Stranger Things Caleb McLaughlin has practically grown up in front of our eyes on screen. The talented teen has transformed not into only one of the most talented teens on the screen today, but he has also become known as a GQ-fashionista and a true proponent of self-love.

To spread the word about self-love and confidence, McLaughlin has started several hashtags in hopes that Generation Z and beyond will catch on and spread the love.


A little over a year ago, McLaughlin began to trend #EmbraceYourFace and #BeYourBiggestFan. In a new article with Teen Vogue, the Stranger Things star talks about loving yourself and overcoming the insecurities of the world, encouraging everyone to wake up in the morning and greet themselves with a, “hey, good looking”. Check out an excerpt from the article below.

Teen Vogue: How did you come up with #EmbraceYourFace and #BeYourBiggestFan?

Caleb McLaughlin: My parents always told me to be my biggest fan since I was young. When no one else is your fan, you have to be your own cheerleader. I wanted to show people they have to love themselves and embrace that. I wanted to let them know I’m here for them and spread love. I’ve always had #BeYourBiggestFan. As far as #EmbraceYourFace, I had a really bad acne day … and my mom and I were going into a supermarket. I had pimple cream all over my face. [I went in like that because] it’s fine, I’m a teen, it’s the process. Everyone goes through these things. People are really insecure about how people think about how they look, so I went on [Instagram] live and I said, ‘guys, embrace your face.’ Not everyone is the same, not everyone’s perfect. Embrace who you are because there’s no one else like you in the world.

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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