Dancing with the Stars has become a huge success as a show that features Hollywood stars competing against one another for the coveted mirror ball trophy. These stars range from child actors, to reality stars, to professional athletes and are paired with professional dancers to compete regularly on the show while facing the dangers of being eliminated on a weekly basis. Beginning way back in 2005, over 15 years have passed since the show launched! Such a long running show means whatever producers are doing behind-the-scenes, they are definitely doing something right! But as with every reality television show, there’s a lot that goes into the show to make it enjoyable for viewers at home. We’re offering a sneak peek behind the curtains with these secrets fans might not know about what goes into creating the show:
10. Beauty Regime
Dancing with the Stars has strict rules when it comes to makeup and makeup artists. This applies more to the women, but celebs can’t use their own make-up artists. They have to use the artists who works for the show. Co-executive producer, Deena Katz said in an interview with Glamour that a lot of the celebrities have an extremely hard time with this: “Women have the biggest fear [about makeup on the show], and it’s something we can’t negotiate. We are so specific on what we do. The clothes are all made for them. The hair and makeup is all done for them. But women have had this fear about [wanting] to have their own hair and makeup artists, but you can’t have that here. Our team is award-winning and fantastic.” One celebrity in particular who had the hardest time was Kirstie Alley! According to head makeup artist Zena Shteysel, it takes the team two hours to complete a look and the body makeup is the first thing applied.