Nidhi Sunil: ‘Beauty Is About Perspective’

I didn’t do any modeling until I was done with my fifth year and I graduated.Since you were discovered in 2008, you’ve been featured in several major magazines. However, after landing modeling jobs with major fashion publications and even winning Vogue India’s Model of the Year award, Sunil wants to now advocate for authentically diverse casting, rather than simply filling a quota.Related | The New Faces of IndiaSunil not only works in the entertainment industry as a model and actress, but she’s also deeply rooted in activism. So what happens in India a lot — millions of girls are trafficked and millions of girls are abandoned by their families. When I started working in New York, you realize that every agency has a scouting department that actually flies into countries to deliberately go and look for young girls that they can sign. There were obviously exceptions, but in general it was a zombie lineup of girls who are nameless, faceless and who were kind of disposable. Which came first?Modeling came first. As a model I really hope that we will come out of this with real representation and also come out of this expecting more of ourselves as human beings.”You’re not truly changing the narrative, unless you’re changing the narrative for yourself.”You must really inspire a lot of young girls who’re interested in pursuing all this. How was the experience receiving that news? There is a song that just got released called “Beyoncé Sharma Jayegi.” The lyrics of the song essentially say, “After looking at you white girl, even Beyoncé will feel ashamed of herself.”When I started in India, it was really hard to grow up in a country where people are like, “But you don’t look Indian,” first of all, and, “You’re not beautiful,” constantly. Nobody’s coming out to India to scout for girls because it’s halfway across the world.I’ve been pushing the diversity issue in my own country, and then simultaneously there’s this conversation on diversity going on outside of India. Every time you bought makeup the money would go to the Invisible Girl Project, and it is an organization that is registered in America as (a nonprofit). My life has changed drastically over the last five months because when the pandemic initially began, it was supposed to be over by like mid-May, because I remember them telling us that we’re going to have to quarantine-quarantine for like maybe two weeks and then it was another two weeks, and before we know it it’s fall. it’s always exciting. It’s an industry where you have a whole bunch of 16-year-olds, 17-year-olds — 15-year-olds in some cases — really being preyed upon by people who are in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Most of these girls don’t see past having jobs like either being a receptionist or a nurse or something. I started off the time being extremely positive, because 2018 and 2019 were crazy years for me. Right now we have 450 girls whose lives were taken care of and the oldest girl is 19, and she speaks two languages already. I’ve had that happen to Indian girlfriends, as well. What other projects have you worked on? It was crazy because there was a point where Vogue didn’t even want to shoot me. How has the pandemic impacted that career path in terms of people who are just entering industry?I feel like I saw a switch in modeling when social media happened because essentially it’s an industry that has a lot of children. You’re not truly changing the narrative, unless you’re changing the narrative for yourself. I was constantly working on my visas for all of those countries because I have an Indian passport. I produced my own film. From working in urban development law to help her hometown thrive to her recent work with the Invisible Girl Project, a nonprofit that works to end gendercide in India, Sunil takes pride in her making a change. I had to figure it out on my own and it takes weird extreme amounts of really stupid courage to do that because if you’re a girl who has no money who comes from a super, super poor neighborhood whose family abandoned you because you’re a girl… We do fundraising here and then we provide extra infrastructure. But in order for your parents to find you a husband they have to pay a dowry, which can often bankrupt families and then they also get these giant loans to throw the wedding because it’s the duty of the girl’s family to pay for the entire wedding. They’re either drowned or smothered as soon as they are born. You could do 60 shows in one season and do nothing the next season because none of the casting directors were going to give you a job, and it didn’t matter how big the brands you walk for were.With the Black Lives Matter movement happened during COVID, the fashion industry is very quick to change up all their casting scenarios. Nidhi Sunil is tired of letting colorism degrade others’ — and her own — personal perception.As an Indian model, Sunil has faced years of judgment due to harsh beauty standards in her country that suggest lighter skin is better skin. This is the reason why we are not allowed to find out the sex of our babies in India. I didn’t have anyone to speak to if I wanted to go into a creative field. I moved from