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Theoretical Physicist turned influencer turned actress – Amber Doig-Thorne talks about how she earned her success

What’s your backstory? 

I never expected to become an influencer. I moved to London in 2013, and graduated with a degree in Theoretical Physics from UCL 3 years later. I had created a couple of Facebook videos in my final year, and they’d done incredibly well – but I never thought it would lead to a new career! When I graduated, instead of going into banking (as I had planned) – I decided to take a risk, and put my neck on the line by becoming an influencer full time. I gave myself a 1-year time frame; if I could earn a salary equal to a graduate job – then I could stick with being an influencer.

If not, I’d go back into banking. I started by making comedy sketches on Facebook. That was the best decision of my life. Within 8 months I had amassed 1 million likes on my Facebook page. Today, 1 and a half years later, I’ve organically grown my online following to around 3 million followers.

 I’ve always wanted to be an actress, and finally – with a helping hand from my following and some fantastic training – my acting career has really taken off. I’ve always wanted to be an actress, but I never thought it would happen so quickly. This year, I was cast in my first lead role in The Seven (a horror feature film), alongside some incredible actors (including acting heavyweight - Dean Cain). Becoming an influencer has completely changed my life. It’s opened me up to new opportunities that I never would have thought possible.

 I had created a couple of Facebook videos in my final year, and they’d done incredibly well – but I never thought it would lead to a career as an influencer! When I graduated, I decided to take a risk, and put my neck on the line by becoming an influencer full time. I gave myself a 1-year time frame; if I could earn a salary equal to a graduate job – then I could stick with being an influencer. I made a Facebook page for myself and started making comedy sketches. That was the best decision of my life. Within 8 months I had amassed 1 million likes on my Facebook page.

 Today, 1 and a half years later, I’ve organically grown my online following to around 3 million followers. I’ve always wanted to be an actress, and finally – with a helping hand from my following and some fantastic training – my acting career has really taken off. I’ve always wanted to be an actress, but I never thought it would happen so quickly. This year, I was cast in my first lead role in The Seven (a horror feature film), having the opportunity to work alongside some incredible actors (including former Superman – Dean Cain). Becoming an influencer has completely changed my life. It’s opened me up to new opportunities that I never would have thought possible.

If someone would want to emulate your career, what would you suggest are the most important things to do? 

Figure out your niche and run with it. For me, that’s comedy. I’ve always loved comedy and I have a passion for creating short comedy sketches. If you don’t know what your niche is – try different things until one of them feels right! There is no wrong or right answer, you have the freedom to choose who you want to be and what you want to focus on – and remember that you can always change your mind. Your fans follow you because of who you are – your personality, and whatever you choose to do – they will support you.

What are the most exciting projects you are working on now? 

I’ve got a couple of exciting acting roles coming up later on this year, and plenty more online content which I’ll be uploading to my Instagram and Facebook pages over the next few months! I’m also hoping to develop a clothing line within the next year so keep an eye on this space!


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