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Justin Bieber Gives Emotional Speech at Album Preview Event

Justin Bieber broke down in tears describing the challenges he’s faced in the last couple of years and the people who helped him get through it. At a playback of his forthcoming album “Changes,” held at Village Recorders in West Los Angeles during the heart of Grammy week, Bieber got emotional and started crying recalling […]

Goodbyes! A Surprise! My Mom’s Fears! I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Australia! | Perez Hilton

From Perez, pre-entry in the jungle:

“Hello from the past! How am I doing on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Australia? Hopefully I’m still in the game! This is a video I took on my last day with my mom, where we talk about a lot! She expresses her worries to me. I reveal my concerns. Make some confessions. AND end things with a sweet gesture for my mom!”

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YouTube Hires Viacom Exec Alex Okosi to Bolster EMEA Growth

YouTube has tapped ViacomCBS Networks International exec Alex Okosi as managing director of emerging markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the company announced Tuesday. Okosi will be responsible for running YouTube’s business and partnership teams in Russia, the Middle East, and Africa, and will report to the head of YouTube EMEA, Cécile […]

I’m A Celebrity Australia vs Celebrity Big Brother UK! What I’m Doing Differently This Time! | Perez Hilton

From Perez:

“Past Perez in da house! I made this video hours before I left for I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Australia. I quite memorably appeared on Celebrity Big Brother UK back in 2015 and I learned SO MUCH from that experience that I’m going to apply now! Mistakes I don’t want to repeat! Things in advance I wished I would have done last time but I’ve been doing now! I’m prepped! I’m ready! I’m excited! And hopefully I don’t disappoint! Watch this vid! Enjoy! Share! P.S. Miss you already, fram!!!!”

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Kylie Jenner Reveals She Wants FOUR Children — & Kim Kardashian Shares Inspo Behind Her Kids’ Names In New Q&A

Kylie Jenner‘s made it clear she still has her sights set on baby-making in the future; but when and with whom?

The hot topic came up during a brand new “Get Ready With Us: Kim and Kylie” video posted to the starlet’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, which featured Kim Kardashian West. In the 11-minute clip, the 22-year-old reality star played makeup artist to her older sister as they answered a wide-range of fan-submitted questions, including the one we just mentioned about expanding Kylie’s brood.

Related: Kylie Jenner’s Ex-Assistant & BFF Clarifies Their Relationship After ‘False’ Story

In response to a fan who asked if Jenner ever saw herself having four kids like Kim, the momma-of-one said:

“I see myself for sure having four kids.”

No surprise there! Ky has been open about her feelings on motherhood many times before. At this point, she sounds very confident that little Stormi Webster will be a big sister someday.

However, the KUWTK starlet continued that right now, she has no idea when she’ll get pregnant again:

“I don’t have a timeline to this. I don’t know if I’m going to have four kids tomorrow or if I’m going to have four kids in seven years.”

Well, that answers our question! Plus, she did get an early start in that department, so, waiting a few years to have another child doesn’t sound like such a terrible idea. What’s the rush? Also, as far as we know, Kylie is still single as a dollar bill right now.

Jenner shares her 1-year-old daughter with Travis Scott, but as our readers know, she and the rapper have been broken up since October. Although they appear to have a great co-parenting relationship and spend a lot of time together as a family, the very idea of a “timeline” is part of what led to their split; sources close to them previously shared they had very different opinions about settling down.

Travis Scott holds baby Stormi
Will Travis and Kylie ever work things out and try for another kid together? Hmm… / (c) Kylie Jenner/Instagram

BTW, during an Instagram Q&A session that same month she and the Sicko Mode rapper called it quits, Kylie admitted she’s still in love with the name “Rose” — so at least we have an idea of what the future little one’s moniker could be! Oh, and speaking of names…

Kim Spills Tea About Her Kids!

At one point, their conversation switches gears as the KKW Beauty founder shared some truth about her raising her own family. Mrs. West admitted she got the idea for her firstborn’s, North West, name after appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2013.

“I actually got it from Jay Leno, who made that as a joke,” explained the 39-year-old, admitting it took “four or five” days to decide to make the name stick.

