People Are Just Realising What ‘MUA’ Stands For And It’s Hilarious

7 March 2017, 15:13 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

What Does MUA Stand For?
Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

SPOILER ALERT: It's not Manny's surname.

Have you ever wondered why so many of those beauty personalities you see on Twitter and Instagram have the word 'MUA' after their name? Like the gorgey Manny MUA for example. Is it some kind of exotic middle name? Some kind of secret cult or club? Special initials for the most glamorous people on social media?

You wouldn't be alone in not having a clue what those three little letters stand for. In fact, a couple of PopBuzzers had the same problem a few weeks ago and their minds were blown when they realised what it really meant. Bless.

So what the heck does the MUA actually mean? SPOILER: it's pretty freakin' obvious once you realise. Are you ready for this truth bomb? 

HBO / via

'MUA' is an acronym that stands for 'Make Up Artist' and absolutely everyone is losing their sh*t over this new piece of information.

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There's people that thought it was some kind of phonetic 'kiss' thing.


Some who thought it was a genuine name.


People are now only just realising that Manny MUA's surname is not actually Mua. (It's Gutierrez)


Lives have been ruined.


Well, you learn something new everyday!