Multitalented! Shot Put Gold Medalist Michelle Carter is Also A Makeup Artist

After winning gold in Rio and breaking an American record in shot put, Michelle Carter is preparing to get back to business making women beautiful!

The 30-year-old Olympian runs a hair and makeup business in Texas called Shot Diva, which is also her nickname.

“I’ve always loved makeup and hair, since I was a child,” she said. “In college I would do my teammate’s hair and their makeup sometimes. I did a friend’s makeup at the 2008 Olympics and she said, ‘Have you ever considered taking classes?’ For some reason, it had never crossed my mind.”

Once that season ended, she returned home to Texas and signed up for cosmetology classes, and then launched her business. Through Shot Diva, she does hair and makeup for weddings and other events, and hopes to soon start her own cosmetics line.

Carter won gold in the women's shot put in Rio.
Carter won gold in the women’s shot put in Rio.