“Everyone was coming up to me like, ‘It’s such a cool name. You should really think about it’.”

And so she did! The name truly fits like a glove if you ask us. Kim also discussed her other kids’ names, too!

Apparently, poppa Kanye West came up with Saint West‘s name after browsing through baby books to no avail. Meanwhile, it reportedly took Kim two weeks to decide on Chicago West. Lastly, Kylie came through with an assist on naming baby Psalm West. Cute!

Watch (below)!

Reactions to all of this, Perezcious readers? Especially all that Kylie tea? She is a free agent right now but how long do YOU think it’ll be before we start another baby bump watch for her? Let us know in the comments!

[Image via Kylie Jenner/Instagram]

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NYT: Facial Recognition Startup Threatens ‘Privacy as We Know It’

The New York Times published an investigation recently into a little-known startup that helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images using facial recognition, and the privacy issues that are raised by the company and its massive database of photos.

Telling My Kids I’m Doing “I’m A Celeb” Australia – Their Reactions! | Perez Hilton

From Perez:

If you haven’t heard yet, I’m entering the jungle!!!! I’m taking part in this season of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Australia! And, depending on when you watch this video, I may be on the show already!  One of the hardest things for me will be being away from my kids. I broke the news to them earlier on the day we recorded this video. Here are all their thoughts, questions and emotions!

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I’m Doing “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! ” Australia! Please Watch THIS! | Perez Hilton

From Perez:

“It’s true! I’m doing I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! Australia!!!! And I need your help!!! Wherever you live, you can be a part of this journey with me and support! Watch this video to find out how and see me talk about the many reasons I agreed to do this wild show!!! See you on the outside!!!!! LET’S DO THIS!!!!

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My Family’s First Time Eating At Popeye’s Chicken! Is It Better Than Chick-Fil-A? | Perez Hilton

Popeye’s vs Chick-Fil-A! Who has the tastier chicken sandwich? Momma Perez and the kids and Perez give you the answer – straight up! Our first time ever eating at a Popeye’s restaurant! And mom feels like they were trying to force us out! And Mia had to go pee but there was no public restroom! EVERY DAY THERE IS DRAMA WITH OUR FAMILY! Every day! Without fail! And we love them all so much!

This video has A LOT of surprises! From start to finish! And we’re not exaggerating! Watch!

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Celebrity Splits Of 2020!

When one door closes, another opens; and this year, quite a few doors have already slammed shut on celeb relationships.

Whether it’s the end of a multiple month fling or a nearly decade-long relationship (a lifetime in Hollywood years!), breakups are never easy. So, our hearts go out to the following celebs who have said goodbye to a romantic partner in 2020.

Pay tribute to all the couples that are no more (below)…

Vanessa Hudgens & Austin Butler

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler break up
(c) WENN

In mid-January, Us Weekly reported that Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler broke up after nine years (!!!) of dating. Neither actor has yet to comment on the news, but an insider told the outlet:

“Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup.”

The pair met on the set of High School Musical while the actress was dating Zac Efron, and regularly gushed about one another on social media. However, fans noticed something was up in late 2019 when it became clear the two didn’t spend the holidays together.

We’re still not sure when exactly Hudge and Butler called it quits, but the last time the actress posted a picture of them together was on Halloween, so it appears things fell apart sometime in November or December 2019.

Innerestingly the split came only a couple months after Austin’s career started to go into hyperdrive, following his casting last July as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann‘s highly anticipated biopic…

Jeffree Star & Nathan Schwandt

Jeffree Star and boyfriend Nathan Schwant break up
(c) YouTube

On January 11, Jeffree Star uploaded a video revealing to his fans that he and boyfriend Nathan Schwandt had ended their relationship of four years. He began the video by saying:

“[I] tried to film this ten times now, and I’ve cried every single time, and we are a few weeks of me and Nathan no longer being together. And I don’t even know where to begin. There’s no easy way to say this, but we did break up.”

The makeup mogul went on to say he and his ex, who met on Instagram, are “both in a state of shock,” adding that Schwandt was “the only man that was ever confident enough to love me publicly, to love me for me fully, all my flaws, no makeup waking up in bed to full-on — he never cared about any of it, he just loved me for me.”

