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Throwback Thursday: Darren Criss

Keltie Knight
Keltie Knight Oct 16, 2014

Happy #throwbackthursday

Remember the time I auditioned to be in Darren Criss's band? 

This was probably one of the most fun interviews I have ever done in my entire life because everyone know's I secretly want to be in a band. I have to say though, my drumming skills are kind of amazing. 

Let me know what you think of the video and make sure to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel! 

xx. 

Meet Keltie Knight at Barnes and Noble 10/21!

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Keltie Knight Oct 13, 2014

I'm so excited to be throwing my FIRST tweet up party at Barnes and Noble in Santa Monica, to celebrate the launch of the fall issue of Indie Chick Magazine! I'm honored to be their covergirl!!!! It's going to be a fun night at the shop! I am doing a short motivational speech all about my journey to success in hollywood and some of my daily practices that have helped me along. Also, some of my celeb friends, and co-workers from The Insider will be there too! I'm so excited to meet and hug everyone, and if you cannot make it to the Barnes and Noble I would love it if you can tweet along

All the info is below! see you next week! 

Throwback Thursday: Alex Deleon VS. Brian Logan Dales

Keltie Knight
Keltie Knight Oct 09, 2014

I just came across on of my FAVORITE celebrity interviews of all time, and thought it would be an AMAZING throwback video! This was when I was doing digital interviews for "fangirl" my web series, and The Cab and The Summer Set were going on a co-headliner tour. I think this is one of the funniest videos I have ever seen. Don't you wish they would tour together again? 

ps. I just also posted an amazing photo of me + Pete Wentz on my instagram...so strange to run into him again after all these years!!!

pps. make sure to subscribe to my youtube channel! I'm officially launching November. 1st and it's going to be SOOOOO fun! 

Keltie Knight On The Cover Of Indie Chick Magazine + Contest!

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Keltie Knight Oct 06, 2014


I am so beyond excited and thrilled to announce that I am the Fall 2014 cover girl for Indie Chick Magazine! It’s super cool to be on the cover, and have a gorgeous spread inside, styled by the insanely talented Kimmy Erin, and shot by crazy rad Mike Rosenthal.

More than that, I love what this magazine stands for. It can be really challenging to deal with all the pressure of begin a woman in the world today. For me, the pressure to be everything to everyone is overwhelming. I talk about this in the article, every day it is my job to look to the women of hollywood and the thing I see the least is the kind of transparency that could make normal gals like us feel a little better about ourselves. For instance, I had no idea I wanted a thigh gap or that thigh gaps even existed until I started seeing these images of women being airbrushed within an inch of themselves, or comparing my body to the body of a 6 foot tall model. Sometimes, even though I KNOW that no matter what I do that I won’t look that way, somehow I still want to look that way. (gosh, we are impossible aren’t we!?) 

My point being, this is a rad magazine, and it’s so forward thinking and exciting that I really hope you will all pick up a copy, not only to support me, but to enlighten you too.    Plus, I have a dope contest for you!

The first 20 people who go grab a copy of the mag from their local Barnes and Noble, or Books-a-Million and then instagram themselves with the cover will get a FREE autographed copy of my latest book “The Imperfections of James and Kate” mailed to them.    All you have to do is instagram your photo with the copy using #ICselfie AND #KeltieCover …i really want to give back to those who support me! (make sure to follow me @keltieknight and @theindiechicks too!)   


Keltie Knight's 5 favorite Cruelty-Free Make-Up Products

Keltie Knight
Keltie Knight Sep 04, 2014

My goal was by the end of 2015 to be living a completely cruelty-free life, and I am well on my way, I wanted to share some really cool ideas to go cruelty-free for you~

First of all, have you heard of the app "cruetly cutter" is a great app made by the beagle freedom project. It's free and you just scan the barcode of any product and it will tell you if that product is cruelty-free. It makes shopping really easy! 

Here are my fav items: 

OCC Lip Tar: it stays on forever, comes in great striking shades and is %100 vegan and cruelty-free! 

