Conor McCullagh was the winner of the first season of Face Off, taking the title with his innovative Frog Prince design.
Where are you now?
Currently, I'm in Charlotte, North Carolina.
What's one thing about being on Face Off that a viewer might not realize?
The one thing that viewers might not even think about is that, although the show airs once a week, in reality we went from one challenge to the next with a break on Sundays. By the time it was all over, I was exhausted from being in competition mode for so long.
What's your favorite memory from your time on the show?
There's really nothing more memorable than being announced the winner. Not only was I thrilled, but I felt an enormous sense of relief as well. I put so much pressure on myself to win. It was like a weight had just been lifted.
What's one thing you learned working on Face Off that you've carried forward into your makeup work?
Creatively, my experience on the show has pushed me think bigger. Now, when I create a character, I'm always asking myself "what else can I do with it?"
What's something you would have done differently, looking back now?
Looking back, I can honestly say that I would have done everything a little bit different. My body paint would have been something completely different. My alien would have a better paint scheme. My villain would have had an articulated mouth and larger horns. My disguise makeup would have been a little bolder, although I still stand behind it in terms of photo-realistic makeup. I also would have spent more time painting my Frog-man. I was on overload at that point.
Whose work, either in your season or in a subsequent season you've seen, was your favorite?
I liked a lot of Laura Tyler's (Season 3) work as well as Wayne Anderson's (Season 4) . They both have a real eye for detail and aesthetics. Obviously Rayce (Season 2) has great design sense, and I liked Roy's (Season 3) ability to fabricate. That's an area I'm not too experienced at.
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