La Sonya Gunter is a New York based, Prime Emmy Nominated makeup artist and singer/songwriter.
Gunter didn’t initially want to be a makeup artist, in fact, she discovered her craft while still a singer-songwriter, inspired by the transformative nature of a well-made-up face. Honing her talents while working with M.A.C. Cosmetics, Gunter found a bridge between her two passions, becoming Billy Porter’s makeup artist during his Tony Award-winning run in Kinky Boots, and later, part of the Emmy-nominated team on NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, where Gunter helped craft the look of Brandon Victor Dixon’s Judas Iscariot.
With all this talent on her hands, La Sonya was tapped to lead the makeup team on Legendary, a reality competition centered around ballroom culture which debuted on HBO Max.
La Sonya is a very visual person and has been working with Billy Porter since 2012, theirs is a collaborative effort, where no one imposes something to the other and we can only witness their creativity come to life.
You can check her personal website HERE