We came together with Arash Estilaf at our office to make him sweat with tough questions. He skillfully tackled our difficult questions and shared insights into being an influencer. Watch the video for the full interview or read on for the highlights.
Who is Arash Estilaf?
People know me as Arashi, but my full name is Arash Estilaf. My Chinese name is Hua Bobo which means Iranian Chinese or a Chinese Iranian. Because I was born in Iran but raised in China. So I’m an Iranian Chinese actor, tv host, producer and singer. I graduated from the Shanghai Theatre Academy.
What’s the best thing about being famous?
For example, when people see me they say I give them positive energy and they thank me. Of course, there is more. In China, sometimes police check drivers for alcohol and they never check me because they know me. I also have lots of discounts and I don’t have to pay for a lot of things like clothes or food. I can say that people approach me very positively and I think their approach is really sincere.
Are influencers really friends?
I think almost 90 percent of them are about interest. Of course, it is also possible to establish relationships where your follower count is not important and where you can appreciate each other. But to be honest, a lot of influencer relationships are about interest.
What was your favorite INLFOW Moment?
I had a lot of fun with INFLOW in Qatar. Once, we were leaving a party and there were two buses for the return, one for employees and one for influencers. I and a friend of mine were the last to leave the party, so we had to return with the employees’ bus. Of course, everyone was speaking Turkish on the bus and I could not understand what was spoken. Quite eager to join them, I started singing a Turkish song that I know, and everyone started singing and applauding with me. The vibe of that moment was really nice.
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