Cassandra Bankson, the teen whose makeup routine to cover up her acne-plagued skin made her into a YouTube sensation, started the next chapter of her life, landing a spot on the runway during New York Fashion Week.
A confident Bankson walked the runway at the Stacey Igel's
"Boy Meets Girl" show in New York City Wednesday night, proudly putting
a past of being bullied for her acne-ridden skin behind her.
"I'm a small town girl who sits in her living room and films videos all
day and now...I'm in New YorkFashion Week," Bankson said backstage. "It's
still a dream. I am so thankful."
The 19-year-old first achieved Internet stardom after posting makeup
tutorials on YouTube with her concealing tips, revealing how she covered
her acne-ridden skin before heading out to face the world. In the
videos, Bankson talks to her 45 million viewers, first in full makeup,
but then strips off the layers of foundation, concealer and powder to
reveal pimples and blemishes.