Lillee Jean (born Lillee Jean Trueman) is a model, makeup artist, beauty blogger, environmentalist, and anti-bullying advocate born in Yonkers, New York. At the tender age of three-years old, Lillee Jean was already using a laptop and researching items on the internet. By seven years old, her many interests had already come to light and included painting and drawing, sculpting, and early photography.
When Lillee Jean was around eight years old she noticed a dark stain that was becoming larger on her neck. She researched what this was and realized that she was pre-diabetic (diabetes runs in her family), and made a conscious decision to become proactive on changing her own eating habits. She incorporated clean eating into her life, which for a child is hard within itself, as well as ensuring that she added in more daily fun exercise activities to maintain her weight. She never asked anybody for help, and was able to avoid medication to control the onslaught of diabetes through this simple but effective change in her life.
As a young child, Lillee Jean was interested in all subjects and started using a laptop to navigate the world wide web, quickly piquing her curiosity into arts and entertainment. At the age of seven she started painting, drawing, sculpting as well as working with stop motion photography. While her childhood was ordinary, her interests were not. She became an avid collector of dolls (Disney Princesses being her favorite), and has amassed an impressive collection of rare Disney, American Girl and Barbie dolls she retains in mint condition. Her first artistic endeavor, was videography and blogging (first blog was on doll collecting), which she developed and wrote without any help, and put up on the internet by herself, at the age of ten. This blog can still be viewed online at https:// americangirldolldiscoverys.blogspot.com.
She enjoyed the vlogging, and made it into a site her friends and her could hang out, share and chat with each other online. Through this phase, Lillee Jean created interactive stop motion stories for her friends, taking hours to position them for the different storylines she created. She soon discovered, while she loved the stop motion, she also had other interests that blossomed, one of which would take her career in new directions. She started slowly evolving into the artistry of makeup and spent hours watching artists utilize colors, contours and light to create and enhance looks. This has become a love that has stuck with her, and she has developed her own style of textures and blending that befits her own characteristics. When she was ten she started her own makeup vlog under the pseudonym “thaeyeballqueen”, which she updates regularly under the website www.thaeyeballqueen.com. Her original blog from when she was 10 years old remains up at www.themakeupbloggers.blogspot.com.
Lillee Jean attended a regular elementary school in College Point, New York. She continued her middle school and high school education (up until 10th grade) in Bayside, New York. When Lillee Jean started to become more involved with her artistry, her mother put her into a high school home schooled program of which she graduated with a GPA of 3.96, 98 average.
Her father is Diamond Trueman, wellknown session percussionist and drummer who played with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Ronnie James Dio and Alvin Lee. He is originally from the Allegheny Mountains, in Pennsylvania. His ancestry can be traced all the way back to the first settlers in Pennsylvania, that came over from the United Kingdom in the 1500’s and are marked in an old Church book in the Allegheny Mountains. Her paternal great grandmother, Jean Kutler, was French, and in the early 1870s came to America from Alsace Lorraine, when the German’s took over France. Her maternal great grandmother, Dvoyra “Bessie” Feldman, fled with her family from the Ukraine, in the 1900s from the Czar’s men, because they were wealthy and Jewish. She came to Ellis Island on a wooden ship, with just her nightgown on her back, with her family, no money, no shoes, to make a better life. Her maternal great grandfather, who also was Jewish, came to America from Germany with his family at the age of twelve. He was a well known oil artist with influence in maritime themes. Her maternal grandfather was a well known oil artist with influence in Asian feudal art. On her maternal side of her family, the famous actor Walter Matthau was a third cousin.
Lillee Jean’s mother, Laura Rene Trueman, was born in the New York City borough of Bronx. She has worked as a memorabilia and antiques dealer, as well as worked with many studios on providing props for movies and television shows. Lillee Jean comes from two sides of the religious spectrum, all mired in European roots. On her father’s side they are Lutheran, of French and English descent, her father’s family being one of the first people to live in Pennsylvania. On her mother’s side they are Jewish, harkening from the Ukraine, Germany and Poland. Her parents have been married since 1986, and Lillee Jean is the only child of their union.