Talia Joy Castellano a brave and beautiful 13-year-old Florida teen who is known for her youtube beauty videos and has been battling two forms of cancer for the past 7 years. Talia who goes by the screen name TaliaJoy18 on Youtube creates makeup tutorials and haul videos for younger girls to view and has a contagious inspirational attitude. Talia has been bald for years due to her chemotherapy treatments but views makeup as her wig, a way to feel more confident while being creative. Talia's makeup looks are impressive, and can trump many professional makeup artist's skills.
Talia has appeared on the Ellen Show, where she had the chance to not only meet Ellen, but also was rewarded with a check for $20,000 and made an official Cover Girl, for Cover Girl Cosmetics. Talia stated in one of her Youtube videos;
"Having cancer has been a gift yet a horrible, horrible, terrifying thing. But I've gotten so many benefits from it...
Having a Youtube channel and having to inspire people and having people look up to me and explaining to you guys how I love and adore makeup, using it as my wig and having so much self-confidence to go out to the grocery store without a wig... it's just amazing."
Talia is currently in the hospital and is not doing too well. The hashtag #PrayforTalia has become a worldwide trending topic on Twitter and on Instagram. Fans everywhere are keeping her in their prayers and trying to spread the word to others to also pray for her. Talia has not eaten in a week and is spending most of her time sleeping. This may be the end of her journey. If you would like to stay updated on Talia you can follow her Twitter at https://twitter.com/TaliaJoy18 and follow Angels for Talia, her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/angelsfortalia