Model James Charles Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Born Name

James Charles Dickinson

Nick Name

James

James Charles in an Instagram selfie in December 2017
James Charles in an Instagram selfie in December 2017

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Bethlehem, New York, United States

Nationality

American

Education

James Charles went to the Bethlehem Central High School in New York City. In 2016, he was a senior in the high school. However, towards the end of 2016, it was reported that he was taking a break from school.

Occupation

Makeup artist, Model, YouTuber

Family

  • Father – He is a contractor.
  • Mother – Unknown
  • SiblingsIan Jeffrey (Younger Brother) (Instagram Star)

Manager

He self-manages his career.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

63 kg or 139 lbs

James Charles and Loren Gray as seen in June 2017
James Charles and Loren Gray as seen in June 2017 (James Charles / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

James Charles has dated –

  1. Aaron Fuller (2017) – James went out on a date with fellow social media star, Aaron Fuller in January 2017. Fuller had first got in touch with James via a private message on Instagram. They exchanged a couple of messages before heading out for a date. However, their yogurt date turned into a huge drama as another social media star Tana Mongeau and his fans accused Aaron of using James for fame. As he didn’t have time for such distractions, James decided against taking their courtship ahead.
  2. Shawn (2017) – James’s love life was again a part of a social media drama in September 2017 after a guy named Shawn took to his Twitter account to reveal that James had matched with him on Tinder. However, James wasn’t impressed as he called Shawn out for using him for Twitter fame. Shawn apologized and tried to clarify but by then, the damage was done.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown (Natural)

He often tends to wear blue-colored contact lenses.

Sexual Orientation

Charles came out as gay to his parents when he was 12 years old.

Distinctive Features

  • Often wears a black leather cap backward.
  • Freckles on the face

Brand Endorsements

  • As a part of his endorsement deal with CoverGirl, he was tasked with headlining a promotional campaign for So Lashy! by BlastPro Mascara.
  • He has also used his immense popularity on various social media platforms to promote several products and brands. He has included beauty and other products in his YouTube makeup tutorials for the purpose of promotion.
James Charles in a selfie in November 2017
James Charles in a selfie in November 2017 (James Charles / Instagram)

Best Known For

  • Being the first male CoverGirl model.
  • Being one of the most popular male beauty social media personalities. He has more than 3 million followers on Instagram and more than 2 million subscribers on YouTube. His YouTube videos have more than 1 billion views.

First TV Show

In November 2016, James made his first TV show appearance as a guest on the popular talk show, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show. However, his appearance on the TV show wasn’t credited.

His first credited appearance in a TV show came in the talk show Zall Good in 2017 as a guest.

James Charles Favorite Things

  • Signature Makeup – Faux-freckles
  • Beauty Influencers – Jaclyn Hill and Nikkie Tutorials
SourceTeen Vogue
James Charles and Ben J. Pierce in a selfie in August 2016
James Charles (Left) and Ben J. Pierce in a selfie in August 2016 (Ben J. Pierce / Instagram)

James Charles Facts

  1. He was discovered by the cosmetics giant, CoverGirl, through his Instagram account. They were impressed by his ability to become a stereotype and transcend gender difference as a makeup icon.
  2. He is legally blind but he insists that doesn’t interfere with his ability to do his job efficiently.
  3. A huge credit for the success of his YouTube channel lies with his father, who first helped James turn their basement into a studio. He later turned his old office into a filming space for his channel.
  4. James started his journey to the social media fame in 2015 by creating his Instagram account. His intention was to inspire others to be confident and comfortable in themselves. He created his YouTube channel in December 2015.
  5. Before finding fame as a social media personality, his first job in beauty industry was that of a hair stylist.
  6. He used to often get pounded by bullies and haters on social media comments for doing ‘a woman’s job.’ However, Instagram’s new filters helped him filter out hateful comments.
  7. CoverGirl roped in pop star Katy Perry to announce that they have hired James as a spokesmodel for the new beauty product.
  8. In February 2017, he caused a huge controversy after he made an offensive joke about Ebola and Africa. Shortly after, he dug himself into a deeper hole by revealing that he was blocking those who were calling him out for his comments. He eventually issued an apology.
  9. In March 2017, a fellow YouTube make-up artist Thomas Halbert posted screenshots of his conversation with Charles in which he seemed to be admitting that he had faked his background story to achieve fame in a shorter period.
  10. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Featured Image by James Charles / Instagram

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