My First Met Gala (And How I Almost Didn't Make It) 

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Drum roll please, it's the story you've all been waiting for! Eugene chronicles the events leading up to his first , including everything that led to his red carpet mishap (and how he almost didn't make it!)

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Comments 4 102   
OHMD11 11 hours ago
I hate that you apologized for what you called "sounding smart"! I love hearing anyone talk about their passions. Share your knowledge!
HelenaCRAFTER 20 hours ago
they better invite you back because this could have been SOOO ICONIC, not that it wasn't but it could have been sensational honestly
Laura Happel
Laura Happel 22 hours ago
I think that going to the Met Gala without a stylist is like going to see a Broadway show that doesn’t have a stage manager…….. you are guaranteed a failure of an evening.
Zabigdog Day ago
Eugene - so beautiful and brave and smart and my god that outfit with that makeup....glorious human.
Savannah Nangle
I'm really glad Eugene got to go. Even if it was so stressful. Very happy for him and his team.
Cece Fernandes
This makes me so emotional for some reason? Wanting to represent what America means the queer community, POC community, those of Asian Decent, etc, and in a time of need members of those communities come together to help you behind the scenes? Especially a member of the Queer Community coming together to help you when you're so down? It really just makes me choked up and emotional for reason I don't even know how to articulate.
Gina Hamlyn
Gina Hamlyn Day ago
You are incredibly articulate and so handsome. I really enjoyed learning all about the Met and that style is important and why.
Mandi Moh'd
Mandi Moh'd Day ago
Listen....Eugene....YOU KILLED IT!!! OMG! I am so freaking proud of how you handled everything....you really conquered! Seriously! Wow!❤😍 your entire experience was amazing to see in this video.
glossaria2 Day ago
Eugene, you only HAD six days this time! (Tho' granted, 60 people would help....) Srsly, I think you need to turn this into an annual event. Prep for a Met Gala invite, and do a photo shoot of your look even if your invitation gets waylaid. (You KILLED in that tux and your eye makeup was INSPIRED, Anna should be honored to invite you back!)
Sasha Day ago
Eugene, you are so awesome!! You are a great role model and icon! I look forward to seeing you at the Met Gala again :) I know this won’t be your last time!
Nakia Sutton
Nakia Sutton 2 days ago
I just freaking love you and I hope you get to SHINE like the most fabulous human superstar that you are next year...
Nakia Sutton
Nakia Sutton 2 days ago
I just freaking love you and I hope you get to SHINE like the most fabulous human superstar that you are next year...
Karen Danzey
Karen Danzey 2 days ago
This is the first time watching your video or even knowing who you are moreover this is soooooooooooooooooo powerful and thank you for sharing this!!!! :0)
Victoria P
Victoria P 2 days ago
This year theme was baad, people are to scared of offending others or they overthink it.
Alf Calzon
Alf Calzon 2 days ago
20:30 ❤ AOC ❤ 20:46 ❤ NIKKIETUTORIALS ❤
Elizabeth Thao
Elizabeth Thao 2 days ago
YOU DID IT!!!! I agree that your look was completely valid--it was all meant to be. The photos will last forever and you looked amazing in them!!!! And you were so right in making sure all of your details were on point so your could stand out in an amazing Dior tuxedo, just beautiful how it all came to be.
donille ann tolentino
i love you aaaaa
iman syed
iman syed 2 days ago
Being asian I can personally relate to using fashion to attain a good impression. It actually works.
StoneOfMoon 2 days ago
I started crying in the last part minute. I’m Chinese, but born in Brazil, and lived across the world, like him. I wasn’t close to my mom but slowly mending it. The part of using fashion scraps and own it also kind of it hard personally (finally have achieved confidence in what I wear)
Erin Delaney
Erin Delaney 3 days ago
I love that he got to hang out with Nikkie and Jackie! The fact that you still slayed and made this beautiful video to give us all of your inspiration after the disappointment of not quite having the look you'd hoped for (while still stunning) is just...thank you. Thank you for showing us that even someone that has been infront of cameras for years can feel out of place or less than, when there is no way in the world you are. It's a reminder that none of us are either and that we need to fight those awful voices telling us otherwise. You have been an inspiration for years now and I'm so proud to see you and the ladies get the chance to stand up at the met gala and show the world that you are all here to stay and continue your amazing work.