As for what led to the downfall of their relationship, the internet icon said:

“We haven’t processed [the death of] our dogs fully because this lifestyle is so crazy and we’re always on to the next thing. We were both so busy being there for each other that we forgot to be here for ourselves, and that’s what 2020 is — focusing on ourselves.”

While they may be going their separate ways, Star insisted he and Nathan “will be friends forever,” adding:

“I will always have love for him. Are we in love with each other? No, but we love each other and he will always be in my life.”

Pete Davidson & Kaia Gerber

Pete Davidson and Kaia Gerber broke up
(c) WENN

Sorry to Paia shippers, but Pete Davidson and Kaia Gerber called off their whirlwind romance after just three months. The New York Post reported the news on January 14, with a source saying:

“It looks like Pete and Kaia are over. It got very overwhelming for Kaia. Pete has a certain M.O. and he’s very intense to his girlfriends. Kaia is only 18 and it’s a lot to deal with.”

Sounds like Kaia’s parents, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber — who reportedly hoped their daughter’s relationship with the Saturday Night Live star would “fizzle out” — got what they wanted.

Pete hasn’t been seen in public in weeks, and is said to have sought help for long-term issues over the holidays. He was last spotted leaving Gerber’s NYC apartment in December, shortly after her parents were seen having an intense convo outside.

On a recent episode of SNL, Davidson joked he was “going on ‘vacation,’ but insurance pays for some of it, and they take your phone and shoelaces,” which many took to mean he was heading to a treatment facility. Meanwhile, Gerber has been busy modeling for Louis Vuitton in Miami and taking beach pics with famous friends like Tommy Dorfman and Antoni Porowski.

[Image via FayesVision/WENN/YouTube]

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Logan Paul Is Now Dating Brody Jenner’s Ex, Josie Canseco!

See ya never, Brody Jenner!

Josie Canseco has moved on with a new hunk all up in her love life: YouTube star (and highly controversial vlog kingLogan Paul! While plenty of Instagram commenters already have something to say about the relationship (don’t they always?), it seems like this is… kind of a good fit for her??

Related: Wait, What Did Logan Paul Do To Get Canceled THIS Time…

Sources with “direct knowledge” of the new couple’s activities tellTMZ the pair recently starting dating. It turns out these two had been pals for quite a while, running across each other pretty often in mutual friend circles around Los Angeles. One thing led to another, apparently, and here they are giving the romance a whirl. El Lay sure can be a small town sometimes! LOLz!!

Insiders claim things have gotten off to a great start, and both parties are “very happy” in the new relationship, so that’s a good thing. BTW, all this news came about because the pair was first spotted out and about together at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena on Sunday afternoon — one of those “you know you’re dating when” events that couple often hit up together around El Lay.

It’s a thing! Just sayin’!

Brody Jenner has been seeing Josie Canseco for the past few weeks
Brody and Josie were a thing for, like, three seconds! / (c) Sheri Determan/WENN

Even with the new relationship apparently so successful, though, IG commenters were quick to judge — as they always seem to be. Upon hearing the news on Wednesday morning, one wrote on Josie’s page, “Girl, really? Logan Paul?”

Another commenter added (below):

“i love you but PLEASE don’t say you’re dating Logan Paul… he is such a disgrace!!!! you can do so much better then [sic] that loser”

Yikes!!! Tell us how you really feel!

Buh-Bye, Brody!

For Josie, her tryst here with the elder Paul brother comes a little more than two months after having broken up with her former BF, the reality TV playboy. It didn’t take former MLB star Jose Canseco‘s daughter very long to get boo’d up again, then, did it?! Not hating… just observing!!

Still, the 23-year-old model was a footnote to 2019’s biggest breakup meltdown, serving as Brody’s rebound chick of choice after the whole Miley CyrusKaitlynn CarterLiam Hemsworth breakup brouhaha went down in August. And for going through that whole ordeal, even as a minor participant, we salute you, Josie. You did your time! LOLz!!!

Related: Josie Was Apparently Too OLD For Brody, After All…

Seriously, though, what do y’all think about these two dating, Perezcious readers?! Are they a good match?? Will Josie support Logan’s boxing career?! LOLz…

Sound OFF with your take on the whole thing in the comments (below)!!!

