New Orleans woman goes from waiting tables to owning cosmetic empire

New Orleans woman goes from waiting tables to owning cosmetic empire


REPORTER: INTERNET SENSATION
REINO STEWART, KNOWN AS SUPA
CENT, HAS MANAGED TO MAKE VIRAL
VIDEOS INTO A MILLION-DOLLAR
COSMETIC EMPIRE. IT HASN’T ALWAYS BEEN EASY FOR
THE NEW ORLEANS NATIVE. FOR YEARS, SHE WORKED AS A
HOUSEKEEPER AND WAITRESS, A
STRUGGLE SHE REMEMBERS.>>YOU MAY HAVE A GOOD DAY, AND
A BED A. REPORTER WITH NO HIGH SCHOOL
DIPLOMA, SHE HAS GONE FROM
BUSING TABLES IN THE FRENCH
QUARTER, TWO BILLBOARDS IN THE
SKY. BECOMING A SOCIAL MEDIA HIT
POSTING ABOUT EVERYDAY LIFE IN A
PLANE AND SPOKEN WAY.>>IT KEEPS ME CONNECTED. REPORTER: ONE YEAR AGO, SHE
STEPPED DOWN ON FAITH AND
LAUNCHED HER MAKEUP LINE
FEATURING LIPSTICKS WITH THE
NAMES LIKE CRAWFISH AND HOLLY
GROVE, TURNING IT INTO CASH.>>IT IS SOMETHING YOU LOVE TO
DO AND YOU WOULDN’T MIND GETTING
UP EVERY DAY, TURN IT INTO
MONDAY — TURN INTO MONEY. REPORTER: WITH A STAFF OF 20,
THE OPERATION IS IN NEW ORLEANS
EAST WITH THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN
THERE SINCE DAY ONE. RETURNING THE LOVE AND SUPPORT
ALWAYS PUTTING SOMEBODY BEFORE
HERSELF. THAT’S WHY SHE’S SO BLESSED AND
THAT’S WHY SHE’S ABLE TO
ELEVATE AREA REPORTER: THROUGH
THE GOOD AND BAD SUPA SAYS THE
BIGGEST CHALLENGE LIES WITHIN.>>DON’T HATE ON YOURSELF. PEOPLE WILL TELL YOU WHAT YOU
CAN’T AND SHOULDN’T DO. REPORTER: TO CELEBRATE THE
ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HER LINE
SUPA WILL HOST THE FIRST CRAYON
CASE FESTIVAL AT LOT 1701 ON
ORETHA CASTLE HALEY BLVD
IT’S SATURDAY JUNE 2 FROM 1 PM UNTIL 6:00 P.M.. IT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE
PUBLIC. REPORTING FROM THE STUDIO,
KELLIE BROWN, WDSU NEW

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