dote dish with Carla Stevenné

Cleveland-based Carla Stevenné tells dote where she gets her inspiration.

dote dish with Carla Stevenné

Welcome to dote dish, the crown’s Q&A series where we interview your favorite creators to ask them the questions you want to know the answers to. Today, we’re sharing our conversation with Cleveland-based Carla Stevenné.

Name: Carla Stevenné
Age: 20
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
IG: @beautybycarla
YT: Carla Stevenné
Dote: @beautybycarla

Dote: What’s your all time favorite song?
Carla: One In A Million by Aaliyah is my favorite song of all time. I have always loved her music for as long as I can remember!

Dote: What’s the last TV show you binge-watched?
Carla: I honestly do not watch much TV. I just stay on my grind or YouTube. However, I binge-listen to music daily.

Dote: What or who inspires you the most as a creator and why?
Carla: My mother inspires me the most as a creator. She has been there since day one, back when I started my YouTube in 2012. Never left my side and always pushes me to keep going.

Dote: Who is your celebrity crush?
Carla: Michael Ealy.

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Dote: Who is your biggest girlboss crush?
Carla: Rihanna! Her style is just so unique and her work ethic is incredible!

Dote: Who’s the last person who sent you a text?
Carla: Ironically the last person I texted with was Sydney from dote about dote. Funny question!

Dote: What’s your favorite skincare product and why?
Carla: My favorite skin care product is Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant. It leaves my skin so soft and glowing. It truly is amazing!

Dote: What’s a cause you care about and why?
Carla: I really care about education charities, because it's important for the future.

Dote: What’s your favorite book and why
Carla: My favorite book is Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds. I mean from the title alone, it's so clear how incredible this book is. This book really helped train me to think and work hard, no matter how I'm feeling or what I'm going through. The author, David Goggins, literally defied odds and broke records. Seeing where he came from and his success today shows that you can make anything happen with the power of your mind through consistency and determination. I love this book so much and would read it again!=

Dote: What’s your favorite family tradition?
Carla: My favorite family tradition is eating Mac and Cheese at any family gathering. Deliciously made! My family keeps it simple, but the Mac and Cheese is fire. That's why I put it in caps. FIRE!

Dote: If you could spend a day with three people, dead or alive, who would they be and why?
Carla: I would spend my day with Oprah Winfrey, Sean John Combs a.k.a. Diddy, and Gary Vee. These people are so rich and successful I know if I had a conversation with them it would be such a great learning experience. I want to be around people who can help me be around the crowds I want to be around in the future. I feel like they would teach me so much about life and success. They have accomplished so much in their lives and it's very inspiring. I have watched so many motivational videos of all these people. They are so wise and helpful. That's why I would spend a day with these three people. You are who you surround yourself with!

Dote: What’s your favorite clothing brand?
Carla: FASHION NOVA, BABY! They are my favorite because they have amazing clothing and bring us the latest styles daily. I love Fashion Nova!

Dote: What’s your go to coffee order?
Carla: I will usually go to Dunkin Donuts for a quick coffee and go. I'm a drive thru kind of coffee person. I always get a medium iced or frozen caramel mocha with cream and sugar. It's the best!

Dote: What’s something your followers may not know about you?
Carla: My followers may not know that I used to make bratz doll videos on YouTube. I created 10-15 minute "TV series" type videos and would also recreate music videos and it was successful. That's how I learned how to edit and then I started my beauty channel. Everything happens for a reason! The last episode of the series has over 358,000 views. It's called "A Luxurious Bratz Life" if you want to watch. It's on YouTube! I should write a TV show one day or YouTube series hahaha.

Dote: What is your favorite quote?
Carla: She believed she could, so she did. <3