By Younger, Bella
When Bella Younger spawned Deliciously Stella - her hilarious social media alter ego - she wanted to prove once and for all that Instagram does not equal reality. Within weeks, she'd gone viral and soon began living a lie of her own. In 2016, Bella reached the 20,000 followers mi...lestone whilst on a booze-soaked Spanish holiday. Bikini-clad and spiralling, she returned to her parents' home to continue her descent. As her care-free online presence flourished, Bella's health deteriorated, culminating in a bipolar diagnosis and stints at the Priory for social media addiction. Should she have undertaken a month-long run at the Edinburgh Festival immediately after she was discharged? Probably not, but the pressure to be 'on it' and online was all-consuming. Sharp, funny and fearless, Under the Influence is a cautionary tale against chasing the elusive blue tick.Read more
Bella Younger is a writer, comedian, speaker and social media sensation best known as her alter ego, Deliciously Stella. Since debuting at the Edinburgh Festival in 2015, she's been named as one of Glamour magazine's top 8 female comedians and as one of the Evening Standard's most influential Londoners - twice. To date, the Instagram account has spawned a spoof cookbook, a podcast with over 100,000 downloads and a sold-out live show at the Edinburgh Festival. Deliciously Stella enjoyed international acclaim, seeing Bella appear everywhere from the front page of The Times to being the top trending topic worldwide on Buzzfeed with over 1 million views. Just don't ask her if she 'eats clean'. Instagram @deliciouslystella Twitter @bellayounger
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