When she was just 9 years old, Nigerian native Shalom Nchom aka Shalom Blac got into an accident with frying oil at her family’s store and was left with severe burns.
“Life after the accident wasn’t what I thought it would be,” Nchom told BuzzFeed. “I was stared at by kids and older people whenever I stepped out. I felt like a living statue that people came to see. It pushed me to be rude towards anyone who stared at me. I cursed people out and cried on many occasions,” she told Buzzfeed.
Learning to do makeup made her feel more comfortable and the school bullying eventually subsided. Soon, classmates were asking Shalom to do their makeup and that she did – charging between $5 and $25 per person.
Now, the 20 year old beauty shares her makeup tutorials on YouTube with a growing audience of over 13,000. Check out her incredible contribution to the now viral Power Of Makeup challenge series below: