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Spotlight on... NAILPRO Competition Winner: Christo Mans!
Welcome to Spotlight on... NAILPRO Competition Winners.
Here we interview outstanding Nail Artists who have placed in past Nailpro competitions and highlight their work.
This week we speak with Christo Mans, who most recently took home third place in the NAILPRO Long Beach 2013 Freestyle Sculpture Novice Division.
Where do you live?
Irvine, California, but I am also a South African citizen.
What competitions have you won?
Nailympics USA 2012 Mixed Media Division 1 - First Place
Nailympics USA 2012 French Acrylic Sculpture Division 1 - First Place
NAILPRO Sacramento 2012 Salon Success Novice Division - Third Place
NAILPRO Long Beach 2013 Freestyle Sculpture Novice Division - Third Place
What was your first competition?
NAILPRO Long Beach 2012
What made you decide to compete?
My nail mentor/teacher Megumi Sawase encouraged me to compete. That combined with the desire to push myself to one day be part of elite nailists that are ranked as the best.
Why do you enjoy NAILPRO Competitions, as compared to other nail competitions?
NAILPRO comps are always fun and well organized. I love the feedback from judges and the feeling of being part of a family with all the competitors. I love the trophies!