on repeat all afternoon
Born in Boston, MA, in 1966.
Currently resides in Venice, CA.
Adding citations to her wikipedia page.
From her Rookie interview:
I’m engaged in this question about what has currency, what has status, and what has value. I think girls learn at an early age that their power as a woman comes from their body, and that it has value and currency. In Jackie’s story, for example, the fact that she’s an engineer that decided she could—and did—get further in life by becoming a beauty queen and a model is a really interesting and important reflection of the culture.
From her PBS Artbeat interview:
I was very lucky in their willingness to share their life with me, even after things started to change. I think that was due to our relationship and to the fact that we had been filming for awhile when that happened. But ultimately I think it makes them much more empathetic figures. Their relationship with the audience also changes. I think in the beginning you think you could never identify with these people who are living these outsized lives, and by the end you can empathize with them.
I highly, highly recommend Queen of Versailles!