Manny Mua Biography
Manny Mua (Manuel Gutierrez) is an American make-up artist, YouTuber, and beauty blogger. He is known for being the first male brand ambassador for make-up brand lunar beauty.
Manny has a social media presence that includes 4 million subscribers on YouTube and over 4 million followers on Instagram. His YouTube channel had received over 425 million views as of December 2018.
Age | How Old Is Manny Mua
Manny was born on April 4, 1991, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He is 32 years old as of 2023.
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Family | Parents
Manny grew up in a Mormon family. There is no information about his parents but he has two younger brothers.
Before deciding on a career in beauty, Manny planned to attend medical school with aspirations of becoming a plastic surgeon. Manny has a Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University. He lives in Los Angeles, California. He has vitiligo.
Is Manny Mua Gay
Manny identifies as gay 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.
Palette | Makeup
Manny in 2018 he started his own makeup line called Lunar Beauty. The brand’s first launch will be an eye shadow palette called Life’s a Drag, which includes 14 eye shadow shades in both neutral and bright colors.
Munny has collaborated with Makeup Geek on an eye-shadow palette, Ofra Cosmetics on lip products, and Jeffree Star Cosmetics on two highlighters and 2 lipsticks.
Manny first became interested in make-up after watching his mother do her make-up during his childhood. He later worked at Sephora and MAC. He began his YouTube channel in 2014. Manny regularly posts make-up tutorials, make-up first impressions, and beauty tips.
Manny and fellow YouTuber Shayla Mitchell were announced in 2017 as brand ambassadors for Maybelline, specifically Colossal Big Shot Mascara.
He is the first male brand ambassador for the brand. 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.
Later in 2016, Munny and his ex-friend Jeffree Star announced a collaboration for Star’s make-up brand to debut in April. After the announcement, Black Moon Cosmetics sued the duo for copyright and trademark infringement alleging that they had copied their logo without permission.
The lawsuit was later resolved. Manny was the only male to make People magazine’s annual “Most Beautiful” list in April 2017. He was named to Forbes’ annual list of “30 under 30” in the Arts and Style category in 2018. Manny appeared in season three of Escape the Night as the Record Produce in 2018.
Manny has an estimated net worth of $483,000 USD! which is $656,324 AUD as of 2023.
Jeffree, and Laura were known to their fans as a trio and were often seen on social media spending time together but that soon changed after Laura and Manny allegedly turned on Jeffree and joined forces with Gabriel.
The rift started after past racist comments from Jeffree resurfaced (although fans later revealed that Laura, Manny and Gabriel had some skeletons of their own). And since then, it’s been a whirlwind of tear-filled videos, apology tours, and surprising new alliances.