Who Is Amanda Ensing? Meet the YouTuber Feuding With Kylie Jenner

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Amanda Ensing had been keeping up with the Kardashians long before she accused Kylie Jenner of copying one of her Instagram photos.

The 26-year-old social media influencer made headlines on Monday, July 15, after she insinuated that Jenner, 21, stole her idea for a picture.

The drama began a day earlier when the Kylie Cosmetics CEO shared an image of herself wearing nothing but a floppy beach hat while celebrating the launch of her Kylie Skin brand in Turks and Caicos with friends.

“Vacation mode,” Jenner wrote alongside the photo, in which she strategically covered her private parts by crossing her legs and placing her arms over her breasts.

Ensing, meanwhile, posted a photo doing a same pose in an oversized beach hat during a trip to Mexico nearly a month earlier.

“She is the perfect example of grace because she is a butterfly with bullet holes in her wings that never regretted learning to fly,” Ensing wrote alongside the naked pic.

Ensing pointed out the similarities between the photos by leaving a comment on Jenner’s post.

“This photo looks awfully familiar ?,” she wrote.

Jenner quickly fired back with the help of her sister Kim Kardashian.

“From the words of Kim K ur not on my mood board but i did get my inspo off Pinterest,” the makeup mogul responded.

Ensing has yet to publicly reply to Jenner’s clapback. She did, however, share a cryptic quote amid the drama.

“Sometimes, the little things in life are more than enough ?,” she captioned a photo in a field of flowers on Monday, asking her followers to “comment one thing you’re grateful for.”

Scroll through for 5 things to know about Ensing — including her past with the Kardashian-Jenner family.

She Has a YouTube Channel

Ensing started uploading on YouTube under the name TheBeautyBox1211 in 2012. Her current channel, Amanda Ensing, has more than 1.4 million subscribers. 

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She’s a Beauty Influencer

Ensing specializes in videos about makeup, skincare and fashion. She also has 1.4 million Instagram followers.

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She Was a Fan of the Kardashians

Ensing was one of the social media influencers invited to Kim Kardashian’s KKW Beauty launch in June 2017. In addition to making videos recreating the famous family’s makeup looks, Ensing also filmed a video in Jenner’s former glam room.

 

“Today I’m filming in Kylie Jenner’s old beauty room, which is so awesome. I’m getting to film here because one of my friends bought her old house,” Ensing began in video titled “GRWM IN KYLIE JENNER’S GLAM ROOM! OMG!” uploaded in March 2018. “It’s so weird filming in there, I feel like I know the room already, just from watching the Kardashians and seeing [it] on Kylie’s Snapchat and Instagram and everything.” 

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She Was Accused of Copying Merch

Back in 2017, Ensing was accused of copying Skull House Designs CEO and designer Kelsey Kinsman’s designs for her own merchandise. She addressed the controversy in a since-deleted video titled “My Statement” at the time. 

 

“You guys know that I would never intentionally hurt you or anyone else. And the person that was brought to my attention, I never heard of and didn’t steal anything,” she said at the time. “If someone thinks that I’ve taken something from them, they are more than welcome to reach out to my legal team with their copyright or trademark paperwork.” 

 

She later backtracked via Twitter.

 

“I’m so sorry for how everything was handled. I would never intentionally hurt you or steal from someone. I hope @kelseykinsman and you all can forgive me. I can only learn from my mistakes,” Ensing tweeted in November 2017. “Again, I’m very sorry and made a mistake. I could’ve handled it better and will learn moving forward from this situation. ?” 

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She Has Famous Followers

Tori Spelling, Brielle Biermann and Maddie Ziegler are among the celebrities keeping up with Ensing via Instagram. 

 

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