Imagine being just 17-years-old and making history. One teen from New York doesn't have to imagine because he did just that. Singer Katy Perry announced to her 56 million Instagram followers that she was proud to announce CoverGirl first ever CoverBoy, James Charles. The newest CoverGirl addition will appear in CoverGirl's campaigns to promote its newest mascara "So Lashy." In a press release, the cosmetic brand says that its newest beauty product is made for all types of lashes, making James the perfect spokesperson. The press release also reads that CoverGirls are role models and boundary-breakers, something James exemplifies.

Who is James Charles? 

James is an aspiring makeup artist based out of New York.

The teen is fairly new to the cosmetic world. He has a YouTube channel with more than 71,000 subscribers. His channel is dedicated to glam and artsy makeup tutorials. His Instagram, jcharlesbeauty, is on its way to more than 500,000 followers. He gained more than 400,000 followers on Instagram in one year. His followers are fans of his wide range of makeup looks. James' feed is mostly makeup looks he's created including "fall glam" and more artistic looks like "the butterfly effect." 

He joins other notable CoverGirls

The teen joins the list of famous CoverGirls including singer Katy Perry, actress Zendaya,  and daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Many people are looking forward to the aspiring makeup artist saying the brand's slogan: easy, breezy, beautiful CoverGirl. 

James Charles will promote the brand across different mediums

James tweeted that he was "shook" this morning.

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"It’s such a huge honor to be working with one of the most iconic beauty brands in history, alongside huge icons, such as Katy Perry. It's groundbreaking, and I cannot wait to see what else comes from it. This year is going to be amazing," James said in an interview with Allure magazine.

The social media star will promote "So Lashy" on television, print and online. Cheers to a life-changing 2017!