It’s fair to say that Rose and Rosie have had quite a busy few months. At HelloWorld, they spoke to TenEighty about everything they’ve been up to and more!
On 22 September, the annual Radio 1 Teen Awards – an evening celebrating youth and teen culture with live performances, awards, and interviews – took place. Rose Dix and Rosie Spaughton won the Best British Vloggers Award, following in the footsteps of creators such as Zoella, Joe Sugg, and Dan and Phil.
“Sorry, who?” jokes Rose, when we ask the pair about it during a break at HelloWorld.
“It was amazing!” says Rosie. “This year has been a good year. At Summer in the City we won Vlogger of the Year, and now we’ve won Best British Vloggers. It’s insane. And honestly, it was a big moment for us – a career highlight. The other big award we have won is the British LGBT Award which is incredible, and I really respect that and I’m glad we got it—”
“But this is more mainstream,” concludes Rose. “It’s not just, ‘Here’s a reward for being a role model and being gay’ – this is about what you do as well, regardless of sexuality.”
I've been on cloud nine since winning the radio 1 teen awards. It means so much to me that you all voted ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you 😘😘😘
— Roxetera ✨ (@RoxeteraRibbons) October 29, 2017
Their fast-growing fame and influence doesn’t stop them from acting like the rest of us and fangirling over people, most notably Camila Cabello who they interviewed for Radio 1 at the awards.
“It’s my wallpaper on everything I have – my iPhone, my computer, everything! What a babe!” exclaims Rose.
“We left best friends. We’re genuine friends now,” says Rosie, and despite being “mum-zoned so hard” (according to Rose) when Camila joked about the duo being her new mums, the singer blew them a kiss during her performance.
Rose laments, however, that “when I was watching it back on iPlayer and I was like, ‘Let’s find the moment where she blows us a kiss’, they cut to a different camera!”
“But we know it was there!” says Rosie.
Allowing themselves those fangirl moments connects them to their audience, Rosie says: “I absolutely understand what it is to see someone online and think, ‘Oh god, I love something about that person’. And I don’t think it’s embarrassing or weird, I think it’s great! You see something of yourself in them and you think, ‘Yeah, I love that about you!’”
“I think it’s a lot more cool to be honestly excited about something than think, ‘Oh, I’m too cool for that’. Stay humble!” continues Rose.
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As well as hosting and winning numerable awards, the two have also completed their latest tour, this time around North America.
“American crowds are the best, and Canada was amazing too. England has the banter, the sarcasm, and they appreciate the jokes, whereas America is just like ‘AHHH!!!’” says Rosie, waving her arms around.
They both have their own favourite moments, but agree New York was definitely a highlight of the tour for both of them. “We’ve done so many shows before, and New York was the highlight because it was our final show and we felt the most confident,” says Rose.
Additionally, New York was where their matchmaking skills reached new levels. Rosie talks about how they “did a speed-dating section, and the two who were chosen to come on stage in New York went to school together and they were saying, ‘I’ve seen you around before.’ Sparks flew onstage, and I was thinking, ‘This is my favourite!’”
Shout out to our boobie army who are the strongest most loyal and genuinely kindest people who could ever support us ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Rose Ellen Dix 🌹 (@RoseEllenDix) October 28, 2017
As for the future, it seems there is a lot in store. “We are already planning our next tour. We can’t reveal anything about it, but we want to hit places where we feel we haven’t been before because we don’t want to miss anyone out,” says Rosie. “We also have a big surprise in January!”
“Is there?” asks Rose. “Are you preggos?”
“Not yet!” replies Rosie.