Welcome to YouTube Millionaires, where we profile channels that have recently crossed the one million subscriber mark. There are channels crossing this threshold every week, and each has a story to tell about YouTube success. Read previous installments of YouTube Millionaires here.

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YouTube’s community of female beauty vloggers is large and well-established, but at the same time, there is a smaller group of men who want to show off their looks, too. One of those “boy beauty” creators is Manny Mua, who has gathered a large audience by offering makeup tutorials to his viewers, sharing a few of his favorite cosmetic items, and exuding confidence all the way. In order to help Manny celebrate his recent million-subscriber milestone, we asked him a few questions about his digital success:

Tubefilter: How does it feel to have one million subscribers? What do you have to say to your fans?

Manny Mua: I feel amazing! It’s such a huge milestone that I am SO proud of! It makes me want to continue with what I’m doing and keep striving to be the best I can be.

TF: You’ve ascended very quickly since launching your YouTube channel. What do you has made you so popular with the YouTube audience?

MM: I think I grew quickly because there weren’t very many boys doing what I was doing at the time, and I think in order to grow on YouTube you have to be different and be yourself and I think I was doing pretty darn well at those 2 things 🙂

TF: What most excites you about being one of the most prominent male beauty vloggers on the Internet?

MM: What most excited me is being able to see younger kids, LGBT or not, being inspired by what I’m doing to be able to pursue whatever they want in life. It’s such an amazing feeling that is hard to describe.

TF: On the other hand, what would you say is the biggest struggle you have to deal with?

MM: The biggest struggle I would say is “turning it off.” There is no off switch with social media, you never get a break. It’s not a normal career that’s 9-5, this is full time 24/7 and that can be very difficult at times.

TF: Do you feel you have any obligation to educate your viewers about gender politics, or do you merely aim to entertain?

MM: Honestly I aim to entertain as well as educate. They go hand in hand for me. I want people to know that it’s okay to be a boy and wear makeup or do whatever they want. They don’t have to follow the “normal” rules of society. But I can also be funny and entertaining as well. I hope.

TF: Where did you get the idea for your “One Brand Tutorial” series?’

MM: Actually the idea came up cause I had SO many products from the same brand I thought, I wonder if I could do a full face with this brand. Once I realized I could I was like, HEY! I can do a couple of these, and show love to some different brands and products I wasn’t using as often.

TF: Who are your biggest influences on YouTube?

MM: My biggest influences are my friends on YouTube! People like Patrickstarrr, Jeffree Star, Jaclyn Hill, Kathleen Lights, NikkieTutorials, etc. They’re all people I care about and are not only amazing people, but successful as well!

TF: What’s next for your channel? Any fun plans?

MM: You’ll just have to subscribe to my channel and find out what’s next 😉 Good things! I promise you!

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