Imagine you're a guy in high school, you're just doing your thing and posting on social media and suddenly you have 200,000+ followers on Instagram. It's not for sports, or for a musical talent, or being ridiculously silly. Instead it's for makeup.

That's what has happened for James Charles Dickenson, 16. His eccentric style of makeup had led to a number of Instagrammed selfies which then led him to Fashion Week in New York City.


How did he get virally noticed? It turns out, Dickenson posted a video of himself applying one of his styles of makeup to Instagram while sporting his Denver Broncos jersey during the big game back in February utilizing the hashtag "SuperBowl." That tag sparked a number of negative comments from the male veiwers that came across it. But because of the outrage, the followers started to add up and came to his defense. What once was 50,000 followers jumped to almost 200k!

He spoke to the Times Union recently, saying his philosophy in life is to,

"be comfortable with who you are. You are you and you're not going to change and should never feel inclined to by people or society."