“This means the world to me because I never thought the little kid from Mexico holding THE FAME CD at Costco’s cashier would be in this position, loving makeup, loving himself, loving the people around this project. Breaking stereotypes like an immigrant in the US being successful and as a man in makeup representing that there’s no rules when it comes to creativity.” – Ernesto Pena
Orlando-based makeup artist Ernesto Pena (Instagram) has been selected to star alongside 11 influencers in Lady Gaga’s Le Monster Matte Lip Crayon Collection.
Pena was chosen from a global casting call by Gaga herself to help represent one of 12 new products produced by her Haus Laboratories label; “Hot Rod.” Pena was originally born in Mexico City but is now a full-time resident ofWinter Park.
The selected participants were chosen based on comments they posted on Lady Gaga’s Instagram page. Pena’s is shared above.