Kat Graham got her first make-up lessons from drag queens

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Kat Graham was taught how to apply make-up by her drag queen friends.

The Vampire Diaries star said during the early days of her music career, she was only booked to play gigs in gay clubs, so learnt tips and tricks from her fellow performers.

"When I first started releasing more music, the only people that would let me perform were gay clubs. So I would perform, usually for free, to about maybe two or three people in the bar, and then that became my community," Kat told People.

"When I started to get asked to do more press and more red carpets, the only make-up artists that I knew were my friends, so they did my make-up for the first bit of press until they eventually taught me how to do my own," she explained.

Kat appeared in the outlet's annual Beautiful Issue, and during the interview, she discussed her approach to embracing natural beauty, starting with her hair.

"Hair has been such a great journey for me through this past year in quarantine. I really embraced my curls, which is not something that I ever did before. I really relied heavily on straight wigs and things like that. And now I'm finding ways to have looser curls, tighter curls, softer curls, stronger. I feel like I'm almost a curl expert, I'm not quite there yet," she shared.