- @Tom News
- Apr-May 2017
Reuben de Maid bravely speaks out about being bullied for wearing makeup
A 12-year-old has wowed Ellen DeGeneres with his singing and love for make-up. Reuben de Maid, from Llandaff, Wales, performed the Dreamgirls classic And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going on the US daytime show.
The child star then met with Ellen and chatted about his love of make-up. Ellen posted the interview online, writing: “I absolutely love this kid from Wales – his voice, his character, his uniqueness, all of it.” De Maid, who recently finished primary school, told of how he had always loved make-up, and would learn how to apply it by watching tutorials online.
Ellen responded, saying: “Well good on you for standing up for who you are!” Speaking of his love of singing, he said: “I have been singing since I could talk. I begged my mum for a karaoke machine and one day she bought it.
“My sister and brother were frustrated and they listened to it 24/7 blasting… My mum can sing, and my nan, but not my dad. I don’t really know, I think it comes from my mum’s side.”