Hopkins’ positive approach to his work has earned him thousands of fans. Since starting his Makeover Guy channel in 2007, he has earned close to 50,000 subscribers. Furthermore, his videos have achieved more than 40 million views. And among his admirers was a lady named Mary Johnsen.
In April 2016 Johnsen had set out on a weight loss journey. As a result, by July 2017 she’d lost an impressive 30 pounds. So she decided to treat herself. She contacted the Makeover Guy to see if he would transform her look even further.
Hopkins agreed and before long Johnsen was at his salon. For moral support, she brought along her granddaughter, who gave an insight into her grandma’s predicament. “She doesn’t really think that she’s pretty, and she is,” she said. “I just want her to be able to see that in herself.”