Joy Wilson
Joy Wilson 4 days ago
Loved you look some of the other creations were hideous 🤗Cape Town South Africa 💞🇿🇦🌍😷
Neethu Aravind nair
The most captivating telling .
bridgiemon 4 days ago
Your mom is beautiful ❤️
Rita Evans
Rita Evans 4 days ago
You look beautiful! ❣Such a proud moment.
SiouxzieQ 4 days ago
They said "Fuck it!! I'll never look younger! " 🤣🙋🏼‍♀️🙏🏼💯
Austin 5 days ago
Thank you so much for sharing such a personal experience. I really do hope that you get invited to another Met Gala to showcase another look. You looked stunning, by the way! And, you definitely were crucial. You did it.
kris 5 days ago
i don’t speak tagalog which is the language in the Philippines because my parents didn’t want me to be bullied for having an accent. Asian house holds really do try to protect but really :( makes me sad
Erniebyrd1214 5 days ago
8:37 definitely being a Capricorn
Tama 5 days ago
*What is the Gospel?* The true gospel is the good news that God saves sinners. Man is by nature sinful and separated from God with no hope of remedying that situation. But God, by His power, provided the means of man’s redemption in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of GOD, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Romans 10:9 9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. JESUS CHRIST can come anytime! Just Believe ❤️ Love you and GOD BLESS
Freya Blight
Freya Blight 5 days ago
We love you! Can't wait to see what you do next!
Lu-Fei 6 days ago
Hey Eugene! I recently told my mom I’m grayromantic/aroflux/aceflux, and personally you’re an artistic inspiration to me and personally has helped me make a lot of the probably most unheard of art experiments I do in my free time that end up being my favorites. Keep being the absolute figure of divinity you are✨
aryswheel 7 days ago
all this and when i first saw the pics i still thought he was serving straight looks
Dafne Duarte
Dafne Duarte 7 days ago
Eugeneeee! Get someone to design you 5 Jojo-based outfits!!! You would look SO AMAZING!!
lyssatiny102 7 days ago
I would’ve died. I would’ve absolutely lost it and fucking died. Eugene, you did amazing, babe. I cannot imagine the inner strength it took to get through that, and I hope you know it wasn’t your fault things got so hectic. Sending you a virtual forehead kiss❤️. Get lots of rest!
Alejandro Méndez Padilla
Lola Bunny IS a fashion icon
Rachel Weaver
Rachel Weaver 7 days ago
Most realistic MET gala video yet, and still makes me love you so much more! Congratulations! Hope u get to go to way more (:
Lys 7 days ago
This is my favourite video on UStotal.
Prina Jindal
Prina Jindal 7 days ago
even after all of this eugene looked great!😍
Marie B
Marie B 7 days ago
Eugene I’m so happy you so proud. Also tip carry a clean makeup sponge that is damp and use it for your tears. You can put it gently at the corner of your eyes and catch them before they fall down.
borromorro 8 days ago
I can't handle his condescension in this video
Prisha Poudyal
Prisha Poudyal 8 days ago
a year ago they re-created met gala looks, now eugene went to the met gala damn
Alex M
Alex M 8 days ago
Gosh you’re annoying, you sound so pretentious lol
borromorro 8 days ago
He normally isn't this bad but damn is he annoying this video
Teaky Tock
Teaky Tock 8 days ago
I was so stoked to see that you made it to the Gala! It would be a crime if you don't get invited again. I remember you from quidditch days, we never played each other, but my old roommates would always get so excited seeing you pop up here and there over the years. You are killing it!
Pemo 8 days ago
living for the gollum/smeagol dialogue parody
Dizzy 8 days ago
I'm so jealous of the conversation with Lili Reinhart! I love her so much!
Ches G
Ches G 8 days ago
BRUH HAHAHAHA the dam burst same
Granger-Weasley Venus
he talked to lorde and he lISTENS TO HER ALBUMS?!! whole new level of respect
jisoo turtle rabbit kim
Inviting someone on a week's notice is not okay 😩😩😩
That_quad_girl Tehe
Can I say Eugenes nails are 😩
L M 9 days ago
Fuck it. You only live once and you will never look younger. I love this.
novawolfx23 9 days ago
eugene made a jojo refrence i can die happy now
His&HersGamers 9 days ago
Also, I think that Eugine looked amazing. I think the combination of the suit with his makeup and nails ect really spoke about what people assume of you VS what and who you are and who you want people to see. I think he still looked amazing ever if this wasn’t his look he wanted
His&HersGamers 9 days ago
“ when you externally display competence and Grace when your internally freaking out, you’re setting yourself up to fail. “ holy cow, yes. You better say that again.
