posted by Benedict Townsend

We’re shocked by what she used to have to deal with

Michelle Phan has graced the cover of Nylon Magazine, looking damn magical in the process. The hugely popular YouTuber was the focus of Nylon’s February issue, taking part in both a photoshoot and in-depth interview.



She Also Opened Up About Her Difficult Past

As well as joining the increasing long line of YouTube stars who have graced magazine covers, Michelle gave a revealing interview, in which she described how she was bullied constantly throughout school and college for both her race and nationality and her love of makeup and style. Phan says that she didn’t let her bullies hold her back though and we can see that she showed them all when her love of her style blossomed into a hugely successful career.



We think that Michelle is not only a badass ambassador for YouTubers by getting a magazine feature, she’s also hugely inspirational in the way she never let racists and bullies stop her from being the person she is. She’s living proof that a person can succeed if they believe in themselves.

For more from the interview, visit Nylon.