Sierra Leonean makeup artist Mary Yei Yongai is one step closer to her dream of setting a Guinness World Record. On Sunday, April 7th, 2024, Yongai participated in a trial test in preparation for the official competition.

Yongai will be vying for a record in the Makeup A-Thon category, aiming to complete makeovers on 100 people within a 24-hour timeframe.

Her dedication has paid off, as she received the official approval letter from Guinness World Records in February 2024.

Since the announcement, Yongai has garnered significant support from Sierra Leoneans, creating a wave of national pride. Reports suggest the official competition will take place sometime in April 2024.

The entire nation waits with bated breath to see Yongai make history.