The Face (U.S. TV series)

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The Face
The Face Promotional Poster.jpg
Promotional Poster of The Face
Genre Competition
Format Reality
Presented by Nigel Barker
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 18
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Eden Gaha
  • Paul Franklin
  • Matt Westmore
  • Naomi Campbell
Running time 40 to 44 minutes
Production company(s) Shine America
Broadcast
Original channel Oxygen
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run February 12, 2013 (2013-02-12) – present
Chronology
Related shows The Face (U.K.)
The Face (Australia)
External links
Website

The Face is an American reality television modeling competition series. The show is hosted by Nigel Barker, who was a previous judge on America's Next Top Model. The Face follows three supermodel coaches as they compete with each other to find 'the face' of a make-up brand. It premiered February 12, 2013, on Oxygen.[1][2][3] The series was renewed in April 2013 for a ten-episode second season,[4] which premiered on March 5, 2014.[5] While Naomi Campbell reappears in two seasons, Anne Vyalitsyna and Lydia Hearst replaced Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova as supermodel coaches for season two.[6]

Casting process[edit]

Aspiring contestants for the show had to pre-register themselves online, and were encouraged to attend open casting calls or send in a video and application. The deadline for all applications was August 3, 2012.[7][8][9] The show required all contestants to be 18 years old and over at the time of auditioning in order to be eligible for the program. Contestants from any country around the world could apply, as long as they had all the required documentation in order to remain in the United States for the duration of the series.[10]

For season two, contestants had to be aged 18 as of September 1, 2013. After pre-registering themselves online, applicants had to attend an open casting call at Chelsea Studios in New York City on July 21, 2013. They could also apply online by submitting a home video. The deadline for all applications was July 22.[11][12][13]

Season 1[edit]

Contestants[edit]

Contestant Age Hometown Model Coach Finish Rank
Aleksandra Dubrovskaya 23 Murmansk, Russia Naomi Episode 2 12th
Christy Nelson 24 Atascadero, California Karolina Episode 3 11th
Marlee Nichols 21 Los Angeles, California Coco Episode 4 10th (Quit)
Brittany Mason 26 Anderson, Indiana Coco 9th
Madeleine Armstrong 23 Melbourne, Australia Karolina Episode 5 8th
Sandra Woodley 21 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Naomi Episode 6 7th
Stephanie Lalanne 21 San Francisco, California Coco Episode 7 6th/5th
Jocelyn Chew 20 Victoria, Canada Naomi
Ebony Olivia Smith 21 Indianapolis, Indiana Karolina Episode 8 4th
Luo Zilin 25 Shanghai, China Naomi Runner-up
Margaux Brooke Snell 21 Roswell, Georgia Coco
Devyn Abdullah 21 Bronx, New York Karolina Winner
  • Ages stated are at the time of filming.

Elimination Table[edit]

Contestant Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Challenge Winner N/A Zi Lin Madeleine Margaux Ebony Stephanie Zi Lin N/A
Devyn IN WIN IN IN IN WIN WIN IN WINNER
Margaux IN IN IN IN IN LOW LOW IN RUNNER-UP
Zi Lin IN IN WIN WIN WIN IN LOW IN RUNNER-UP
Ebony IN WIN IN LOW IN WIN WIN OUT
Jocelyn IN IN WIN WIN WIN IN OUT
Stephanie IN LOW LOW IN LOW IN OUT
Sandra IN IN WIN WIN WIN OUT
Madeleine IN WIN IN IN OUT
Brittany IN IN IN OUT
Marlee IN IN IN QUITa
Christy IN WIN OUT
Aleksandra IN OUT

 Team Coco 
 Team Karolina 
 Team Naomi 

     The contestant was part of the winning team for the episode.
     The contestant was at risk of elimination.
     The contestant was eliminated from the competition.
     The contestant withdrew from the competition.
     The contestant was a Runner-Up.
     The contestant won The Face.
  • Episode 1 was the casting episode. The final twelve were divided into individual teams of four as they were selected.
  • In episode 4, Marlee withdrew from the competition due to personal problems ^a
  • In episode 7, both of the remaining models from the losing teams had to face Karolina for elimination. Margaux and Zilin were saved, while Stephanie and Jocelyn were eliminated.
  • In episode 8, Zi Lin, Devyn, and Margaux were put through to the final runway show while Ebony was eliminated.

Campaigns[edit]

  • Episode 1: Natural Beauty Shots; Self Administered 'Transformations' with Accessories from DKNY (Casting)
  • Episode 2: Grouped in a Shipyard for W Magazine
  • Episode 3: Commercial with Cosabella Lingerie in Teams
  • Episode 4: Kleinfeld Bridal Dress Fashion Show
  • Episode 5: Look-books for Marshall's in Teams
  • Episode 6: Self Directed Commercials for Opensky.com
  • Episode 7: Red Carpet Interviews Conducted by Wendy Williams
  • Episode 8: ULTA Beauty Shots

Season 2[edit]

Model coaches Coco Rocha and Karoliná Kurkova both opted to leave the show for season two. They were replaced by Anne Vyalitsyna and Lydia Hearst. The second season premiered on March 5, 2014.[5] The winner of season two was 20 year-old Tiana Zarlin from San Diego, California.

