In the days when options like software programming and surgery (medicine) offer great potential for young people to grow their careers, very few people opt for a career in professions like makeup. Manny Gutierrez is one such makeup artist who has forsaken a lucrative career and followed his desire to build a career in the beauty industry. MannyMUA as he is better known had a genuine interest in beauty since his teens. Hence, he decided to leave his medical school while he was still in his pre-medical school and start a career in giving beauty tips. When he was young, MannyMUA used to work in the makeup counters of some of the best salons in San Diego like Sephora and MAC. There he befriended another Instagram beauty star called, Patrick Simondac. Patrick guided him in starting his career on social media after counseling him on the importance of having a presence on popular social media channels. They both became friends for lifetime. Till date, they share the same publicist. Manny started his career in the YouTube video sharing site which is popular among the young audiences. Very soon after the start of his channel, he started getting good response.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
The YouTube channel of Manny Gutierrez, known as MannyMua733, focuses on giving beauty tips to fashion enthusiasts. The channel also reviews latest fashion trends that are popular. Very soon, his fans too started calling him by the same name—Manny Mua. At the beginning of 2017, his channel had over 2 million subscribers. After seeing the success of this channel, he started to aggressively increase his presence on other social media channels like Twitter and Instagram. Soon he also got 3 million followers on Instagram and 508K followers on Twitter.
In order to further increase his reach, he tied-up with other fashion and beauty vloggers like Jaclyn Hill. Jaclyn is a fashion and beauty blogger who also has a substantial presence on YouTube. Both Manny Mua and Jaclyn Hill started to publish joint beauty tips and suggestions to their followers. Their joint videos are titled as ‘New Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette - Tutorial & My Opinion.’ This association proved to be very beneficial for both of them and increased their brand image. Currently, Manny Mua’s YouTube fan base helps him make a good amount of money through advertisements posted on the videos.
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What Makes Manny Mua So Special
There is no reason to search for reasons to understand what makes Manny Mua special! Since, the start of the channel, he has tried to be daring and different. Rather than going down the old fashion track, he always tries new makeup styles that make him very appealing among teenagers. He opines that there is a lot of discrimination between men and women in the fashion industry. He says that women dominate the industry and think that men are not good following the latest fashions. He hopes that he can one day change this trend.
Manny Gutierrez always preferred to stay away from all kinds of controversies. He has good relationships with other YouTube personalities and Vloggers with whom he maintains a professional connection. Due to his decision to leave a promising career in the medical profession and pursue an offbeat career in the makeup profession, many young people consider him to be a youth icon. He always gives a single advice to young people, ‘follow your heart and follow your heart.’
Behind the Curtains
Manny Gutierrez was born in a highly educated family in San Diego, California. Since childhood, he had a good life in a good family. His parents provided him with good education. Due to his excellent academic performance, his family members encouraged and even pressurized him to have an education that would give him a guaranteed and safe career. Hence, when he got a seat in one of the most prestigious medical schools in USA, he joined it without thinking twice. However, he started to have other plans for his career while he was in the initial days of medical school and soon quit it. The rest, as they say, is history! Manny Mua is openly gay and posted a video called ‘My Coming Out Story’ in 2016.
Manny Gutierrez had been interested in makeup for more than a decade before he seriously considered a career in beauty and leaving the medical school.