Edward Avila - Updated May 2024

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Edward Avila

Edward Avila is an American beauty guru with a self-titled channel on YouTube whose appearances are usually inspired by K-pop idols.  Edward Avila gives tips on the Korean K-pop fashion style.

Early Life and Childhood

Edward Avila is 30 years old. He was born on April 2, 1992, in California, the USA under the astrological sign Aries. He has not disclosed his parents’ names.

However, he has a younger sister who has appeared in his videos. As well as he has also posted a picture of his mother on his Instagram handle.

Edward Avila

Caption: Edward Avila’s photo with mother during childhood days (Source: Instagram)

He is from California but has spent a lot of time in Seoul, South Korea.  At about 20 or 21 years old, he moved to South Korea, and about a year later, resided in Seoul.

Likewise, he holds American nationality, and ethnically he is half-American and half-Filipino.

Further, he has not talked about his educational institutions. However, he studied art, filmmaking, and video game design but never graduated from college.


When Edward Avila was a high-school senior, he used makeup for the first time.

During this period, he started having serious acne problems and wanted to cover it up, along with the dark circles, with makeup.

According to him, he got motivated after seeing Michelle Phan’s video illustrating that men put on makeup as well. Phan’s content also made him inspired by vlogging.

Social Media

Being a social media star, Edward Avila is active on different social media platforms, especially on YouTube and Instagram.

On Instagram, he goes to the y handle @edweird0 with more than 490k followers. Likewise, he has gained around 1.7k fan followers on his Twitter account.

He is not active on Twitter. In addition, he runs a YouTube channel where he has accomplished over 1.52 million subscribers.

Is Edward Avila gay?

Regarding Edward Avila’s sexual orientation, he has not clearly stated his sexual orientation.

However, there have been many speculations regarding his sexuality and love life. Once he also admits to dating a boy who was an idol trainee at that time.

He used to go out on a date along with him before officially dating for one and a half years. After some misunderstanding, he broke up with him and parted ways.

Personal Life and Controversy

Reflecting on Edward Avila’s relationship status, he seems to be single. He has not opened up about his relationship on social media handles.

However, he is currently focusing on his career and seems to be more involved professionally than in involved relationships.

With fame, Avila has also got into backlashes and controversy. He was also a victim of such controversy. Likewise, he has faced a lot of hate and backlash for his unethical comments and fat-shamming.

He also received hate from South Asians particularly Filipinos for analyzing their skin complexion.

In addition, he also got accusations of bullying, harassment, and criticizing anyone not matching his ideal beauty standard.

Nonetheless, he is currently controversy-free and is maintaining a clean image over social media handles.

Professional Life

Talking about Edward Avila’s professional life, he created his YouTube channel under the username ‘mrpanda101’ on April 7, 2006.

Then, he posted a YouTube video but his content was not related to beauty and makeup.

During that time he had an old Nokia phone, on which he recorded videos of himself and his friends and posted them on the channel.

He also stated in an interview that he started a YouTube channel mainly because he wanted to join the new platform for sharing his random or creative content. However, those videos are no longer available on the channel.

He started using Korean beauty products after he relocated to the country. His everyday makeup look can be anything between a “no-makeup” look and “full-on bronze sultry eyes”.

However, he always uses a cushion compact all over his face, as well as some concealer on spots and breakouts and a light coating of powder on the center of his face.

His oldest video on the YouTube channel to date is “Valentine’s Day Look for Guys (Makeup, Hair, and Outfit Ideas).”

This video was posted on February 12, 2013. In this video, he demonstrated that he was motivated by that year’s Spring Korean Fashion, so he determined to offer some guidance on how to impersonate oneself on that year’s Valentine’s Day.

Likewise, his next video was posted on 7 September which he gave a tutorial on how to replicate the hairstyle of Lu Han. Lu Han is a Chinese singer and actor affiliated with the South Korean-Chinese group Exo.

Avila is a self-trained makeup artist. His YouTube series are Hair Styling, Get Ready With Me!, Vlogs, Makeup & Skincare Reviews, Makeovers, and Kpop Idol Makeup.

He also posted music videos on his channel. Some of his music videos are “[MV] ‘BODY’ – Trophy Cat × Edward Avila,” “‘BODY’ Dance Practice – Trophy Cat × Edward Avila,” “[MV] Trophy Cat × Edward Avila – Stay,” “[MV Teaser] ‘BODY’ – Trophy Cat × Edward Avila,” “[MV Teaser 2] Trophy Cat × Edward Avila – “Stay”,” “[Teaser] ‘PEPERO’,” and more.

Famous videos

One of his most-watched videos on his channel is “Laneige Two Tone Tint Lip Bars – Edward Avila.” Uploaded on February 10, 2017. And this video has got 3,318,975 views to date.

Some of the most popular uploads on his channel are “K-pop Idols Try to Do My Makeup,” “Getting Rhinoplasty in Gangnam || Vlog – Edward Avila,” “A Week After Surgery || Vlog – Edward Avila,” “Peripera Ink The Airy Velvets Review + Swatches – Edward Avila,” “The Idol Experience lol: Going to Music Bank || Vlog – Edward Avila,” and many more. Those videos have crossed millions of views.

Edward Avila

Caption: Edward Avila captured for YouTube Halloween makeup (Source: YouTube)

Edward Avila – Net Worth

Speaking on Edward Avila’s earnings, he is a famous YouTube star as well as a makeup artist who has earned a decent sum of money from his work.

Looking at his YouTube statistics, he has uploaded 661 videos which all together add up to more than 174.3 million views now. Likewise, he also creates 5 new videos every month on average.

Therefore, his estimated net worth is around 535,000 dollars as of 2022 through Youtube videos.

Edward Avila – Body Measurements

The make-up guru, Edward Avila has a good height that stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and has maintained a slim body. Naturally, he has black hair but he dyes them frequently.

This YouTube star is fashionable and styles himself like a K-pop idol. So, he is very popular and influential among K-pop enthusiasts and the community.

At the moment, he has pink-dye hair. It is hard to believe he is already in his late 20s, due to his youthful appearance.

Likewise, he has a pair of attractive hazel eyes with a fair skin complexion.

Edward Avila

Caption: Avila posing for a mirror selfie (Source: Instagram)