(KUTV) — Missy Lovett is the first to tell you that when she isn't putting on the makeup of the rich and famous, she's 'mudding' in her own special rig.
The professional makeup artist was one of only five women selected to compete in the off-road challenge with a total of 50 competitors from across the United States.
"You guys know that I do not believe in stereotypes, While you may know me for my passion for makeup and empowering others to 'see' their true beauty, I'm also equally passionate about pushing the boundaries in the off-road world and showing my two little girls that you don't have to conform to what society may label you as," Lovett told 2News.
The truck versus terrain challenge tested the drivers' ingenuity and driving ability in “Truck Night in America” that airs on the History Channel.
Lovett drives her Heber City, garage-built Explorer, now known as "Spicy Truck," in the episode that airs Thursday, 8 p.m. (MST)
"My husband and I have worked hard over the years, tweaking and upgrading our modest 1994 Ford Explorer to get it to where it is today," Lovett said. "We have so much fun taking the kids on what they refer to as bumpy rides in the mountains, or on the extreme trails in Moab."
Lovett competed in a series of tests that measured her speed, strength, and handling of her Spicy Truck. She won't say whether she took the title of "Truck Night Champion," but she did say she'd do the competition again in a heartbeat.
"This show is more than just rednecks out smashing their rust buckets," she said. "It truly is a glimpse into the heart of the American adventurer."