Born in Guatemala, Axel moved to the United States when he was 15 years old. It wasn’t an easy transition, but Axel has spent the past 15 years perfecting his craft in Virginia, where he now owns a makeup academy and hair studio. He specializes in pageant beauty and is passionate about inspiring people to embrace their individuality and live life to the limits. Growing up, he would practice doing hair and makeup on his sister in secret, out of fear of being ridiculed. Today, Axel is proud to share his talent with his students, and he’s ready to show the world he has what it takes to become the next American Beauty Star.