Mikayla Nogueira ’20 landed on the 2024 Forbes 30 Under 30 list of social media influencers. The Communication grad combined her love of beauty with her talent for social media to turn what started as a pandemic project into a full-time entrepreneurial adventure as a top beauty influencer.
With her mix of raw honesty (she admitted to struggling with an eating disorder in a recent Thanksgiving post) and flair with a makeup brush, Nogueira amassed more than 15 million followers on TikTok, where she posts explainers on makeup application and takes viewers step-by-step through her glow-ups.
Landing on the Forbes list is not the first accolade for this talented grad. She recently talked to the venerable fashion industry publication WWD about receiving two Streamy Award nominations, including one for Creator of the Year. Deadline reports she took home the top prize in the beauty category.
Nogueira thrived at Bryant, calling it the “best four years of her life” in an interview with Allure. But just like an always-striving Bulldog, she’s forward-looking, telling Vogue in 2021, “I think the better question is, ‘where am I going next?’"