carry that bright pink purse. The world is your oyster, I tell you! Go ahead and dive in already! As Miranda is fond of saying, “YOU’RE BOOTIFUL...”
And, to further cement my status Hopelessly Miranda Obsessed, here’s my all-time favorite video in which Miranda schools us after having a bad day…
Plus, here are 10 more of my favorite videos (spelling courtesy of Miranda)…
*CHARLIE CHARLIE PENCIL CHALLENGE
*REACTING TO ARIANA GRANDE – FOCUS
We all struggle in life, especially when it comes to being comfortable and confident in who we are, but it’s time to CELEBRATE who we are! It’s so important to be your own cheerleader and Miranda knows it all. Behind the crazy red lipstick and wild expressions, we all can learn a thing or two about confidence from her.
Are you a #Mirfanda, friends? Do you watch her videos? Are you a YouTube fan? I’d love to hear what sorts of things you’re watching on YouTube lately! And to those sad, pitiful, jealous haters? Well, in the immortal words of Miranda…I’m embarrassed for you. xoxo
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