‘EARNED HER WINGS’

07.16.13

CoverGirl, 13, Dies of Cancer

Talia Castellano gained YouTube fame with her makeup tutorials.

Sadly, the 13-year-old honorary face of CoverGirl, Talia Castellano, whose makeup tutorials on YouTube were wildly successful, died Tuesday after battling cancer for six years. In 2012 she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she was given her CoverGirl title. That same year, she discovered that the cancer had spread to her bone marrow. Because her story went viral from Ellen, she was able to interview celebrities at last year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival. Castellano’s bubbly personality lives on through her videos, which garnered her more than 750,000 followers on YouTube. “I feel proud that I have accomplished so much on YouTube, have so many people watching and now taking seriously how childhood cancer don’t have enough funding,” Castellano told Today.com in August.

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