“Men can wear make-up” says Gorleston YouTuber

Georgie Aldous, a Gorleston video blogger with more than 14,000 subscribers, has encouraged more peo

Georgie Aldous, a Gorleston video blogger with more than 14,000 subscribers, has encouraged more people to feel comfortable in their own skin, as he went public about his own experiences of wearing make-up as a man. - Credit: Georgie Aldous

A Gorleston video blogger with more than 14,000 subscribers has encouraged more people to feel comfortable in their own skin, as he went public about his own experiences of wearing make-up.

Georgie Aldous, 18, has been vlogging on his YouTube channel for more than two years, and has amassed a dedicated following, as well as more than 18,000 followers on Twitter and Facebook combined.

With a focus on being happy and loving who you are, Georgie's message is one of positivity and his latest offering just adds to this ethos.

In the three-minute video – which has been watched more than 1,000 times since July 29. Georgie said 'make-up is art' and showed off his collection of cosmetics.

The former Ormiston Venture Academy pupil said: 'I took to my YouTube channel to express my feelings about make-up because I needed to tell someone and I know there are people to hear my voice on the other side. I started wearing make-up only around a week ago, but I've been putting it on for years as a 'joke' you know how you do as a kid or at sleepovers but only recently I've plucked up the courage to put it on seriously as I want to be a make-up artist and need to practice.'

Georgie, who works at Superdrug in Great Yarmouth, said: 'I started wearing make-up because I see it as art. I've only been out in makeup a few times because I get worried I'll get physically or verbally attacked but when I've been out in it I do get stared at.'

He said his main message was for any man who wanted to wear make-up: 'Just do it! It's 2016, we can do what we want. And anyone who doesn't agree can keep quiet.'

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To watch his vlogs visit www.youtube.com/user/ohitsgeorgie

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