Fenty Beauty Takes On Ballroom Culture With $10,000 Sponsorship At Famed Porcelain Ball
Rihanna has always shown love to the ballroom scene.
The Return of Porcelain Ball will award a $10,000 grand prize to the contestant that serves the best face, courtesy of Fenty Beauty.Ballroom culture is evolving and gaining more recognition in mainstream media than ever seen before.
The Return of Porcelain Ball will mark the 30th anniversary of the House of Miyake-Mugler. The current father of the house, Yusef Miyake-Mugler, has been Bad Gal RiRi’s hair stylist for years.
Some of you will remember that Rihanna was at the original Porcelain ball in 2014. Yuself Williams, overall father of the house, has been her hairstylist for years. https://t.co/7WQVhaG2CU pic.twitter.com/EUs49jIQ1Y— Elektra Abundance Evangelista Ferocity Wintour (@MikelleStreet) June 6, 2019
This will be the first time a $10,000 prize is awarded in the history of the Porcelain Ball.
As reported by Out, contestants competing in the Open To All Face category will be judged on facial symmetry, smile and presence among other criteria.
Balenciaga, Balmain, Ebony, Garcon, Revlon, St. Laurent and many other fashion brands have already bought tables for the event. A total of $28,000 will be awarded to those competing across the competition’s 17 categories.
According to Billboard, the singer and fashion mogul has consistently aligned herself with the LGBTQ community, not only through her gender-bending fashion but through political advocacy both on and off the stage. In 2015, Rihanna yelled "f**k that s**t" on stage at the NCAA March Madness Finals in Indiana in response to Mike Pence signing anti-LGBTQ legislation into law.
The Ball will take place in New York City on October 12. Rihanna has not confirmed that she will be in attendance but many are hoping that she’ll grace the stage with a surprise appearance.