Arts University Bournemouth student wins BBC Three’s Glow Up

AN ARTS University Bournemouth student has been named Britain’s subsequent make-up star after profitable the most recent sequence of BBC Three present Glow Up.

AUB make-up student Sophie Baverstock gained the present in yesterday night’s tense remaining which noticed her compete towards fellow contestants Craig and Dolli for the title.

The trio offered their remaining work to business professionals in a bid to turn into Britain’s subsequent make-up star and win a number of alternatives to work with key business contacts.

The final result of the present has sparked celebrations amongst workers and college students at AUB.

Twenty-one-year-old Sophie, who got here to review BA (Hons) Makeup for Media and Performance at AUB after finishing an Arts Foundation Course in Suffolk, has labored on a variety of disciplines at college, together with prosthesis, studio work, and theatrical efficiency.

Sophie’s successes on the present included work to display her abilities in the usage of color; making a facial illustration of the work of artist Francis Bacon, which earned her a coveted ‘ding-dong’ seal of approval from Glow Up Judge and L’Oréal Paris Global Makeup Director Val Garland.

Speaking about Sophie’s time at AUB, Sara Taylor, course chief for BA (Hons) Makeup for Media and Performance, stated: “I’m completely delighted for Sophie. The programme has showcased Sophie’s expertise, potential and specialist topic information as a professionally educated Make-Up Artist.

“In her diploma research, over the past three years, Sophie has labored so extremely laborious to make sure that her transformational work is subtle, inventive, seamless, clever and contextually correct.”

She added: “The high quality and calibre of her sensible functions spotlight the significance and significance of learning the full-time diploma BA (hons) Make-up for Media and Performance. I look ahead to watching her profession developments with nice curiosity!”

Diagnosed with autism at 17, Sophie has used the present to have interaction and converse to others residing with circumstances that have an effect on social interplay like autism.

Sophie Baverstock needed to steadiness her time on the present together with her college research. Picture: Jon Beal/AUB

Sophie stated: “Being a younger lady who’s autistic is tough as a result of there’s quite a lot of preconceptions and misinterpretations as to how I’m meant to behave and the way I’m meant to be.

“I wished to go on Glow Up to point out that there are individuals who’re within the inventive industries that may thrive once they’re feeling comfy!”

The make-up artist, who’s nonetheless deciding what to do after her win, took on the problem of finishing her remaining yr research at AUB whereas engaged on the present, utilizing days between filming to write down up every inventive temporary and look at strengths and weaknesses in her work.

Sophie even missed Christmas celebrations as she was too busy getting ready her wig-making abilities for the present to take time away.

The ten contestants on the present, which included six make-up artists, a care employee, journalist, photographer and sweetness guru, battled by means of eight rounds to battle for the title, engaged on areas of make-up design like glamour, retail, movie and TV and experimental.

She added: “When I utilized for the present, and the lecturers at AUB kind of gave their go-ahead, I used to be positively getting the satisfaction from their perception that I may do it and that was behind my head the entire time. If it wasn’t for Wayne, Caroline and the entire make-up group, I wouldn’t have had the arrogance to do it.

“The competitors was simply so open, and I knew from the second we needed to take our make-up off for earlier than and after pictures within the first episode, we’d have to present the whole lot to it. I used to be very intimidated once I received to filming as a result of I used to be the least skilled.”

“But as quickly as I received to the prosthetics week, I realised that lots of people watching in all probability don’t know as a lot about what’s happening, and that’s been actually enjoyable! This is after we can present audiences why folks come to college to review Makeup.

“I actually prefer to push this a lot, as there’s a stage that make-up artists can actually aspire to!”

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