In the past, the beauty industry has been dominated by women and very few men were involved in the happenings of this industry. However, in the wake of the homosexual revolution and the legalization of the LGBTQ+ movements in different countries, especially the United States, there has been an increase in the number of men who are openly invested in beauty. One of such men is the beauty vlogger Gabriel Zamora. To learn more about his life, keep reading.
Who Exactly Is Gabriel Zamora?
On the 10th of March in 1993, Gabriel Zamora was given birth to in Los Angeles. His parents are originally immigrants from Mexico who lived in Los Angeles for a while. Sometime during his childhood, his parents migrated to Texas, they settled in Houston which is where Gabriel spent his childhood and was raised. He has three siblings whose names are not known.
There is not a lot of information about his early life; this includes information about his elementary and high school education. It is however known that he attended the Houston based university, San Jacinto College. While at San Jacinto he studied Marketing, by the time he graduated he had a degree in business management, related support, and marketing.
Right after graduation, Zamora started to work in a firm in marketing. But this was not what he wanted with his life; his dissatisfaction with the humdrum activities of the office space sent him on the path of working in different places in a short while. He is known to have worked in Rue 21, Zumiez and Forever 21 offices in Texas.
Other Facts To Know About Gabriel Zamora
Gabriel Zamora’s biggest career change began with him leaving Houston to go back to the place he was born, Los Angeles. This relocation led him down the path he currently treads. When he got to LA he got another job in Marketing but this time he was working closely with stars.
One of the people he worked with was the celebrity, Lilly Ghalichi; she put him in charge of her eyelash line’s social media page. She was also one of the people who encouraged him to make a foray into the makeup business.
Gabriel Zamora’s career as a YouTube vlogger began officially in 2014 when he put up his first video. Prior to this posting, he had religiously watched YouTube vlogs of other make-up artists and had honed his craft in the skill of make-up and the application of beauty products, his idol in the industry is Patrick Starrr. Starrr was another person that gave him a nudge to start vlogging about make-up. But watching these videos was not the genesis of his love for make-up. As a child, he had felt his eyes were too small for his face, so in a bid to make them appear bigger especially when he performed in plays, he learned make-up hacks on how to achieve this goal.
With his vlogging which he sometimes does in Spanish, Gabriel Zamora is able to actually use his degree in marketing. This he does by the endorsement of beauty products on his YouTube channel with his over eight hundred thousand subscribers. He has worked with Ipsy, which is owned by Michelle Phan and not only does he promote their products on his channel, he also works as a stylist for the brand. Zamora has also had the opportunity to work with MAC; he worked for this make-up brand in 2017 when they conducted a global campaign to promote their Satin Lipstick. Of all the influencers that were chosen for this campaign, he was the only one who happened to be male.
He has also worked for make-up mogul, Jeffree Star, when Star had a concealer campaign he was recruited as one of the models for the brand.
Although Gabriel Zamora has a large following, he still keeps certain aspects of his life under wraps. On his family, he has stated that his mother is his biggest supporter while his father is still getting used to the type of life he lives now, especially in the area of his career.
Zamora is openly gay but is very secretive about his romantic relationships, making it difficult to know the people he has dated. He has also been caught in the midst of two major controversies which have led to him losing some of his subscribers, regardless, his vlogging still thrives and he remains one of the biggest voices in the beauty industry.