Make-up is always considered to be the ladies’ business and men who enjoy cosmetics as much as the ladies must be truly special breeds. But in our world today, there are more men than ever before wearing make-up, and a few more have successfully turned it into a lucrative business, earning huge sums of money. Patrick Simondac, popularly known as Patrick Starrr, is one of these men.
The Filipino-American is a professional freelance photographer and make-up artist who has finally turned his passion into a real business. With a YouTube channel that has over a million followers, Starr has earned enormous fame and fortune, so we inevitably had to add him to the list of young online business moguls of our time. His YouTube videos are proof of how amazing he can be as an artist. Read on while we reveal more interesting facts about the make-up artists and vlogger Patrick Simondac.
Patrick Simondac (Patrick Starrr) Biography
Patrick Starrr, currently living in Los Angeles, California, was born on November 11, 1989. He was born in the beautiful city of Orlando, Florida, where his parents lived and raised him with his two siblings after he immigrated from the Philippines. Unlike those who inadvertently ventured into the beauty industry to earn a living, Starrr’s love of the profession began in his childhood. Television programs such as The Swan, Next Top Model, and Miss Universe also helped to strengthen his love of cosmetics. After high school, however, he took a bold step toward his inner passion and talent for makeup while working as a freelance photographer for Panera. While photographing, Starrr would put make-up on his clients’ faces and sometimes even do their hair.
In his video “Get to know me,” Starrr said that when he grew up, he dreamed of becoming a nurse rather than a makeup artist, which he eventually did. In his early years, he even studied nursing. As a Filipino, Starrr cannot speak, but he understands his native language quite well.
His rise to fame was not entirely unusual. He took the beauty industry by storm after launching a YouTube channel where he published videos about beauty. One of them is The Power of Makeup, in which he uncovered ways in which makeup can be used to enhance facial beauty. Prior to this, Patrick worked at MAC cosmetics, where he learned how to use different types of makeup materials such as mascara and eyebrow powder. On February 26, 2013, he formally started a YouTube career, where he spent much of his time teaching young ladies about make-up tips. Some of his instructional videos are Katy Perry 1Makeup Tutorial and My Wedding Makeup Tutorial.
Patrik has also done make-up for a number of celebrities, including singer and actress Ashley Tisdale, world-famous dancer Maddie Ziegler and famous reality star Kim Kardashian. Between August 2017 and 2018, his Kim Kardashian West Make-up Tutorial became the most popular video on his YouTube channel with over 12 million views.
Patrick Simondac’s Family Life
Patrick Simondac is the oldest of his parents’ three children, both of whom are Filipinos. The names of his two brothers are Peter and Paul. They were raised by their disciplining parents to be Catholic Filipino boys. His mother is a nurse, while his father is a businessman. Both decided to support their son’s newfound career after individually trying to convince him to pursue his earlier dream of becoming a nurse. As he grew up, the young Simondac followed his father to play golf. He also enjoys swimming and playing tennis.
Other Facts About Patrick Simondac (Patrick Starrr)
Patrick is a good pianist. He studied and taught classical piano and sometimes he accompanies his friends to music concerts or competitions.
He became famous for the first time after the death of a YouTube star and cancer patient, Talia Joy. At Joy’s death, Starrr’s video happened to be the last video on her activity feed. In fact, she mentioned Starrr’s eyeliner and the red lip video, drawing the attention of over a million followers to him and his online business.
Patrick Simondac started his make-up collaboration with MAC Cosmetics on November 6, 2017.
An ambitious multitasking businessman, Starrr ventured into music with his music video Got the Glam, which was uploaded in June 2018. The music has had over two million views to date.
Starrr was awarded the beauty prize at the Streamy Awards 2017.
With a height of 10 centimeters, Starrr identifies himself as a male make-up artist in contrast to the widespread idea that he is a lady.
With a growing net worth of approximately $300,000, Patrick Starrr has over 4 million followers on his Instagram page. He also has over 3 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, while his Facebook and Twitter pages have over four thousand and five thousand likes and followers respectively.