The makeup time is thirty minutes to an hour for application. It is the same makeup application that the Ringling Brothers Clowns use. It is sealed with powder. A child can touch Ronald’s face and get only a little powder on them with no smearing of the makeup. My selection by the McDonald’s corporation and Leo Burnett advertising through Fogran and Martin advertising agencies was for my ability to project energy, warmth and compassion that reflected the desired brand image. Also because my look in make-up was like the first Ronald Mc Donald’s face. I have to admit to a certain amount of pride. Being a "Ronald" is an elite distinction.
The boots actually were quite comfortable in later years and were made to fit each Ronald’s feet inside with a crepe sole. Only the earlier ones were painful.