Beauty guru Michelle Phan’s hugely popular YouTube channel, which features how-to beauty tutorials, hit the one million subscriber mark today. As Stylecaster noted, this is a milestone especially since it means her following is now larger than Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift’s following combined. Phan’s ability to engage and attract followers already landed her a Lancôme deal back in 2009, making her the brand’s first-ever video makeup artist. (more…)
I was extremely impressed and blown away when I attended my first Kollaboration Los Angeles event last year, and this year did not disappoint either. The show, which is held in 10 cities across the nation with the goal of empowering Asian Americans through entertainment, filled the Shrine Auditorium with 5,000+ guests despite the rain this past Saturday. The three-hour extravaganza showcased the varied skills of 10 incredibly talented competitors, interwoven with electrifying guest performances from an array of Asian dance crews, singers and comedians.
In addition, Kollaboration had an incredibly star-studded judges lineup consisting of some of the most recognizable faces in Asian America. They included music-video guru Joseph Kahn, YouTube phenomena Kevin Wu (aka KevJumba) make-up artist Michelle Phan, actor Rex Lee from “Entourage,”journalist Lisa Ling, marketing professional Nita Song, and LA business and community leader Patricia Yoon. (more…)