The life of a YouTuber is not all glitz and glam as we see it on our screens. There’s a lot that goes behind and Chiam Shiu tells us how. A budding YouTuber, Chiam is based in Mumbai currently but belongs to Dimapur. Her channel focuses on fashion and lifestyle, where she also gives a glimpse of Naga lifestyle to her viewers.Her aim is to ‘keep it real’ and she does that by being honest with who she is on camera. She also works as a freelance model and actor and has acted in Dreamz Unlimited. Let’s get to hear more from her.
Hey Chiam, please introduce yourself to our readers!
My name is Chiam Shiu. I am 23-years-old and I’m from Khiamniungan and Phom tribe from Dimapur. Currently based in Mumbai, I’m a full-time YouTuber, a freelance fashion model and an actor. As far as my education is concerned, I am a B.Tech graduate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Nagaland.
What made you start your YouTube channel?
What do wish to achieve with your YouTube channel?
What challenges did you face along the way?
Since I’m from a technical background, it definitely is challenging to choose a different career path especially to my loved ones back home. But I’m proud of this. In the end we only regret the changes we didn’t make. Every challenge I face will be worth it!
How have your roots inspired you?
I belong to Khiamniungan tribe, which is one of the backward tribes in Nagaland. Taking the name of my tribe to a platform which is accessible by anyone around the world has been one of my motivations and my pride. Nothing would bring me more joy than to represent my people on this platform.
- Any message to your fans?
Dream big and always take steps to achieve it. Dreaming and lamenting that we can’t achieve it won’t get us anywhere. Even a small step towards your goal matters a lot and sooner than later we do achieve what we have always craved for.
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