Exclusive! Rose and Rosie interview
YouTube stars Rose and Rosie talk to Carrie Lyell about fame, wedding dresses and the kindness of strangers.
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If you've spent much time on YouTube, or have teenage children who do, chances are you've heard of Rose and Rosie.
This enigmatic young couple have been making hilarious video blogs (vlogs) for more than three years now - and in that time they've made something of a name for themselves, particularly amongst young lesbian and bisexual women, with a following approaching half a million people. Yes, you read that right.
Their particular story began when Rose Dix, a film student, originally from Ross-on-Wye, was set a project at university to try and make a video go viral. Her attempt, a parody of Ke$ha's Tick Tock, racked up an impressive 16,000 views in one week. "After that I continued to do YouTube just for fun," she says. Soon, collaborations with other popular YouTubers like Grace Helbig brought new viewers to her channel. "Then I actually used it as an excuse to see Rosie, and have fun together making videos," she smiles.
Rose's relationship with Rosie Spaughton, 24 - who also has her own YouTube channel - blossomed both on and off screen. "YouTube sort of developed naturally," says Rose, who still seems slightly baffled by their success. "It really is just us, being us, in front of a camera, and if that's entertaining for people that's great because we have fun."
Read the full article in the January 2015 of DIVA, on sale here. And check out the digital version for an exclusive behind the scenes video of our cover shoot at London's Cafe Kaizen as well as an additional picture gallery.