Tarte Cheek Stain: I love a dewy cheek, this really stays on and looks super natural! 

Pureology Hair: I used the shampoo and conditioner and it is the only thing that keeps my blonde looking great and softens my overstressed hair! 

Physicians Formula: Shimmer Bricks I LOVE THESE, for eyes and for cheek highlight they are the best. Great color, inexpensive andn give you that I just spend a day at the beahc glow:) 

Coconut Oil: I swear I don't use anything else, why would you want to? It's all natural, cruelty-free and smells amazing. plus is not loaded with chemicals and bad stuff like so many lotions! 

Ps. Do you guys have any cruelty-free brands YOU love? tell me about them on my instgram or my  twitter

Keltie and The Emmy Awards!

Keltie Knight
Keltie Knight Aug 26, 2014

hello all.

the last 24 hours have been a whirlwind of Emmy maddness. The Emmy awards were mildly entertaining but the FASHION on the carpet was OUT OF CONTROL. It made my LIFE to be up close and personal with these gowns. It was unicorn heaven guys. 

first off, me. of course. 

I wore Patricia Bonaldi and Dena Kemp jewels. I know you probably already saw this on my instagram because I was pretty obsessed with myself yesterday but...this is my blog so...

boom.

bang.

pow.

Okay, moving on. I saw many many many dresses that I loved but Lizzy Caplan's was really showcased better with 4 steps to lay on.

and of course my fav JTF. 

then i went to the HBO afterparty where I met up with weird al. which was.... say it with me...weird.

next I stole colbert's Emmy and then that was about all. 

the end. 

Hello from the Emmy Awards!

Keltie Knight
Keltie Knight Aug 26, 2014

hello all.

the last 24 hours have been a whirlwind of Emmy maddness. The Emmy awards were mildly entertaining but the FASHION on the carpet was OUT OF CONTROL. It made my LIFE to be up close and personal with these gowns. It was unicorn heaven guys. 

first off, me. of course. 

I wore Patricia Bonaldi and Dena Kemp jewels. I know you probably already saw this on my instagram because I was pretty obsessed with myself yesterday but...this is my blog so...

boom.

bang.

pow.

Okay, moving on. I saw many many many dresses that I loved but Lizzy Caplan's was really showcased better with 4 steps to lay on.

and of course my fav JTF. 

then i went to the HBO afterparty where I met up with weird al. which was.... say it with me...weird.

next I stole colbert's Emmy and then that was about all. 

the end. 

Keltie Hangs With 5 Seconds Of Summer!

Keltie Knight
Keltie Knight Jul 28, 2014

This weekend I got to hang with 5 Seconds Of Summer at the Forum while they sold tickets for their upcoming show! It was CRAZY hot and there were probably 4000 people lined up, many of them slept overnight just to buy tickets. they didn't know that the guys would personally sell the first 100 tickets and then do a surprise performance! It was a crazy awesome day. This was my second time meeting the guys and they are so awesome.

Anyways, tonight on my tv show The Insider you will be able to check out my full interview with the guys, we talked about girlfriends, working with the Madden Brothers, and the imfamous Kendal Jenner Billboard flub...and of course, we talked about this too...

I've really been loving the song AMNESIA from this band, and it's odd because it's almost the second coming for me in a way, in high school i was obsessed with bands like Less Than Jake and Blink-182 and these guys have a very similar sound. It's cool. Do you have a favorite 5SOS song? 

ps. if you are not busy tonight at 7 PM Los Angeles time hop on your twitter! I'm doing a live tweet using #5sosonInsider and it's going to be super fun! enjoy! 

Keltie Knight Hosts The Dizzyfeet Gala!

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Keltie Knight Jul 21, 2014

This weekend I had maybe the best time ever hosting the black-tie dinner for Nigel Lythgoe + Adam Shankman's Dizzyfeet Foundation's annual gala. It was a star studded night, with a major dance show featuring Joffery Ballet, Travis Wall's Shaping sound, stars from DWTS and many more. You all know how much I love dance, so it was an honor to share the night with my IDOL and the reason I wanted to become a dancer PAULA ABDUL!!!! 

