We teamed up with YouTube Star and IMVU user, Rickey Thompson aka @BritneyKnox, to showcase some of our favorite moments in IMVU chatrooms. And when you have a huuuuge personality like Rickey, everyone gets involved. Find out what trends Britney likes for 2019, and which trends “need to die” with 2018. It’s a new year, new you, new Britney, and allll Rickey. Oh and just so you know, he wants nothing to do with catching feelings this year.
Check out our Q&A with Rickey, a little behind the avatar action on our favorite IMVU superuser.
IMVU: How did you get started on IMVU?
RT: I got started on IMVU when I was about 15! I was really obsessed with virtual reality back then! Some of you may have caught @BritneyKnox online on IMVU, and if you haven’t…
Um hello? She tryna tell y’all whatsup… get online boo! Helloooooo??!!!!! 🙂
IMVU: What do you like about IMVU? Why?
RT: What I like about IMVU is the fact that I can be anything I want in this amazing virtual world, also there are so many cool people you can meet all over the world.
IMVU: What’s your favorite thing to do on IMVU?
RT: My favorite thing to do on IMVU is definitely shop! I love spending the coins [Credits] and making my avatar look AMAZING!
IMVU: What do you wish to do more of on IMVU?
I want to interact with more people! I’m always shopping but I want to try to make some new friends on IMVU. So follow me! @BritneyKnox
IMVU: What prompted you to sign back up again?
One day I saw an ad about it and it brought back so many fun memories so I decided to get back on.
IMVU: How did you get started with your YouTube channel, and why?
I started my YouTube channel back when I was a junior in high school! I started my channel because I wanted to showcase my talent to a wider audience.
IMVU: What was your most memorable or favorite moment since starting your YouTube channel?
I think the most memorable moment I’ve had is all the friends I made from YouTube. I have made so many best friends from YouTube and I couldn’t be more thankful.
IMVU: What advice would you give for people who wanted to start their own channel?
Stay consistent, be yourself and never give up!
IMVU: Have you ever had a “Wow, I made it” moment?
Yes, when I started getting recognized everywhere I went I just knew I was doing something right!
IMVU: How would you describe your style of videos?
I would say my videos are very lifestyle! I’m always talking about crazy things that have happened in my life but putting a comedic twist on them.
IMVU: What’s been the hardest part of being a YouTube personality/celebrity?
I would say sometimes it’s hard that I don’t have much of a private life anymore, I feel like I’m always on the radar since I do share a lot about my life.
IMVU: What would you tell the 16-yo version of yourself?
To just be yourself and not worry about anyone!
About Rickey Thompson:
Having gone in high school from the shy kid to prom king, Rickey Thompson now commands an audience of millions. He is a comedian, actor, host, model and dancer. But above all, he’s a huge personality. Rickey is passionate about sharing his unique and relatable – yet edgy – point of view. With his impeccable taste, Rickey has also become an influential curator in fashion and music.
The 22-year-old North Carolina native got his start making videos on Vine, and in just one year, built a following of over one million. In 2015, he put college aside and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career full time. By the time Vine shut down, Rickey’s following surpassed two and a half million. Foreseeing the coming changes in the digital landscape, he focused on building his following on YouTube and Instagram where his subscribers are approaching one million and over 2.5 million followers respectively. Rickey has appeared in three YouTube Red series, been on tour three times, walked in Alexander Wang’s fashion show, and has collaborated with numerous brands.
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