LARA BINGLE WANTS HER OWN MAKE-UP ARTIST

A sequin is yet to sparkle on Channel 7's new series of Dancing With The Stars but it seems the network is already accommodating its prime starlet Lara Bingle.

Bingle, signed for a rumoured $50,000-plus fee, has been given permission to use her own make-up artist.

It's understood Bingle will be beautified every week by her long-time make-up guy Max May instead of the Channel 7 in-house team.

The request was granted after Bingle made the specific plea to use May - the man she claims she is collaborating with on her "coffee table beauty book", which is yet to find a publisher.

A representative for May confirmed he will work with Bingle on the show "for however long she is on there".

A Seven spokeswoman yesterday claimed not to know about the exception made for Bingle saying only that "we're not privy to this information so it's best to check with her agent". "Obviously we have hair and make-up people, who look after the contestants and hosts and judges, etc. Some people like to have their own, some use the in house team."

Bingle is very particular about who she allows to preen her for photo shoots and has long insisted on May's services for her fashion editorial work as well as last year's Woman's Day interview and photo shoot. May, who has also painted the faces of supermodels Helena Christensen and Miranda Kerr, is known for perfecting the "natural nude" look that Bingle favours.

Source: Sydney Confidential
Date: 19th April 2011