I Was $10k in Debt Because of Instagram | My Debt Diary

  • Published on Mar 31, 2019
  • With trendy wardrobes, tropical getaways, and stylish backdrops, Instagram gives any “girl next door” the ability to turn into an iconic influencer. But behind the glamorous photos and golden-hour lighting, how much does Internet stardom cost? In this episode of ‘My Debt Diary,’ Broadly meets with Lisette Calveiro, an Instagram influencer who racked up-and subsequently overcame-$10k in debt in order to pursue her dream of online fame.
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  • Rodrigo
    Rodrigo 2 days ago

    Why she need 3 credit cards?

  • Nessy 2244
    Nessy 2244 3 days ago

    She literally hasn't learned her lesson. I'd like to see an update a year from now.

  • Tiara Words from God

    This breaks my heart because I know so many people like this in my generation. From going to expensive colleges far from home, to traveling, going to concerts all for the "gram". People, Instagram is just a highlight reel! Stop trying to validate yourself with people who barely know anything about you or people you grew up with. Just delete it if you feel like this. Live your life for you, not for likes. 🤧

  • Samantha Thompson
    Samantha Thompson 3 days ago

    I don't see this being a big deal considering the places she has been and things she has done. 10k is well worth those experiences if she did more than just take pictures when she was there....12 countries is great!

  • Andrew Kovaliov
    Andrew Kovaliov 5 days ago

    Well if she now manages to make money from IG, you can interpret all of these expenses as a kind of investment. Basically this is how any other business works. Good for her.

  • eustacia82
    eustacia82 5 days ago

    She seemed smart, but I guess it's like a shopping addiction she couldn't help herself?

  • Tejas9896
    Tejas9896 6 days ago

    stfu dumbass

  • SeaEmE
    SeaEmE 7 days ago

    All that money she spent and she couldn't buy anything better to wear than grandma's old gardening dress?

  • J P
    J P 7 days ago

    You can influence this🍆 guess what you don't even have to paid is Free freaking stupid people

  • carol aureliano
    carol aureliano 8 days ago

    Is that bag really LV? Looks very WallMart idk

  • Catherine Springer
    Catherine Springer 8 days ago

    So glad I grew up before we had all this bullshit

  • butternutscotch
    butternutscotch 9 days ago


  • Jet Storm
    Jet Storm 10 days ago

    Wow, cant relate.

  • Jenna Boyd
    Jenna Boyd 10 days ago


  • Selma
    Selma 10 days ago

    how fucking vapid

  • Berribunnyo
    Berribunnyo 10 days ago

    She could have taking the picture in the store. How did she afford the roof over her head

  • Marie Inaebnit
    Marie Inaebnit 10 days ago

    I didn’t thought it would be possible to be that dumb.

  • Betch
    Betch 11 days ago

    If you are that desperate for attention you deserve to be in debt.

  • Jon Pasciuti
    Jon Pasciuti 11 days ago

    The funny thing is I could've done all the same shit she has done so long as it was on a coast. Just get a job on a cruise line like I did, you can take all these dumb photos every time in port, and you walk away with 10K SAVED, not spent! 😄

  • You Okay?
    You Okay? 11 days ago

    Very try hard.

  • Brenda Allred
    Brenda Allred 11 days ago


  • Huggy Drabits
    Huggy Drabits 13 days ago

    Dumb dumb.

  • TooMany TooStore
    TooMany TooStore 15 days ago

    With that money, she could have hired fake followers in a developing country.

  • Saima Iqbal
    Saima Iqbal 15 days ago +1

    It's bizarre, because this is both a cautionary tale and yet she's making it seem like "it was worth it." It's frightening that it's these people who make shallow self-reflections (if any) are the "influencers."

  • Brandon Bledsoe
    Brandon Bledsoe 15 days ago

    “I spent a lot of money going to places in the southwest like.... Nashville.” 🤔🤔🤔🤔😂

  • Allice Valerie
    Allice Valerie 16 days ago

    Rent the Runway Unlimited. 12 new piecesa month on rotation.. $169 a month.

  • P. Bjork
    P. Bjork 17 days ago +1

    Instagram is a lie Period! Be authentic people stop trying to be someone else. Save your money and invest it instead; you won't be young forever, unless you want to be in the rat race for the rest of your lives.

  • Mamu MauMau
    Mamu MauMau 18 days ago

    Oh Booo Hooo Princess!!!!! This whole fame obsession is totally asinine. It was Andy Warhol who said:
    "In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes" It sounds like you were not famous for fifteen
    seconds. That equates to about $670.00 dollars per second.......That is a lot of dough to spend just to
    impress other dizzy little fashionistas like you.....

