Ms. Talia Joy Catellano is not your average girl on you-tube giving make-up advice. Besides the fact, that she is a young professional, Talia, AKA MISSI; is a 12-year-old who was diagnosed five years ago with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer.
With her witty and happy appearance in her you-tube make-up tutorials, one would not know that she has been struggling with cancer for over 5 years. However; her story is not just about make-up, she inspires people to be themselves as she rocks a bald look, stating “my make-up is my wig.” While putting on her wig, and showing others how-to, she shares her personal story, living with cancer while living her dream.
Her bubbly character is great to watch as she inspires young women to live their life to the fullest, as she does. Talia says, her dream is to become a celebrity make-up artist one day. If she had a choice of one person she would “doll up,” would be Ellen Lee DeGeneres. Meanwhile, she continue to work on her video-blog. Her most recent project was hosting for a program called “Glam Wars”, presented by Mac Cosmetics and BASE Camp, giving young girls with cancer a makeover. Talia said, “what I felt lying in bed that night was … passionate, grateful and accomplished…”