BBC Three Glow Up: Glasgow contestant impresses judges and secures place in final

BBC Three’s Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-up Star is back for its fourth series and tonight (June 22) will see a make-up artist from Glasgow compete for a place in the final.

Glasgow contestant Yong-Chin, a freelance makeup artist and part-time nanny who now lives in London, took center stage.

Hosted by Maya Jama, the show saw 10 aspiring makeup artists put their skills to the test after being given assignments ranging from TV to theatre, fashion to covers and online beauty campaigns. And now there are only four left.

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In the seventh episode, Yong-Chin alongside the other contestants was asked to take on another gigantic task.

The description for the penultimate episode reads: “The remaining four MUAs have hit London Fashion Week as they are booked to do makeup for British fashion designer Mark Fast, under the watchful and talented eye of makeup artist key to the show, Pablo Rodriguez.

“The Creative Brief challenges MUAs to create a look that represents a moment of rebellion in their life, something that goes against the norm and breaks the rules.

The Glasgowian impressed the Glow Up judges.

“The two MUAs judged to have produced the weakest looks compete in the Face Off elimination, after which one MUA packs their makeup kit and leaves the competition.”

Yong-Chin said she wanted to “prove herself” and be the “next big thing in makeup,” saying her parents instilled in her to do “everything 100% her best.” She credited her driving as coming from her parents who traveled to Glasgow from Korea.

Speeding up and the first to arrive at her second runway model, Yong-Chin impressed the judges with one saying the Glasgow-born star ‘worked fast’ and did a ‘great job’, calling her clear winner.

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Luckily, that means she survived the confrontation. The next step was another difficult task which she succeeded again, with the BBC Three judges declaring her Alexander McQueen-inspired work “impressive”, adding that they “loved” the professional look and describing it as a masterpiece”.

Getting the most important “ding dong”, he was told there wasn’t a single part of it they would criticize. Through hard work, Yong-Chin secured a place in the final, avoiding the face-off.

In response to what happened before the finale, people took to Twitter to share their thoughts with others, saying, “I remain obsessed with Yong-chin’s work.”

Another added, “It’s Yong-Chin’s or Lisa’s since week one.”

“I’m Team Yong-chin,” tweeted a third.


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