Manuel Gutierrez (born April 4, 1991) [9] , known professionally as Manny MUA , is a make-up artist, YouTuber , beauty blogger, and beauty influencer. [6] He is the first male brand ambassador for make-up brand Maybelline . [3] [6] He has a social media presence that includes 4 million followers on YouTube and over 4 million on Instagram . [4]

Career

Gutierrez first became interested in make-up after watching his mother do her make-up during his childhood. [10] He later worked at Sephora and MAC . [3] He began his YouTube channel in 2014. [10] He regularly posts make-up tutorials, make-up first impressions, and beauty tips. [10] He has collaborated with Makeup Geek on an eye-shadow palette and Ofra Cosmetics on lip products. [11]

In 2017, Gutierrez and fellow YouTuber Shayla Mitchell were announced as brand ambassadors for Maybelline , specifically Colossal Big Shot Mascara. [3] [12] He is the first male brand ambassador for the brand. [3] [6] He is the second male to be chosen as a spokesperson for a beauty brand after James Charles who had been previously announced as a spokesperson for CoverGirl in October 2016. [3] Later that year, Gutierrez and friend Jeffree Star announced a collaboration for Star's make-up brand to debut in April. [13] After the announcement, Black Moon Cosmetics sued the duo for copyright and trademark infringement alleging that they had copied their logo without permission. [14] The lawsuit was later resolved. [14] In April 2017, Gutierrez was the only male to make People magazine's annual "Most Beautiful" list. [6] [4] In 2018, he was named to Forbes ' annual list of " 30 under 30 " in the Arts and Style category. [4]

Personal life

Gutierrez grew up in a Mormon family and has two younger brothers. [9] [10] He identifies as gay [10] and has described being sent to therapy as a teenager to "reverse the effects of being gay", though he was allowed to stop after six months as he became depressed during the ineffective treatment. [10] [11]

Before deciding on a career in beauty, Gutierrez planned to attend medical school with aspirations of becoming a plastic surgeon . [3] [11] He has a Bachelor's degree from San Diego State University . [4]

He lives in Los Angeles , California . [6] He has vitiligo . [15]