[Image via Logan Paul/Josie Canseco/Instagram]

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Hanging With Robert Downey Jr.! My Kids And I Go To The Wild “Dolittle” Premiere! Fun And Review! | Perez Hilton

Dolittle is to animal movies what Johnny Depp was to Pirates of the Caribbean! Does that make sense? LOL! We took the fam to the premiere of Robert Downey, Jr.’s new film and they share their thoughts plus have TOO MUCH fun at the after-party! Sugar high! And a literal HIGH!

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Beauty Vlogger NikkieTutorials Comes Out As Transgender Woman In Emotional Video — Watch!

Color us inspired, because one of the biggest beauty vloggers on YouTube has revealed a big truth about herself: Nikkie de Jager (aka NikkieTutorials) has announced that she is a transgender woman!

The 25-year-old, who boasts 12.4 million subscribers, made the revelation in a coming-out video on Monday, aptly titled I’m Coming Out, in which she stated emotionally:

“When I was younger, I was born in the wrong body, which means that I am transgender… It’s so surreal saying this.”

Nikkie went on to reveal that while she doesn’t like labels, she felt the need to come out as trans because she was “blackmailed by people that wanted to ‘leak’” her story. Not one to negotiate with bullies, the YouTube star decided to take back her power and come out on her channel.

Related: Twitter Calls Out Author J.K. Rowling As Transphobic

During the 17-minute long video, the Dutch starlet confessed she has always identified as a woman and began socially transitioning at age 6. She recalled:

“Some kids got it, and other kids in my class did not, which is fine. But I will always be so thankful for all the teachers at that school who supported my journey and supported me.”

She said she “fully transitioned” by the age of 19, adding:

“I transitioned while on YouTube.”

That’s right. Nikkie said she started taking hormones and growth stoppers, which prevented her from becoming taller, at around 14 years old; about the same time she started posting videos to YouTube.

The makeup maven also revealed she shared her truth with her fiancé, Dylan, and that the couple — who have largely kept their relationship private and off of the socials — were working through it privately.

Related: Caitlyn Jenner Says Her Breakup With Kris ‘Wasn’t Because Of Trans Issues’!

As for her relationship with her fans, Nikkie insisted nothing about her nor her channel would be changing, noting:

“I am me. I am still Nikkie. Nothing changes about that. The last thing I want in my life is for you to not trust me anymore, or to look at me with different eyes, or look at me in a different manner, or think that I have changed.”

She added:

“At the end of the day, on my channel, my No. 1 passion is the power of makeup. My No. 1 passion is makeup, the power of transforming myself. And boy, I’ve had a transformation, huh?”

We’ll say!

You can watch Nikkie’s powerful video in full (below).

Congrats on sharing your truth, gurl — and looking beyond stunning while doing it!

[Image via YouTube]

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Jeffree Star Confirms He & Boyfriend Nathan Schwandt Are OVER!

It’s officially over for Jeffree Star and Nathan Schwandt.

On Saturday, the 34-year-old makeup artist confirmed that he and his longtime boyfriend have called it quits after five years together. The sad news comes just one day after the YouTube star seemed to hint at the pair’s separation with a cryptic tweet about “pain.”

However, according to his latest video, things have apparently been over for “weeks” now.

Related: Channing Tatum Shares Message Over Being ‘Destroyed’ Post-Jessie J Split

In the new 17-minute-long video titled We Broke Up, Star fought back tears as he explained the reasons for the split. A brief description alongside the confessional reads:

“Thank you all for the love and support during this difficult time. 💔 I’ll be back to filming and creating with makeup soon.”

Speaking directly to his 17.1 million subscribers and the world, Jeffree admitted:

There’s no easy way to say this but we did break up. I’ve used a lot of this time of silence to just try to heal, you know. We’re both in a state of shock. I’m devastated. I’m so sad and the love of my life is no longer- wait, I don’t wake up to him anymore. He’s no longer here every morning and my routines have changed and I’m just in a state of shock right now. We both are.”

