You already know and love Zendaya and, by now, know – and are obsessed with – CoverGirl’s first-ever male spokesperson James Charles. But what you might not know is that the two have never met – until now.
Here they are meeting for the first time ever today:
You can hear James’ reaction to Zendaya surprising him: “Oh wow!,” he said calmly, which he followed up with a louder, more excited,” Oh My God! Hiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeee, oh my God!” Needless to say they were both equally excited to meet each other.
Fun fact: James didn’t have his contacts in, so he doesn’t know who’s walking toward him until Zendaya is thisclose to his face, but I love how excited he is when he realizes it’s her!
After the two social media besties met, they did a little dance in celebration of FINALLY meeting each other:
I mean, how cute are they?!
Okay, let me back up a sec, so you know the backstory (if you don’t already): The two CoverGirl spokesmodels originally became friendly on social media when Zendaya announced that she was holding a #FibersMascaraContest for one lucky fan to be in a tutorial with her. “Here’s how to enter,” she wrote on Instagram:” post an Instavid that’s 30 seconds max of you in a makeup look inspired by COVERGIRL Super Sizer Fibers Mascara’s packaging (be as creative as you want, BEAT THAT FACE HUNTY!!) . Make sure you include #FibersMascaraContest and tag both mine @COVERGIRL ‘s ig’s…can’t wait to see the looks you come up with, see one of you soon???
James, being the insanely talented makeup artist that he is, took the challenge and KILLED IT. Even Zendaya put her stamp of approval on his take on the colorful eyeshadow look, liking his pics.
She even included him (top left) in her round-up of looks, saying, “Y’all are slaying the ? outta me with these looks like ughhhhhh y’all are so stunning??? but keep them coming for your chance to be in my #SuperSizerFibers tutorial video!”
Unfortunately, James was only 17 when he submitted his look and the rules of the contest said you had to be 18-years-old to win. But while James wasn’t eligible to win the contest, he still won in the long run.
From that moment on, CoverGirl kept their eye on the high schooler (who went viral after he brought his own ring light to get his senior picture taken), watched him flourish as a makeup artist, and then approached him to be their first-ever male CoverGirl, which was announced to the world in October 2016.
Finally, cut to present day on Nov. 19, at Chelsea Piers in New York City where CoverGirl planned a surprise meeting for the Zendaya (who was obviously in on the surprise) and James. Here it is again in case you can’t get enough of his reaction and their overall adorableness:
Here’s Zendaya walking to surprise James:
Here’s James meeting her for the first time:
And here is their adorable we-just-met-each-other dance:
Dead for their cuteness! Stay tuned for more from these two on Cosmopolitan.com!
Get non-boring fashion and beauty news directly in Follow Carly on Twitter and Instagram. your feed. Follow Facebook.com/CosmoBeauty.