McCain spent $5K for celebrity make-up artist
It's not cheap to get John McCain's 72-year-old face ready for prime-time.
The celebrity gossips at US Weekly report the Republican presidential candidate has spent more than $5,500 for a makeup artist better known for her work in Hollywood.
John McCain, whose ads skewer Barack Obama for his "celebrity" status, has his own close ties to show business, the new issue of Us Weekly reports exclusively.White did McCain's makeup before a televised forum at the Saddleback Church last month and before an unknown number of additional appearances.
The 72-year-old was recently made TV-ready by makeup artist Tifanie White who's worked on So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol.
McCain paid the 2002 beauty-school grad $5,583.43 for her services, according to the Federal Election Commission.
A McCain spokesperson wouldn't comment when asked about the makeup services.
It's not unusual for politicians to employ professional cosmetologists before appearing on television. As Raw Story reported earlier this year former GOP candidate Mitt Romney spent $2,000 for makeup artists when he was governor of Massachusetts. And who can forget Democrat John Edwards' infamous $400 haircuts.