James Charles is trying to understand what it’s like to be pregnant.
In a new video Posted on his YouTube page on Friday, the beauty guru tried to experience what life with a belly would be like for 24 hours. Charles asked his best friend, Laura Mellado (who is currently expecting her second child), to help him through the process.
“We are doing something that I never thought would be happening in a million years,” he explained at the beginning of the video. “Me, Laura and all our close friends are in a group chat together, and a few days ago we were joking with her and she came back and said, ‘I bet you couldn’t last 24 hours being pregnant.'”
“I thought to myself, ‘Okay, challenge accepted,'” he continued. “So for today’s YouTube video, Laura will join us, and we will do a lot of challenges and different tasks to really see if I’m strong enough to experience what it’s like to be pregnant for 24 hours straight.”
Charles added a disclaimer to the video, telling fans: “This video is in no way being made to poke fun at, to make light of pregnancy and the sensitivities and complications surrounding it.”
“It is obvious that it is something so beautiful, beautiful that women go through with their bodies and it also requires a lot of strength,” he continued. “I know firsthand from watching Laura do it twice now. This is just a lighthearted video to see if I can last 24 hours experiencing some of the challenges that I am even able to experience today.”
In addition to the video, Charles also took his “pregnancy” experience one step further by even posing for a maternity photoshoot. Needless to say, it looks a lot like the iconic Beyoncé created when she was Really pregnant with twins Rumi and Sir Carter. The singer also shares her daughter Blue Ivy with her husband JAY-Z.
“Surprise … 💕,” Charles captioned in his post. “New video now”.
The day before, Charles also debuted with his new bald man through Instagram Stories. “Wait till you guys see what I did to my hair,” he joked, before posting a photo of the reveal.
Charles also tagged paparazzi vlogger Kevin Wong in his posts, who shared additional images from the makeover on his own YouTube page. Look down: