Who is Michelle Phan?

Born under the sign of Aries on the 11th of April 1987 in Boston, Massachusetts USA, Michelle Phan is a 32-year-old Asian YouTuber, makeup artist, voice actress and entrepreneur of Vietnamese descent. She is perhaps best known to the world for her significant presence on YouTube and across news outlets, due to her immense success as a beauty vlogger, since she is at the moment second only to Bethany Mota when it comes to the number of subscribers to a beauty guru. She has also had a number of other successes over the course of her sometimes lucrative career in social media entertainment since 2006.

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Who is Michelle Phan’s boyfriend?

Michelle Phan’s boyfriend is Dominique Capraro, a Swiss model of Italian descent whom she’s been dating since 2010. The two met on Valentine’s Day in New York in 2008 and remained friends for two years. They are believed to be living together at the moment. There is currently no information about any of their future plans, such as marriage and children.

How did it start?

Regarding the beginnings of their interaction, Michelle Phan and her boyfriend initially did not intend on dating, but began corresponding online quite regularly. It took a whole two years for them to meet again, as they were both occupied with responsibilities in their respective careers. They finally met again during an advertisement shooting in Paris in 2010, and their relationship took a more serious turn around that time.

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The flame burns strong

After they started dating, their fans noticed that the two had become quite close on social media. However, even after they both confirmed their relationship to their audiences, Michelle had to make a whole video about their relationship before the public finally believed it. Over the years, Michelle and her boyfriend collaborated very frequently, both socially and professionally, thus contributing to one another’s influence and net worth. Dominique was featured frequently in her videos, and she was seen alongside the model during various public happenings. However, they stopped featuring each other in their videos at some point, and Michelle addressed the fan concerns that this caused, by explaining that she simply wanted a more private relationship. Therefore, even though they aren’t seen together so much anymore, they are still apparently happily in love – there has thus far been no controversy that could potentially endanger their union.

Early Life: A Strenuous Beginning

Michelle was initially raised in her birthplace by her father of an unknown name and profession, and her mother Jennifer Phan, who is a nail technician. However, she didn’t spend much of her childhood in her birthplace because her family moved around frequently, apparently mostly due to her father’s gambling and drinking habits, which eventually landed the family in Tampa, Florida. When Michelle was six years old, her father left the family, and her mother began a relationship with another man, whom she later had a child with. Age wise, Michelle is in the middle of two siblings – an older brother named Steve Phan, and a younger half-sister named Christine Phan.

Maturation and education

When it comes to her earliest interests, Michelle spent more time at school than necessary in order to avoid going home, since her step-father insisted on unhealthy habits in the household – such as ‘organized chaos’, which meant that cleaning the place was forbidden. Hence, because she was also bullied at school, she stayed at her mother’s nail salon, where she read beauty-related magazines and developed a heightened sense for facial beautification most of all, which later lead her to become the YouTuber she is today. As for her education, she first attended Tampa Bay Technical High School, from where she matriculated in 2005. She then decided to further her studies by enrolling into Ringling College of Art and Design, from where she obtained an Honorary Doctorate of Arts degree in March 2014. An important detail about her latter schooling is the fact that Michelle’s mother really wanted her to be a doctor, and in spite of having worked towards that goal during high school, Michelle chose art after all.

Career: A YouTube Success

Michelle primarily intended to reach the public with her beautification knowledge through a blog that she started in 2005, but this didn’t have much of an effect. She then created her YouTube account on the 18th of July 2006, stating ‘Just another old soul dreamer with childlike faith. Teaching and inspiring everyone to become their own best makeup artist ? So sit back, enjoy and let’s play with makeup!’, among other things, in her description. However, this channel remained inactive until the 20th of May 2007, when she posted her first make-up video. At the time, she had a modest but regular follower base, and it wasn’t until 2009 that she exploded on the network, when she began posting tutorials about Lady Gaga’s make-up. From that point on, she had a much wider area of influence online, and that turned into a snowball effect over the years. After almost twelve years in the YouTuber business, Michelle has close to nine million subscribers, and over a billion video views. However, she stopped posting content over a year ago, and is now dedicated to another type of business.

A Makeup Entrepreneur

Apart from her YouTube career, Michelle in 2011 decided to opt for a business venture, and co-founded Ipsy alongside Marcelo Camberos and Jaconetti Goldfarb – a monthly subscription service for cosmetics. However, according to WGSN Insider’s publication, Michelle left the company on the 25th of September 2017, and dedicated herself to her own beauty brand – EM Cosmetics – which remains her most important source of income today.

Is she engaged or married?

As mentioned, Michelle and her boyfriend are currently only dating. They are yet to announce any plans regarding a potential engagement or marriage, there hasn’t been any speculation that this could happen soon. Any such intentions remain to be publicized by the famous pair.

What is Michelle Phan’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Michelle Phan is, as of early 2019? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total of Michelle’s accumulated wealth is close to $50 million, with a yearly income that is believed to be around $3 million. She has made her fortune by lending her highly-esteemed expertise and opinion on cosmetics to her worldwide audience, most prominently through the numerous videos featured on her once active YouTube channel. Seeing as her career is continuing to develop, the said amount is bound to grow in the years to come.

Michelle Phan

Body Measurements

When it comes to her physical specifications, Michelle is 5ft 1in (1.55m) tall, with a current weight of approximately 108lbs (49kgs). Her hair is dark brown as well as her eyes, while her vital statistics are 34-23-34. Her dress size is 2 and her bra size is 32 B. Her complexion is bright for the most part, and her body shape is generally described as slim.

Social Media Presence

Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media has on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus sustain and potentially increase their rating and profit. Michelle herself is no stranger to this popular trend, as her dedication to posting updates on her public profiles and engaging with her fans is at an all-time high. Her Facebook page has close to three million followers, her Twitter account almost 880,000, and her Instagram account nearly two million fans.

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