Abbeyleix native James MacInerney will feature on the second series of the BBC’s Glow Up.
The series sees ten aspiring make-up artists compete to be named Britain’s next make-up star.
The intense show, presented by Stacey Dooley, will see the 26-year-old (who was 25 at the time of filming) showcase his artistry as he progresses through stiff competition.
James, who is the only son of Portlaoise-based auctioneer Tony MacInerney and business woman Bernie Moloney, is a past pupil of the South School in Abbeyleix and Kilkenny College and studied Multimedia in DCU.
In recent times he was working as an intern in London with the BBC’s Hidden Histories programme.
Speaking to EVOKE ahead of Glow Up airing, James explained his excitement about working alongside the show’s host.
He said: “Stacey Dooley is an absolute dream, she is just the most down to earth angel and she is just so much fun.
“I can’t wait for everyone to see season two and how well it goes,” he enthused.
“Regardless of what happens, I’m just so so grateful for the opportunity and the experience.
“There’s a huge sense of pride for me to be the first, and only to date, Irish representative in the competition among all of the contestants. That is something I hold really close to my heart.”
Watch James representing Ireland and Laois on the Glow Up when season two begins streaming on BBC iPlayer at 7pm on May 14.
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