DJ Chantel Jeffries wants to use her fame to raise awareness about mental health.
At Variety's Power of Young Hollywood Event sponsored by H&M Tuesday night, the influencer -- who boasts 4.5 million Instagram followers -- said that she's currently working on a "big" project that has to do with spreading knowledge about mental health. Jeffries, 25, told TooFab that although youth today are using their power well when it comes to spreading awareness, we need to open up the conversation when it comes to mental health issues.
While the starlet would not give specific details about her upcoming project -- beyond it being about mental health awareness -- she made it clear that it "is something that I believe really strongly in."
"I think specifically with mental health," Jeffries said, "it's something that we need to keep the conversation open and at the forefront so people don't feel scared to talk about it."
Jeffries said if celebrities utilize their platform to tell their stories about mental health they can make a positive impact and take much of the "burden away" when it comes to feeling "alone" and "separated."
The DJ, who skyrocketed to fame after being romantically linked to Justin Bieber in 2014, currently utilizes her Instagram profile to share her music and DJ gigs, modeling photo shoots, and of course many endorsement deals, such as with Fashion Nova. However, Jeffries thinks that social media can be both positive and negative and the key is "filtering through" everything in order to find a "healthy balance."
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Jeffries has been very candid with other topics in the past -- even posting a YouTube video about her boob job.
The Instagram star's videos cover a variety of topics, such as beauty, diet, music, and of course fashion. The DJ told TooFab about the current favorite trends that she's into at the moment.
"I'm super into vintage, but I'm also into like prints and mixing and matching prints," she said. "Or like doing a whole monogram outfit or monochromatic.