Kelly’s heart-warming reaction to her makeover was subsequently recorded and uploaded to Hopkins’ YouTube channel. It was far from the first video featured on the makeup artist’s social media site, though. Indeed, he has a plethora of similarly impressive shorts. So who is the man behind the makeup, and where did he come from?
Well, Hopkins, who’s now 55, comes from Minnesota. During his youth, he initially focused on the performing arts. In fact, Redwood Falls High School awarded him state honors not only in piano but also voice and declamation. Hopkins’ singing continued during his time in further education as well, when he joined the St. Olaf Choir as a freshman.
While Hopkins’ career path remained in the entertainment world, he branched out from singing to include media cosmetics, too. To be more precise, he founded his own beauty parlor called the Christopher Hopkins Salon in 1990. And the budding entrepreneur chose the Hubbard Broadcasting complex – which serves as the base of three Minnesota media companies – as the site for his business.