Louie’s Life exposes his secret relationship | This is: Louie Castro

Louie’s Life exposes his secret relationship | This is: Louie Castro

February 28, 2020 100 By Peter Engel


– For me it was always my face. – [Stranger] Louie! – Like my makeup. It was like what I was super into. It’s just like doing my makeup and like clothes wasn’t really such a big part
– Hey! – of what I was doing. (uplifting music) Those guys were being so… – [Louie] Do you need something? – [Omid] What’s up everyone? My name is Omid Afshar and welcome to the first
episode of “This Is”. In today’s episode I’ll be
hanging out with Louie Castro, also known as Louie’s Life. Louie is a video content creator
who makes comedy sketches, beauty and fashion videos and story time videos. He’s gained over 2.2 million
subscribers on YouTube. There’s so much that I wanna get to know about Louie and I can’t wait to take
you on this journey with me. This is Louie Castro. (bright music) (knocking) (door opening) – Hi.
– Hey, what’s up Louie! – Nice to see you.
– Nice to see you. Come in (speaking foreign language). – [Omid] Oh my God, thank you for letting me in your house. How’s your morning been? – Good, I just woke up. I’m ready to get started because obviously I’m not
a (murmurs) potentially. – [Omid] Oh my God, you look amazing. – Thank you. – [Omid] So how long have
you been in this house for? – It’s been a minute. It’s been a long minute. (laughing) – [Omid] Do you like
the quietness of that, I mean it’s kinda far
from everything, right? – I know, I’m so used to
always being like everywhere, either partying or out with my friends or like just always in
the whole crazy world. So when I come home and I get to chill, it’s like I love it, it’s like the perfect balance. I come here and I get to relax, I’m away from everything, I make my own (speaking
in foreign language) and just like leave me alone. Let me chill for a bit. – [Omid] Can I get a little tour, I wanna get a little tour. (bright music) – Right here we have my little kitchen, so this is the side of the kitchen that everybody sees where I
film my little “Cocinan” videos, my cheese make videos, but this side is where
nobody ever really sees ’cause there’s nothing to see, it’s just a table. – [Omid] This is where you’re
eating all the time, right? – Yeah, this is where
I eat with my family, cheese (speaking in foreign
language) ketchup, at the table. These two are my two rooms. – [Omid] Oh you have two rooms? – I have two rooms. This is “THE BADDEST PERRA” room. And this is Louie’s room. – [Omid] Oh, so they’re are two separate? – Two completely separate people like this is like the Perra and this is like me right now. We’re just lazy, chillin. I’ll show you my room first. – [Omid] Okay lets do it. – I cleaned. (laughing) So this is my room. (bright music) This is my closet. Well I have two closets
’cause I have lot of clothes. – [Omid] You were a cheerleader? – Yes, I did it one year in high school, which was my senior year. And then I did it one year
in college, and that was it. – [Omid] What was that like, were there other guys on the team? – No, I was the only guy on the team. – [Omid] Are you serious? – Yeah, I kind of wished
there was more guys, but nope, it was just me. Are you ready to see the Perra room? So obviously we have some hot Cheetos. It would not be the Perra room without the hot Cheetos. And then this is where
all the magic happen. So this is the Perra room. This is where I get to
my full Perra potential. I do my makeup in here. I have like my extra clothes, I have my filming area and then I’ll film some of my bombs and this little area, I don’t think I’ve ever
done like a full on here’s the whole room. So this is the first time. So you’re lucky you’re
getting to see here first. (bright music) – [Omid] What do you have planned today? What do you wanna do? – I wanted to take some pictures, I of course have to do my makeup. I can’t walk around
like looking like this. I wanted to show you my old high school, show you around Watsonville, which is where I live. It’s a tiny little place, but there’s definitely
some really cool things I want to show you. – [Omid] When did you
start wearing makeup? – I started wearing makeup, like the end, like November, 2017. I think who really inspired me to start doing makeup was like Bretman rock and James Charles. I would see like Bretman
wearing a lot of makeup in a lot of his videos and he wasn’t necessarily
doing makeup videos. He wasn’t doing like tutorials or anything like that. But just seeing, how good he felt about himself. And he would wear makeup and it was like a way of
expressing himself, I felt. – [Omid] What was the first
time like when you wore makeup? – Well, the first time
I started doing makeup, the first product I
ever put on my face was an eyebrow pencil. I remember I would grab my mom’s liner and I would do my eyebrows. So you can you imagine
how dark my eyebrows were? Sharp eyebrows and I felt
like I looked so good. Slowly I started like
bringing a little more in and more, but it was
definitely like scary. I do you remember the first
time I wore makeup to school, I was so nervous, but like
at that point I was like, “I have to do it. “I’m just never going to do it. “It’s what I like to do.” Till this day I haven’t seen
another guy wearing makeup in my little city. – [Omid] What was your first YouTube video that you ever made? – My first YouTube video was me making fun of my little sister. She had her little video that she posted on YouTube. It was like me being an older brother and making fun of her which I feel so bad about. (bright music) – [Omid] At what point did your YouTube channel
