How Atlanta 9th Grader, Khori, Discovered her Spark for Special Effects Makeup!

Sometimes we stumble upon our passions by accident. This is how 9th grader Khori recently discovered her talent, and now, a career pathway for special effects makeup!

“I was at home doing a science experiment with liquid latex. I accidentally got some of it on my hand but, I was scared to put water to it, so I let it dry. After it dried, I stated picking it off. As I was doing that, I said to myself, ‘it looks like fake skin!’ Then, I put some makeup on it to make it look bruised and I put fake blood on it, then I realized I wanted to do SFX Makeup. I told leaders at the Usher’s New Look Academy about my talent and they recommended looking into going to school at Joe Blasco, one of the best schools for special effects makeup. They have locations in Hollywood, Orlando, Palm Springs. I have four years until college, but it feels good knowing I am on the right path to get to where I want to be. 

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