India to LA and from LA to New York and then I was in 10 countries in 2019, because I was shooting everywhere. But a lot of them do have these genes where they want to be so much more than that — they want to be creative, and they want to be writers and actors.You’ve had a very successful career in the entertainment industry, namely with modeling and acting. I know that magazines are not really mainstream anymore — I don’t know how much influence they have — but Vogue is still pretty powerful as a voice and symbolically. My next step is to create a mentorship program for these girls and put them in touch with people who are in similar professions who can just converse with them honestly. “You’re interesting looking, creatives love the way that you look. I remember casting for Conde Nast: you go with your book when you start and it’s like, “Oh, we’re not sure now,” and then all of a sudden, six years in, they’re giving you this award and you’re like, “Oh, okay, cool.”The traditional standard of beauty is so different from what I represented at the time for them. We’re not really changing society. Most people want you to start at 16 or 17; I ended up starting at 22. I know that agencies are going to be pushing harder for representation because I’ve had Black girlfriends in New York who have — and this has happened to more than one person that I personally know — gone to agencies looking for representation to be signed, and they’ll have like two girls on the board who are Black and they’ll be like, “Oh sorry, we have as many Black models as we need.” It’ll be a board of like 65-70 models and there’ll be two Black girls. This year we were selected to present at the UN CSW because we’re doing a lot of work around infrastructure for women in India.Tell me about the Invisible Girl Project’s partnership with CrushXO. Photography: Harshvardhan Shah
Styling: Brandon Tan
Makeup: Raisa Flowers
Hair: Kazuhide Katahira
Styling assistant: Caroline Mack People realized that rather than vision casting, you have to focus on what a person stands for and who they are and where they’re from.For you personally, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned on your journey?Beauty really is about perspective and that’s not an abstract concept — that is literal. It is actually illegal when you go to the gynecologist in India to ask about the sex of your baby, even though, maybe, you’re being perfectly innocent, you’re not trying to know if you have a girl, you’re not trying to abort it, but because that’s a possibility it’s illegal. I get so many emails and messages from really young girls in India who hate themselves, like really hate themselves. Essentially, we applied and we were approved to present at the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women Marches of Women’s Month at the UN every year. Whatever they don’t have — like, for instance, access to schools, medication — and then we also keep an eye out for what is going on in and around the villages, because we work out of the headquarters based in Chennai and Delhi right now in India.After we presented our work to the United Nations and were selected to be one of the panelist finalists for the United Nations Commission for status of women around the world, it was my idea to shoot a film to showcase our work and also so that the world could get to know some of our girls because we’re a small organization. I produced a film in India, which has been edited and now it’s in post, and I was going to speak at the UN in March and they canceled women’s month at the United Nations. I grew up in a country where I constantly felt ugly, and then when I moved to America every time I walk into a room people would look at me with these big googly eyes, like I’m this crazy, weird beautiful alien that walked into a room, so it is literally just a mindset.I realized through the journey that only you have the power to define how you want to live your life and how you choose to see yourself, and unless we all make an informed, conscious decision to be completely sovereign in the way we choose to define ourselves, we can do like 100 things to change things on the outside. People meet me and they assume that it must have been a very normal climb, because I’m an Indian model and I look like a model so it must have been a regular sort of climb. It’s not normal; you have to make them happen, which is one of the reasons I’ll forever be grateful for my job. And it’s really weird psychologically because these girls obviously have good genetics, so they look like they’ve come into their maturity as women. I’m in my 30s… We have 450 girls. You’ve been named Vogue India’s Model of the Year. I grew up in a middle class Indian family in South India and one of the things that was really hard for me was when I didn’t want to either do medicine or engineering, because those are the fields where my family and extended family had a network to connect me with. I was already old when I got into modeling and it’s not something that you do so late in your life. There aren’t that many of us and it’s an industry tens of thousands of people. We have a very patriarchal society, so essentially your only job is to become a good wife. Of