James Charles Dickinson, better known as James Charles is an American social media influencer, youtuber, makeup artist and model who became the first male CoverGirl spokesperson on October 11, 2016.
He was born on May 23, 1999 in Bethlehem, New York. He has a younger brother named Ian Jeffrey who now has become an instagramer and social media influencer as well. He came out when he was only twelve years old and his parents have been very supporting since then. His father says “you only have a couple of responsibilities in your life. The main one is to make sure that your child is safe. Safety has always been a priority to me” and he finally claims that he is grateful for his son’s fans, this gives him peace because there are lots of people that follow him and support him. So to prove his support, his father converted their house’s basement into a glam-room for James’ use. James went to Bethlehem Central High School and got graduated in June of 2017 almost a year after being chosen as the new CoverGirl face. His famous slogan is Easy, Breezy, Beautiful.
James Charles had his own glam-room made by his father. There, he was able to start his first steps as makeup artists. At the beginning he actually was not into cosmetics, he started with hairstyling. He was feeling bored and he needed to try something new. One day he started practicing the art of doing makeup and he submerged into the world of cosmetics. After this, James created his YouTube channel on December 1st of 2015 in order to share beauty and makeup video tutorials and reviews with the world. The views of his videos started to increase, he was having thousands of views and more and more subscribers each day.
It was September 5th of 2016 when he attended to his own prom and decided to do something very unique, he carried a ring light to improve his high school’s year book picture. This was a crucial point in his carrier. He shared this on his twitter account and his year book picture became viral on the internet. His followers increased abruptly. He was already known as a beauty guru but due to his twit in 2016 his popularity raised so much that a powerful brand as CoverGirl started looking at him. Not much time went by when CoverGirl announced that James Charles was their first male spokesmodel, the first CoverBoy. This was an epic moment in James’s career not only for the achievement itself but also for what it meant for the world. This was the first time that a man was selected to be the face of CoverGirl and the fact settled a position for the company in regards to LGTB.
After CoverGirl, he continued gaining a lot of popularity and it was not long enough when his channel’s subscribers passed the 5.1 million. Nowadays he has more than 9.1 YouTube’s channel subscribers and when it comes to his Instagram account he has more than 8.6 million followers.
Only one month after being chosen by CoverGirl as their spokesmodel, he starred a commercial for their new product, ‘So Lashy! BlastPro’ Mascara. In this commercial there was a participation of a lot of famous artists and other already known CoverGirl ambassadors such as Katy Perry and Sofia Vergara. In addition, the commercial included the participation of DJ Amy Pham, the beauty blogger Nura Afia and R&B duo Chloe x Halle.
His popularity kept increasing. He was called by Ellen DeGeneres to be a guest in his show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He got the opportunity to talk about his career and the recent experience of becoming the first male CoverGirl ambassador at the age of seventeen.
In 2017 he starred one his worsts scandals. He became famous overnight and he was about to lose his career as quick as that too. He posted a very untasteful and racist twit. He was going on a school trip to Africa and twitted: “I can’t believe we’re going to Africa today omg what if we get Ebola?” His fans were so disappointed with this, even CoverGirl had to release a statement affirming they were against these type of comments and discrimination. James Charles realized the mistake his has made and apologized after “I was making what I thought was a joke, but it wasn’t funny and was just plain offensive. That stereotyping is offensive and not okay. I like to think of myself as mature, but I’ve definitely said many things in the past that I regret and that are problematic. My age is not an excuse to be a brat, but that being said, I’ve had much less life experience and time to educate myself on these type of issues”
Bethlehem Central High School
His net worth is estimated at $2million dollars.
- Occupation: businessman; Makeup artist, Model, YouTuber
- Age: 19 years old
- Date of Birth: May 23, 1999
- Place of Birth: Bethlehem, New York, U.S.
- Gender: Male
- Star: Gemini
- Eye color: Brown
- Hair color: Dark Brown
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: American
- Height in feet: 5 ft 10.
- Height in cm: 178cm
- Weight in kg: 63kg
- Weight in pounds: 139lbs
- Parents: His father is a contractor – Mother unknown
- Siblings: Ian Jeffrey Dickinson
- Children: No children
- Partner/Boyfriend: Unknown
- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jamescharles/
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JCharlesBeauty/
- Snapchat jamescharless
- Twitter https://twitter.com/jamescharles
- Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCucot-Zp428OwkyRm2I7v2Q