The Brave Reason Manny Cuevas Gave Up Medical School for a Beauty Career


He’s flawless — and his 10 million Instagram followers would agree.

Makeup isn’t just for women and though that might seem obvious to some, it bears repeating in a world where even girls are still heavily criticized for how much makeup they do or do not choose to wear. Men have been wearing makeup for centuries, but in a beauty industry dominated by women, it’s difficult to remember that storied legacy. There is a burgeoning movement though of male Youtube and Instagram stars who are putting their stamp on the beauty industry in a major way for Generation Z and millennials.

Manny Cuevas is one such beauty maven who at just 25, has over 2 million Instagram followers: and that number is surely rising as we speak. It has been at least a two-decade-long love affair with makeup; Manny fell in love with all things beauty as a child. “I have always been fascinated with it,” he tells Teen Vogue. “As a child, I would watch my mom get ready for work and just sit there for hours watching her transform. However, it wasn’t until much later on that I really started to dabble in makeup myself.”

Manny hid his love for beauty as a teenager and dealt with some family difficulties after his decision to leave medical school to go after his dream of being a makeup artist. “I had my struggles with my family due to misunderstanding and miscommunication,” he says. “I did have push back in the beginning of my career because my parents weren’t really sure what I was going to do with my life going in the route of makeup. I was planning on medical school so when I threw the makeup wrench at them, they were not expecting that.”

But he did go for it and began working at Sephora and MAC makeup counters in his hometown of San Diego. That led to an increasingly popular presence on Instagram and ultimately befriending fellow Instagram beauty star, Patrick (who you probably know better as Patrick ). Manny Cuevas chalks up a lot of his business knowledge to Patrick and now they share the same publicist, as well as being BFFs. “I believe we became friends because I was persistent in wanting to be his friend actually,” says Manny. “I was a fan of his work, so when I finally met him I was ecstatic and couldn’t wait to be friends.” Manny did his best to be cool when they first met, but he had a bit of a starstruck moment. It happens to us all. It wasn’t too long before they became incredibly close. “I would say our friendship is one of a kind. We truly understand one another! We struggle with similar things, our families are so similar, and we relate on so many different levels. I don’t know where I would be without him in my life.”

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until noon, guaranteeing that every one staff complied with the keep-at-residence directive to point out solidarity for the governor.

When journalists visited the Nigeria Labour Congress secretariat, the
place was below lock and key, whereas industrial motorcyclists needed to
keep away from all main roads due to the barricades
mounted at common intervals to make sure strict compliance with the restriction order .

The labour leaders underneath the auspices of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Commerce Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC),
converged at Fajuyi Park as early as 6am, and warned that any try and impeachFayose would set off severe
disaster within the state.

Addressing newsmen on the impeachment saga, NLC Secretary within the state, Comrade Ade Obatoye said that the restiveness being allegedly attributable to the lawmakers has been affecting the residents of the state.

He urged the lawmakers to permit the folks to benefit from
the mandate freely given to Fayose through the June 21 governorship election.

“Though we agree with Hon Adewale Omirin that he has the correct to battle for his rights, however he should anticipate the end result of the go well with he instituted in opposition to his impeachment. He can not due to his impeachment plunge Ekiti into disaster, as a result of he stands impeached till the court docket guidelines in any other case.

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Former Governors Niyi Adebayo and Kayode Fayemi of the APC dominated the state
in peace. However when Fayose and Segun Oni of the PDP
got here, hassle began. We is not going to permit this to proceed as a
result of Ekiti belongs to all of us.

“The individuals of Ekiti didn’t solely vote for Fayose, however the Supreme Courtroom, the best court docket within the land, has additionally re-affirmed it. We
enchantment to the APC to await 4 years when there will probably be probability to elect one other governor and if they will attraction to our folks, they’ll get it again. However not the best way they’re presently doing.

“In an ambiance of unrest simply as we’re witnessing now,
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The loser of elections should enable the winner to take pleasure in it’, Obatoye stated.

He added: “We beg the lawmakers to permit Fayose to settle for work in order that the individuals can benefit from the dividends of democracy within the areas of infrastructure growth. The loser in Lagos governorship election, Mr Jimi Agbaje has congratulated Mr Akin Ambode and that is what we envisage for Ekiti.

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