Emily Uribe shares her passion for entertainment and media on TikTok by showcasing her knowledge of film and pop culture. She also uses her platform to share her love for sketch comedy and acting.
What does it mean to you to be part of the Latinx community?
Being part of the Latinx community means giving back to my immigrant parents, who have sacrificed so much to provide me with a better future! Also, this community allows me to immerse myself with other Latinx members and learn about their different backgrounds.
How has the TikTok community inspired you?
The TikTok community inspired me not to be afraid to set big goals and achieve them! It is always wonderful to see others succeed and then dream of that success for yourself.
How do you share your culture on TikTok?
I like to share my culture in the content I create, during media interviews and on other platforms!
You were the TikTok host at the Oscars this year. What was that experience like for you?
It was an exciting opportunity because you don't often see a 22-year-old Latina hosting a big entertainment event. While we have other famous Latina correspondents, I wanted to show other young girls that anyone can be a host - no matter what age, gender or skin color! Also, the crew behind the Oscars was Latino, so it was great to be surrounded by a team who shared the same background and spoke the language. It was very Latino strong. My favorite part was seeing the crew get so excited to see a Latina be the TikTok host at the Oscars.
What is your dream opportunity?
I would love to be a lead in a feature film from a major studio.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Stop thinking about being cool because that makes you uncool. Plus, you will never get to where you want to be or pursue the projects you are passionate about, so stop thinking and just do it.