Real people, real lives, and real careers.

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The world—and your social media feed— is already full of everyone’s highlight reel. It’s time to join us if you’re eager to escape the fake posts and filters and just want to hear some good old-fashioned realness. Welcome to The Real Reel, where influencer, YouTuber, and entrepreneur Natalie Barbu is here to pull back the curtain and reveal what’s going on behind the highlight reel. On her podcast, Natalie talks to real people about their real lives and real careers. She swaps stories with fellow entrepreneurs every Monday about things like quitting your day job to start your dream company, the future of influencers, serial entrepreneurship, and how to make real money. While we all might find ourselves scrolling the Instagram highlight reel, this is a place where nine-to-fivers, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between can uncover the real reel.

Meet Your Host

At 23 years old, Natalie Barbu is a YouTuber, Podcaster, and Business Owner. After graduating from NC State in 2018 with a degree in Industrial Engineering, Natalie worked in the corporate world for 9 months before realizing it wasn’t her jam. She trusted her gut, quit her job and decided to pursue YouTube full-time. Natalie’s channel skyrocketed to 300k subscribers when she started opening up about her life and sharing her lifestyle and personal routines. Her videos vary from vlogs, to beauty and clothing videos, to life advice, and the occasional rant. She is passionate about all things business related and is the founder of Rella and We Bloom Social.

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