Suburban Beard
Suburban Beard 9 days ago
subscribed because of this video
Azelyn Quinn
Azelyn Quinn 9 days ago
Eugene: I have to appear like I have everything put together even if everything is falling apart Me: well you are a Capricorn love
Elissa Dawn
Elissa Dawn 9 days ago
Bro I had shivers the entire time, you’re amazing Eugene 🥰
Fabiola Ramirez
Fabiola Ramirez 9 days ago
Can’t wait to see you at the MET next year!!!
debtu 10 days ago
Much love
aniyah smith
aniyah smith 10 days ago
Regardless of the notice it’s such a blessing I’m happy for youuuuu
Payton 10 days ago
Can they kick this gáy out?
Alexis Besst
Alexis Besst 10 days ago
Eugene straight up went to the dark side in the beginning of this vid…
zoomyzoomy123 10 days ago
Lola Bunny I am ROARING
vantannie 10 days ago
no but im genuinely crying,,,my eyes are in pain jfc while your experience is honestly so terrifying to me (as someone who likes everything to be planned and laid out esp with major events like these) i think it was a truly beautiful and inspiring story to hear and i'm so glad you were able to pull through because GOD you looked beautiful that day
vantannie 10 days ago
VReluctantwarrior 10 days ago
I was so glad to see you on that carpet. I loved your look.❤️
Luiza Souza
Luiza Souza 10 days ago
The way he shows how anxyous thoughts creep into his mind is so sad and so accurate. I've loved Eugene since wayyy before he came out as gay and queer but now that he lets us see that part of him I'm a much bigger fan of his work and mostly of the lovely, caring and understanding person he is.
Krx Servano
Krx Servano 10 days ago
I love that your video was about YOUR journey not just the celebrities you met at the event.I really enjoyed your video. I’m so proud and happy that you made it to the met gala 😊
C J 10 days ago
eugene!!! LOVE!
Jessica Sibrian
Jessica Sibrian 10 days ago
Wow! Eugene!!! You look so dang good!
Emma Avery
Emma Avery 10 days ago
Dude, I CANNOT imagine the insane bravery and boldness it takes to go to the freaking Met Gala in a borrowed tux you didn’t get until 30 minutes before the red carpet and just calling it what you can. I would’ve passed out and died two days into this lmao
Emma Avery
Emma Avery 10 days ago
Lmao Eugene going “I know y’all aren’t here for us being intelligent” Like not really but it’s always great and more importantly it’s almost exclusively expected from Eugene 😂
Tova J. Ann
Tova J. Ann 10 days ago
First I desperately want to see the dream made real. Second they better invite you again and do it properly. This whole video is probably one of the most heart hitting, beautiful, inspirational, come together videos you’ve ever produced. Mostly because of your amazing narration skills of your own experience, your kindness, and the kindness of those who came together for you.
Laura Fidalgo
Laura Fidalgo 11 days ago
This deserves so much more recognition than it has at this moment. I grew up watching you, you deserve all the power in the world, truly hope we can see more of this part of you. Congratulations Eugene!
free dom
free dom 11 days ago
i really hope eugene gets invited to next years met gala
EliotWL 11 days ago
I didn't expect to cry when I clicked this
Clara Braun
Clara Braun 11 days ago
LOLA BUNNY😹😹😹😹 I can’t
jax 11 days ago
DeAnna Sturtevant
DeAnna Sturtevant 11 days ago
Thank you for this. The honesty and detail makes me feel so less alone in my thinking and functioning during events and life. Even those the outfit wasn't what you planned my daughter and I were so excited to see you.
DeAnna Sturtevant
DeAnna Sturtevant 11 days ago
We honestly thought your outfit was a whole discussion on the abuse of Asian Americans over the pandemic while the community has put on a good face. That's why we thought you went with a classic tux and epic make up and style.
LittleBoo2010 11 days ago
It may not be THE dream outfit but it was a dream outfit, suit looked good and worked well with your nake up and heels :)
You made me see The Met Gala in a whole new light. I Thank You for that.
Jujie Evardo
Jujie Evardo 11 days ago
this whole video is talking about how i overthink things
Beth Amphetamine
Beth Amphetamine 11 days ago
Eugene is so beautiful, in and out. Love him!
