We caught up with the talented make up and style influencer, Sonika Sewpal to find out how she faced up to loneliness to successfully build a social media following that is helping her achieve her dreams.
Name: Sonika Sewpal
Instagram handle: @sonika5018
Location: Charlottetown, PEI Canada
What’s your story?
I am 23 years old, and I was born on a tiny island close to Madagascar called Mauritius in the Indian ocean.
I finished high school in 2015 and decided to travel to Canada to pursue my dream of becoming a dietician. However, after three years I decided to change it and to become a food engineer, as I wanted to pursue my masters in engineering.
I fell in love with social media in 2017, when it was the first time I did my first makeup live on Instagram, and gained a lot of love. My dream is to make it big in life, making my parents very proud and become very successful.
Choose and title 5 photos from your phone that best sum up your current life.
What is the toughest adversity you’ve faced on your journey to living your best life, and how did you overcome this?
My biggest rock bottom is when I had to face up to intense homesickness, because I left my home island to come to Canada to study. It can be so lonely. I overcame this taking control of my life and making new friends and discovering new adventures. I recommend it to anyone who is feeling like they don’t belong, or simply feeling alone – get out there and make your own dreams come true, and surround yourself with new friends!
What’s your goal for the next chapter?
My goal is to finish my bachelors degree, then enroll for my masters to become a food engineer. This will hopefully give me a solid career, and at the same time I want to see where this Instagram adventure goes, and hopefully become very famous and successful!
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