course, you had the ’90s and early 2000s where you have people knowing who models were because they were icons in their own right. And then after 2005, you had this whole era where nobody knew who the models were. Some of them, of course, are given contracts because they look skinny and androgynous and they have boy-ish physical features. They see female children as financial burdens because you’re not allowed to work. So when the pandemic initially hit, I was excited because it was nice to get a break. I was basically working nonstop. I started because I did a model hunt when I was helping a friend of mine look for a location when I was in my third year of university. But it’s cool because I saw it as like, “Okay cool, they’re finally telling girls that look like me ‘there’s a place for you here,’ and that was cool.”Let’s talk about modeling in today’s climate. There’s only like seven Indian models, like seven or eight new models working in America, and even London and Paris really. I didn’t really do any work because I’m a good South Indian girl, so you finish schooling. And they really want to know how I’m able to do the things that I do or how I live in like New York and LA and Bombay at the same time, because those opportunities are really not available to you. Wherever there’s an industry — New York, LA, London and Paris — they weren’t interested in giving a contract or giving any opportunities to anyone from India because they didn’t think it was necessary, and because if they wanted brown skin models, they would just have Brazilian girls or Dominican Republic girls and girls from the south. What does a day look like for you right now in the pandemic? He was a media major and he had just joined channel V, which was India’s version of MTV at that time They were doing a model hunt and then the executive producer of the show put me on the show and it was my semester break, and I ended up signing with Elite India. That was in 2016 and it was a project where we created skincare beauty, basically makeup. As soon as their body actually matures, they don’t have a job in the fashion industry anymore.With social media, there was a change that was going on where you stopped being a nameless faceless model and you could actually have a platform where your name was out there, because a lot of times models didn’t even get credits. PAPER caught up with Sunil to talk about the Invisible Girl Project and modeling in today’s climate. I am on the advisory board for an organization called the Invisible Girl Project and I’ve been working with them for the last two years. They love creating with you, but you won’t be able to make any money because you’re not what the average person thinks is beautiful because you’re too dark.” So that’s why I would never get used to seeing my face on anything, because I get all these messages and emails from girls who look like me saying that they hate the way that they look. But it wasn’t really because the industry in India when I started was so anti-dark skin. And a lot of them actually are killed when they’re infants. All of the girls are essentially abandoned by their families because in India it’s very hard for people from lower economic backgrounds to take on the financial obligations of having a girl child. Essentially, we partner with on-ground facilities that already have infrastructure so that it’s easier, like we don’t have to go and build in South India. So it’s been a hell of a ride. I finally got time to pursue things that I didn’t have time for before.How has your work changed under these circumstances? What was it like to see yourself in print for the first time?I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it. And there aren’t that many Indian management agencies, but now if you check out the websites of any of them there’s tons of beautiful brown girls and I love that.

The Girl Who Can Change Her Face

In tandem with posting my body, I started showing more of my personality as well and I think it’s something people who follow me have liked seeing. I was into everything at one point. Login • Instagram
You mentioned loving Robert Pattinson as Batman especially due to the eyeliner he dons for the movie. My ass is parked until there’s a vaccine!Also, since I’ve been grinding these last couple of months I’ve had time to see my future if I continue to be a workaholic. Barnes’ journey to online fame hasn’t always been easy. Barnes admits she actually feels the most confident posting a photo of herself on the internet when dressed in a “ridiculous cosplay” that deters male fans who sexualize her other costumes. I’d be bringing home Princess Mononoke as a little kid from the video store and within five minutes of watching someone’s arm was sliced off. As soon as I realized you could pull the camera away, I was like, “Holy shit. When my manager first told me about the opportunity it was so far out of my comfort zone I didn’t think I could do it, especially because I was just posting headshots at the time. Like people don’t look like anime characters in any capacity. Like imagine Robert Pattinson as a Jojo’s character. She’s not bothered, understanding that the criticism doesn’t come from a place of malice, and is