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'Shark Tank' features local entrepreneur

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

One East Texas man is being featured on an ABC reality show hoping to make his entrepreneurial dreams come true.

Doug Marshall is a contestant on 'Shark Tank,' and his big premier is Friday night.

'Shark Tank' is not a show for the weak-hearted and Doug Marshall says it's not a show for sensitive people.

"I'm acceptable to any kind of criticism, especially from people that are in the industry and know what they are talking about. So I was like, this is a free counseling session," Marshall said.

Marshall was a contestant on the reality show and will be featured Friday night, showing his product 'Game Face,' a face mask for sporting or costume enthusiasts.  

On the show, hopefuls show their products and pray that the multi-millionaire business moguls  or 'sharks' choose to invest in their company.

"You start and that's it. I mean there's no direction. It is just free willy. You're on your own, basically," Marshall said.  

Doug traveled to Los Angeles and waited in line for hours to audition for the show. Out of the 1,500 people in line, Marshall was one of five that were chosen to pitch his business idea in front of the sharks.

"It was just crazy, because you think you'll just go out there and give it a shot, and you really don't expect to hear from them. It just happened so quick, we were like deer in the headlights. Like 'oh we're here were filming,'" Marshall said.

Despite his nerves, Marshall is confident in his product.

"'Game Face' is an improvement to face paint and masks. It's more comfortable to wear, once you have it on it doesn't even feel like you have it on. You're not sweating behind a mask and you don't feel like you have face paint on," Marshall said.

What makes 'Game Face' different is that it's the first full facial temporary transfer, and it's comfortable to wear. It is also waterproof.

"Where as it would take you a long time to paint this on your face, this way you can get it and bam, you put it on," Marshall said.

 Marshall can't tell us whether he wins and the sharks chose to invest in his Game Face company, so we'll have to wait until Friday night to see.

'Shark Tank' airs on Friday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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