The one and simplest Gok Wan joined GLAMOUR’s Jo Elvin and Kat Brown for this week’s Hey, it is OK podcast, the place he instructed a hilarious tale about the time he lied his way into a occupation as a makeup artist. Yep, in point of fact.
When requested whether or not lying used to be OK, the country’s favorite fashionista mentioned that he used to be fascinated with it, admitting that he is instructed a couple of (now not so) white lies in existence.
Taking us via a string of humorous anecdotes, Gok printed that when transferring again to London following a stint at drama college, he used to be made up our minds to change into a makeup artist when he discovered that they earned up to £150 an afternoon.
“[I thought] one day I’m going to earn £150 a day,” he mentioned. “So it used to be in my thoughts and someday I am operating at a cafe on Old Compton side road in London, I purchase all of the weekly magazines and I am having a look at the gutters for all the fashion credit and makeup credit and who is achieved what. This girl’s title got here up, Carol Hayes, she’d achieved nice that month.
“So I were given on my motorola, I flipped it and I referred to as up the quantity. I used to be like ‘whats up, my title is Gok Wan, simply flown in from New York. I am a makeup artist – I might love to come and communicate to you. I have simplest were given 24 hours in the nation as a result of I am going out to LA to paintings on a movie. Give me a explanation why to keep’. The girl mentioned ‘wonderful, are available in and spot us.’
“Turns out the company used to be two roads in the back of the eating place,” he continued. “So I then took off my apron, flipped down my telephone and I minced round to that administrative center.
“I walked into that administrative center with my chest out, head held prime, the inner most tone I may just get with my voice and principally mentioned I am going to LA to paintings on a movie, I do not need a portfolio, it is with the director at the second. I do not need a package, it is being flown from New York to LA in a position for the movie. But you know, I simply need to keep, my circle of relatives is right here. And that used to be it, I walked out of the administrative center.
“The next day I get a telephone call from the agency saying can you do a job for Polo magazine making up the polo players and their wives.”
Excuse us whilst we pick out our jaws up off the ground. What a tale! But one thing tells us simplest Gok Wan can be in a position to pull that off…
Listen to the complete podcast above to hear Gok talk about his ideas on Autumn garments and his upcoming excursion Naked and Baring All which kicks off on 30 October.