Ricardo is a loud, proud and talented artist. He was practically born into the beauty industry, as his mom was a disco queen as well as a Mary Kay rep and hairdresser, and his father was a barber before he began working in insurance. After graduating from high school, Ricardo enrolled in cosmetology school where he discovered his passion for hair and makeup. Taking a leap of faith, Ricardo moved to West Hollywood, CA in 2000, where he taught himself key techniques and found himself working with celebrity clients like Katy Perry. He’s one of the older competitors, but doesn’t mind showing everyone how his years of hands-on experience have given him a competitive edge. Ricardo is determined to become the next American Beauty Star and prove to his former bullies that success really is the best revenge.