I wore BCBG, and my friend, and fellow buzzmaker Anna Rose did my hair! I wanted to share some photos with you from the night! xx.

ps. there are still amazing auction items up over at charity buzz- which benefit The Dizzyfeet Foundation. Head on over to check them out! 

HEARTBLOG: LUCK

Keltie Knight
Keltie Knight May 29, 2014

 

 

The thing I hear the most these days is “you are so lucky.” I think that’s party true, there is 10% luck involved with almost anything. Being in the right place at the right time is always good too. 

 

Tonight, I got my 500th friend a job interview. This is something I do almost every single day of the week. Connect friends with opportunities, the right people, agents, managers, jobs, clothes, great haircuts, excellent botox, a killer gluten free pizza. I’m all about sharing is caring. Sometimes it annoys me that after I make the connection, things don’t pan out. Then I wonder, am I just more lucky than other people? That it always seems to “work out” for me, the great guy, the cool house, the major job. But, then I sit back and I think, no, it’s not luck. 

 

I was reading #girlboss tonight, and Sophia says “ The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol.” I think she’s kinda right, I mean somedays I have epic breakdowns and I get 6 feet deep in Maria or Guliana’s instagram and wonder if I will “ever been cool” but then I usually get right back to work. I don’t focus on being better than anyone else, or following their leads, I follow those women and watch what they are doing, so I can figure out how to do it better. Competition lights a spark in me that is ruthless, it’s has nothing to do with luck.

 

You know, before I got to wear Met Gala gowns and hang out with celebrities and have a parking spot with my name on it. I had quit dancing, and I was making $250 a month making my blogs, right here on buzznet, and judging dance competitions on the weekend for very minimal pay and very long hours. I didn’t really have a “job” and my only job at the time was this blog. So, I worked at it. I knew if I could get more eyeballs to read my blog, I could get more advertising and I figured that advertising would mean I would make more money than $250 a month. So, everyday for one year I posted two blogs a day, an AM session and a PM session. I based those blogs on what was trending that day, season or the year and I self taught myself SEO and how to tag blogs so that they would rate very high on google. I would take blogs where I wanted to say 10 sentences, and I would make each point on a new document in a cool font, and then screen grab them as JPEGS and then upload them all, and organize them all, and then write copy and post them. I would then social them all to my accounts, and then for the next 5 hours until my next blog posted I would go around the internet and place my blog link about say “what to do when you get dumped” onto every single Facebook page that had any comment about getting dumped. (bloggers call this seeding, it’s literally the most brain numbing thing ever.) Then I would wait and wait and wait and hope that a few people clicked on my link and that more than 10,000 people looked at my blog. At first, no one did. And then over time, as the months passed, all my hard work started paying off. I had 400,000 blog views, a few crazy months later I had 750,000 blog views, then….I reached it 1 MILLION blog views. My boss sent me flowers to congratulate me. Now, this didn’t mean that I was really any richer, more famous, or any more successful. But, it showed me that if I work 12 hours on something 5 days a week, you can become good at it. That you can make your own luck. People laughed at me, people made fun of me, I would never be a “cool” blogger. I didn’t care. By the time, my blog was getting 2.5 million eyeballs each month, I was feeling pretty good. 

 

I was at a lunch party, and I met a lady who also wanted to start a blog. I told her we could meet for lunch and I would help her get set up. We did. She was a nice lady. I was just being nice. I didn’t know what she did. I just knew, I knew about blogs. I also knew that I was feeling pretty useless in life and helping someone with the one thing I was kinda good at was going to make me feel useful. 

 

2 weeks later that same lady called me because the TV network she worked for was looking for people to work in their online space, and she thought I would be great. They saw how successful my blog was and they wanted something like that. THERE WAS A REASON I HAD BLOGGED A YEAR OF MY LIFE AWAY! 

