- Age: 18
Antonio is an 18 year fast rising YouTube sensation who went viral with her beauty and makeup transformation videos. Her self-titled YouTube channel has earned over 3.6 million subscribers, and she has a reach of over 9.8 million across all platforms. She is known for her mastery of makeup palettes, Antonio is a tongue-in-cheek breath of fresh air. Broaching teen issues with empowered wit applied through brush strokes, Antonio reveals the ridiculousness of teen social pressures, encouraging her 3M+ YouTube subscribers to choose authenticity instead. Antonio has worked with an array of brands from Anastasia Beverly Hills, Shein, Function of Beauty, and more.
Blair Imani is a critically-acclaimed historian, outspoken advocate and activist, and dynamic public speaker. The author of two historical books: Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History [blairimani.com] (2018) and Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and The Black American Dream [penguinrandomhouse.com] (2020), she centers women and girls, global Black communities, and the LGBTQ community. She is the co-host of America Did What?!, an educational podcast and anti-racism initiative with Kate Robards. Blair has appeared on Fox News and MSNBC, presented at colleges and universities, spoken at conferences around the world, and delivered powerful talks for organizations and brands including TEDx [youtu.be] and GLAAD [glaad.org].
Celebrity stylist who appeared on his own American reality television series It's a Brad, Brad World as well as on the reality docudrama series The Rachel Zoe Project.
Jazzmyne is a diverse plus size model, activist, and Buzzfeed video producer who curates content celebrating color, curves, mental health, and the LGBTQIA+ community. She helped launch the Diversity and Inclusion program at Buzzfeed driving conversations that weren’t spoken about and making content around people just like her. Jazzmyne is a big role model for body positivity and always shows off her edgy fashionable style…she even made her runway debut during New York Fashion week one year and helped host an award show at E!. She’s extremely philanthropic and wants to do more helping underprivileged groups. She's gone above and beyond to help Black Trans Women, essential workers, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to access proper health care. Jazzmyne has been featured on podcasts such as Queery with Cameron Esposito and How To Be Less Old, and has additional aspirations for opportunities in the podcast space as a way to use her voice even more.
Jesse is a 31-year-old Transgender dad based in LA, who uses his platforms to showcase how he is parenting his 12-year-old daughter, Arlo. He is newly transitioned (Began January 2020 right before the pandemic hit) so his experience has been very different, as most of it has been done at home and not in front of the public. Because of that he has a really unique perspective and has taken to social media in hopes of opening up the conversation around emphasizing the T in LGBTQ+.
His main goal is to help educate his followers on what it means to be Trans in 2021 and how you can parent your kids to be open minded and accepting of others. Jesse is an advocate for equality in all forms, most recently the BLM movement where he and his daughter stood at the front of the protests in LA.
Outside of educating his audience, Jesse is also an actor and has appeared in a few films. He loves fashion and a big goal of his is to work with high end designer brands this year. His daughter, Arlo who you will see in most of his content has a huge passion for makeup and fashion as well as activism.
Joey Zauzig has built his brand around the importance in having a strong connection with his audience and having transparent conversations with them. Joey moved to NYC after growing up in Virginia and started his career in Fashion PR & Editorial. After recognizing his true love for fashion, he took a leap of faith to establish his brand and left his corporate job after five years. Joey is best known for sharing not only his lifestyle inspiration that appeals to both men and women, but he also uses his platform to spread positivity and humor.
Joey is a major advocate and figure in the LGBTQ community and consistently speaks with his audience directly about his journey. He is involved in LGBT Center community service, The Ali Forney Center, and is trained to answer chat messages or texts online from young people who are struggling with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ Identity, Depression and Suicide on the Trevor Project platforms TrevorText/TrevorChat.
Manny Mua is a beauty creator who has flipped the world of conventional beauty upside down. He began his journey on Youtube less than four years ago in his room in San Diego, California. Since then, he has accumulated over 11M engaged fans who label themselves as “Mannyacs” across his socials. Manny has opened up the world to universal beauty and has made headlines in print publications such as Nylon, New York Times and Cosmopolitan for his work. In the last few years, Manny has paved the way for inclusivity in the makeup industry. People Magazine has recognized Manny in their annual Most Beautiful Issue and also their One’s To Watch. Notably, he was the only digital first talent to appear in both coveted lists. Online, his savvy business knowledge has been recognized by publishers for summits for the likes if AdWeek and Forbes, who placed him on their annual 30 under 30 list for 2018. He's also ventured into acting, taking a leading role on the Youtube Original Series Escape the Night.
