Olivia Rodrigo talks being role model for Filipino American girls

Olivia Rodrigo recently spoke about being a role model for young Filipino Americans.

In an interview with “Saturday Night Live” star Bowen Yang for V magazine, the 18-year-old spoke about everything from fan girl-ing over Taylor Swift and Dr. Anthony Fauci to owning her Asian identity as an artist.

“I sometimes get DMs from little girls being like, ‘I’ve never seen someone who looked like me in your position,'” Rodrigo said. “And I’m literally going to cry. Like just thinking about it. I feel like I grew up never seeing that. Also it was always like, ‘Pop star,’ that’s a white girl.”

The “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” actress also discussed the pressures young women in pop music face.

“[It’s] like this thing where you’re only successful if you’re under 30,” she explained. “I’ve always resented that because I think I’m just going to get better with age.”

For the moment, however, the “good 4 u” singer said she’s enjoying where she is in life.

“Honestly, I literally just turned 18, so there are so many normal teenage things that I’m really excited to do,” Rodrigo continued. “There’s so much in life that I have to learn and so many experiences to be had. So I’m honestly most excited for that. I love growing up. I feel like I get happier with age, so hopefully that’s a trend that continues.”

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