Star continued, taking a moment to address any inaccurate rumors circulating about the painful breakup:

“This isn’t like an Internet fight. This isn’t drama, this isn’t tea. This is my real life and me and my soul mate are really going through it and we’re both…we’ve both been through so much the last few years. I feel like I owe you all an explanation because Nathan and I have grown with each other in front of all of you and I can’t believe he’s not here right now.”

The now former couple first started dating in 2015. See them here, during happier times… / (c) Jeffree Star/Instagram

So, what exactly happened?

As we mentioned earlier, fans were really concerned after Jeffree shared (then deleted) a message on Twitter where he sounded quite distraught. He also pulled out of an upcoming scheduled makeup tour across several European cities fellow MUA, MMMMitchell, which only fueled our curiosity and desire to know the truth.

From the way the beauty guru tells it, he and his now ex-boyfriend found it increasingly difficult to love each other through some recent hardships. He explained:

“A few years ago, Nathan lost his grandfather in a very tragic way. You guys know that me and Nathan, we lost two dogs last year…and we still haven’t even fully processed that. He hasn’t even processed his grandfather yet. We haven’t processed our dogs fully because this lifestyle is so crazy and we’re always on to the next thing, filming the next thing, me and him have never just sat down and processed our emotions. We’re both broken and we were both so busy being there for each other that we forgot to be here for ourselves, and that’s what 2020 is—is focusing on our own selves.”

Wow. That does sound like quite a lot to go through…

Of course, some couples are able to really lean on each other throughout life’s highs and lows — but it can be really difficult to provide strength for someone else when you aren’t exactly in the best frame of mind on your own. A clean break to reset and digest their personal issues might be what these two need if they ever intend on giving things another try someday.

While Star noted he and Schwandt will be “friends forever,” things are over for the forseeable future:

“I will always have love for him. Are we in love with each other? No. But we love each other and he will always be in my life.”

WATCH him explain it all in his own words here:

And now, let us know your thoughts and reactions in the comments section (below)!

Chin up, Jeff!

[Image via Jeffree Star/Instagram/YouTube]

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Big Tech Remains Divided on Plans for Political Ads

A recent report outlines how social media services and search engines such as Facebook and Google handle political advertising on their platforms. The Masters of the Universe remain divided on how they believe political ads should be presented.

Jeffree Star & Boyfriend Nathan Schwandt Fuel Split Rumors With Cryptic Tweet About ‘Pain’

Are the writings on the wall for Jeffree Star and his boyfriend Nathan Schwandt?! Or, is there something even more alarming potentially going on behind closed doors?

Fans have become increasingly concerned for the YouTube star’s personal wellbeing and relationship after he posted a very cryptic Twitter message on Thursday afternoon. The timely tweet has since been deleted — but not before internet detectives got a good look at it!

Related: Influencer Emma Chamberlain Says She Is NOT An Influencer! Wait, What?

The 34-year-old makeup artist allegedly wrote:

“Dear God please stop the pain”

As seen here:

The suspicious social media post comes shortly after Star pulled out of a makeup masterclass with fellow MUA, MMMMitchell, just days before the scheduled tour across several European cities was supposed to kick off.

The event organizers, Tatti Lashes, cited “unforeseen personal reasons” as the cause of the cancelation in an official statement to Paper magazine — but a lot of people are under the impression that’s just code for a secret split between the internet star and Schwandt!

Mitchell, for his part, took to social media to explain things as best as he could in the wake of the news.

On his Instagram Story, he shared:

“I feel so many emotions because I feel so upset that the tour’s not going ahead, but I also feel upset because my friend’s upset. The worst part is that it really can’t be helped and these feelings that Jeffree is feeling, I wish that I could just make them go away.”

Oh man, that does not sound good at all. In a follow-up post, the beauty guru added:

“There’s literally no way of anyone changing it, we’ve tried and it’s just not doable right now, I’m so sorry guys, I feel so bad, we are all heartbroken – Tatti Lashes, Jeffree and me. Just keep Jeffree in your heart and in your mind.”

