“I’m scared!! I’m really, really scared,” he cried (not literally) to us at the ANTM Cycle 19 premiere party Wednesday night. “I mean, I don’t even really think I’m gonna be famous.” To which we say, ya right.
He then elaborated that he’s more concerned about the change in his blog’s audience, away from strictly fashion-people, in the wake of his new gig:
“I mean it’s not really about fame for me so much, I’ve been blogging for eight years, and I’m just really nervous about the type of audience–you know, especially if you’re a blogger, your audience is really filtered. The people who read you, it’s really like limited to the people who love fashion. But this is like a wider audience; people who watch are from everywhere in America.”
It’s true–with a larger audience and one that’s not so fashion-niche–BryanBoy might have to think differently about his content and who’s reading it. (Which is something to watch especially as Bryan’s blogging network was recently acquired by Conde Nast’s Fairchild group.) But he says he has no desire to become any type of role model for the legions of young fans who’ll soon be seeing his face on their tvs every Friday night.
“I’ve never really wanted to be a role model from the beginning,” he told us. “I mean there’s just so much pressure. I just want to be myself and that’s what matters. But it’s great to be able to have this new responsibility for myself… and to hopefully inspire other people.” We have no doubt Bryan will stay true to himself throughout this experience, and that he’ll definitely inspire a whole new generation of bloggers–but his change in audience is something to seriously consider.
How do you think BryanBoy’s impending fame will affect the content of his blog? And will you be tuning in Friday nights to see how he does on ANTM?