Beauty YouTuber James Charles just went from CoverGirl to cover girl thanks to Vogue Portugal’s November issue. James gushed all about the experience on Instagram Stories, spilling the tea with his 23.6M followers.
"I'm on the cover of Vogue Portugal for their November issue and I have never been more excited for anything in my entire life. I cannot even believe that this is real," James told followers. "A few months ago Vogue reached out to me and were like 'hey sister, we really want to do something with you.' And, of course, I was so honored. I thought it was just going to be an interview or a photo shoot something and once we started talking they told me they wanted me on the freaking cover!"
THE BEAUTY OF IMPERFECTION 💄 I can’t even believe this is real... my first ever Vogue Cover. 😭🙏🏻 Thank you so much @vogueportugal for believing in me and my creative vision for this issue... I can’t wait for you all to be able to read the full magazine on November 6th, but it’s available for pre-order now at Vogue.pt/shop 💞 Makeup & Hair: @jamescharles Editor in Chief: @sofia.slucas Cover Art Direction: @jsantanagq Photographer: @marcuscooper Styling: @olgayanul
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According to James, the concept behind his cover shoot was totally up to him, so he went with an abstract painted look and a smattering of faux freckles. "The entire team was so amazing to work with and they gave me full creative direction on this too, which was so amazing," he said.
This move makes James the first-ever influencer to star on the iconic publication's front cover, something he hopes paves the way for future creators to get their time in the spotlight.
"I am the first-ever influencer to get a Vogue cover, which is so crazy and just such an incredible opportunity and there are so many other influencers out there that I think would be amazing, amazing stories to tell."
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