Julia Gilman Bio

Julia Gilman is a YouTube star, beauty vlogger, and social media influencer. Check out this biography to know about her birthday, childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

Quick Facts

Birthday: July 4, 1995

Nationality: American

Boyfriend: Roland Ray Hill Jr.

Age: 24 Years, 24 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: Julia BeautyTakenIn Gilman

Born in: California

Famous as: YouTube Star

Family:

siblings: Blake Gilman (Brother)

U.S. State: California

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Julia Gilman is a YouTube star, beauty vlogger, and social media influencer. She is known for her DIY videos, beauty and lifestyle tips, pranks, fun challenges, and comedy sketches. At the same time, she is also one of the more outspoken YouTubers to advocate for a body positive image and the battle against mental and physical health issues, having herself suffered from anorexia. Julia wanted to be a comedic actor along the lines of Amanda Bynes and that is what got her started on YouTube. She has had her ups and downs with the channel, but she has gained a massive following in recent years. The same has been the stimulus behind her creating more original and creative content. ‘DIY Weird Edible Back To School Supplies!’, ‘Halloween Pranks You Need To Try On Your Friends and Family’, and ‘Back To School Kids vs Teens’ are some of the most popular videos on her channel garnering millions of views. She refers to her fans as ‘GilFam’ and enjoys a huge following on Instagram and Twitter as well.

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YouTube Beginnings
  • Julia started her YouTube channel ‘Julia Gilman - BeautyTakeIn’ in July 2011 and posted her first video entitled ‘My Curling Secret’ on July 1. All her initial videos like ‘How To Get Ready For Prom’ and ‘Huge Summertime Haul’ were beauty tutorials or back to school videos. Her fresh style of presenting the videos endeared her to many and helped her gain subscribers quickly. One of the first videos that really brought the young YouTuber to the forefront was a makeup tutorial entitled ‘Katy Perry – Wide Awake Official Music Video Inspired Makeup’. The video received over 100k views and it became quite clear that she had a knack for doing beauty vlogs.
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YouTube Fame & Mental Health
  • Gilman’s channel really started getting popular in 2013. Videos like ‘Get Ready With Me: First Day Of School!’ and ‘5 Heatless Hairstyles for School! (Easy, Simple, Quick, & Unique)’ gained more than 350k views each and this transformed into more subscribers. However, at the beginning of 2013, she stopped posting videos suddenly because of severe sickness. Around the same time, she also started a vlogging channel which she later deleted. On May 20, 2014, she achieved the distinction of her first one million views on a single video with ‘How To: Get a Bikini Body for Lazy People!’.
  • However, as her popularity grew, the pressure of maintaining appearances started to take a toll on her. She was already suffering from an eating disorder and didn’t feel like she was happy with her physical appearance. She stopped posting videos regularly and went into depression. Finally, in March 2015, she explained in the video ‘How To Find Real Happiness’, that she was fighting, recovering, and starting to enjoy life more. The positive attitude clearly reflected in her work and she started posting more skits and funny videos on her channel. Her comedic sketch ‘Weird Things Girls Do’ received more than 6 million views. Subsequently, it was followed by almost equally successful content like ‘How To Fall Asleep Fast’ and ‘Weird Things Guys Do’.
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Relapse & Eating Disorder
  • By the end of December 2015, she had once again relapsed into her depression. At the beginning of 2016, in her video ‘I’ve Been Lying’, she admitted that her eating disorder, drinking habits and wanting to be thin were the main reasons for her relapse. However, she was able to face it with the help of her friends and family and started to eat healthier. This was reflected in her content as well.
  • Her video ‘DIY Weird Edible Back to School Supplies! | Julia Gilman’ posted on July 30, 2016, became the most popular video on her channel with over 27 million views. But this was not be the last time she addressed the issue. On March 2018, she did a follow-up video ‘Life After An Eating Disorder’ explaining her struggles, recovery, and her vegan lifestyle.
  • Consequently, 2017-2018 was a very important period of Julia Gilman’s career. Videos like ‘5 Ways To Turn Crayons Into Makeup’ and funny skits like ‘Awkward Situations At A Pool Party’ and ‘Why Girls Take Forever in the Bathroom’ raked in millions of views. With an overall subscriber count reaching more than 2.6 million to date, she is among the top YouTubers. She also has a second eponymous vlog channel.
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Personal Life
  • Julia Gilman was born in Philadelphia on July 4, 1995. She has two brothers and her younger brother, Blake Gilman, has also appeared in many of her videos. She is dating Roland Ray Hill Jr. and is a college drop-out. Not much is known about her parents except that her mother is really supportive of her.
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Last Updated : August 14, 2018
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