started blowing up? – It wasn’t until I posted my “How to Dance at Quinceaneras” video, where I saw my channel, my views, and like my subscribers. Just literally blow up. – [Omid] How would you say
people described you as a kid? – If you didn’t know me, like on a personal level, then you probably thought it was really, really quiet and very shy. So when a lot of these people started
seeing my YouTube channel and seeing how crazy I was, there were like, you’re
not like that in person. Some people thought that it was like something
I was trying to play, like a personnel I was trying to play. Like that wasn’t me, but it wasn’t even that. It’s was just, I was always
just so shy to show myself because I was scared of what
people were going to say. Also, like when I started
doing YouTube, I wasn’t out. So it was so hard for me to
try to show my personality when such a big part of
me wasn’t even out yet. – [Omid] Yeah. – So I think that’s where
a lot of that came from. Like people be like, “Oh my
God, you look so different. “Blah blah blah.” As soon as I came out and I was just like happy
with what I was doing and I accepted myself, then I didn’t care. I just started doing what I wanna do, (knocking) that’s going to be my
(speaking in foreign language). (bright music) Dude, dude, dude. – We missed you. – This is Travis – [Omid] Hi Travis. – Hi.
– Hi. How are you doing? – [Mother] Did you say hi? – [Omid] Hi Travis. – [Mother] Your name’s Travis. – My names Travis. – How are you? – Oh, I’m good. – I’m good. – [Omid] You’re good? – We were very alike, like from
the time that we’re little, we kinda like doing the same thing. He liked playing with Barbies so I would play with Barbies with him. He was like, my best friend, when I found out that
he liked doing makeup, I got super excited because
I was like, Oh my God, we can share tips and like
whenever he gets recognized, I think we still all get that, like Ooh, like you know he’s getting recognized It’s like that’s super cool. (bright music) – Now my full Perra potential. Just a casual outfit. Go run some errands, go
grab something to eat. Are you ready? – [Omid] Let’s do it, let’s go. – This was my dream
car and she’s mine now. – [Omid] Are you a good driver? – No, we’re going to crash so (laughing). – [Omid] Seatbelt on and buckle down. – I’m telling you I never drive, so we’ll see how this goes. – [Omid] Do people
around your neighborhood, are they proud of you, or like, what is that like for that? – Pretty much everyone from
my street knows what I do and they all like are
super supportive about it, are super sweet about it. It’s a really small city. So like, when I started doing
all this it spread so fast. – [Omid] When you were growing up, what was your idea of what
your future would look like? – So when I was still in school, I really thought I was gonna get into the whole film industry, not necessarily me being a YouTuber and me doing all this ’cause I had none of this, was planned and I never
thought this was gonna happen or be what it is now. So I really thought I
was going to be like, making movies and I really
wanted to be an editor for like big movies and stuff. Like that was my thing. I loved editing. – [Omid] Where do you see your channel and you going in the next five years? – I definitely see me getting
a lot more into makeup. Hopefully one day, be able
to have my own products and do my own things with makeup. I would love to even have
my own show at some point or like, host stuff. – [Omid] Was college
ever like in your plans? Did you wanna go to college? – Since I was younger, I always knew school wasn’t for me because I really believe that
school isn’t for everyone. I did drop out of college. – [Omid] You went to college? – I did. – [Omid] No way. – I went to college but I didn’t drop out ’cause like I was lazy and I was like, “Oh my God, “I don’t wanna do this.” I dropped out, like I
wasn’t really put my all into school like everything, it just wasn’t for me. Like whenever I was there it was so sad. But my parents had a talk
with me at some point ’cause I think they saw how bad it was, like affecting me as in
like I guess my happiness, it just wasn’t there and they gave me the option that if I wanted to stay
in school or drop out and it was probably one of
the hardest decisions ever. And right there you are gonna see Kmart and that’s where I used to work. – [Omid] No way. – My first and only job, I used to work there when
I was in high school, to make my money, to
go out with my friends, do things, be able to buy things myself. But I worked there for one
year and when I started seeing that I was getting paid more on YouTube. I was like, (swooping). – [Omid] How did your parents take YouTube being your career? – At first like a funny story, when I first got my paycheck from YouTube, my parents were like, what? Like “What do you mean
YouTube is paying you? “That’s not real.” My parents thought it was a scam, they didn’t believe it. But now they’re super supportive about it. – [Omid] Was there anyone
out at your school going out? – There were, but I feel
like I was very different and I would get bullied
a lot in school for even, coming out and for, especially if you’re
doing YouTube and stuff, I would get bullied like in public in the quad during lunch, like get things thrown
at me and I don’t know, I don’t think it was
because of my sexuality. I really think it’s because I was putting myself
out there with makeup, with YouTube, with like dressing
the way I wanted to dress. And I think everyone else was kind of not really putting themselves
out there the way I was. We are here picking up
my best friend Jasmine. (screaming) – Hi.
