June 15, 2015, Make-up Designory (MUD) has partnered for the second year with the Miss Universe Organization as the cosmetics sponsor for the 2015 MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® competitions. This year’s competition will be telecasted in over 70 countries and territories, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The MISS TEEN USA® competition will be held in Nassau, Bahamas on August 22nd.

MUD’s sponsorship is two-fold in that MUD products will be used and applied by a team of MUD graduates from their New York and Los Angeles campuses and 4 winners from MUD Partner Schools. The team will be led by Sean Conklin, MUD’s Lead Make-up Artist.

The four winners were selected based upon the submission of an essay and their presentation of an inspiring pageant look.  Each contestant successfully demonstrated competencies taught within the MUD Beauty Essentials course including base matching, highlight and shadow blending techniques, balanced and well defined eyebrows, lash application and a defined lip application.  All contest applicants were graduates or current students at a MUD Partner School where MUD’s make-up artistry curriculum is taught.

Winners will receive airfare and hotel accommodations, a $150 day rate of pay as an artist, $75 per diem allowance for food and beverages, MUD products and apparel. They will be assisting Sean backstage at the most recognized televised pageant in the world.

On June 15th, MUD announced the winners of the contest who will working backstage at the most recognized televised pageant in the world.

Miss USA in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Angelica De La Vega of Penrose Academy                       Ashley McLaurin of Metro Beauty Academy

Scottsdale, AZ                                                                               Allentown, PA

Runner ups:

Amanda Ashley of Career Academy of Beauty                                Alexandra Van Bebber of Penrose Academy

Garden Grove, CA                                                                     Scottsdale, AZ

Miss Teen in Nassau, Bahamas

Fivi Berindei of Career Academy of Beauty                       Laura Sahiluoto of New York Institute of Beauty

Garden Grove, CA                                                                     Islandia, NY

Runner ups:

Anna Taylor of Bellus Academy                                   Scarlett McLain of Eric Fisher Academy

Manhattan, KS                                                                               Wichita, KS

About the Make-up Designory

Make-up Designory (MUD) is a private, post-secondary institution that provides rigorous training in the field of make-up artistry for film, television, fashion and retail. In addition, MUD develops and markets a line of professional-quality make-up products and precision tools available through select retailers worldwide. For more information about MUD products or to learn more about MUD educational programs go to


The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Drumpf and NBCUniversal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today. As part of the Miss Universe Organization, Miss USA is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. For more information,