Written & Compiled By Hannah Ferguson • Photos Courtesy of Premiere Model Management
After an exhaustive search through hundreds of touching letters, the Ocala Style Dream Makeover finalists have been selected. Now you can meet the four lucky women who have been chosen to undergo a life-changing transformation made possible by Marchelle’s Medical Spa, Reflexions of You, Premiere Model Management, Big Dogz Limousine Service, and Ocala Style magazine.
But it won’t be easy.
Over the next four months, each of these women will be put to the test with a comprehensive diet and exercise program that will take hard work and determination. The reward? A stunning makeup, hair, and fashion transformation. Watch as these respected and loved women are unveiled as dazzling, fashion-savvy beauties. You won’t believe your eyes!
Name: Rebecca Novicki
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom
Quote: “Her best and most beautiful qualities are on the inside, so it would certainly be life changing to help her transform her outside to match what we all love about her!”
— Phil Novicki, husband
Name: Sue P. McRee
Occupation: Juvenile Analyst, Marion County Sheriff’s Office
Quote: “In my eyes, she is what every woman should be made of — determination, good hard work, honesty, and a mother who would do whatever it takes to raise a family on her own and be successful.”
— Jessica McRee, daughter
Name: Michelle Arquines
Occupation: Social Studies Teacher, Belleview High School
Quote: “Michelle Arquines serves the Lord, serves her family, and serves others selflessly and without fail.”
— Andrew Arquines, son
Name: Kendrea Jackson
Occupation: Office Administrator/Drafting Supervisor, Preece Land Surveying, Inc.
Quote: “She is well known and loved in this community. Many co-workers, friends, and family would love to celebrate this transformation with her as she finally sees herself as the beautiful person we already see.”
— Sally Walling, mother
Meet The Alternate
A fifth candidate was also chosen to step in at a moment’s notice, if needed.
Name: Sharon Diaz
Occupation: Teacher’s Assistant, Sunrise Elementary
Quote: “No matter what, I know that my mom will always be there for me … she deserves something for being a great mom!”
— Crystel Morales, daughter