International cosmetics brand Mary Kay Inc. announced the final line-up for the panel of judges for its ongoing Asia Pacific “Dream Beautiful Contest.”
The glamorous beauty contest is a pan-Asia makeover competition celebrating the making of the region’s next modeling star and makeup artist talent.
This year, five celebrities will head the finale judge panel, headlined by one of the most recognizable and celebrated supermodels in the world, Coco Rocha. Named as one of Vogue’s top 30 models of the decade, Rocha’s work with the world’s top fashion houses, from Chanel to Christian Dior. She has also worked with top fashion photographers, such as Steven Meisel and Annie Leibowitz, among others.
Rocha is joined on the panel by Mary Kay global makeup artist and international celebrity makeup artist Luis Casco, who has worked with A-listers like Cameron Diaz, Heidi Klum and Miranda Kerr, and appeared as resident beauty expert on Mexico’s Next Top Model and the third season of Project Runway All Stars.
Completing the roster of judges are high-fashion photographer Jason Capobianco; celebrity stylist Christie Simpson and top Asia supermodel Cara Grogan, along with Mary Kay Asia Pacific president, K.K. Chua, global chief marketing officer Sheryl Adkins-Green, and glo- bal creative director Stephen Webster. Much-loved Asia Pacific TV personality Dominic Lau of E! News Asia will once again emcee the grand finals on October 16 in Hong Kong.
The competition has drawn thousands of model and makeup artist pairs from nine countries across Asia, including China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines.
The contest kicked off in the country over the summer where hundreds of Mary Kay customers partnered with independent beauty consultants nationwide. The local finale will take place on September 17 when Mary Kay Philippines will announce three winning pairs to represent the country in Hong Kong.
As the excitement heats up, grand finale judge Rocha said in a statement, “I salute the bravery and beauty of every woman who enters the ‘Dream Beautiful Contest.’ It takes huge guts to acknowledge, let alone act on your dreams, and I am here to support each and every person that steps on to the catwalk! I love the positive feel of this contest—this isn’t tantrums and tiaras—this is about women supporting each other to feel beautiful and to experience their moment in the spotlight. I can’t wait for the finale!”