It’s not every day that you see a successful 19-year-old entrepreneur. It’s even less common to see a self-made one with a background like Andrea Young’s. The work, dedication, and tears needed to build a successful business are more than some people can handle, but not Andrea. This remarkable young woman has overcome immense adversity and has already accomplished more than many people do in a lifetime.
Andrea’s entrepreneurial journey began in the entertainment industry, where she worked as a model. However, she knew that this wasn’t where she wanted to stay. With her earnings from modeling, Andrea took the first step towards entrepreneurship by starting a call center. From there, she expanded her business empire to include a clothing line & has a new hairline business venture in the works. In addition to these successful ventures, Andrea has side hobbies that bring in extra income, including Twitch, Airbnb, and YouTube.
Andrea’s success is pretty impressive when you consider the challenges she faced in her childhood. Born and raised in a small town in the United States, her childhood was far from easy. As a child, she was molested by her biological father for over 15 years and raped for over 5 years. The worst thing about it was that her mother was aware of the abuse but did nothing to stop it.
Despite these traumatic experiences, Andrea was determined to succeed. Moving out of her parents’ house while still in high school was a major milestone for her, considering the circumstances she faced at home. “I was told that I wasn’t going to be shit, and some people don’t survive that type of trauma,” she recalls. “But I survived depression and suicide.”
Andrea’s resilience was tested once again when she was betrayed by a close friend who deleted her Instagram account with the help of a hacker. This left Andrea without any income, as Instagram was her main source of promotion for her businesses. “I was deeply depressed and suicidal because of this situation,” she reveals.
But Andrea refused to let this setback define her. “Instead of trying to get my revenge, I just gave the situation to God,” she says. “Now this ex-friend has to watch me be successful and go to the top while they look down on me and belittle me.”
Starting her own businesses has been a major accomplishment for Andrea. Her call center provides customer service and sales support to companies across the US, Her clothing line, which features unique designs she creates, has also been popular.
“I’ve always been creative, and I love coming up with new ideas,” Andrea says. “Being an entrepreneur allows me to use my creativity to build something that’s mine.” Despite her success, Andrea remains humble and grounded. “I know that I still have a lot to learn, and there’s always room for improvement,” she says. “But I’m excited about what the future holds.”
Andrea’s story is a testament to the power of resilience and determination. She has overcome so much but remains humble and focused on her goals. “I just want to keep growing my businesses and inspiring others,” she says. Her journey is far from over, and she has big plans for the future. Andrea hopes to expand her businesses even further and continue pursuing her passions. “I just want to keep creating and growing,” she says.
Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.