Becoming a social media influencer, for many, can be a full-time lucrative job. Becoming a successful influencer can span morning until night with finding the right partnerships, campaigns, captions, locations, and pictures. However, five-year-old Grey Skye Evans has mastered the gram better than some adult influencers and is not even out of kindergarten!
“I like doing the Instagram part and I like making money,” Grey tells Romper in a recent interview. “I save it in my piggy bank or in the big bank — I’m not allowed to spend it.”
With more than 400K Instagram followers and 40,000 YouTube subscribers, this tiny viral sensations is definitely one that you want to get to know. Romper caught up with this rising internet star to get a sneak peak at a day-in-the life of this sassy young lady. And from morning until night, this is how Romper reports that Grey spends her day.
7:40 a.m. Alarm clock rings and it’s time to get out of bed. Grey’s mother drags Grey out of the bedroom the little siblings share. Grey is not a morning person, so her mother wakes her up at the last possible moment to get to school on time.
8:30 a.m. First bell rings at school. The first bell at kindergarten rings, and Grey dashes through the doors just in time. Grey attends a local Montessori school, and she learns how to take care of herself. “I don’t dance there,” she says. “That’s not a part of school.”
3 p.m. Pick-up time from school. Grey’s mother, children’s book author Ylleya Fields, drives through the carpool line to grab Grey before swinging by Starbucks for a cake pop for the 5-year-old. This is a special treat. Most days, Grey gets a post-school hamburger or chicken nuggets and fries as they race to dance class, which Grey takes twice a week.
4 p.m. Let’s all hit the dance floor. Grey learns a combo of ballet, tap and jazz in her competitive dance team. While she’s known for her hip hop, she doesn’t take formal classes. “God taught me,” Grey says.
5:30 p.m. Time to head home. Grey gets picked up from dance and heads home for dinner.
6 p.m. Rubba dub dub. Bath time.
6:30 p.m. Practice time in front of the camera. Transition to influencer practice mode.
7 p.m. Practice makes perfect. It’s time to practice for whatever shoot Fields planned for Grey. “I’m like that scary mom-manager person,” Fields says. Fields teaches her a quick 20-second clip, which Grey picks up instantly. Usually, she aces it after trying it four or five times.
“Not only can she dance, but she can imitate anything she sees,” Grey’s mother says. The posts, which pop up two or three times a week, usually go up more frequently on weekends because most of Grey’s followers are kids.
Sometimes, though, when Grey is working on a paid campaign, she needs to practice what that campaign is requesting, and that can take a few hours out of her day. “When you start getting campaigns, that’s what’s making all the practices worth it,” Fields says. “When Grey says she likes making money, she knows that these things will pay off in the future: they will allow her financial freedom, and that’s important.”
8:30 p.m. Time for screentime. Grey is allowed electronics time for an hour. She loves watching “Gummy versus Real Food” challenges, or the “How much can you hold challenges”.
9:30 p.m. Time for bed. Bedtime.
With a schedule like this, we are already tired! Looks like Grey’s hard work is paying off. We cannot wait to see more of this amazing you rising star. Her future unquestionably seems bright and we cannot wait to watch the climb.