circumspect about her online popularity in general: “The brain literally cannot fathom hundreds of thousand of people perceiving you at once, so it honestly feels like I’m just posting into the void.”Though at the top of her selfie game, Barnes slyly hints at her desire to one day disappear from the internet entirely, perhaps in full circle — her first steps into social media were on an old Tumblr account that she ran anonymously. Do you have a favorite piece of art? My mom says I have an obsessive personality. It lives in my head rent free. It’s like, why would your skin tone be the point of inaccuracy when the fact that you’re a human is what makes it inherently inaccurate? When I get on Facetime with 23-year-old Eleanor Barnes (known to the world as Snitchery), she’s taking a break from packing up her New York apartment, and will soon head home to Virginia to ride out the rest of COVID-19. People saw me as biracial, ambiguous, or “ethnic”, which was kind of a weird shift to have to navigate in my head. You think that they perceive you that way too, but they don’t. I understand that to the average person, I’m not gonna translate as white, nor will I be seen as Black, but it was nice to be seen as Black by other Black people. Once I exited that bubble and went to college, that was so not how I was perceived in the world. That’s why I like cosplay so much, because it’s the only time I can step into these worlds a bit. Lastly, when COVID is finally under control, what are you most excited to do?I’m really excited to travel again — whenever that happens. What was it about anime that drew you in?My favorite show from childhood was Death Note, but I started with movies. She credits the additional time at home over these past few months to perfecting her cosplay looks, executing ideas based on favorite characters from childhood as well as current shows. I’m excited to carve out more time to explore dating as an adult which is something I haven’t done much of. The pandemic has proved quite literally transformative for the 23-year-old. That was like my fourth video and I was not expecting the reaction it got at all because I didn’t even know how to work the app really. They allow visitors to take a piece of the candy and I’ve always thought that was super powerful.Your grandmother’s words make frequent appearances on your social media accounts every now and then and she is a huge part of your life. I do get the comments I expected, but I don’t care. Login • Instagram
Have any of these outer changes been a reflection of things that were going on in your life or just changes for fun?A little mix of both. I was a huge fan of her and watched her back when I was in high school before I was even on the Internet in that way. It’s been such a privilege to see from a young age that my little world was not what the rest of the world was like. That’s my mirror face!”I didn’t even have a TikTok until quarantine because I was like, “What the fuck is going on? Then, her manager reached out to me a couple of years into my career. The first night we met I spilled Fireball all over her shoes because I was so nervous, but now we’re best friends. I don’t expect it from anyone else though. With that freedom of expression comes a bit of creativity: like her “Sexy Waluigi” look, that features booty short overalls and a mustache. We have a great relationship because we had those hyper intensive experiences together. If you two could cosplay together, who would you want to cosplay as?I would love to do a cosplay dream team of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure characters because the fits, the poses, and the characters are so iconic! I remember when I was around eight years old, I used to go to the video store with my mom and she didn’t really know anything about anime. What else were you interested in growing up? Before that the only other biracial person I knew was my brother. I got pretty lucky though to have a roommate who was Black and white biracial like me, which was such an incredible experience. I also played sports and have been a huge weeb since I was a little kid. When lockdown began, she downloaded TikTok (or, as she calls it, “the kiddie app”) to pass the time. I feel like art is so hierarchical and pretentious for no reason. I think the great thing about the cosplay community is that it’s growing so much and it’s full of so many cool and positive people who drown out all of the negativity. I didn’t want to give people the opportunity to comment. When I start getting stagnant in life is when I go through like a full body transformation. I got an email from my current manager, Jake, and the opening line listed the people he already managed and when I saw Loey’s name and I was like “Oh shit, that’s my girl!” I ended up loving him and he introduced me to Loey. It’s kind of been something I’ve enjoyed as a hobby for when I’m bored and I’m like, “Okay, time to become a new bitch!”Though you’ve been on the internet as a content creator for a few years now, I feel as though you blew up when you posted a Tik Tok about how to minimize distorted front camera selfies. I have total apathy towards potentially being embarrassed or being heartbroken in dating, because