Vlogger Marimar Quiroa may have once struggled to accept the facial tumor she was born with, but now, the 22-year-old happily embraces her differences in a series of makeup tutorials that have gone viral!
The California native, who uses sign language to communicate in her videos, has over five million views on her YouTube channel — not to mention countless messages of encouragement from inspired fans.
"To me, beauty means to accept yourself for who you are, and to ignore what other people tell you," Quiroa said, according to the Daily Mail. "You show your beauty how it is, it doesn't matter if you have a different looking face, accept yourself how you are."
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Quiroa, whose cystic hygroma forces her to breathe through a hole in her throat and eat through a stomach tube, turned to makeup as a way of "imagining new looks, especially around the eyes, and showing people they're beautiful no matter what."
Apart from her successful how-tos, Quiroa also teaches a Zumba class every week, is training to become a teacher for deaf children and attends beauty school at night.
"My condition doesn't hold me back in any way," she shared. "There is nothing I can't do."