CASPER, Wyo. — Entrepreneur, makeup artist, YouTuber and singer Jeffree Star announced that he’s visiting his home in Wyoming, in an attempt to escape the smoke of wildfires on the country’s west coast.
In November 2014, Star founded the company Jeffree Star Cosmetics. In 2018, Star earned $18 million from his YouTube endeavors alone, according to Forbes. That qualified Star as the fifth-highest-paid YouTube star as of December 2018.
Star posted a temporary story on the social media platform Instagram, from California, saying that the smoke from recent wildfires prompted the visit to Wyoming.
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“I just looked up at the sun and it’s hot red, and there’s smoke kind of just everywhere, lingering. It’s such a weird atmosphere here in California,” Star said in his Instagram story. “That means it’s time to go to Wyoming, so I’m going to hop on the jet right now and just get away for a few days. Go visit my house.”
Star cited that snow had just fallen in the area and that he was looking forward to getting some fresh air.
Star then posted several images from inside a private jet, before tagging a windswept plain swirled with snow, tagging Casper, Wyoming in the video.
“Oh, hello, snow. It’s so good to see you,” Star quipped. “Officially in Wyoming.”
Star then posted a short clip of a pair of drinks going in for a toast, tagging a Casper, Wyoming restaurant in the clip.
Northern California wildfires threatened thousands of homes Thursday after winds whipped it into a monster that incinerated houses in small mountain communities and killed at least three people.
Another fire raging along the Oregon border destroyed 150 homes near the community of Happy Camp and one person was confirmed dead, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said. About 400 more homes were threatened.
Numerous wildfires were also burning in Oregon and Washington state.
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