Meet the Cast


Samson Smith

Samson is an explosive mixture of confidence, talent, and extreme personality. He was born and raised in Dallas, PA, where he lived for nineteen years until he made the leap to Savannah, GA. He’s experimented with makeup for as long as he can remember, and used to steal his mothers makeup as a child to practice his art. Samson was working freelance when he was scouted by MAC and his career in beauty took off. He’s a fierce competitor with a passion for using hair and makeup to ignite confidence in people often marginalized by society. He recently moved to New York City and dreams of launching a makeup line that emphasizes inclusivity, catering to people of color as well as the transgender community and drag community. Becoming the next American Beauty Star would mean the world to Samson, and he’ll do whatever it takes to win this competition.