Instant Influencer: Meet the cast of James Charles' new reality show
Here's all the makeup artists competing on James Charles' new reality show Instant Influencer.
1. James Charles launched his new YouTube Original show Instant Influencer
Instant Influencer is the hottest new reality show where six up-and-coming influencers battle it out to win $50,000 and a video collab on James’ channel. The YouTube Original series is hosted by James Charles and features permanent guest judge Norvina, the president of makeup brand Anastasia Beverly Hills. Let's meet the contestants.
2. Benny Cerra is one of the youngest contestants on Instant Influencer
Benny Cerra is 18 years old and lives in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. You can find Benny on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter @bennycerra. His biggest following is on Instagram, where he has 27k followers (at the time of writing). Benny has praised his parents of being supportive of his makeup career. In a recent video, Benny said his father, who is a painter, inspired the mountain range makeup look he painted on the first episode of the show.
3. Kailin Chase was the first winner in episode one of Instant Influencer
Despite thinking she had messed up, Kailin Chase was the winner of the first episode of Instant Influencer. Kailin is 24 years old and lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband. Kailin has an impressive 67k followers on Instagram after episode 1 (@kailinchase) and her first video on YouTube since Instant Influencer aired has already become her top video ever.
4. Gabriel Garcia is a makeup artist on Instant Influencer and drag performer
Gabriel Garcia is 21-years-old and based in Los Angeles. As well as being a makeup artist, Gabriel also is a drag performer and performs under the name Unity Dreamz. In episode one, Gabriel reveals that he grew up in foster care and he hopes that his appearance on the show helps others see that their past does not define who you are.
5. Britany Renteria was the first contestant to leave Instant Influencer
Britany is 25 and from Dallas, Texas. She was the first contestant to leave Instant Influencer. Her exit caused a small drama online, as some viewers noted how awkward it seemed when Britany had to record a goodbye message to end the show after learning she had been booted off. In the first episode, Britany reveals she moved out of home when she was just 15 and has been working two jobs to support herself. You can find Britany on Instagram @ britanyraquell.
6. Christian Perez is an 18 year old makeup artist on Instant Influencer
Christian Perez is 18 years old and from Miami. He recently moved to Los Angeles alone after his father got deported. As he mentions in the first episode, Christian prefers to go by the named Indigo. You can find Indigo on Instagram @ indigotohell
7. Ashley Strong is already a fan favourite on Instant Influencer
28-year-old Ashley Strong from Alaska is already one of the front-runners to win Instant Influencer, after winning the first mini challenge at the start of episode 1. Ashley had a sizeable Instagram following already before appearing on the show (at the time of writing she has 185k followers). You can find her @ strashme.