“Being a social media influencer is not a real job”.

You’ve probably heard some version of the above statement in the past decade, ever since social media marketing has emerged as a legitimate source of revenue.

The only problem with this statement is that unless lexicographers recently changed the meaning of the word job, being a social media influencer is a real job, because they get paid. 

Here’s a video we’ve done about “real jobs” (also, please subscribe to our YouTube channel so that…our boss can buy a Toyota?):

If you’re still unconvinced, maybe Naomi Neo’s new car might change your mind.

24-YO S’porean Influencer Bought a Lamborghini With Her Online Earnings

Naomi Neo, a Singaporean blogger and social media influencer, managed to buy her dream car with her online earnings.

The influencer shared a video on her YouTube channel where she documents the events leading up to the purchase of her second car, the Lamborghini Huracan.

The video starts out with Neo surprising her 2-year-old son Ky with the Huracan, and lets him sit in the front sit for a bit.

Struggling to contain my jealousy at the fact that a 2-year-old has sat in a Lamborghini before me.

Image: YouTube (Naomi Neo)

Neo then heads to the workshop with her husband and family where her new car has been sitting for a few days getting “dolled up”.

And once they get inside, they see the shy Huracan hiding under a black cover, which only heightens the suspense.

Image: YouTube (Naomi Neo)

Neo pulls off the black cover to reveal a gleaming purple and black Huracan, which is so beautiful that Neo declares she’s “remarrying”.

Image: YouTube (Naomi Neo)
Image: YouTube (Naomi Neo)

When Neo’s husband asks her if she loves the car or him more, Neo jokingly replies “the car lah”.

Image: YouTube (Naomi Neo)
Image: YouTube (Naomi Neo)

Then Neo takes her pricey new purchase out for a spin.

Image: Giphy

Dreamt About This Car For a Long Time

Towards the end of the video, Neo opens up to her audience and gets emotional as she recounts her journey as a social media influencer and how her perseverance has enabled her to achieve her dreams.

She says that she has always dreamt about purchasing a Lamborghini Huracan, and even shared an Instagram post from 2016 as proof.

Image: YouTube (Naomi Neo)

The 24-year-old said that when she bought her first car, a Mercedes, she viewed it as a “huge achievement” and felt that it was the “furthest she could go in life.”

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