Make way Jeffree Star and Patrick Starrr, a new boy beauty vlogger is in town. Edward Avila is one of the boy beauty bloggers in Korea. He is a beauty and lifestyle vlogger whose looks is mostly inspired by K-Pop idols. Of course, the perception of men wearing makeup is different in Korea compared to the United States. In the US, men wear makeup as a way to show their creativity and art but in Korea, it is more about enhancing their features.
Eddy, as his friends call him did not just become famous without anything to show for it. His beauty-related videos on YouTube as well as his sense of humor and extensive knowledge of all things K-beauty earned him a place in the world of celebrities.
In case you already know your way around makeup as a man, feel free to point any man who is a little apprehensive about experimenting with corrective makeup in the direction of Edward Avila’s channel. Read more details about his bio, family, and orientation.
Edward Avila’s Bio, Age
Born Edward Avila on April 2, 1992, the beauty vlogger’s birthplace is in California, the United States of America. Avila is obviously of American nationality but belongs to the American-Filipino ethnicity. He spent his early years in his hometown in California but after he came of age, he moved to Seoul, Korea all by himself, sometime in 2013. He has also lived in Germany for about four years.
The media is not overflowing with information about his educational background, however, it appears Avila is well educated from what could be gathered from his online activities.
In 2006, while he was still living in the US, Edward Avila launched his YouTube channel under the name mrpanda101. Then, his main focus wasn’t beauty and its related topics, like he has made it his mainstay these days. At the time, the video sharing was the thing and the blogger didn’t want to be left out in the trend thus he joined the community. He mostly posted videos of his friends and also shared his random or creative contents, but nothing much about beauty, i.e. if he posted anything on the topic at all.
However, when he became a senior in high school, Avila sought ways to deal with his acne, which has started popping up then. He resorted to makeup, thus, redirecting his focus to what would become his mainstay and signature. From learning how to deal with acne, he also wanted to know how to cover up dark circles and breakouts. The answer came with inspiration through another YouTuber, Michelle Phan in one of his vlogs where he was showing men how they can use makeup. Edward Avila decided to taste the deep waters of vlogging and has not had a cause to look back since then even with the several controversies he has brewed in the course of his career.
Far from the days when he used makeup to cover his seeming blemishes which actually led him to beauty vlogging, Edward Avila now thinks of the art as a way of putting out one’s best, enhanced version of oneself to the world. He renamed his channel to Edward Avila and now posts his K-pop idols inspired looks. He also draws inspirations from other makeup artists as well as seasons and weather which inspires the moods he displays.
Interestingly, recreating the K-pop idol look is not his only preoccupation. Edward Avila has an obsession with a member of the South Korean k-pop band Monsta X known as Wonho an is also a huge fan of the girl groups 9Muses and Red Velvet. He has also tried his hand in music. He collaborated with Trophy Cat to release a couple of songs. Also, he was cast in a YouTube show called Beauty Beasts which is all about everything related to fashion, lifestyle and beauty.
Besides the benefits he grabs from taking care of his skin, especially his facials, Avila’s beauty routine matches up to other men in Korea who wear makeup. Through his videos, they are able to see the importance of maintaining one’s appearance, skin, and overall complexion. One thing his fans love about him is his honesty. He bares his no-makeup face as well as talks about his surgeries including his lip fillers and rhinoplasty. Courtesy of his video contents which ranges from no-makeup makeup to full-on bronze sultry eyes, he has amassed more than 1.3 million subscribers and his videos have racked up over 150 million views.
Avila is also active on Instagram via his edweird0 account where he has earned more than 472,000 followers.
Avila shared his childhood memories with his sister who, though unidentified, has made several appearances in his videos. On his parents, the beauty vlogger has not really said much about them but he once mentioned that if he stumbled on a million dollars, the first thing he would do is to pay off his father’s debt. What is also known is that he has an American stepfather who was in the army.
Is Edward Avila Gay? Boyfriend or Girlfriend
Avila is openly gay. While it is not known when he came out, it is the controversies he spins not his orientation that stirs mostly negative reactions, from people. He was called out for promoting bleaching and body shaming a fat teenage girl identified as Kyla. However, they have never stopped him from aiming higher in his endeavors.
He has not mentioned who his boyfriend is but he was rumored to be in a relationship with a K-pop idol trainee whose identity has remained unknown.