Meet the teenage cancer patient who landed a CoverGirl deal

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Above: CoverGirl’s Talia Joy Castellano.



This cool story really melted our hearts. Talia Joy Castellano, a 13-year-old US beauty vlogger and terminal cancer patient, who in just the past year alone not only landed a contract with CoverGirl, she’s also launching her own clothing line. (How cool is that?)

Talia was first diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma in 2007, and turned to makeup to help boost her confidence. To this day, her YouTube beauty tutorials have attracted more than 39 million views! (pretty crazy hey?)


Above: Pic via Facebook.


Earlier this month, Talia met Los Angeles-based fashion designer, Urbana Chappa—a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed with the disease when she was just 19.

“Even though she was sick in the hospital, we made the best of our time,” Chappa told the Daily Mail. “She’s so full of life that it’s hard for me to imagine that she has cancer. We talked, sketched, worked on her line. My heart hurts to know that she has to go through this and that. She had so much she wants to do and accomplish. I wanted nothing more to keep her legacy alive.”

All of the proceeds from Talia’s fashion collection will be used to pay for her sky-high medical bills. Read more about her story, here, and in the meantime, check out a few of her amazing YouTube tutorials, below.


Go Talia! We think you’re awesome . You’ve got some HUGE fans here in New Zealand!

Check out the rest of Talia’s fab videos right here.