Written by: Lucy Widmann
Most easily known for her vocals in the song “Me, Myself & I”, Bebe Rexha’s singing career wasn’t always in front of the stage lights. Back in 2013, Bebe got her big break as a songwriter, writing “Monster” for Eminem and Rihanna and co-writing “Hey Mama” for David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and Afrojack. To some, this may seem like a complete surprise. However, for one of our favorite fan accounts, @beberexhaczsk, this was part of the reason why she fell in love with Bebe Rexha’s music! 🤗
Stanya is 20 years old, from the Czech Republic, and she became a fan of Bebe’s at the age of 14! With just one EP out at the time, people would recognize Bebe for her voice but not necessarily her name or face. Though Stanya explains, that was what made her stand out - the realness behind Bebe’s character and how she incorporates that into the songs she writes. From topics such as mental health to body positivity, Stanya illustrates that, “[Bebe] has taught me so much because she’s always spoken about things nobody really talked to me about before.” 🤍
As Stanya joined the fandom online, she immediately noticed the authentic connection Bebe had with her fans. Stanya recalls that when talking to some of her friends, they told her that, “Fame was going to change [Bebe Rexha].” But let us tell you, throughout all six years Stanya has been part of the Rexhars, the relationship between Bebe and her fans has never changed. ✨
When asked about her favorite song by Bebe Rexha, Stanya says it’s always “I’m Going to Show You Crazy” - especially the acoustic version! For the first time in her life, Stanya explains that she felt like somebody understood her; Bebe and her music became Stanya’s safe place.
However when it comes to her favorite music video, Stanya says “Sabotage” would be her favorite and wished more people recognized it. Between the meaning and what it stands for, Stanya knows this song is valued by Bebe.
Stanya has also had some pretty cool encounters with Bebe! A favorite memory Stanya recounts is meeting Bebe in Munich, Germany in 2019. It was the second time they had met, but the first time Bebe actually knew who Stanya was! Stanya recalls being able to chat with Bebe and give her flowers, which made her feel beyond special and cherish the memory enormously. 🥳
In asking Stanya to recall the first concert she ever went to of Bebe’s, she explains that it was back in 2017 when she was just 15 years old! Stanya told us that she persuaded her mom to travel with her to Cologne, Germany for the show. At the time, Bebe was still a smaller artist, and Stanya remembers that they didn’t even have to wait in line but rather just showed up an hour before the concert! Even when doing this, Stanya still got to be in the very front row of Bebe’s concert! To see Bebe come out on stage and hear her songs live...Stanya says that she must have had tears in her eyes the entire time! Flash forward to 2021 and this year, Stanya gushes over how she has gotten the chance to speak to her online several times - How cool is that! 🤩
When asking why Stanya supports Bebe, she replied: “I support Bebe because when I think about it, she's always supported me without her even knowing it. She was the one who always had my back with her music and who taught me things no one ever did before. I think I will always feel like I owe her.” 💖
As for Stanya’s favorite part about running a fan account, she says it is creating different projects with other fans and coming together to support Bebe! One of the coolest parts about being a part of a fandom is the instant family you are a part of! 🥺
When inquiring about one of her best times while running the account, Stanya says it would be creating her own artworks of Bebe! Even when Stanya felt like her artwork wasn’t that great, Bebe still liked the art she produced. Through this, Stanya explains that it actually inspired her to keep going and get better as an artist. As it turns out, this also turned into the reason why Stanya got into her dream
university last year! Running a fan account helped her learn English and improve her graphic design skills, and the portfolio she submitted was actually all the artwork from her fanpage! Once she got accepted, Stanya explained that interviewers' last words to her were: “You should really thank Miss Bebe Rexha for bringing you into graphic design." It was at that moment Stanya realized how big this really is. 👏🏼
Stanya reveals: “I never expect anything in return when posting on my fan account, but here I was getting accepted to university thanks to running my fan page. It opened new doors and definitely a new level of mindset for me and I came [to the] realization that this whole fan world is often being mistaken for ‘obsessing over your favorite celebrity’.”
When asked what she would tell Bebe if she could send her a message, Stanya said, “I would say thank you. A real meaningful thank you from the heart. For everything she has taught me over the years that nobody else would have. For the amazing human being she is. I'll always keep her close to my heart. And I'll always feel grateful.
Because she was always there when nobody was.” 🥰
Stanya has such a beautiful and incredible story! We are so excited to see where this journey will take her! We can’t get enough of her posts and are grateful for all the fans that make up the Bebe Rexha community! Make sure you check out Stanya’s account @beberexhaczsk! 💜
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