  • dog guy
    dog guy 21 day ago

    Wait who pays $700 for a domestic flight?

  • Jenna leigh
    Jenna leigh 23 days ago

    Hahaha but if u look she’s still traveling.... she’s was just in Bali

  • random commenter
    random commenter 24 days ago

    1:04 most ridiculous thing I'ce ever heard

  • Laura Strong
    Laura Strong 25 days ago

    And where am I supposed to feel bad?

  • richard kuda
    richard kuda 25 days ago

    At least you are pretty.

  • good morning, Why yu gei?

    As much as i hate FB Owned Instagram and their cheap tactics to make people pay for exposure, this is 100% her fault. Her poor financial discipline aint Instagram's fault. And this doesnt look like a cautionary awareness video but rather a promo to boost her Instagram profile. She probably paid another 10,000$ to get a video featured in youtube.

  • Senorita Aurora
    Senorita Aurora 27 days ago

    Instagram is dumb as all hell

  • Ma Z
    Ma Z 28 days ago +1

    She's so addicted to attention she agreed to make a video talking about how much in debt she is because she's addicted to attention.

  • Flip Phone
    Flip Phone 28 days ago

    This chick is either really gutsy or really naive. I'd be too ashamed to tell the world I got in all that debt just to get attention.

  • Isabella
    Isabella 28 days ago

    lmao at the Caroline Calloway wannabe captions

  • M Jeezey
    M Jeezey 28 days ago +1

    Should have been titled ""I'm An Idiot!"

  • LazzyLatte
    LazzyLatte 28 days ago

    her insta feed isn't that exciting

  • Vivian Phong Ngo
    Vivian Phong Ngo 29 days ago

    She still has less debt than a student

  • Germany X
    Germany X 29 days ago

    You ma’am are an idiot

  • Sergioruezga
    Sergioruezga 29 days ago +1

    That’s what you do when you don’t have a personality.

  • Monae Heyward
    Monae Heyward Month ago

    She is just....annoying.

  • John S
    John S Month ago

    You spent 10k ? Even if you spent 1 mil nothing would change as you look like a potato. Or one of those babushkas from Russia. Ugly to be exact. Nothing would work in your case.

  • Carola ,
    Carola , Month ago

    She is too basic looking to be a popular influencer.

  • Olivia Jaindl
    Olivia Jaindl Month ago

    Okay just to be clear, she is NOT in debt because of Instagram. She’s in debt because she’s an idiot.

  • Alessandra Kimpton
    Alessandra Kimpton Month ago

    All that money and her pics weren’t even anything special 🥴

  • Raquel Athos
    Raquel Athos Month ago

    Couldn’t watch more than two minutes of this. Shaking my damn head.



  • stan loona
    stan loona Month ago

    tbh her instagram is just uninteresting, she won't be able to get a decent amount of followers with her content. Getting followers isn't super hard, any kid with time can get several thousand of followers. Her posts are just really what anyone posts, I would only follow her if she were my friend. And I'm not an anti influencers, I do follow some accounts, I follow stunning models, artists I like, accounts with an aesthetic that makes me happy (but it's easier to follow hashtags of my interests and like whatever that interests me). But pics in an exotic place? I'm sorry but there are probably millions of photos taken there, I won't follow you to see pics of u in nashville... I also like stuff related to my hobbies but I just don't see why would someone find that content interesting. I don't care if a stranger bought a LV, ffs I don't even care about my aunt's bags, why would I care about an stranger's bags? Her style is what every instagram user wears, idk, it's just kinda boring.

  • Beatrice M.
    Beatrice M. Month ago

    Spent 10k being dumb... what

  • H Z
    H Z Month ago

    Tbh her bf can do better

  • onward
    onward Month ago

    You my dear are a fucking idiot>

  • Danielle Shine
    Danielle Shine Month ago

    This is literally one of the saddest videos...

  • Priyanka Baruah
    Priyanka Baruah Month ago

    no one cares 😎

  • Mae Blythe
    Mae Blythe Month ago

    so, what you're saying is that I can go in to debt and get out of it, better off than I was before, by trying to be an influencer? /s

  • Tia Thomas
    Tia Thomas Month ago

    She has a mental problem

  • Daniela Gonzalez
    Daniela Gonzalez Month ago

    wait, lol. You spend hundreds of dollars to "travel" in the USA??? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 if you said "the world" i would say YOLO and who cares..

  • codycast
    codycast Month ago +2

    “I spent a ton of money trying to be an Instagram influencer”.
    I don’t think I’ve ever come so close to vomiting from something I heard on youtube