Philanthropy wise, Manny has raised over $50,000 for St. Jude, been an ambassador for the HRC and has worked with charities like the Los Angeles LGTBQ center and Los Angeles Children's Hospital. Beyond Philanthropy, Manny has been an advocate for LGBTQ Youth and has spoken openly about him and his father's rocky relationship and road to acceptance when he came out.
A powerful voice in the LGBTQ and plus-size communities, Nicolette Mason breaks the media molds of beauty standards with the mission that people of any size, color, background or sexual orientation should take risks with their style and embrace their inner voice. Featured as one of Forbes Top Fashion Influencers in 2017 Nicolette is a multi-talented writer, design consultant, public speaker, and personality. She previously served on the board for Barbie's efforts to create more inclusive and progressive dolls for future generations, and worked as a consultant for Target for their Ava and Viv plus size line. Nicolette has designed numerous successful capsule collections, and worked with every major plus-size brand in addition to global beauty and hair care brands. She launched a fashion forward plus-sized clothing line, Premme, with fellow influencer, Gabi Gregg. Premme’s launch can only be described as outstanding, with the site crashing upon launch due to traffic overload and almost every major news outlet online and off covering the debut. In 2018 she collaborated with the designer retailer, 11Honore, on their first capsule collection with 3 plus size designer pieces ranging from $350 retail to $1,000. Nicolette has been featured by Forbes, Vogue, the Today Show, and many more.
Patrick Starrr is one of Youtube's top breakout talent. Beginning his journey into the beauty space as a professional photographer in Orlando, FL, Patrick has quickly made his mark on the entertainment world. After growing tired of airbrushing his clients makeup in Photoshop, With over 9 million followers, Patrick has grown a dedicated and engaged audience that is based on inclusivity and celebration of all beauty. In 2020, Patrick launched his long awaited cosmetics brand One/Size a brand that coins the phrase Makeup is a One/Size Fits All and one that plays well with others.
Patrick is also a music artist. Patrick's songs "Go Off, "Don't" and "Got The Glam" have garnered over 5M streams with "Got The Glam" named as a must have on your summer playlist by Billboard Music. Within the first week of his music career, he was asked to perform to a crowd of 30,000 for the largest LGBTQ celebration of them all, LA Pride. From these releases he was invited to both the Grammy's and the Billboard Music Awards. When Patrick isn't perfecting his artistry or creating a new hit, he can be found filming on sets, walking the hottest red carpets and hosting. Patrick was the lead talent on E!'s Snapchat Show Face Forward, where it is was picked up for three season garnering over 25M views on average per week and was seen in Gia Copolla's movie Mainstream alongside Andrew Garfield.
Since beginning his career, Patrick has worked with countless brands and celebrities for collaborations on his channel, including: Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Tyra Banks, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Tisdale, Keke Palmer and more. He has not only created content for brands, but built productions utilizing his own Starrr Studios Production House to create full fledged commercials for brands like Ole Henrisken, MAC Cosmetics, Benefit Cosmetics and also his own brand One/Size.
Husbands PJ and Thomas launched their Instagram account in 2015 to document their journey taping Down to the Studs: a series showcasing the renovation of their 1950s-era home for HGTV. Today, their devoted following has followed them to YouTube, where they share DIY home improvement tips, recipes, and peeks into their daily life together as an LGBTQIA couple embracing their small-town Tennessee community. Recent successful partnerships include Pizza Hut, 7 Moons Wine, Delta and many others.
Matt and Beau of Probably This are an LGBTQ+ couple living in New Orleans, Louisiana, focusing on all things home and lifestyle. The self-proclaimed "Gay Martha Stewart's" introduce their audience to vintage interior design on their highly engaged Instagram, an innovative twist on Soul Food through their popular recipe series on their namesake blog, and the things they are doing everyday to reduce their impact on the environment, through clean beauty and sustainable shopping. The guys started their blog as a Gentleman's Guide to life after college and transitioning into the "real world," touching on every aspect of the young millennial's life and allowing their audience to grow with them along the way.