who cares? You mentioned on Twitter how one year ago you decided to post a photo of your body online and now you’re an ambassador for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie line. I’ve been putting more time into my friendships and gotten closer with my family which I didn’t even think was possible because I’m obsessed with them. Why is it important for you to have that sort of transparency with your audience?So I’ve had filler and botox done and I realized that it’s such a point of fascination for people, but there’s not much information from people who have gone and done it. I’m not gonna get the app where it’s like teenagers thrusting at you.” Then I just downloaded it and started posting. One thing I’ve noticed about you is how you fully disclose any surgical augmentations you’ve had done to your body. Who, Glee, you name it. We traveled together. When I was eight, my grandma asked my mom if she could take me to China and from that point forward, every year, she took me to a new international location. I get hyper-fixated on these aesthetics and I have to perfect them within a week. Login • Instagram
So, taking it back to your childhood, you’ve mentioned that you had a scene phase, and also ran a secret One Direction Tumblr blog back in the day. You don’t have to tell millions of people on the internet what you’ve had done if you’re not comfortable doing so. Also, getting shitty comments on the internet is something you can’t avoid no matter what you do, but you’ll find friends and a community working to lift you up more than those trying to bring you down.Speaking of friendship, you and fellow beauty influencer Loey Lane seem to be quite close. I’m so deeply fascinated that people can come up with these worlds and as someone who has studied art history and media it’s the perfect blend of the fantastical and animation. Login • Instagram
Did those identity and perception shifts continue as you grew up and left Virginia? Then, I sat on it for a couple of days and was like, “Wait, I love the way I look. Not even that it makes it look big – it makes it look like, not a nose. I grew up in Northern Virginia in a very preppy, white, Liberal, upper middle class area. Sadly, my grandpa ended up dying pretty young around when I was seven and she didn’t have anyone to travel with. Has anime always been something you were into? It’s so ridiculous because it always rests on the axis of skin tone and it’s like a White cosplayer is no more accurate to a Japanese character. I think I was just so enamored with adult content as a child I made it my shit for life.What is it about anime that you love?I have always had a hard time grappling with the fact that reality is reality. Also, nobody’s eyes take up half of their fucking head! After seeing her ability to change her look completely with the pat of a makeup brush and the securing of a new wig, I think she can pull it off. Login • Instagram
You dish out your fair share of beauty hacks here and there, but cosplaying as some of your favorite animated characters seems to be your solidified niche. I hope to save up enough capital to start an art gallery or an empire of galleries. It’s funny because I thought I was confident before, but oh baby, this has given me an immense sense of confidence because now I have all of my bitties and bits on the Internet. I also joined a poetry group at college that was full of all Black women and it was great. What pushed you to post more of yourself?I’ve always thought I was cute. Related | PAPER People 2020: Meet 20 TikTokers We LoveBarnes, who has always thought that cosplayers were “the coolest fucking people on the planet,” first started experimenting with pop culture-inspired looks for Halloween 2018. Why did you choose this path and how do you hope to use it in life?So, I went to school for film because I wanted to be a practicing artist, but I knew I wasn’t good at painting or other mediums. Login • Instagram
Do you have any words of encouragement for people who want to cosplay but are afraid of the possible backlash they may receive? She’s struggled to find her space as a biracial woman (“there’s no biracial culture — it doesn’t exist”), and has faced repeated blackfishing accusations by fans who don’t know she’s half Black. It’s a pile of candy that they put into museums and it represents this man’s partner who was dying of AIDS. At this time, I was so adamant about being self-managed because I’m such a perfectionist. We quarantined together. But Barnes has been creating content on the internet for years now. Reality is so boring compared to what people can think of in their heads. What do you think of the criticism of Black people being told they shouldn’t cosplay certain characters because their skin tone doesn’t match the character they are dressing up as?I don’t get those comments beyond my facial features not matching a character’s, but a lot of my friends in the cosplay community who are Black get just the most vile shit thrown their way. Like Devil Man Crybaby has such sick animation! How did you all become friends? Then, it turned into this thing where growing up I was the de-facto Black friend because I was the closest anyone knew to a 100% Black person. Login • Instagram