Ade Clau
Ade Clau 11 days ago
Calling him a week before the met is a crime in it and of itself, but I hope next time they give him the proper amount of time to prepare what he truly has to offer!
Tee Rex
Tee Rex 11 days ago
I’m delighted Eugene was there and am looking forward to his next Met Gala experience.
Anthony Forte
Anthony Forte 12 days ago
Until I saw this video the only MET I cared or knew about was the Metropolitan Opera; now, thanks to you, there are two METs in my life!
Trina Trillana
Trina Trillana 12 days ago
you handled stress with grace, despite tears and all that. i would have shaved my head out of stress if I was in your shoes.
Valerie McMartin
Valerie McMartin 12 days ago
I think that the look with the contrast of the traditional attire with the bold makeup was more memorable and stunning that what the planned look would have been
Toni 12 days ago
Well if Eugene doesn’t get an invitation to the next one I am gonna be so mad
Ben Straßer
Ben Straßer 12 days ago
The Gollum/Smeagol scene was so unexpected :D
Alex B
Alex B 12 days ago
In a silver lining(?) way I love seeing this hyper masculine tuxedo paired with gender-fluid Asian-inspired elements. Really breaks conformity, so thank you for that.
NstyEN 12 days ago
Humans used to hunt their own food.
scout 12 days ago
gaining so much class consciousness watching this rn
N/A 12 days ago
I think the lack of preparation was the root cause of his problem and it also felt as tho he disrespected the event somehow but I do not discredit the fact that it was his first time. Great story and good to know you enjoyed it!
Haechan Be My Bride
I respectfully disagree. Although lack of preparation was key, there is just no way to prepare in one week. If the invite had come earlier, and Eugene had decided not to adequately prepare, then I would be in agreement with you. But, with only a week, not much can be done. Anna Wintour actually assigns designers to each attendee (or, rather, there is a long list of options, and she approves each pairing... likely, she more or less assigned Eugene to a designer, given the short time frame). So while Eugene is being very noble about not naming the designer, they really did let him down. And, they likely didn't have any other option but to let him down... if the other client who was in crisis was indeed a huge name, that could really affect business for the designer in the future. It was just a no-win situation in a lot of ways. But, to say that Eugene disrespected the event is untrue, in my opinion. You can see how much thought he was putting into each aspect of his outfit - even "virus" nail to represent how some Americans have been looking at Asians since late 2019. He showed up in a good suit, and a vintage suit. While unplanned, I think it can harken back to old hollywood / old money America, in which there were no Asians... and that gives a lovely tip of the hat to how times have changed until now. Just my two cents - and I agree that it was a great story!
Bhogpati Baboo
Bhogpati Baboo 12 days ago
Meat dress, Pizza dress, Jungle dress, Light up Cinderella dress…… “last minute tuxedo dress”❤️🥂 makes the list!
Jess Peachey
Jess Peachey 12 days ago
When I saw you attended the gala, I was SO excited because you are an icon. Normal I’m conflicted on social media celebs attending typically non-social media events but you seem like such a beautiful person and it felt perfectly fitting that you would be attending. Also I thought your tux was a take on the typical ‘cis white male wearing classic black tux at event’. It seemed like such a cohesive look, I never would have guessed it was so chaotic.
Zokora von Yensloh
Zokora von Yensloh 12 days ago
I think it´s kind of poetic that your look for the Met Gala was brought to you the same way your mom protected you as a child. You did not get the fancy, exclusive thing you wanted but you made do with what you had - and killed it. You looked stunning! And because of a weird twist of fate this was your own brand of American fashion. It´s fitting, don´t you think? I do hope you do get invited next year and can do the look you envisioned tho :D
L.A. NATIVE TV 12 days ago
He looked Amazing!!!
Ivy Wong
Ivy Wong 12 days ago
Try Guys is a great channel because your content is relatable. And this video to share Eugene’s MET Gala journey gives us not just the aesthetics of Eugene’s outfit, but the inspiration, roadblocks, and discrimination by popularity hierarchy to how the community support and help one another makes all of us appreciate Eugene’s Met gala journey in a whole different level. Fantastic job to do this recap video!!! Got my tears going at so many areas!
sierra 12 days ago
The background music!!! During the part where Eugene was saying smart stuff!!! Is Tom Rosenthal!!!
hormello 12 days ago
Dude, you really know how to tell a story
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