July 24, 2024
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Instagram Influencer Cemo Basen Shares How He Achieved the American Dream

The American dream has become this age-old ambition, a goal many aspire to reach and believes is possible for anyone. Cemo Basen is among those who immigrated to the United States with nothing but a dream in his pocket and succeeded in building a name for himself. But instead of becoming a traditional white-collar professional, Cemo brings a modern twist to the American dream when he becomes one of the most successful social media influencers of his generation. The 33-year-old now boasts over 2.1 million followers on Instagram, and the number grows rapidly every day.

Cemo is an Instragam influencer, model, and aspiring Hollywood actor. He regularly produces fresh content for his followers and works on honing his many talents to become the best in his field. Dreaming of one day landing a Hollywood role, Cemo stops at nothing to amplify his capabilities and unrivaled work ethic. But while he is working on his acting career, Cemo never fails to inspire his audience on Instagram to do what they love to do in life. 


“I was born and raised in the slums in Pakistan. I was not able to eat twice in a day until the age of 15. But always, in the back of my mind, there was a voice that someday life would be changed. I moved to America with a dream to become an actor. My biggest role model is Johnny Depp,” Cemo said. “I don’t have good childhood memories, as I said, I was raised in slums and poverty, but the day when I first saw Johnny Depp’sDepp’s Pirates of the Caribbean, I decided to become an actor like him.”

When he first moved to the United States, Cemo was homeless for months. He struggled to make ends meet, but his circumstances never deterred his spirit and not once did his dream wade. 

“I remember I told some of my family friends that I want to become an actor and influencer, but they never believed me and made fun of me instead. All the negativity made me more keen to work hard in life,” said Cemo. “I started making videos on Instagram but never thought I would become an influencer. Today I have a family of 2 million followers on Instagram and have been on multiple news.”

Besides growing his presence on social media, Cemo also made waves when he released his series called Raising an Influencer, streamed on Fox5dc. He was also a contestant on Mr. DC 2021. Furthermore, he has recently walked the runway of many fashion brands and even attended the American Veteran’s Ball. 

Asked how he balances fame and the pressure that comes along with it, Cemo shared that he feels a responsibility to do right to set a good example for the next generation of content creators. 

“I didn’t know about social media before. I went to college, and I had an Instagram, but I just post regular photos. Then COVID hits, and all of a sudden, I found myself posting videos. I feel blessed every day, having so many people love me,” the influencer shared. Over two years later, Cemo has built a strong brand on Instagram and simultaneously found an outlet for his creativity and personality. As he continues to work hard towards becoming the actor he always dreamed he would be, Cemo also uplifts others to pursue the thing that makes their hearts beat faster. “Life is crazy. I never stopped dreaming.”

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