Just who is Simon Cowell’s mystery fiancee? Read on and you’ll see!
If you thought it would take a miracle to make the notoriously cranky Simon Cowell smile, well, then, just call Mezghan Hussainy that miracle! The make-up artist is personally responsible for making cranky American Idol judge Cowell smile these days now that she’s agreed to be his wife.
But who is this mystery woman? We know that she’s a make-up artist on Simon’s show with her own cosmetics line, but what else can we learn about this gorgeous 36-year-old? For starters, she’s brave. Mezghan’s family escaped from Afghanistan in 1979 and soon thereafter moved to Los Angeles, where she first caught the Hollywood bug and became a model. Ironically enough, Mezhgnan didn’t discover passion for makeup on any of her many shoots, but in dental school. Confused? So were we!
“I was going to dental school, and a friend of mine was working for Origins and we’d play around with makeup,” Mezhgan (pronounced mish-khan) explained to LA Times‘ Shirley Halperin. “I had no experience in makeup; I was interested in modeling, so the only thing I knew about makeup is when they put it on me. But my friend was telling me, ‘You’re good at it, you’re a natural.’”
One beauty job led to another, and even though she turned down a job on American Idol‘s first season, Mezhgan decided to join the team on season two and has been there ever since. In fact, she’s even developed her own make-up line, Me By Mezghan, which Adam Lambert swears by. “He loves it because it doesn’t smudge,” she said. “He’s always talking about it on red carpets. I should give him a lifetime supply.”
We also have to admire how Mezhgan is looking to be an example to woman from her home country who don’t have the same freedoms she does as an American citizen.
“The irony for me is that, in my country, once the Taliban took over, women couldn’t even show their face or put on makeup,” she said. “And here I was doing exactly that on the No. 1 show. I realized how important that was; [Makeup] is part of being a woman, and it does give you self-assurance and confidence. In a way, you’re ready to conquer the world.”
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