Who is Bethany Mota?
American YouTuber and social media star Bethany Noel Mota was born in Merced County, California USA, on 7 November 1995, making her zodiac sign Scorpio. She’s probably known best for her self-titled YouTube channel, which she launched on 8 June 2009; there are nearly 10 million people subscribed to it today, while all its videos combined have been watched nearly a billion times. The channel was initially called “Macbarbie07” and most of Bethany’s videos featured her showing off the clothes which she’d bought, while she’s today mostly focused on uploading videos which feature her during her everyday life.
Education and early life
Bethany and her older sister Brittany were raised in Merced County by their parents Tony and Tammy Mota, however, not a lot about them is known because Bethany respects their privacy, except that they are both of Portuguese and Mexican descent.
The family moved to Los Banos, California when Bethany was still quite young, and she was homeschooled for nearly the entirety of her education, only attending third to sixth grade at a public school.
Bethany was only 13 when she launched her YouTube channel, since revealing that she did so as a way to cope with being bullied at school; she uploaded her first haul video in June 2009, and it didn’t take long for her to become popular on the video sharing service. As she attracted more and more subscribers, she began receiving marketing offers, and also free gift cards and cosmetics.
Sometime along the way, Bethany chose to focus on her career on the internet; she took her GED tests in 2014, and hasn’t attended college.
Most popular YouTube videos
Bethany’s today perhaps mostly popular on YouTube for the videos which feature her sharing the details of her everyday life with her fans, and we’re about to mention the three most popular amongst these, which’ve contributed to her popularity on the video sharing service.
Bethany’s #1 video “Healthy Back to School Lunches + After School snack ideas!” has been watched over 22 million times since 18 August 2013, and shows her giving her fans advice on preparing school lunches and afterschool snacks.
Her #2 video “Morning Routine: Fall Edition!!” has been viewed more than 16 million times since 9 September 2013, and features her showing her morning routine during fall.
Bethany’s third most popular video “Easy ways to spice up your room! + DIY Decorations” has been watched over 15 million times since 8 January 2013, and features her teaching her fans about making bedroom decorations.
Bethany’s popular on Instagram – there are today nearly five million people following her on the social media network, while she’s posted over 1,000 pictures and videos, with most of these featuring her during her everyday life.
Her Twitter account was launched in June 2009, and it’s today followed by nearly five million people, while Bethany’s tweeted more than 25,000 times; she uploads similar content onto Twitter as onto her YouTube channel and Instagram account.
Bethany’s Facebook page is followed by more than 1.6 million people, and her most recent update was on 30 October 2021.
She’s also recently launched her TikTok account, and it’s today followed by close to 200,000 people, while all her videos combined have been watched nearly four million times.
Bethany’s also a musician, and her debut single “Need You Right Now” was released on 13 October 2014, peaking at #30 on the Danish Tracklisten record chart. She covered the Jessie J’s song “Flashlight” on 4 May 2015, and in August of the same year released her second song, “Be Who You Wanna Be”.
Bethany partnered with both multinational fast fashion retailer Forever 21 and department store chain J. C. Penney in the first half of the 2010s, and in December 2013, she designed her own clothing line, as well as launching an accessories and perfume line; it’s widely known that Bethany often incorporates her fans’ ideas into her designs. In 2019, she founded and began working as a co-designer at the line of delicate jewelry for everyday use Atom&Matter, and in February 2021, Bethany was interviewed by the magazine “Bloomberg” about the jewelry.
Totally drew a brown dot over my pimple to turn it into a freckle. No shame. 😂 have a lovely day babes! What's something that made you smile today? pic.twitter.com/Pk6rDYmSer
— Bethany Mota (@bethynoelmot) July 11, 2018
She toured around the USA in January 2014, and the same year saw her report for the talk-show “Entertainment Tonight” on the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, and serve as a guest judge on the reality show “Project Runway”. It was revealed in September 2014 that Bethany would be competing in the 19th season of the competition show “Dancing with the Stars”, and she reached the finals with her partner, American professional Latin and ballroom dancer Derek Hough.
In 2016, Bethan published her memoir “Make Your Mind Up: My Guide to Finding Your Own Style, Life, and Motivation”.
Most recently, she became a brand ambassador for UNICEF Kid Power.
Love life and boyfriend
Bethany doesn’t shy away from sharing the details of her love life with her fans, and her Instagram account’s filled with pictures and videos which feature her kissing her long-term boyfriend Dominic ‘Dtrix’ Sandoval.
Dtrix is a YouTuber, social media star and choreographer, who’s won an Emmy Award for his choreographies; his YouTube channel “theDOMINICshow” today numbers close to 3.5 million subscribers, and all his videos combined have been watched nearly 500 million times. Although neither Dtrix nor Bethany have spoken about when they began dating, it’s believed that they’ve been together for five years now; they’ve broken up once, but reconciled two months later.
Bethany hasn’t mentioned other men whom she’s perhaps dated, she’s in a long-term relationship with Dominic ‘Dtrix’ Sandoval as of November 2022, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
On 22 January 2015, Bethany interviewed now former US President Barack Obama at the Whitehouse.
She enjoys working out at the gym, and has five to six training sessions every week; Bethany often gives her fans advice on both dieting and exercising.
She loves summer, mostly because she enjoys the feeling of sun on her skin, and also likes to play beach volleyball and swim in the ocean.
Bethany likes to read books in her spare time, and her favorite genre is science fiction.
She enjoys spending her spare time with her sister’s son and daughter, and they can be seen featured in many of Bethany’s Instagram pictures and videos.
Her favorite actresses are Reese Witherspoon and Hilary Swank, and some of her favorite movies include “How Do You Know”, “Home Again” and “Wild”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Bethany’s age is 27. She has brown eyes and long black hair, her weight is about 120lbs (53kgs) and she’s 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall.
Bethany’s net worth’s been estimated at over $7 million, as of November 2022.