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James Charles transforms into Dua Lipa after fans claim they look alike

Published: 7/Feb/2020 21:17

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and beauty guru James Charles has finally addressed the overwhelming sentiment that he and music artist Dua Lipa look alike with a shocking makeup transformation.

Although James Charles boasts his own iconic style, fans across the web have been claiming that he sports a similar look to massively popular celebrity and singer Dua Lipa.

In fact, Charles even mistook himself for the artist in late 2019, after doing a double take at a picture of Lipa on the red carpet at the American Music Awards.

Needless to say, his hilarious comparison sparked a slew of other posts analyzing their appearance — so much so that it has since become a popular bandwagon meme across the net.

Thus, Charles decided to acknowledge the speculation once and for all with a humorous makeup tutorial that “transformed” himself into Dua Lipa.

Dua Lipa, Instagram
Massively popular music artist Dua Lipa bears an uncanny resemblance to YouTube star James Charles – or is it the other way around?

“Now, I will say, the public has never seen myself and Dua Lipa in the same place at the same time,” he joked. “So you can form your own opinions.”

The makeup artist went on to copy Lipa’s iconic look, taking special care to contour his nose to mimic her own nose shape and adding her signature bright eyeshadow to pull the ensemble together.

Considering Charles’ skill with makeup, it comes as little surprise that the beauty guru was able to pull off his first-ever celebrity transformation with flying colors (although his natural resemblance to the singer may have helped).

James Charles, YouTube
James Charles was shocked by his transformation into singer Dua Lipa – and we can’t blame him!

Even he was shocked after donning a wig in the similar style of Lipa’s hair from one of her Instagram posts, giving a shocked, “Oh my god! That’s Dua Lipa!” upon looking in the mirror, which was then echoed by other bystanders in the room.

“Oh my god, you guys, this is absolutely crazy!” he exclaimed. “Holy crap! I’ve gotten the references, I’ve seen the similarities, but oh my god. …now, I am literally Dua Lipa.”

While the singer has yet to respond to Charles’ insane lookalike makeup transformation, it’s safe to say that the two have never looked more similar. Perhaps he could pull off an impersonation to get VIP access at an event, much like an Ed Sheeran impersonator who scored special treatment at the KSI vs Logan Paul fight in 2018.

Fortnite

NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.