Myleene Klass, Roman Kemp, Johnny Vaughan and Kate Garraway have all undergone a dramatic transformation to show their support for a very good cause. The broadcasting stars, who are all presenters from Global's roster of radio brands, have been painted as their favourite 'loud icons' to encourage people around the UK to dress loud next Friday (October 6th) and raise money for Global's Make Some Noise. Myleene, Roman, Johnny and Kate were transformed into their favourite musical icons - Freddie Mercury, Eminem, Debbie Harry and David Bowie, respectively - by renowned make-up illusionist Maria Malone-Guerbaa.
Each look was created using the presenter's face as a canvas and perfected over three hours. The make-up artist transformed presenters into their chosen icons by building layers, contouring features and shading to recreate the facial structure and create the illusion of each musical icon.
Myleene Klass as Freddie Mercury
Classic FM's Myleene was transformed into rock icon Freddie Mercury. One of the more intricate looks, the illusionist painted Freddie's trademark aviator sunglasses over Myleene's eyes, which included a reflection of the star's keyboard. "For me, Freddie Mercury featured all the components of a true icon – unrivalled talent, rule-breaker and musical genius," Myleene said. "His music has been replicated across so many other genres and will live on forever. It just shows just what an incredible writer and master performer he really was."
Roman Kemp as Eminem
Capital London Breakfast presenter, Roman, meanwhile, was meticulously painted as hip-hop legend and personal musical hero, Eminem. Roman was transformed into Marshall Mathers complete with the rap icon’s peroxide blonde crop which can be seen emerging underneath his beanie. "The Marshall Mathers LP was the first album I owned," Roman – son of Martin Kemp and Shirlie Holliman - said. "My mum bought it for me as she wanted me to listen to how people can turn their own personal experiences into music and be creative with it. For me, Eminem is an absolute icon… and he is definitely loud!"
Johnny Vaughan as Debbie Harry
Radio X's Johnny was turned into his childhood crush and ultimate punk icon, Debbie Harry, with Maria recreating the Blondie singer’s famous pout and smoky eye make-up. "I chose to be painted as Debbie Harry because she was my first crush," Johnny revealed. "I loved Blondie, and Parallel Lines was the greatest album of that era."
Smooth presenter Kate channelled David Bowie, bearing a striking resemblance to her musical idol on his Aladdin Sane album cover, complete with the iconic lightning bolt. "I've been a lifelong fan of David Bowie. He was influential worldwide, not just through his music but also visually and artistically, with such a dramatic and iconic style," Kate said. "I thought it would be fun to try something completely out of character for me. Global's Make Some Noise is an amazing initiative, supporting charities that don't get much attention and helping raise awareness for smaller organisations that need a lucky break, a leg up or a helping hand. Helping them make some noise so they can help more people is brilliant."
Kate Garraway as David Bowie
Global's Make Some Noise gives a voice and a lifeline to small projects that are doing inspiring work to help disadvantaged youngsters, but are struggling to be heard. The grant-giving charity gives these initiatives a platform to tell their story, helping youngsters who are living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity. Since 2014, Global's Make Some Noise has raised more than £7 million and promoted 135 incredible charities and projects. Global is home to the country’s most loved commercial radio brands including Heart, Capital and Classic FM, and together its media brands reach more than 30 million people every week.
This year, Global's Make Some Noise is asking people in schools, workplaces and anywhere else around the UK to wear their loudest clothes. To find out how to join in and raise money, and to download the dress loud pack go to makesomenoise.com.