Not only are you a makeup extraordinaire, but you also have a degree in visual and media art studies. Even like going back to me being obsessive. I ran the Tumblr gambit as a fan of everything — Supernatural, Dr. “Portrait of Ross in L.A.” by Félix González-Torres. Like it pisses me off that New York City is not York New City from Hunter x Hunter. I wanna fucking do this!” Now, I love where I’m at with my content and I’m so glad I decided to take that route. Weird as it sounds, I had always wanted a nose job because the front camera distorts your nose so much. After posting headshots of her anime and Disney-inspired beauty looks on Instagram during her freshman year of college, her passion grew into a YouTube channel where she uploads makeup tutorials and discusses personal topics like her hair journey and growing up as a biracial woman in a predominately white town. I thought my body was cute even through all of my weight fluctuations, but I know how women’s bodies are treated on the Internet. There is a ton of support to help block out the terrible comments from that little corner of the incel anime community. Since then her channels have shifted into the “beauty-based cosplay” the Savage x Fenty ambassador is now best known for. Also, as a beauty channel I never wanted to come on with new cheekbones and have people think it was just makeup or something achievable outside of what I was explaining in the tutorial. Dating her love of anime to childhood, when her mother would take her to the video store to rent Studio Ghibli films, her favorite show as an adult is Hunter x Hunter. It’s everything. It was interesting how I left the suburbs and was no longer perceived as Black, but that’s also how I got in touch with my blackness — by being around other Black people for the first time. After sharing a flattering selfie hack and going viral, she asserted herself as one of the platform’s biggest creators. It’s been nice to have some to kiki with about internet stuff because the rest of my friends aren’t on the internet and I wanted to keep those worlds separate.Though you are a cosplayer, you are also part of the beauty world. Then, I realized that I didn’t like compartmentalized filmmaking and that’s when I fell in love with learning about other people’s art.Though I love this “selfie game” I’m in now on the internet, that was never the end goal. There are so many talented artists that aren’t showcased because museums are filled with art from dead white people. Were you expecting the response that you received?During my first two years at university I was a film student, so one of the few things I remembered was about lenses. What makes that bond with your grandmother so special?My grandparents used to save up all of their money to be able to travel together. When you’re a kid, you don’t realize that you’re different from other kids especially when you’re around everyone who looks the same. I realized that very quickly when I was getting questions about whether or not I was adopted when my mom would pick me up. As you were in the minority being biracial, what was that experience like for you? Like, Perfect Blue and Blue’s Clues were the same thing in her head, so I was introduced to some pretty adult anime at a young age.Your hometown in Virginia is a predominantly white community. I’m also picking up some projects that were put on hold at the beginning of the year, so I’ll be dipping my toes into apparel!Photos courtesy of Snitchery So, my life goal is to dip off of the internet some day and then go into communities working to shine a light on artists from those areas so that people don’t have to go to the Whitney to see who the fuck cares. What led you to post that tip? Her longtime screen name stems from a Nicki Minaj lyric, not the often-assumed golden snitches of Harry Potter. I’ll want to go from goth to prep or something so i’ll donate all of my clothes and then go thrift shopping.

Jeffree Star Claims New BF Robbed Him

According to a screenshot of a comment apparently posted under one of Marhold’s Instagram photos, Star has accused him of stealing and avoiding his calls. The controversy-prone beauty mogul found himself the center of this past summer’s Dramageddon saga along with Shane Dawson getting called out for racist and predatory behavior from other influencers and YouTubers. Just when it seemingly couldn’t get any messier, a supposed backup account for Marhold, @_amarxiii, started threatening to expose Star and air his dirty laundry if he didn’t delete those stories.UPDATE: Jeffree Star’s ex-boyfriend threatens Jeffree. It’s crazy because I’m a real genuine person and I really didn’t want it to get to this point,” a screenshot of the Story reads. Maybe we’ll get a video a week or two from now once Star gets his story straight — or maybe we have yet to see the end of Dramageddon thanks to Marhold. https://t.co/OZa6r2wpAv — HĪPMAGAZINE.ORG (@HĪPMAGAZINE.ORG)1601500244.0Star has also deleted all pictures of him and Marhold from his own Instagram and posted on his story, “Every time I start trusting someone God slap the back of my neck with a sandal.” Star returned to Instagram this morning to address the rumors