 

1 month later, I was a digital employee at a giant company. I remember coming home to my boyfriend (now husband) and saying “what if they give me like a REAL salary? Won’t that be incredible. We will be rich!” Oh, I was so naive. I can’t tell you what they paid me, but each month I was to interview 12 musicians (3 videos a week) I filmed them, produced them, booked them, edited them, and uploaded them to their site, I think I made all in about $40 a video. Hourly, maybe $0.50 an hour. It was a lot of work. I had to hide my flip cam inside tampon boxes, I had to call in every favor under the sun…somehow each month I got better stars to interview with me. Many times, I would cry all the way to work and all the way back. It was a very difficult thing to do, I had never really done anything like it and I felt very alone. I wanted to quit everyday. I hustled like this for a year. 

 

Then, a light. On a random tuesday, someone from the TV show associated with our site called me and asked me to go downtown to interview someone for the TV SHOW. I freaked out. I hired someone to do my hair and makeup because I didn’t know that I was allowed to have mine done by the show. I went downtown, I interviewed. I never actually got paid. I told everyone to tune in. My big moment happened and…..GUYS….I didn’t even speak. You JUST saw my hand. I was heartbroken. I wanted to quit all over again. 

 

Then, another light. TV show called me again. This time, I heard my voice on TV. For maybe 5 seconds. It was everything. 

 

Months later, the TV show was auditioning people and I got to audition. I was so nervous. I think my audition was terrible. In my head however, I was totally getting this TV job. I had already decided all the things I was going to do when I was a TV star. I am such a huge dreamer, and I had let my head get way ahead of my talent. But….of course the universe kept me down. I didn’t get my dream job. I cried in the bathroom. But, I did get a shot at “we will use you whenever we can.” This was enough. For the next year of my life, I ate, slept, and hustled my way onto tv. I called every publicist in LA daily. I begged people to interview with me. I walked in the executive producers office each week with 15 ideas. Some weeks he said yes to one or two, then I got to shoot and was on the show… some weeks he said no to all, and I would cry all the way home and think about giving up and moving to costa rica. 

 

I started to notice that I wasn’t as polished on camera as the other hosts. That people were not taking me seriously. So, I spent all my small amounts of money on taking private coaching sessions with an expert. I wanted to be perfect. Each week we worked and worked and worked. Every six months or so, they would bring in 30 women to audition for new spots on the show. I would always audition. Finally, I made the cut. 

 

I signed on to work full-time for the TV show. They pay me much more than $0.50 an hour, I have a glam team, an office, a wardrobe team, and I get to work with the coolest and most talented people in the world. 

 

Today, I went to work and stood in my producers office and pitched her 5 ideas. She said yes to 1. 

 

My point is, there is no luck. You make your luck. You have to break down doors, and force your way into the world you want to be in, you have to work hard when no one is looking, you have to build your own brand and own dream, there is no silver platter where someone asks you to come on down for your life. YOU CREATE your life. You get a tiny inch of opportunity and you turn that into your gold mine. You have 24 hours in your day, and you have to choose if you want to watch another episode of whatever it is you watch, or if you want to see your friends, or if you want to have a life, or if you want to MAKE a life. If you look at anyone who is killing the game right now, from Tyler Oakley on youtube to Sophia from Nasty Gal, the story is the same. Their hustle game is strong and no one handed them an empire. They created it where nothing existed. No one came to them and saw them doing nothing and said, yes, we want to help you create something, they all had something awesome going on that people wanted to jump on the bandwagon with. One of the thing that drives me crazy about the next generation, I’m making myself seem really old here, is this insane sense of entitlement. Just because you wake up in the morning and are a nice person doesn’t mean that you DESERVE anything. You have to work for it. 

 

Life will never be what you want it to be if you just wait for something to happen. Go make it happen, be so damn good at what you do that people will HAVE to sit up and listen. Create such brilliant ideas, and then exhaust yourself until the world see’s them. Don’t be lazy. Don’t spend al day looking at whatever “it” girl you are obsessed with and wish you were her. Go be your own “it.” 

 

MAKE YOUR OWN LUCK. 

 

xx.

 

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a perfectly imperfect showgirl who is addicted to never growing up, books, skipping and boys in skinny jeans.

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