Nabela Noor: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Nabela Noor, YouTube star

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The Republican National Convention holds another debate for the 2016 GOP presidential candidates tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern time at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The debate will air on Fox News. Fox and Google teamed up for this debate, inviting a few YouTube personalities including Nabela Noor, to ask the candidates questions.

Here is what you need to know about Nabela:


1. Nabela Is a Proud Muslim-American

Dear America | From a Muslim-AmericanEDIT: The tweet shown at 2:38 has been proven to be falsified. I apologize for this error and thank everyone who has brought this to my attention. Being a Muslim in America today is scary and challenging. From dealing with Donald Trump's anti-Islamic commentary to facing Islamophobia on a regular basis, to watching how unfairly Muslims are portrayed in the media…it's quite the interesting journey. Here's my story and here's my message to my fellow American. Please thumbs up this video if you enjoyed this video and to extend your support. Please share this video if you'd like to spread this message as well. —————————- Hi friends! I have been praying about this video and planning this video for quite some time now. I have debated dozens of times if I should film this, but with the recent events in the media and around the world, I felt compelled to speak up. Many of you guys know that I view faith as sacred and personal, so it was really hard for me to create this video. I have never felt more nervous, vulnerable or exposed.. But I know that I have this growing platform, and I felt a sense of responsibility to use my platform to not just share DIYs and beauty tips, but to maybe hopefully make a change… a lasting change that can make this world a better place. Even if just one person can watch this video and know that they are not alone, or discover that Islam is not what they see in the news, then I've succeeded. I will consider that my biggest accomplishment on this channel. I am Muslim and I am proud. Whatever you believe in and whatever you do, just make sure you can feel proud, too. XOXO Music: No copyright infringement intended. Song from AudioMicro.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Check out my newest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOvJcOmJ_Yg -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-2015-12-22T16:39:28.000Z

In her YouTube vlog titled “Dear America,” Nabela says, “I am an American through and through. And I am also a Muslim.” She talks about her experience after the 9/11 attacks where she was bullied in school and some friends told her they were no longer allowed to spend time with her because she was Muslim. She was 9 years old at the time. Her Facebook page has been hit pretty hard with anti-Muslim sentiments.

Nabela’s other YouTube tale “Draw My Life!” tells us about her early life. She is of Bangladeshi descent but was born in America. Her mother was pregnant with Nabela when they moved to the United States, giving birth on August 4, 1991. Nabela’s mother hid the fact that she was carrying Nabela at the time of her immigration. Revealing this fact has resulted in Nabela being called an “anchor baby.” Immigration is certainly a hot button topic for the 2016 Presidential candidates on the campaign trail, and we will see tonight if one of Nabela’s questions during the debate ties immigration reform to her own experience.


Nabela has raised her voice against Islamophobia and the hate crimes that Muslims face. As her social media presence has grown, so too has the backlash increased against her for speaking about her faith. When it was announced that Nabela would be one of the YouTube personalities asking questions of the candidates at the GOP Iowa debate, many websites decried the choice to invite Nabela to speak at the event. There have also been those sharing their support for Nabela’s message, and Nabela has thanked these people by saying, “Our community needs more allies like you.”


2. She Has Spoken Out Against Donald Trump

Nabela Noor, YouTube, GOP Debate

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Also in her “Dear America” video, Nabela effusively states, “We have a presidential candidate whose loudest message reeks of hatred and Islamophobia.” While she does not directly name Trump as the candidate she is referring to, she continues her impassioned pleas and a meme-style photo comparing Trump to Hitler appears next to her. Nabela also openly supports Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.


Trump has previously declared that the United States should prevent Muslims from entering the country, and that mosques should be surveilled. Nabela vlogged that the media portrayals of Islam and the efforts to silence Muslims frighten her. She included a tweet on her video that was incorrectly attributed to Donald Trump attesting to his belief that “Muslims should be treated no differently than sex offenders.” Nabela apologized and added an edit to her vlog post when it was pointed out that this tweet was not made by Donald Trump. It would have been very interesting to see what question Nabela could have posed to Trump had he remained in the lineup for the Republican debate on January 28th.


While Donald Trump has refused to appear at tonight’s debate, citing his frosty relationship with co-moderator Megyn Kelly, there is also wild speculation and gossip that Fox intentionally selected Nabela Noor as a participant to “humiliate” Trump.


