Today, Macy’s announced the three finalists who will vie for a shot to take it all in the second season of “Macy’s Million Dollar Makeover with Clinton Kelly.” In an exciting and emotional one-hour special airing on Tuesday, April 17 at 7/6c, viewers can tune-in to watch as three entrepreneurs make their professional dreams a reality with the guidance of mentors in the area of fashion, food or home. Special appearances will also be made by three celebrity judges — who will select the ultimate winner of $1 million.
Thousands of applicants from across the nation applied, and three finalists were chosen for the chance to win the ultimate prize and be named winner of “Macy’s Million Dollar Makeover with Clinton Kelly.” The finalists are: Kathleen Selman (Tampa, FL), Pat Pilla (New Hyde Park, NY) and Dylan Gold (San Francisco, CA).
In an effort to provide motivational and professional expertise to the finalists, Macy’s engaged well-known celebrities and designers to act as mentors and judges throughout the Million Dollar Makeover show. Both the judges and mentors selected come from a specific area of business that pertains to each of the three finalists, whether it is in the fashion, food or home category. Each mentor will guide their respective entrepreneur, offering expert advice on how to successfully market and grow their brand, while judges will evaluate the viability of each finalist’s business ventures to ultimately select the winner.
What’s even more exciting is the Harlem flavor running through the show.
Macy’s Million Dollar Makeover judges include:
Harlem resident and business owner Marcus Samuelsson was the youngest chef ever to earn two impressive three-stars from the “New York Times,” and more recently was selected to cook the Obama Administration’s first state dinner. Samuelsson owns restaurant Red Rooster Harlem and Ginny’s Supper Club; is the co-founder of FoodRepublic.com; and is a member of the esteemed Macy’s Culinary Council.
Including retail moguls Martha Stewart and Tommy Hilfiger.
Macy’s Million Dollar Makeover mentors include Matt Lewis, Tracey Reese and Sheila Bridges.
Harlem resident Sheila Bridges was named “America’s Best Interior Designer” by “Time Magazine” and CNN, Sheila lists luminaries like Diddy and President Bill Clinton among her clientele.
A friend of Harlem Tracy Reese is a powerhouse in the fashion industry, whose two lines sell in top retailers across the globe. She designs for fashionistas and celebrities, including First Lady Michelle Obama and Taylor Swift.
Including Matt Lewis is a co-founder of Baked, Brooklyn’s nationally-recognized bakery.
Beginning April 18, visit facebook.com/macys, and watch behind-the-scenes footage of the finalists, mentors and judges. Tune-in to TLC on Tuesday, April 17 at 7/6c to find out who wins Macy’s Million Dollar Makeover!