– Hi. Thanks for hanging out with us. – Of course. – [Omid] Louie was just telling
me that you’re like his– – Just talking about you. – [Omid] You’re his only. – [Louie] Right? – Yeah, honestly. – It’s just like me and
her and it’s been like that since like kinder, like we have pictures together from our little kinder graduation, fifth-grade graduation. Like we’ve been like
this since the beginning, which is why she’s so precious. And so that’s why she’s my only friend because everyone else just comes and goes. Just things don’t work out. I’m really about this thing
like, if you don’t support me, you don’t like, you know
you’re not happy for me. Then I just cut you off, bye! Okay, so, I wanna show
you my old high school. (bright music) This is my old high school. – [Omid] Wow. – [Louie] Watsonville
Highschool as you can see. – [Omid] Oh my goodness. When was the last time you came here? – Wow, we actually made
a promise to each other like when we graduated, we literally promise each other that we would never come back to this high school ever again. – Not even like to this– – Not even to visit. I was like, we’re not gonna visit, we’re not gonna do
anything like I don’t care. It reminds me of a place where
like I wasn’t being myself ’cause I felt like I couldn’t. So every time I come here I’m like, yeah. Are you hungry Ami? – Yeah. (upbeat music) – We’re at two Pinto Lake Park. I think we should take
something soon for sure. – [Omid] Do you mean get some content? – I do. I used to always come here, put my earphones in just like, especially when I had
a lot of thinking to do or even as soon as when I was sad, I would come here, just
walk around like free. So this was my spa. Like I would always come here like as soon as I needed an
Instagram picture I was like, let’s go to Pinto Lake So this is my spa, like where
I took all my Instagram at. So really pretty. I used to come here, ride
my bikes all the time, walk my dogs, I used to
do like track and field. So I would come practice here a lot. Just running around. (upbeat music) – [Omid] Who’s your most recent? Like fashion inspiration? – Oh, I’ve recently gotten into fashion ’cause it wasn’t
something that I would do. Like, I would just, for
me it was always my face, like my makeup. It was like what I was super into. It’s just like doing my makeup and like clothes wasn’t
really such a big part – [Stranger] Hey! of what I was doing until recently. Now it’s like something that I really like gotten into and I’m trying to get into it a bit more, but I don’t know. I don’t know if I have
like an inspiration. – [Stranger] F*gs! I’m very like barely getting
into fashion, I wanna say. (somber music) Do you need something? – [Omid] Those guys we’re being so. – I know like I just don’t put up with it. Like don’t (bleeping) with me. I used to let myself get
picked on all the time when I was in high school, but like now it’s just like a ahh girl. I’m a Leo, let me just tell
you that, I’m very nice, but if you mess with me
in the wrong way girl, let me just tie him up, put up a band. Like I will not deal with it. – [Omid] Being gay in
such a small community. – Yeah. – [Omid] I feel like
that’s the type of bullying that you would get, right there. – Yeah, and I, Oh my God. It’s funny sometimes because like, so many people
will tell me something, but then I’ll go up to them and there’s like, not a single word, which is why I like doing it. ‘Cause now I know that people are all talk up
until you’re up into their face. I used to be so scared of my bullies. I used to be so scared of these people who would like, say things to me or like yell things at me or call me names, but like, Oh my God, you could probably ask
Jasmine the amount of times I’ve gone up to people and be like, “Sorry,
do you need something?” Or like, “can I help you?” Or is like, “Is there
something you wanna tell me?” And they’ll just be like, I’m like, you were literally
just yelling things at me. – [Omid] Yeah. – Why don’t you just say it now? It’s just people aren’t used to being confronted about things. – [Omid] Yeah. – So I mean, if they’re
gonna yell things at me, they’re gonna make me feel
uncomfortable, then me too. I’m right here. – [Omid] Yeah. – I just don’t put up with it. – [Stranger] Oh my God
my daughter loves you! – Thank you, tell her I said hi. Tell her I said hi, thank you. (bright music) – [Omid] What are you up to? – I am editing my new YouTube video. – [Omid] Say, is this the
setup for you editing a video. – Literally, this is what I do. – [Omid] And you edit all
your videos by herself? – I do, yes. – [Omid] What does it look like? What is this? – I guess I really keep a base– – [Omid] Wow this is how
little he edits his videos. Keeping it real. Do you mind if we chat for a bit? – Yeah, of course. – [Omid] Yeah, let’s do it. Let’s start talking relationships. (gasping) – Oh, relationships. – [Omid] ‘Cause I saw you
posted a photo of a guy. – [Louie] A guy. – [Omid] But there’s no tag. – Yeah. So no face. – [Omid] There’s no face, – No face, no case. – [Omid] There’s a guy with no face. So I mean like what is
dating been like for you? – Dating is something I don’t
talk about a lot anymore. it definitely was a big part of my channel before I was
