May 7, 2012
In this episode we talk to RJ from SyFy's Face Off Season 2. RJ was a finalist on the show as well as a fan favorite winning over the audience with his signature designs that included the Dr. of Razors, the Orchid/Chameleon, and the Bellhop. He talks about what it was like after the lights of the reality show faded, what prepared him to try out for the show in the first place, and where he wants to take his talents in the future.
From the Face Off Bio Page:
RJ earned his spot on Face Off by winning the Syfy Viewers Choice Contest at the 2011 Comic Con in San Diego, where he competed against two other artists in a live make-up challenge, using prosthetics, paint and airbrushing to transform a live model into any creature. RJ was trained at the Joe Blasco Makeup School in Hollywood. He worked at special-effects company Alterian Inc. as a shop runner and production assistant followed by a brief stint at Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. RJ moved back home ten years ago to help his family. He received his Regents Bachelor's of Arts at West Virginia State. RJ now teaches film, television, multimedia and special effects to high school students at his alma mater in Charleston, West Virginia. RJ hopes Face Off allows him to work on more projects and open up a studio in West Virginia.