We had the good fortune of connecting with Sebastian Betancur and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sebastian, how do you think about risk?
I think risk is something you HAVE to be ok with when achieving your goals. Staying safe and complacent won’t get you anywhere in life. You have to be willing to risk everything for your dream. I moved to LA on my 18th birthday and I didn’t even know how I was gonna pay rent the next month. But after taking that risk I found that I was willing to do whatever it takes to make it work. Put your back against the wall, and I can promise you, you will make it work.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I think what sets me apart in this crowded market filled with influencers is that I’m not afraid to go all out. You have to stand out if you want to succeed in this industry, and I chose to stand out by making dark humor. I’m not afraid to cross the line sometimes, and I’m not worried about being “cancelled.” I think people are so worried about what their friends or their family will think, but just do you. For every person that doesn’t like you, there will be someone that loves you and your work.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to some of my favorite restaurants; I love Hungry Habanero, In’ N’ Out, and Lucifer’s Pizza. I would show them my favorite beaches which are Malibu and Santa Monica. And I would also take them to Rodeo Drive to see how nice it is. And finally, what’s an LA trip without hiking on Runyon.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mother and father. They came to this country from Colombia with nothing and worked multiple jobs to give us (their kids) a better life. They taught me honesty, work ethic, and kindness. I wouldn’t be anywhere without them.

Website: linktr.ee/sebastianbetancur

Instagram: iamsebastianbetancur

Twitter: iamsebetancur

Youtube: Sebastian Betancur

Image Credits
Bjoern Kommerell Manon Talamet Olivier Bink Alex Hager

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutLA is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.