in this other relationship that didn’t really work out. And I left a lot of my
viewers with questions. I ended this relationship and I never talked about
it, like when it ended. And that relationship was a
big part of my social media and everyone was like, Oh
my God, like what happened? Like we never see him. Like I don’t know where
I was in a relationship but the next day everything was gone and everyone was really
like tripping out about it, like questioning it and I
just never talked about it and I just felt like I wanted
my privacy in that sense. And believe it or not, one of the hardest parts about
being on social media is, I wanna say dating. It’s very, very, very difficult. I feel like people would
think like, Oh my God, like they probably have a
bunch of people everywhere. Like it’s super easy for them
to just get in a relationship We have helped people in their dams. It’s just like you never know
what people are really into. You don’t know if they’re in it for you or if they’re in it for different reasons and it’s the most difficult thing ever being in a relationship. It’s just something that always scares me. But luckily, I am in a
relationship right now and I’m super duper, duper, duper happy and the reason I choose
not to talk about it on social media, it’s just ’cause part of it is I’m scared to put my relationship out there. Like sometimes I want my privacy
and sometimes there’s a lot of negativity that comes with that. – [Omid] When did you first
know that you were gay? – Ever since I was little,
like I kinda already know I was different from every other guy. I was into like playing Barbies, being around girls all the time. I wasn’t doing what I should be doing or what other guys like to do. I didn’t come to accept my
sexuality up until high school. Before that it was just something that I myself was trying to figure out and everyone was just always
talking down on like gay people and it’s just like, it would make me feel so bad about it. But finding like in high
school when I was just like, this is me, I don’t care
whether you like it or not, I’m gonna do me. – [Omid] Coming from
a Hispanic background, being a part of the LGBTQ isn’t necessarily
the most accepted thing. Were you worried about
how your dad would take it and your mom? – Well I was definitely very scared. I feel like ever since I was little, like there was a clear
border line between things that girls should, and things that guys should do. So growing up like it was very difficult and I was always super scared
to even come out to my parents because I was like, what are
they going to think about it? Like am I going to like disappoint them or they’re not going to be happy? And then again, I’m also
the only son that they have. So I felt a lot of pressure. It was very scary, but I mean
when I finally told them, I definitely got a very different response from what I thought and I was really happy
with the way they responded and supported me even after I came out. This one time I was on a brand trip, I think I was in LA and I was gone for like about a week and when I came back my parents were like, I have a surprise for you. We’re like, we wanna show
you something bla bla. And I was like, what are
they so excited to show me? Like did they buy a new veggies? Like did I buy new furniture? Like I really have no idea. And they took me to what
now is my filming room and they showed that to me and I was like, they gave up their room so
that I can live my dream. And when I saw that, like I literally got so emotional, it was crazy for them to do that. It meant a lot to me. – [Omid] Hey, you’re lucky. (bright music) – I owe them a lot. – [Omid] You’re lucky to have
supportive parents like that. – I’m super thankful for it. – [Omid] So if there’s
a little boy out there and wants to be like you one day, what kind of advice would you give him? – Well you do what makes you happy, it’s just gonna help you so much more because you’re doing what you want and not what everyone else wants you to do and not what everyone
thinks you should be doing. If I didn’t listen to myself, I honestly have no idea where I woul be. This is all because
one, because of you guys and two, because I did what I wanted to do and at the time I felt like no
one was there to support me. I found people who supported
me and they lifted me and brought me to where I am now. There’s so many people
trying to bring you down, but if you don’t listen to them and you do what you want to do, you’re gonna go big, when
at the end of the day it’s all going to be worth it because you are happy and let me tell you guys, I am so happy. – [Omid] You’re so
special, you’re so sweet. (laughing) No this is, this has been really great. Thank you. So this is our first time hanging out. You’ve been so kind and
he’s so down to earth. Thank you. I’m excited for people
to see when I saw today. (bright music) – No, that was emotional,
you ruined my makeup. – [Omid] Did I really? I’m sorry. – Thank you so much for coming though. – [Omid] Thanks for hanging out with me. – Thank you for coming,
looking at this house. – [Omid] Seeing you house. We’ll hang out soon, okay? – Yes, definitely, we’ll see you soon. Catch you up on all the cheese. Thank you so much, bye. – [Omid] Thanks for
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