Professional Cosmetologist, Jackie Aina has become a household name for the beauty industry over the last decade. She proceeded from being in the army reserve, considering with makeup videos to foster her creative side in her leisure time, to becoming one of the top You Tuber- a name that she has never dreamt of. But Aina is much more than a bold beauty influencer. To know more about her, take a deeper look into our post.
Jackie Aina’s Bio
Jackie Aina was born named as Jacquelyn Lonje Olayiwola Oyeshola Bolayemi Aina on August 4, 1987. Her zodiac sign is Leo. Her mother holds African-American ethnicity while her father is a Nigerian of Yoruba descent. Aina was brought up in a very strict Nigerian-American family. She was raised in Los Angeles, California along with her six siblings.
From an early age of her life, she knew what she wanted to do in her future and was inclined towards the makeup. At the age of 18, where most of the teenagers are confused about their life, she took a further step towards her interest. She took the makeup class and even graduated from Vidal Sassoon Academy. Once she said;
“When I was in the fourth grade, I walked around the playground telling people I wanted to be a Cosmetologist; I did not even know what that was, I just knew that’s what I wanted to be when I grew up.”
Her Inclining Career
Raised in a strict Nigerian-American family, where she was taught to be a doctor, lawyer, or engineer from her childhood, she pursued her career going against her family’s interest. She pursued her career as a Cosmetologist. The name Jackie Aina now has itself become a brand in the beauty world. In today’s date who does not know the beauty influencer.
Jackie Aina considered a degree in fashion at the age of 18 from Vidal Sassoon Academy. As soon as she became a licensed Cosmetologist, she was hired by Makeup Art Cosmetics in 2009. She credits her experience with MAC as a great way to gain inspiration from other artists and to learn things practically that you aren’t exposed to in makeup school. Besides, she has also worked with brand Bobbi Brown cosmetics for five consecutive years as a makeup artist.
Jackie professionally made a debut to YouTube in 2009 and started sharing her makeup tutorials which she created on March 12, 2006. The YouTube channel Jackie Aina was previously known as MakeupGameOnPoint and LilPumpkinPie05. Since 2009 Jackie’s popularity on YouTube has reached to over 2.8 million subscribers. The rest as they say is history.
Jackie Aina has even been honored with the ‘Influencer of the Year Award’ for her excellent taste on make up in 2018. Most recently, the makeup guru is in the news because of her linkage with the renowned brand ‘Two Faced’. She has also released beauty products in collaboration with e.l.f cosmetics and Sigma Beauty. Moreover, she is also associated with various high-profile brands like Lancome, NARS, Sephora, Disney and the like. Likewise, in 2016, she was enlisted as a United Nations Global Change Ambassadors alongside six other YouTube stars for her voice in the area of racism and gender equality.
Apart from being a makeup artist, she has also served in the US military force for two years and the reason for joining the troops was the mere inspiration from her ex-husband.
Married, Divorced or Dating?
Before her career took a momentum, Jackie Aina was married and living in Hawaii. The reason behind her separation with her husband is still out of the reach of the people. She has maintained an uttermost level of privacy in disclosing all the secrets of her estranged husband. However, one of her Twitter posts suggest that she was not so pleased with her married life and eventually ended parting their ways. The famous YouTuber has revealed that she sold her wedding ring from her ex-marriage to pay down payment of her car.
Meanwhile, Aina has found a new man in her life called Denis Asamoah aka Mr Worksmarter. Her beau Denis is a British Business Consultant, productivity coach, mentor and the founder of Mr.Work Smarter. He is of Ghanian Descent. They have been together since 2014. The genuine romance of the couple can be seen in the posts that Jackie shares on digital communication platform.
The pair also has a YouTube channel titled Denis and Jackie in collaboration. This channel features day-to-day vlogs regarding Aina’s private life. From cute couple videos to travel vlogs, you will find many private and heartening videos on this channel which shows the loving relationship shared by the YouTuber and her sweetheart.
Till date, the YouTuber hasn’t revealed any plans of getting married. She is enjoying with her love life with her partner free from heartaches.
The Kim Kardashian Controversy
The beauty guru seems to be surrounded by a lot of controversies. She is famous for her makeup videos, being political and outspoken about social issues such as racism and her unbiased beauty products review.
Jackie was invited to Kim’s house for reviewing some KKW cosmetics products launched by the lady in 2017. That’s when her name got linked to Kim in a controversy.
As per some sources, Kim intentionally didn’t tag Jackie in her Instagram post where all other personalities that came to her launch were tagged except Jackie. Her fans assumed that it was because of the reviews that Jackie made about the KKW products. Later on, Kim cleared the whole thing up in the twitter that everything is OK between them. Despite the unintentional event, both women share a warm-hearted relationship with each other. The Twitter post of Kim is the perfect proof of their friendship which says:
Her Net Worth
As of 2018, her annual net worth is estimated to be $150,000. Most of her earnings come from her YouTube channel which has more than 2.8 million subscribers. She also earns from her brand endorsements and her beauty products.
She is pretty much active on the digital platform which you can see from her posts as well. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter and on Facebook. Her Instagram handle is jackieaina and Twitter is @jackieaina. Her Instagram follower counts 1.1 million and on Twitter she has 389k followers. Besides, she is also available on YouTube.
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