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Van Ark Gets PRETTY

If you haven’t yet caught PRETTY, the irreverent Web series about a family obsessed with their youngster’s success in the pageant world, now’s the time. Joan Van Ark (ex-Gloria, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) makes a hilarious guest appearance on the season two finale, and it’s something not to be missed!

As fans of the series know, the gag is that pageant queen Annette is actually portrayed by a grown woman, Stacy McQueen. “And I’m going to be playing Annette 60 or so years in the future, way down the line, projecting ahead into 2070 or something,” Van Ark reveals. Forgoing her usual signature style, the brave actress decided to commit to the role — and boy did she! “I let their hair and makeup do the whole nine yards… I think I looked like a man in drag,” she laughs. Dressed in Annette’s baton-twirling costume, Van Ark is certain to be a sight. “My new goal is goofy glamour,” she explains, adding that she’s a fan of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. “I would love to do comedy… this seemed harmless and a kind of great, fun character.”

Catch the Webisode — which also features GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Denise Alexander (ex-Lesley) — at beginning Monday, January 24.

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