McCanners of New York | 10th Edition
You guys, she's a real life bearded lady...well not really but she's won awards for her fake beards and mustaches and has raised money for charities just by creating some of the most creative fake beards you've ever seen. She's a talented and well loved producer in the beauty world and is one of the most interesting humans I know.
How long have you been at McCann?
What do you enjoy most when you’re not working?
Hanging out in Coney Island and going to underground speakeasy parties in vintage attire.
Pick two celebrities to be your parents.
Salvador Dali and Stevie Nicks
Name one song that would be on the soundtrack to your life?
Land of 1000 Dances by Wilson Pickett
What would be your last meal?
A seafood tower!
What is a piece of information people would be surprised to hear about you?
I’m a bearded lady…
I’ve won numerous awards and raised money for various charities by creating elaborate fake beards and mustaches. I was even featured on an episode of Cake Boss when I ran for president of the Gotham City Beard Alliance.
First celebrity crush?
Christian Slater in Pump Up The Volume
Where are you most likely to splurge?
I’m a sucker for vintage shops and flea markets.
What advice would you tell you 17 year old self?
Don’t get that lower back butterfly tattoo! Yikes!
What are you currently obsessed with?
I started taking synchronized swimming lessons with the Brooklyn Peaches. I’m not very good, but my swim turban game is strong!
Your worst habit.
Overuse of exclamation marks!
If you could live at any point in history what point would that be - and why?
Paris in the 1920’s –.In my option it was the perfect culmination in art, music and fashion. The Parisians loved to have fun and went out often to music-hall shows (especially the reviews, like Josephine Baker’s), operettas, theatre, circus and cinema. For the first time women were independent and traded in corsets and big hats for short dresses, high heels and bare legs! I could go on forever, just watch Midnight in Paris….
Who are your heroes in real life?
My late Grandmother, Georgia Morikawa was born deaf and believed it a gift and lived her life proving that it was. She worked tirelessly to improve the quality of services for the deaf community in Hawaii. Humble about all the accolades received, including National Volunteer of the Year presented by President Jimmy Carter, she hid the plaques, plates, trophies and certificates. I keep her photograph in my dressing area as a daily reminder that my faults are possibly my greatest attributes!
Favorite Instagram account you think everyone should follow.
You can follow all my hijinks @Mrs_Stache
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