Alisya Rashid | Get To Know WILD Talents
Many people may remember Alisya Rashid as the little girl who is the voice behind character, Yaya from cartoon series, BoBoiBoy. 10 years later, today, Alisya Rashid is all grown up and has started her own journey as a content creator on social media. Alisya is one of the newer talents joining the WILD family. We sat down with Alisya in Seoul for a university exchange program and asked her a few questions about life as a student and content creator.
Introduce yourself to our readers.
My name is Alisya Rashid and I’m a Youtuber, content creator, and voice actor. I’ve been in the creative industry since I was 11 years old. I started off as a host for 2 Malaysian children TV shows for 2 years before I was scouted by an animation studio, Animonsta Studios, where I was the voiceover actor for the character, Yaya in the animation movie and cartoon, BoBoiBoy on Disney Asia. After being the voice behind Yaya for almost 10 years, I decided to start creating content about my life on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. Vlogging has always been something that I found comforting because my viewers are just like my friends and it’s nice to have something and someone to share about my journey growing up. I also have a passion for fashion and I am always sharing about my styling tips with my subscribers as well!
What does a typical day in your week look like?
I’m not a breakfast person, so I usually just start off my day scrolling through my phone: replying to emails and messages; catching up on TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube. After I’ve done all that, it’s usually time for me to get ready to go out later. Because I am in Seoul for an exchange program, I live in a dormitory and usually have lunch off campus with my friends, and also get content for my vlogs! Once I get home, I’ll start arranging my schedule for the next day (or week) and edit photos/videos that are planned to be uploaded.
Who is (or was) your inspiration for starting your career?
My mother has always been the driving force of my career, she’s always encouraging me to put myself out there! Other than that, I would say myself as well. I always strive to be the best version of myself and am constantly pushing myself to improve to see what I can do, and what I can do better.
What has been your most memorable part of your career, so far?
My favorite memory so far has been getting the chance to fly to Indonesia for a meet and greet session with fans of Boboiboy the Movie! I still remember that there were so many people who showed up, and I had to sign so many movie posters. I was so blessed to be able to receive gifts from fans who loved the movie. That was such a memorable time!
What would you say is the best part about your career?
That would be the people who support me and have given me lots of love throughout my career. Just knowing that they will always be there for me makes me feel so blessed and happy. I really appreciate them a lot and I will always strive to put out the best content for them. They are one of the reasons I am who I am today!
Give us a fun fact about yourself.
I write poems and sometimes, universities in Malaysia (my home country) would invite me as a special guest to recite my poems!
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