Alumna’s facial transformations wow fans, judges at NYX Face Awards

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 in Alumni News and News

“Elsa Rhae” Pageler—the face-painting sensation who skyrocketed to fame on YouTube and was featured on the cover of Kansas Alumni magazine’s issue No. 5, 2014—put her best face forward to make the finals in the fourth-annual, video-based NYX Face Awards Aug. 22 in Los Angeles.

More than 3,000 hopefuls submitted entries that showcased their talents as makeup artists to compete for the title of Beauty Vlogger of the Year. Pageler, c’13, made it through the semifinals and three rounds of public voting into the final cut of six, garnering hundreds of fan votes to beat out the competition in three different video challenges: timeless beauty, paranormal activity and mermaid/merman.

Although she didn’t take home top honors, she did receive a $10,000 prize, not to mention a wealth of love and support from her Internet fans.

Check out Elsa Rhae’s NYX Face Awards final video submission below.

—Heather Biele

Read Chris Lazzarino’s feature on Elsa Rhae from issue No. 5, 2014, of Kansas Alumni magazine

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