3. Her YouTube Videos Focus on Fashion & Beauty Tips

The Power of Makeup | NabelaNoorPlease give this video a big thumbs up if you enjoyed! So I really wanted to give my take on Nikkie Tutorial's inspiring video, "The Power of Makeup." So many other incredible Youtubers have recreated this video and I thought I could join in and help spread this wonderful message. It's so important that we learn to be more tolerant, loving and accepting. Makeup shaming has become so widely accepted, and it's a huge part of everyday conversations with common phrases like "You don't need makeup," or "I'm a natural beauty…" Makeup isn't a crutch and loving it doesn't make you less beautiful or less real. We are all real and true for who we are and what we do, not for how we look. Please check out Nikki's video as well as some other fabulous creators who have inspired me to make this video! (Feel free to tag Nikki on Twitter/Instagram so she can check this video out!) Nikki: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Ov8qvZ2_w Patrick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiq3M5d5T_A Christen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nh3xPcHIZA Btw, we have TWO news videos up on our vlog channel! Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/BeingSethela Follow me on my socials! Let's chat! Instagram: https://instagram.com/nabelanoor/ Twitter: @nabelanoor Snapchat: @nabelanoor Facebook.com/itsnabelanoor For all business inquiries: mgmt@nabelanoor.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Check out my newest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOvJcOmJ_Yg -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-2015-09-18T03:04:46.000Z

While Nabela has recently wading into more controversial waters with her political activism, her YouTube channel and Instagram account are each filled mostly with fashion, beauty, DIY crafts, and weight loss tutorials and pictures. Her most-viewed YouTube clip talks about DIY gift ideas that you can use for your loved ones for any holiday and has been watched over 885,000 times.


Nabela frequently discusses how her weight has affected her self confidence. She vlogged about losing 30 pounds and then gaining some of the weight back. She also shares her thoughts on recipes and healthy snacks on her YouTube channel. Like many people using social media, her Instagram feed is filled with photos of her meals.


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Her candid confessions and honest talk about her food-related struggles have gained her many fans. Nabela’s YouTube Channel has over 146,000 subscribers waiting for her latest makeup tips and do-it-yourself hacks. It was for these everyday stories that Nabela was originally made famous.


4. She Is Married to Seth Martin

OUR WEDDING DIARY ♡I am so excited to share our wedding diary with you guys! Although the official wedding video was intended to be released today, we still have a few edits remaining! In the meantime, we have our Wedding Diary to share with you, which takes you throughout the process from days before the wedding to the preparation and a glimpse of the actual wedding day. The finale clip was shot by our lovely videographers, Anna + Mateo! Working with them has been a dream and we cannot WAIT to release the official video very very very soon! We are sorry for the delay, but are so thrilled to have this fun, emotional and intimate diary to share with you guys! Their IG: https://instagram.com/annaandmateo Check out Seth's Instagram: https://instagram.com/itssethmar/ Follow me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/nabelanoor/ ALL SARIS AND JEWELRY DESIGNED BY SUSHMA REDDY COUTURE: https://www.instagram.com/sushmareddycouture/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/nabelanoor SNAPCHAT: @nabelanoor FACEBOOK: facebook.com/itsnabelanoor BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS IN THE VIDEO: Andrea: https://www.youtube.com/AndreasChoice Alba: https://www.youtube.com/AlbaMayo Maira: https://www.youtube.com/ItsMairaNoor -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Check out my newest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOvJcOmJ_Yg -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-2015-12-24T05:45:07.000Z

Nabela’s husband Seth Martin has taken part in many of her YouTube videos. According to Nabela’s wedding website on The Knot, the nuptials took place on June 14, 2015 in Central Pennsylvania. Nabela has cheekily called her husband a “tall glass of gorgeous white chocolate.” They met when Nabela was taking orders at her parents’ restaurant. Seth proposed during a dinner date when the dessert was brought out. The plate of chocolate covered strawberries had “Will you marry me?” written around the edges, and Nabela accepted.


Nabela has posted many vlogs and photos of her wedding journey, and branched out into DIY wedding tips in the months leading up to her marriage ceremony. The couple started a separate YouTube channel featuring videos of their life together, calling it Being Sethela. On this channel they vlog about their wedding planning, purchasing a home together, and recording Nabela’s music in a studio.

Nabela’s engagement was vastly different from that of her parents, who were the product of an arranged marriage in Bangladesh. Her mother was just 14 years old at the time, while her father was age 17. Nabela’s older sister also agreed to be part of an arranged marriage. Nabela’s parents did not initially approve of her relationship with Seth. Despite their call for a more traditional arranged marriage, Nabela continued to be with Seth until her older sister was able to convince her parents that their love was real.


5. She Recorded a Song ‘All About Love’

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Nabela released her debut single ”All About Love” on iTunes in 2013. The song talks about her relationship with Seth and the YouTube caption for the video dedicates the tune to “the man who taught me the definition of unconditional love.”

The song is poppy and in the style of Selena Gomez or Demi Lovato. It features artist Kameron Ray singing additional vocals. Nabela says she began writing “the anthem of her love” when her parents first rejected the idea of her dating now-husband Seth.

Nabela credits her husband Seth with encouraging her to devote her time and effort to her singing and her YouTube channel.