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Michelle Phan

"Confidence is a personal journey."


When you first sit down to watch a Michelle Phan YouTube video tutorial, it's like stepping into a relaxing spa with your new best friend. Suddenly, scary things like tweezing your brows and "how to become more self-confident"1 seem like a breeze. (Hint: The self-confidence part has nothing to do with the brows.) The next minute, Michelle's soft, silver-bell voice, tranquil doe-eyed gaze, and goofy "I am in this with you" sense of humor will have you cracking an egg on your face. (Check out her "Egg Mask Facial"2 video. I promise it will make your skin glow.) So how did a child of poverty-stricken Vietnamese parents go from barely surviving on food stamps to building a fashion and cosmetics empire? Michelle credits her success to being an accidental entrepreneur, but with over seven million YouTube subscribers, a cosmetics line, her own production company, and a recent book, it's hard to give serendipity all the credit.

Michelle "Tuyet Bang" Phan was born on April 11, 1987 in Boston, Massachusetts. Read More>>


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