I was so honored to be selected as an official Miss America 2017 Makeup Artist this past September in Atlantic City, NJ! The event was held at the famous Boardwalk Hall, after being in Las Vegas for a number of years. The city was already abuzz because this legendary event was finally returning to its home. I was already beyond excited to root for Miss New Jersey and all the rest of the beautiful and talented girls on stage who represent our nation.
When I got the call to be the makeup artist for the host of the Preliminary Week, the ridiculously funny and talented Dena Blizzard, I was super excited. I grabbed all of my favorite makeup tools – my airbrush machine, fun lashes – the full glam kit! I wanted to be ready for everything and anything.
It was such an amazing experience. As a little girl I watched the pageants from home and fantasized about being on the stage. To be able to see all of the glitz and glamour first hand and to be a part of history was truly a moment in my career – and life- that I’ll never forget!
I worked a total of 3 days during Preliminary Week, and after the makeup was complete, I was allowed to sit stage left with the production manager and watch the show from behind the scenes, while also doing touch ups on the host as needed. Below are some of my favorite photos from the Miss America 2017 event in Atlantic City. Can’t wait for next year!