You probably know that Glam and Gore is all about Mykie and, that she is a makeup artist based in Los Angeles. But disregarding that, what else do you know about the professional special effect and beauty makeup artist who takes pride in making “things pretty ugly”? Not much huh? Well, that ends here. We will be disclosing the things one ought to know about the Glam and Gore YouTube Star in this piece.
Whereas most of the makeup artist you know built their repute from making people and things exceedingly glamorous, attractive and pleasant to behold, Glam and Gore choose to concentrate on the opposite as much as she does with creating alluring looks, thus the name – Glam or Gore – which essentially connotes the whole gimmick of makeup, the beauty and the effects. True, Mykie has proven her worth in beauty makeups, no one should disagree with that. Nonetheless, it seems her gore, scary special effects makeups attracted the major bulk of the attention she now enjoys.
Now, while Mykie who believes she’s a “people pleaser” has pleased a lot of people with her makeup works, she has somehow failed to do the same in terms of letting her fans know as much as they desire about her life. So, here are the facts of her life:
Fast Facts About The YouTube Star
1. Her Real Name, Age, and Place of Birth
Since the YouTube star came to the limelight, she has consistently referred to herself as Mykie, frustrating the efforts of those who want to check out her past and family background. While we are yet to uncover details about the early days of her life, we have been able to substantiate that her real name is Lauren Mychal.
Though this has not been fully authenticated, we have reasons to believe that Lauren Mychal was born on the 1st day of November 1989. We gathered that she was born in Philadelphia which was equally where she was brought up. As far as we can tell, it’s her interest in being a makeup artist that brought her to Los Angeles where she now lives.
2. She’s a Self-taught Makeup Artist
Don’t be surprised if you come across the brain behind the Glam and Gore makeup tutorial channel advocating that those aspiring to become makeup artists need not attend a cosmetology school. Don’t get this twisted, she probably wouldn’t be that naive to make such an assertion.
Here’s what we are saying – she learned virtually all she knows about makeup art all on her own. As such, it shouldn’t startle anyone if she doesn’t believe that one must attend a cosmetology school in order to build a career as a makeup artist.
3. Her Popularity on Social Media Has Been Skyrocketing
Mykie is only one of the many celebrated individuals who have the internet and social media platforms to thank for the successes they have attained in their various endeavors. For the Glam and Gore star, the internet afforded her the rostrum to showcase what she does to the entire world.
The artist created her YouTube channel on the 16th of March 2014. As at the time of this report, the channel has gathered almost 2.5 million subscribers and has received over 247 million views. Mykie is also popular on other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where she has collectively earned almost 1.8 million followers.
4. Mykie Once Got Her Fans Pissed and was Severely Slammed
This was over a Glam and Gore video she made which she titled Re-Accommodated Makeup Tutorial – Inspired by United Airlines. In the video, she used fake blood to recreate the looks of the doctor who was roughed and violently removed from United Airlines flight. The video got Mykie heavy criticisms from her fans and people who thought it was insensitive and making light of the man’s assault. She later apologized, stating she was not mocking the doctor but was only criticizing the airline through satire.
5. She Once Had a Botched Nose Job
According to Mykie, it all started when she was 17 years old and a senior in high school. She was involved in a car accident with her then boyfriend and sustained severe internal and external injuries, as she was knocked out. One of the several external injuries she suffered was the damage done to her nose, this made her a mouth-breather and it affected her day-to-day activities, including dancing which was her major thing then.
When she approached a medical specialist with the problem, Mykie was told she’d have to go through a surgery to fix her nose. She came in for the surgery and asked for her nose to be reshaped so as to get rid of a bump there which she got from the accident. After the surgery, her nose came out even more disfigured, she had to see another doctor to fix it right.