Jeenie Weenie and Her Flight to Success

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If you are somewhat like me and spend your time scrolling through TikTok, Instagram Reels and Youtube shorts, you might have come across a content creator, very different from the others. Sandra Jeenie Kwon is famous on all platforms mostly showing herself kicking rude passengers out of an aeroplane (as a joke of course) and showing her experience as someone who used to work as an air hostess.

Sandra, more popularly known as Jeenie Weenie, has managed to inspire thousands of people all across the globe through her story and her videos. We decided it would be a great time to interview Sandra and how her journey started, her experiences and her inspirations. Read on the article to know everything you'd want to find out about our favourite air hostess.

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What inspired you to start making videos regarding your flight experience as an air hostess? Was there any con to it?

My followers at the time voted on my weekly content. One of the topics was on my previous jobs I have had and I would create skits based on my true stories. All the followers voted on me sharing stories while I was a flight attendant and everyone enjoyed it so much I kept the content going. The only con to making these videos are the limitations it brings to the types of videos I can create.

What inspired you to become a flight attendant?

I always wanted to travel around the world and get paid doing so. Since high school, I always wanted to be a flight attendant but never thought I could as I thought I was too short and wouldn't qualify. One day I met two girls at a party who just got hired for Emirates Airlines and they told me to just try and apply because you never know so I did and the rest is history!

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Why did you decide to quit?

I quit to go back to business school and finish my degree. My credits were expiring so if I didn't go back and would like to finish my education one day, then I would have had to start from the beginning. At the time I wasn't ready to quit being a flight attendant but made the decision to go back to school. I'm so happy I made that decision because it brought me to who I am today and I wouldn't change that for the world. (Also now I get to travel for work, be my own boss, and have so much fun!)

You have been making youtube videos and Tik-Tok clips for quite a while. There must have been some ups and downs in life during this period. What inspired you to keep going?

I've been making TikTok videos since January 2020 and then became a full-time content creator in November 2020. Ups and downs will always happen with anything you do, but I was very lucky to have such supportive followers/friends/besties on my platforms that continuously encourage me every day. I'm so grateful.

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How did the pandemic affect you?

I became depressed during the pandemic as I'm sure most people did. Tiktok helped me laugh during these dark times.

You have a huge platform. What are the pros and cons of having a wide fanbase?

Having such a large fan base still doesn't seem real to me. I just love creating videos and if I can make even one person laugh or smile even for a second I feel that my efforts were worth it. I've come to learn that I am able to spread a lot of love and joy through my platform which is a dream come true. Of course, my humour sometimes is interpreted differently which is a challenge as a creator, but I try my best to deliver positive messages in my skits.

What advice would you give to a beginner looking forward to content creation on Instagram, TikTok and youtube?

You need to have fun on the platform. Anyone can start an account and post videos. Some people have trouble even posting their first video. My advice is to just post SOMETHING and then figure it out along the way. There are so many people who are scared to even start as they are afraid of what others might think of them. Once you get rid of that fear and realize no one really cares, it'll help you be yourself and create how you want.

What is your next step and how do you see yourself grow?

Everything is moving so fast for me right now I didn't even have a chance to think about it. I'm taking everything day by day and just grateful for the opportunities.

September 2021 Cover

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Random speed round

1. What is your favourite make-up brand?

I never really played with makeup until the pandemic. During this time MAC sent me a lot of their makeup to play with and I loved everything they sent me! I don't really have enough experience with other brands.

2. Favorite Olivia Rodrigo Song?

Of course, Drivers License!

3. Favourite makeup trend?

Overlining your lips for a plump - I don't really have lips so this I use every day now!

4. If you were to get a tattoo, what would you get?

I always wanted my name in Arabic. It reminds me of the time I built up the courage and took the risk to leave everything I knew behind and move to Dubai. I'm scared of needles so I decided to just have a necklace made which I still wear today!

5. If your personality is a type of alcohol or drink, what would it be?

Whiskey - as I see beauty in things and take time to appreciate it. I also enjoy meaningful discussions.

Talking to Jeenie was wonderful! She is kind, authentic and has a fabulous personality. Make sure you follow her Instagram, TikTok, Youtube and Twitter. You can find links to all her platforms here.

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Khushi is the Community Lead of The Teen Magazine. She is an 18-year-old who also calls herself a professional procrastinator. You'll probably find her eating baked goodies or re-reading the Percy Jackson series for the hundredth time. She likes reading, yoga, and skincare. She is usually an introvert, but once you get to know her personally, you'll meet a goofier version of her. She came across The Teen Magazine at the start of 2019 and has loved working here ever since.