- The first person I ever followed on Instagram.
I could probably tell you
but I don't know where my phone is.
Oh, I'm filming on my phone right now.
Oh my god, what an idiot.
Hey what's up Teen Vogue?
This is Troye Sivan coming to you from
my parent's spare bedroom in Melbourne in isolation
and I'm going to tell you some of my firsts.
My first word was mom.
I think it was like mommy or dada.
I actually don't know.
I'm nervous to ask because I feel like my parents
would like one of them is bound to get upset
because I'm sure that my dad thinks it was dada
and my mom thinks it was mama.
My first book that I read was
I wish I could remember what it was called. It was
this dog that could talk.
What was it? I'm going to google this, sorry one second.
Dog talking book. Maybe it was Australian.
Yeah yeah yeah. Selby. Australian author Duncan Ball.
There's this Australian books called the Selby books
and this dog could talk.
That's all I remember.
My first pet was a kind of like a mutt of a dog named Jaga.
She was so so so sweet and so cute
and she we sadly had to put her down last year I want to say
but she lived until she was like 18 or something like that
so it was amazing.
My first CD was Elephunk by the Black Eyed Peas.
I got it as a birthday present from a friend
and I loved that album.
I thought that album was so good
and I actually relistened to that album the other day
and it is so interesting like the pop sound back then was
just so wildly different from what it is today.
They like really carved out a thing.
It was very cool to listen to.
My first job. What's the first thing
I actually like got paid for?
Probably busking on the street.
I took a little like hat and a little CD player
that I could plug the microphone in
and I had my CD of like my instrumental songs
and I stood in Perth city and sang on the street
and people gave me money and it was great.
I actually hated it. I don't know why I said it was great.
It was an awful experience all round but yeah
it's so vulnerable and terrible but like people are walking
past you and you're just like pouring your heart out and
yeah it was not fun.
So I did it like twice.
You know it's like the craziest thing ever
if you're very lucky to say this.
I've never had a real job, like ever.
I wanna say my first pay by somebody else job was probably
X-Men Origins: Wolverine where I did that movie.
Yeah I think that was probably my first time getting paid
by somebody else.
My first audition was for X-Men Origins: Wolverine
in I think 2007 maybe.
I didn't know how to audition, had no idea what I was doing
and I ended up booking the job
which was like such a dream come true.
I love the X-Men movies and always have.
I used to like play X-Men with my little brother.
We would like you know each other a different superpower
out of 10 to save buildings.
That was like always the plot like buildings falling down
and we like needed to fly and save it.
So when I actually got to be in one of the X-Men movies
it was like the craziest experience for me.
My first car. God you're really putting me on the spot.
This is also amazing.
My first car is actually the car I own currently
and it's very nice so I don't feel too embarrassed
to say what it is.
But I just didn't own a car because I didn't live anywhere
for a really long time.
I was like just living out of my suitcase and traveling
around so it made no sense to get a car
and then finally when I like actually
put down roots in LA I got basically my dream car
so yeah, very happy.
My first best friend was crazy to say
but still my best friend to this day.
Kayla or yeah no because Kerry came later to school.
Yeah it was Kayla or Ryan and both of them I'm still like
I have spoken to both of them today.
So yeah, we were 2 maybe even younger.
It was like right when I moved
from South Africa to Australia.
We met at like pre pre-school.
Before we even started like official pre-school and
we all met there.
My first crush was. It's been like 10 years so I can say.
His name was Jordan and I didn't realize I had a crush on
him at the time.
I just was like whoa.
This is like the first boy that I've ever met that
doesn't really like sports and is obsessed with like
photography and like all these creative pursuits
and it just like really rocked my world
because I had never met another boy like that before.
He kind of broke my heart because he was straight
and which I've never done that again since
like I learned my lesson. No straight boys.
So yeah I guess this was a good lesson to learn early on
but I was definitely a little heart broken at the time.
So I guess you get it 2 for 1
that was my first crush and my first heart break.
Love you Jords.
My first celebrity crush.
I used to think I had a crush on Miley Cyrus.
Looking back I know that I just
really wanted to be friends with her.
I used to google her everyday.
Yeah I don't know why I did that.
I used to go into the news tab and just like
see what she was up to every single day.
And then my first like boy crush was
like High School Musical Zac Efron and yeah it was bad.
I cried because I was like
"Oh no I think I'm not like straight. Why would I like
Zac Efron as much as I do?"
I was just really scared.
My first awkward date was probably my first date
because he went on Grindr while I was there in front of me
and I was like trying to be all romantic like
I thought we were for sure gonna get like married basically
and yeah no, it wasn't good.
My first kiss was with my friend Daniella.
We're still friends to this day.
It was in my like in the bathroom of my house in Perth.
I think it was like a 7 minutes in heaven situation.
Like it wasn't organic at all.
You know it was cool. I enjoyed it.
Yeah it was fun.
My first time I was ever really embarrassed.
Rough story. We were playing it at school, like tag.
I ran in to the bathroom, boys bathroom,
and I was standing at the urinal, peeing and
this boy who like always gave me so much shit at school
came in and he was it and he saw that I was peeing.
He knew that I was peeing.
He knew I wasn't just hiding in there
but he came and he tagged me it
and pushed me into the urinal and I got covered in urinal
and I had to go home from school.
It was pretty disgusting and I was really embarrassed.
My first major disappointment.
That's a really good question.
I think maybe my first major disappointment was maybe like
not getting a job I really wanted or something like that.
