We have three interview questions for Christien Marie, so if she wins again, we can build on the interview with another set of questions.
Angeline: Christien, congratulations on winning the contest. How long did it take you to be inspired by the theme photo?
Christien: Not very long actually. I automatically associate holiday looks with sparkle and lights because that is my favorite thing about the holidays. I love looking at the light displays because of the different colors.
Angeline: When is the first time you can remember having an interest in becoming a makeup artist?
Christien: I remember really getting into makeup around middle school. This was the time I started trying to express myself. My grandma says that she has picture of me playing with a makeup set she bought me when I was much younger although I don't remember it. I just know that I've always been fascinated with makeup and how the littlest bit can go such a long way.
Angeline: As a columnist, I would like to put Orlando on the makeup map. What do you think you can do to contribute to that?
Christien: As a makeup artist, I consider natural beauty my area of strength. I like teaching people how to enhance their features. But there are so many sources of inspiration in Orlando, from the different places to the wonderful mix of people. I think it's important to show how eclectic and colorful Orlando really is and what better way than through beautiful makeup.
Angeline: Thank you, Christien. We look forward to seeing more of your works and your pushing the limits of makeup beyond boundaries.
Note: All responses are direct quotes from the artist and have not been edited for grammar so as to preserve the artist's content.