This article dives into the life of Jackie Aina, a major voice in the world of beauty.
- Born in the USA, on August 4, 1987
- No. 1 voice for people of color in the make-up industry
- Award-winner of “YouTuber of the Year” in 2018
- Net worth of about $12 million
Who Is Jackie Aina?
Jacquelyn Lonje Olayiwola Oyeshola Bolayemi Aina, better known as Jackie Aina, is a beauty YouTuber. She had joined the military before switching to being a social influencer and a beauty YouTuber. Since then, Jackie has been an advocate for people of color in the world of cosmetics and beauty.
Personal Life (Early/recent)
Jacquelyn has American and Nigerian heritage; her dad is Nigerian, while her mom is both Nigerian and American. Their family is blessed with eight children, plus Jackie.
Jackie’s parents gave birth to her on August 4, 1987, in the USA. The social influencer grew up in Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Valley. She describes the place as a kind of suburb and a kind of hood.
Jackie enrolled at California State University, San Bernardino. She studied pre-med for two years but soon realized she was studying the wrong course.
Shortly after, Jackie got married at 21 and joined the military. She moved with her husband to their station in Hawaii.
However, the marriage didn’t last, and presently, she’s engaged to Dennis Asamoah. The duo got engaged on her birthday in 2019.
Career as a Beauty YouTuber
Before Jackie Aina finally divorced her ex-husband, she was unhappy in the marriage. Then, her only escape was watching a different series of make-up tutorials on YouTube.
On the island of Hawaii, she worked as a reservist. So after divorcing her husband in 2011, the military sent her to Kuwait. A year later, she returned to Los Angeles.
She enrolled in cosmetology and soon became a licensed cosmetologist. In 2009, Jackie launched her YouTube channel and started showing her viewers her expertise in makeup.
One faithful day, it was New Year’s Eve, and the beauty icon posted a New Year’s Eve-themed video. She woke up the next day to see 50,000 views on the videos.
She normally gets 2,000 views a day after posting videos. That New Year’s Eve video was a big turning point for her.
It was from that video she learned that authenticity is the key to winning. To this day, Jackie Aina continues to make waves in the beauty industry.
Jackie Aina Rise to Prominence
When Jackie Aina found her voice in the beauty industry, she realized there was no place for black people. She couldn’t find a darker foundation and make-up shades for black people.
So Jackie started advocating for more make-up tools for black people. She criticized a few industries, such as IT cosmetics and Bustle, for excluding make-up tools for blacks in their productions.
Thankfully, she won the battle. Since then, Jackie has collaborated with top companies such as Too Faced, e.l.f. Cosmetics. and Anastasia Beverly Hills.
Today, Jackie is $12 million richer and the proud founder of a cosmetic line, FORVR Mood. What’s more? As a reward for her hard work, she bagged the YouTuber of the Year award in 2018 at the 49th Image Awards.
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