and speculation surrounding the alleged robbery, explaining that he and Marhold had split about a week ago after “Jeffrey Lynn discovered a lot of things.”He continued, “This person secretly had no job, no money, not even a bank account, and we’re talking this person is 30-years-plus. Then again, Marhold went on his official account this morning and asked his followers to report the purported backup that had been threatening Star, so who knows what the truth actually is. Of course, he’d also like his stuff back. Since you can’t answer the phone right now, can you give me all the stuff back you stole from my house??” Star said. “Hey! H… https://t.co/fZvZZtLNzi — Def Noodles (@Def Noodles)1601534606.0″You got an hour to delete them off Snapchat. But it wasn’t long after the break up was confirmed that Star went public with his relationship to basketball player Andre Marhold which invited its own host of controversies. Almost immediately, Star faced accusations of using Marhold as damage control for his ongoing PR crisis with some speculating that Star was paying his boyfriend to date him.Related | Jeffree Star Responds to ‘Homewrecker’ Claims Over His New BoyfriendNow a little over a month since Star and Marhold became a known couple, it appears that there may once again be trouble in paradise. It all ended up culminating in a scathing call out video from a teary Tati Westbrook and Morphe ultimately cutting ties with Star.On top of all that, Star also broke up with his longtime boyfriend, Nathan Schwandt, as well. The account then goes on to allege in another post that the real reason behind Star and Nathan Schwandt’s earlier split was actually the result of the YouTuber sleeping with one of his ex’s close friends. He also shared screenshots of DMs from Star warning Marhold about breaking his NDA before threatening to reveal something he apparently found in Star’s room that “is going to ruin you.” The veracity of the claims and threats may seem dubious at best, but within an hour of them surfacing Star had deleted his original Story posts about the theft seeming to lend them credibility. Either way, stay tuned.Photo via Getty/ Alexander Tamargo Insisting on more that one occasion that it wasn’t about the money (“I know I can go and rebuy it tomorrow”), but rather the principle of the matter. Give it back!!!! If you need a return label, just ask.”Jeffree Star’s boyfriend has allegedly robbed him. 2020 is just not Jeffree Star’s year (but then again, has it been anyone’s?). “What kind of lowlife fucking scum does that? So, all these things that I were [sic] told were all false and I was lied to. Clearly something is going down. And I was like, ‘Okay, bye sweetie, it was really good meeting you, thanks.'”Part 2 of Jeffree Star addressing the robbery https://t.co/yzWYPEfPxk — Def Noodles (@Def Noodles)1601511431.0Star goes on to claim that he noticed a few of his items like some Louis Vuitton luggage, backpacks and sunglasses had gone missing. Andre Marhold says “Shall I tell the people?” and “You got a… https://t.co/c40egBEhPv — Def Noodles (@Def Noodles)1601522888.0UPDATE: Jeffree Star’s ex-boyfriend Andre Marhold says Jeffree offered him expensive things to hang out with him.

Even Joe Biden Has a Beauty Brand

According to the website all proceeds will be donated to the Biden Victory Fund.Today @BidenBeauty launches. Apparently backed by an anonymous industry insider, the Biden campaign is not directly responsible for new beauty brand, but has given it their blessing. The best part is: You get a face beat while beating out Trump. It seems like nowadays you aren’t a real A-list celebrity unless you have your own beauty brand. While the Biden campaign is aware and has blessed the initiative, they did not create… https://t.co/SKFjwVmz6y — Kirbie DiStUrBiE Johnson (@Kirbie DiStUrBiE Johnson)1601485209.0The new beauty brand’s first product is a blue makeup sponge priced at $20.20 and marketed with the tagline “Beat your face. Yes, that rhymed on purpose. Our Biden Beat beauty sponges are dual-sized, look like delicious blue gnocchi that we wouldn’t recommend eating — just face beating. They’re bouncy, effective and the best sponges on the market. That’s because all 100% of proceeds goes directly to the DNC, helping the Biden/ Harris ticket.”Photo via Getty/ Scott Olson Beat Trump.” The site also features a variety of merch from buttons to hoodies available for purchase with the promise of more beauty products to come. Login • Instagram
Speaking to Fashionista, a spokesperson for the brand said, “We hope this brings interest to the Biden/ Harris campaign and brings some inspiration into the voting process. Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez, Lauren Conrad, Victoria Beckham, Miranda Kerr, Drew Barrymore and even Millie Bobby Brown all have skin in the game and it looks like now Joe Biden is getting in on the action too.Related | Cardi B Responds to Candace Owens Criticizing Her Joe Biden InterviewYesterday saw the launch of Biden Beauty, a brand advertising itself as “the most influential influencer beauty brand of the year” aimed at merging together the worlds of beauty and politics with an added emphasis on getting Trump out of office.