Little Big Shot鈥檚 Reuben de Maid appeared on The Ellen Show and completely melted hearts singing 鈥淎nd I Am Telling You鈥 from Dreamgirls. Then, the 12-year-old sat down to chat with the host, and revealed his great passion off of the stage: makeup.


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鈥淓ver since I was eight, I have been so interested,鈥 the young Welsh artist confessed. 鈥淚 used to watch my phone for hours on end, learning from tutorials and blogs, seeing how to do it.鈥 In fact, he did his own makeup for the show.

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He also enjoys practicing on his mother and sister at home. For that, de Maid said he鈥檚 teased at school. 鈥淚n my drama group, I used to get hit, punched, and kicked,鈥 he said. 鈥淎fter two months, I tried to brush it off, but brushing it off doesn鈥檛 work. So I stood up to them and I told my mom.鈥 As a result of the bullying, de Maid had to transfer schools.

鈥淕ood for you for not stopping who you are,鈥 Degeneres told him. 鈥淭hat鈥檚 really tough.鈥 After advising him that he didn鈥檛 need to 鈥渂ecome a Kardashian because you are your own self,鈥 she gifted de Maid with everything that he needs to start his own Youtube channel including lighting, a laptop, and a Kardashian backdrop. His reaction is priceless. Watch for yourself below.

Isn鈥檛 he the sweetest? Tweet us your reaction @BritandCo!

(h/t Cosmopolitan; photo via Reuben de Maid)