For four seasons, Faith Thigpen has amazed large crowds with her dance abilities on the hit reality show ‘Bring It’.
As a member of Miss D’s Dancing Dolls team, Thigpen has shed a lot of blood, sweat, and tears honing her craft and becoming a household name across the United States. Suffice to say the talented 16 year old, who is a junior at the Performing Arts Complex Murrah High School in Jackson, MS, used that same determination when it came to making sure she had the perfect prom dress. Having saved her own money, Thigpen looked to Basketball Wives:LA alum Angel Brinks to design a one-of-a-kind look. “My look was a custom-made jumpsuit made by Angel Brinks. It was inspired by the Kardashians. Our theme was the 1920’s The Great Gatsby. My mom and I saw pictures from the Kardashian’s “Gatsby-themed” blinged out party and we were immediately inspired!” When asked if she had worked directly with Angel Brinks, she exclaimed “I did not work with Ms. Angel Brinks directly, however I was able to FaceTime with some of her staff, and they helped me with a lot” she went on to list “for example: making sure my measurements were exactly right, emailing me consistently before and after the arrival of the outfit. They were very kind and polite, and they gave me the impression that they wanted to make sure everything was perfect.”
Truth be told, the day of prom can be, to say the least, stress inducing. With girls especially, getting ready is, in itself, a mini production. “It took me approximately 5 hours to get ready for the complete look: hair, makeup etc. My mother (Dana Roilton) and my bonus mom/step-mom (Kristen Thigpen) helped me get ready for my BIG night!…I thought the end result was amazing!!! I didn’t expect it to all come together like that. I’d seen the outfit and all the pieces to go along with it, but I never actually saw the whole thing until that night. Once I finally looked in the mirror at myself I was lost for words and almost in tears…I was very confident in my look,” Ever the smart girl- she has a 4.5 GPA- she took a moment to share a key lesson taught to her by her mother. ” if you aren’t confident in yourself no one else will be confident in you. My mom taught me that you have to own your look in order for you to make it believable.”
Though she did have an amazing custom-made jumpsuit, which she accessorized with a bejeweled face mask, the most important thing about a girl’s prom night is that she enjoys herself and is able to create lasting memories. “I took my very close friend, Denicia Diew,” she went on to say, “My night was amazing! I had a lot of fun. I never danced so much and took so many pictures at a school event in my life. It was definitely how I imagined my first prom to go.” And what, you may be asking, did her classmates have to say about her Angel Brinks creation?…“My classmates loved it!” She exclaimed. “They were super excited for me. Some that didn’t know me that well were very shocked and in awe, but those who knew me, weren’t shocked at all. Some even made funny comments like ‘Is it sad that I expected nothing less from you?'” Not sad at all coming from a bright young girl with an even brighter future ahead.