Patrick was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. His parents are immigrants from the Phillippines and he has two younger brothers. Growing up, Patrick didn't have cable or internet and almost exclusively watched local channels. Programs such as America's Next Top Model, Miss Universe, and The Swan would be his favorites and inspire him later in life. Patrick would study classical piano in his youth and would teach piano lessons as well as be his friends’ accompanist for the choir, for musicals, for singing competitions.
The first time Patrick wore makeup was in high school. When he was 17 years old, he was in the cast for his high school's musical for Cats. Continuing his late teen years, he bought some foundation at a drug store. By the time he turned 19, he decided he was going to continue purchasing and wearing it.
In high school, he became interested in photography and edited pictures using Photoshop. While taking photographs, he started adding makeup and styling hair for his clients, which led him to become a makeup artist.
In 2011, after getting a job at MAC Cosmetics, he started using a variety of other makeup materials, including eyebrow powder and mascara by CoverGirl. Within a week, his co-workers were talking about what they were wearing for a theme day to help push new products and new makeup trends. One of them suggested to Simondac that he should go as Jeffree Star, who is known for emphasizing on pink. He went to work the next day and was told to wipe off the makeup; he had to wipe it off in front of several customers since there was no room in the back.
In 2012, Simondac started working at another makeup location. While there, he experienced one of his first powerful makeup moments, when a customer asked the manager what shade of lipstick he was wearing.
In 2013, he met Kay-Lani Martinez (better known as Viva Glam Kay on Instagram). They hosted a class in New York City. In 2014, they had a meet-and-greet at New York's IMAX. His booth was right next to Jeffree Star's booth for Morphe Brushes.
Career and Success
Upon graduating high school, Patrick studied nursing for undergrad, worked at Panera Bread, did hair and makeup, and worked at MAC Cosmetics. In February 2013, Patrick became depressed for not being assigned any hours of work from MAC. As a response, he decided to start a YouTube Channel in order to work on his technique. Patrick was later introduced to another Orlando makeup Youtuber, Talia Joy, who had 1 million subscribers at the time. When Joy passed away from cancer, one of the last videos on her activity feed was Patrick's eyeliner and red lip video.
Patrick has become a successful businessman in his own right. He won the award for Beauty at the 2017 Streamy Awards. Patrick has done makeup videos with Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Maddie Ziegler and more. As of April 2018, Patrick had over 4.1 followers on Instagram, 3.6 million subscribers on YouTube, 512k followers on Twitter, and 461k likes on Facebook.
Patrick Starrr identifies as a man. As a man in makeup, he wants to eliminate the stigma that only women can wear makeup.