Like sending out an audition for a project
that I was really really excited about and not getting it
but at the same time I think as a like young creator
you're so kind of used to that rejection
that it was probably only disappointing the very first time.
You know? Like you get disappointed but
it doesn't cut the same way anymore as it did.
Which I think is a really healthy good thing.
Like I think if you get really upset
every single time something doesn't work out
you're just not kind of last because you have to
like its so easy to say,
but there really is like a million no's
before this one yes kind of thing.
So yeah I guess I learned that I wanted to persevere
because I was loving what I was doing.
My first email address was firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can still email it if you want.
I don't know who owns it now but it's not me.
Yeah I don't know why that was what it was
but that's what it was. It was for MSN
so I changed my friends.
The first person I ever followed on Instagram.
I could probably tell you
but I don't know where my phone is.
Oh I'm filming on my phone right now.
Oh my god, what an idiot.
So the first person that I followed on Instagram
was probably my friend Kayla or something like that.
Like one of my Perth friends.
My first vacation I ever went on was going back to
South Africa with my family I think
because we moved from South Africa to Australia
when I was really young and we would go back and visit like
my nana, my aunties, my cousins and all that stuff.
The first vacation I ever took myself on as an adult
was probably oh I went to New Zealand.
Yeah with an ex-boyfriend I went to New Zealand
and I think like that was my first time
paying for my own holiday. It was really nice.
We went to Queen's town. It was great.
The first song I memorized all the words to
I think was Like a Prayer by Madonna
or maybe like Barbie Girl by Aqua.
I think it might have been Barbie Girl.
I don't remember them anymore unfortunately.
I just like am immediately transported back to like those
indoor playgrounds where all the kids would have
their birthday parties and that song just like
pumping so loud.
The first time I knew I wanted to be a musician
was when I saw my parents had like a Michael Jackson concert
on VHS. I was just like so in awe of his like control
and command of the stage and of all these like
how many thousands and thousands of people.
I was like "Oh my god I wanna do that".
The first live music I ever attended was a
Black Eyed Peas show actually, same as my first CD.
I took my sister for her Batmitzvah
so it was her 12th birthday and I was 14.
It was when they did like I Gotta Feeling and all that stuff
so it was like a big tour.
The first song I ever wrote was
there was this song called You're Beautiful
and the lyric was I've been to many places
and I've seen so many faces
but I haven't seen anything like you. You're beautiful.
I had a tape recorder and I would rewind to the beginning,
click record and then I had a fan that would like blow air
because it was hot and I would put the recorder
on the other side of the fan, singing into the fan
and it would like chop my you know like a fan
makes you sound like a robot kind of thing.
I thought it was like a Britney Spears effect.
So I would sing that song into the fan, into the recorder
and I would just rewind and do it again.
My first red carpet I think was probably for X-Men.
It was sweet. It wasn't like a real red carpet.
It was like because I wasn't a big enough part to be flown
to the actual premiere but of course my mom was like
"Troye, we're having a premiere like you're in a movie".
My mom like- this is so embarrassing- she contacted like
the local movie theater and she was like
"Yeah my son is in the movie". Like whatever.
And we invited all of our friends and stuff like that .
Like I don't think it was like an actual red carpet
or anything like that but there definitely was like a
photo up moment of me like just against a wall
you know just smiling for all like my mom's friends cameras.
The first time I was every recognized in public
I was probably like I wanna say 15 or 16
and I think it happened from YouTube.
Like I think somebody had seen my YouTube videos.
Yeah it was wild. That was like a crazy experience
and then slowly but surely it just started happening
more and more and more and its crazy.
I feel really lucky that it actually happened quite slowly
for me. Like it started so minimally and it was like
the most chill thing in the world
and just the most exciting thing
and then slowly more and more
'cause I remember how overwhelmed I felt and like just
mind blown I was the first time it happened to me that like
somebody that gets famous like overnight,
I kinda can't imagine what that would do to someone's like
psyche. I think it would just be the most insane experience.
I think the first time I ever saw a movie in theaters was
Lion King. Yeah the animated one.
I didn't go to my first movie like last year.
No, no I've seen some movies in the theaters. Yeah.
The first time I was ever really starstruck was
when I met Guy Sebastian who won Australian Idol.
He was the first winner of Australian Idol.
So he was like Australia's Kelly Clarkson.
I was singing at Perth Telethon,
which was like a TV charity event.
He saw me on snapchat and he came up to me afterwards
and we got speaking and I was just like so so shook
and then he actually- it was really sweet- he was like
"Do you know any of my songs?" And I was like "Yeah duh"
and we ended up singing on TV together.
He was like "Do you wanna sing with me?"
and so we did a duet that night and I was like so
it was just an amazing experience for me.
The first thing I would do if I had a billion dollars
is probably give away like 95% of it.
I don't need that much money.
I don't think anyone really does.
I would give away a lot of it and then with the rest
I would probably I would allow myself to interior design
my house with like no budget. You know I would just like
let myself go because I think that would be
like the funnest thing ever.
Thanks so much for watching Teen Vogue.
Hopefully you learned something a little bit about me
and my firsts. Hopefully you're staying safe.
I hope you are staying home if you can
Also, by the way I have a song out called Take Yourself Home
and if you buy a t-shirt - I'm selling these 3 t-shirts-
if you buy it 100% of the proceeds go to COVID Relief
and you can get it at my website troyesivan.com
if you're interested.
I love you. Thanks for watching [blows a kiss] Bye.