“We are all heartbroken…”

We’re getting serious breakup vibes here and not only that, they seem to be one-sided. Granted, this statement is coming from Jeffree’s friend so it might be a little biased. However, the focus seems to be on Star’s feelings rather than the feelings of his rumored ex. Could Nathan have possibly stepped out on their relationship? Hmm…

And if that’s enough evidence for you, also consider this: social media sleuths also noticed that the descriptor, “wife of Nathan,” had been removed from Star’s IG bio. The pair’s latest post together was when they shared a video of their $14.6 million mansion on New Year’s Day but nothing else since then.

One can only wonder what’s really going on here! These two have been dating since 2015 so it’d be sad to see things potentially end this way after so long. We’ll keep our eyes on these two until anything more definitive comes into play…

Until then, thoughts Perezcious readers? Sound OFF in the comments (below).

[Image via Jeffree Star/Instagram]

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The Most Popular Hike In Los Angeles – Runyon Canyon! My Family’s Nightmare There! | Perez Hilton

Hiking is a great way to be active AND it’s free! We thought it’d be fun to do with the kids and it turned into sheer chaos! Perez got hurt! There was blood! Mia ended up in tears and refused to walk! But we did run into a celeb!

Runyon Canyon is the most popular hiking destination in all of Los Angeles. Let Perez and fam give you a tour and some LOLs! Watch!

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Before ‘Little Women’ and ‘Midsommar,’ Florence Pugh Was a YouTube Performer (Watch)

Florence Pugh, the breakout star of 2019 dramas “Little Women” and “Midsommar,” apparently has another talent: singing. The 24 year-old actress used to regularly perform covers and play acoustic guitar on YouTube as a teenager in 2013. Pugh, whose next film is Marvel’s “Black Widow” spinoff opposite Scarlett Johansson, went by a different stage name, […]

Influencer Emma Chamberlain Says She Is NOT An Influencer! Wait, What?

Whatever you do, don’t call YouTuber Emma Chamberlain an “influencer”!

Speaking to Cosmopolitan in a cover interview for the mag’s February 2020 issue, the budding internet sensation opened up about her complicated relationship with the term “influencer,” being that she is one herself and, at the same time, finds it “kind of disgusting.”

The 18-year-old California native, who has a cool 8.5 million followers and counting on Instagram, explained:

“If someone is calling me an influencer, they’re saying that my job is to influence, and I don’t think that’s true. I prefer to entertain and be a friend. I don’t want to influence.”

Umm… if your entertainment and friendship has an effect on people, then you are, by definition, influencing them, gurl.

But let’s not get hung up on semantics!

Related: YouTuber Lia Marie Johnson Raises Concerns After Unsettling Live Streams

The influ… ahem, *internet exhibitionist* went on to discuss the importance about not taking herself too seriously. She explained:

“I mean, I make fun of YouTubers and I am one. I think of it as, Why not play into it? If you can’t beat them, join them?”

That’s the spirit!

Chamberlain has had quite the wide ride to internet superstardom: she uploaded her first video to her YouTube channel in 2017 and, in the years since, has garnered over 8 million subscribers and nearly 1 billion total views.

But, of course, she’s also had to deal with her personal struggles, like mental health and body image issues.

She said of the toxic, body-obsessed culture of El Lay, where she creates content:

“It’s a bloodbath. Living in L.A., if you’re at an unhealthy weight, that’s normal. That’s really, really, really a mindf**k, for sure.”

That’s why she’s setting herself apart from other influencers by refusing to advertise weight-loss products or anything of the sort.

Chamberlain explained:

“Like, your grind is your grind, and I’m not going to get in the way of that. I just think that growing up on social media gave me eating issues as a kid. I literally have struggled with that my whole life. Almost every person I’ve met has had some form of an eating disorder. I mean, I’ve had… I don’t want to trigger anyone, but so many.”

The social star also recalled her issues with body dysmorphia and the negative effects of face-editing apps like Facetune, explaining:

“I’ve been fully not at a healthy weight and I thought I was obese multiple times. It’s awful. My whole family was telling me I looked terrible. They were like, ‘You look like you’re dying.’ I was like, ‘I think I look great.’”

Thankfully, the teen has since given up using “photo manipulation software,” because her fans don’t “need to think I look like that. I look the way I look.”

If you ask us, she looks pretty stunning on the cover of Cosmo (below)!

Would U consider her an influencer, Perezcious readers?

[Image via Instagram]

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