17-year-old Seth Obrien is an LGBTQ+ beauty influencer who uses his platform to show that makeup is for everyone. Seth started on TikTok in early 2019 and quickly went viral for his beauty tutorials and comedy videos. He now has over 4.4M followers and a 10% engagement rate on Instagram. Seth’s father first took him to buy makeup a few years ago and has fully supported him through his journey. Seth’s goal is to create a community where boys feel welcome and comfortable to express their true selves. He is proud to be out and happy that he has created a space for others to feel comfortable in their own skin and share their stories. Seth was a Sephora Lip Ambassador for the month of February and has worked with brands such as Bliss, Lancome, ELF, NYX and MAC cosmetics. Last year he was announced as one of the judges for the first ever TikTok competition show for makeup artists hosted by e.l.f. cosmetics.
Simon Huck is a multi-hyphenate TV personality, marketing wizard and creative entrepreneur best known for his appearances the E! Entertainment network show, "The Spin Crowd." Most recently, Simon launched JUDY, an emergency preparedness business that offers ready-made safety kits designed by experts to help families stay ready for various unexpected natural disasters. Tied to JUDY's mission, his top-rated podcast entitled "Emergency Contact" features interviews with A-list celebrities and the people who have stood by them through life's several ups and downs.
Simon is an advocate for self care and a long-time beauty and wellness enthusiast, with a special interest in vitamins and nutritional supplements. He's chronicled his 20-year battle with insomnia on his social channels, often recommending products that have helped his quest for a good night’s sleep. Huck also has a passion for interior design, currently undergoing two home renovations in New York and Montauk. Last year, he proposed to his partner Phil Riportella and they're set to marry this Fall in Los Angeles.
When Ebony and Denise of Team 2 Moms made their first YouTube video in 2012, they just wanted to celebrate the fact that President Barack Obama had won a second term and had finally declared his support for marriage equality. The positive response to their video was overwhelming and more than eight years later they have amassed a global audience of over 4.7M across Tik Tok, YouTube and Instagram, maintaining their mission of "normalizing" LGBTQIA+ parenting, all while spreading love and positivity. With their 3 children, 9-year-old Olivia and 3-year-old twins Jayden and Lucas, the family share everything in their lives from their journey to having their children to their son Jayden's autism diagnosis.
Earlier this year, Ebony and Denise received a grant from YouTube’s Black Voice Fund, which they will use to continue to expand their channels to ensure families like theirs see themselves represented online. They also hit another major mile stone when they had the opportunity to interview Barack Obama and tell him themselves that he was the reason they started their YouTube channel that would ultimately launch their careers.
Recent partnerships include Ralph Lauren for Pride, Johnson & Johnson, DSW, Hyundai, Pampers Pure, Wells Fargo, H&M’s League, among others.
Terrell and Jarius are millennial gay dads raising their two darling toddlers in Atlanta, GA. The couple met freshman year of college at a haunted house and got engaged exactly two years following. They bought their first home in 2015 when they were just out of college at the age of 22 and immediately sought a surrogate to start their family before the dynamic duo exchanged vows in 2017. Their unconventional journey has been a beacon of hope for the LGBTQIA+ community, and their mission has been steadfast in breaking stigmas and stereotypes around same-sex parenting. They made history on the reboot of Wife Swap as the first gay couple to swap families in an effort to educate viewers on misconceptions and discriminations they face. They are vocal about social injustice, civic duty, and sharing their story on what is means to belong to two vulnerable communities as gay Black men.
Launched in 2014 by couple Brock Williams and Chris Lin, Yummertime is a highly recognized lifestyle brand with a strong focus on men’s fashion, travel, food, and skincare. Brock and Chris are pioneers in the men’s fashion space and they are now leading the charge to normalize skincare for men and breaking the stigma by challenging gender norms and misconceptions about masculinity. Their brand appeals to a wide audience as they are extremely approachable, charismatic and relatable especially with their obsession with pizza and diet coke. Notable brand partnerships include H&M, Amazon, Target, Neutrogena, West Elm, Amex, Volvo, Boscia, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Smirnoff, Pizza Hut, Tumi, Whole Foods, Levi’s and more. Brock and Chris have many milestones ahead of them this year with a move to NYC after 8 years in San Francisco and they are in the midst of planning their highly anticipated wedding, schedule to take place in April 2020