Contestants[edit]

Contestant[14][15] Age Hometown Model Coach Finish Rank
Isabelle Bianchi 19 Geneva, Switzerland Anne Episode 1 12th
Nakisha Bromfield 20 Bronx, New York Lydia Episode 2 11th
Kira Dikhtyar 24 Moscow, Russia Naomi Episode 3 10th
Alana Duval 22 Brownsville, Texas Naomi Episode 4 9th
Allison Millar 19 Charleston, South Carolina Lydia Episode 5 8th
Khadisha Gaye 20 Dakar, Senegal Anne Episode 6 7th
Sharon Gallardo 24 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Anne Episode 7 6th
Amanda Gullickson 18 Charlotte, North Carolina Lydia Episode 8 5th
Felisa Wiley 19 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Naomi Episode 9 4th (Quit)
Rachel "Ray" Clanton 18 Miami Lakes, Florida Lydia Episode 10 Runner-up
Afiya Bennett 18 Brooklyn, New York Naomi
Tiana Zarlin 20 San Diego, California Anne Winner
  • Ages stated are at the time of filming.

Elimination Table[edit]

Contestant Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Challenge Winner N/A N/A Tiana N/A Sharon N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tiana IN IN IN WIN WIN WIN IN IN LOW WIN WINNER
Afiya IN WIN WIN IN IN IN WIN IN WIN IN RUNNER-UP
Ray IN LOW IN LOW IN IN IN WIN IN LOW RUNNER-UP
Felisa IN WIN WIN IN IN LOW WIN LOW WIN QUITa
Amanda IN IN IN IN IN IN LOW WIN OUT
Sharon IN IN IN WIN WIN WIN IN OUT
Khadisha IN IN LOW WIN WIN WIN OUT
Allison IN IN IN IN LOW OUT
Alana IN WIN WIN IN OUT
Kira IN WIN WIN OUT
Nakisha IN IN OUT
Isabelle IN OUT

 Team Anne 
 Team Lydia 
 Team Naomi 

     The contestant was part of the winning team for the episode.
     The contestant was at risk of elimination.
     The contestant was eliminated from the competition.
     The contestant withdrew from the competition.
     The contestant was a Runner-Up.
     The contestant won The Face.
  • During the first segment of episode 1, the final twelve contestants were divided into their respective teams. The first campaign and resulting elimination also took place this episode.
  • In episode 5, team Anne won the campaign. Sharon won an individual prize for being the best performer of the campaign.
  • In episode 9, Felisa quit while she was in the bottom two with Ray before Anne had made her decision.^a

Campaigns[edit]

  • Episode 1: Juicy Couture in a Storefront Window
  • Episode 2: Nude Photo Shoot for Frédéric Fekkai
  • Episode 3: Pamella Roland Runway Show
  • Episode 4: Alex and Ani Commercials
  • Episode 5: Viral Videos for Liebeskind Berlin
  • Episode 6: Gender Reversal for Elle.com
  • Episode 7: Fleur du Mal Lingerie with Male Models
  • Episode 8: Futuristic Chopard Diamonds Adverts
  • Episode 9: Press conference for Frédéric Fekkai's new Hair Fragrance Mist; Q&A with Perez Hilton
  • Episode 10: Go-sees & Beauty Shots for Frédéric Fekkai

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 8 February 12, 2013 (2013-02-12) March 26, 2013 (2013-03-26)
2 10[4] March 5, 2014 (2014-03-05) May 7, 2014 (2014-05-07)

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 1 "The Fight to Make the Final 12" February 5, 2013 (2013-02-05) 0.34[16]
Supermodels Coco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova, and Naomi Campbell begin their search for 'The Face'. The final three teams are selected, and the hopefuls move one step closer to the ultimate prize.
2 2 "Game On!" February 12, 2013 (2013-02-12) 0.51[17]
The final twelve move into their new loft in New York City, and they are coached through their very first photo shoot by their supermodel mentors. The goal is to create an ad campaign worthy of being featured on the pages of W Magazine.
3 3 "Model Warfare" February 19, 2013 (2013-02-19) 0.46[18]
The remaining contestants undergo a challenge for Vogue Eyewear, and pressure mounts as bickering begins to ravage Team Naomi. For the shoot, the models must perform a commercial in Cosabella lingerie with their teammates.
4 4 "Falling From Grace" February 26, 2013 (2013-02-26) 0.56[19]
An unexpected turn of events sees one girl leaving the competition for good. The girls take part in their first runway show for Kleinfeld Bridal, and they must walk in couture bridal gowns on a grand staircase. After the winning team is revealed, it's goodbye for another one of the wannabe models.
5 5 "We Are the Most Miserable Team Here" March 5, 2013 (2013-03-05) 0.50[20]
The eight remaining models prepare for a dancing challenge, and must later shoot for a Marshall's lookbook with their teammates. The arguments between Jocelyn and Sandra reach an all-time high when Naomi steps in to intervene, and a shocking elimination catches one team by surprise.
6 6 "Every Rose Has its Thorns" March 12, 2013 (2013-03-12) 0.45[21]
The hopefuls prepare for their latest test shoot challenge — shooting a commercial for Christian Louboutin shoes. Tempers flare when one model threatens to leave the competition. For the campaign, the teams must write their own scripts and direct a commercial in which they attempt to sell miscellaneous items from Opensky.com.
7 7 "Red Carpet Ready?" March 19, 2013 (2013-03-19) 0.51[22]
The girls learn about the double elimination that will be taking place, and prepare to win the final campaign that will assure them a place in the finale. After the glitz and glamour of the red carpet and a surprise interview conducted by Wendy Williams, the winning coach must decide which two girls will be sent home.
8 8 "Finding the Face... The Finale" March 26, 2013 (2013-03-26) 0.55[23]
The remaining four contestants take part in their final shoot for ULTA beauty. One last surprise elimination sees only three of the models put through to the final task, which is walking in the runway for a Zac Posen fashion show.

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
9 1 "Let the Face Begin" March 5, 2014 (2014-03-05)
The season kicks off as the twelve finalists meet their mentors Anne Vyalitsyna, Lydia Hearst, and Naomi Campbell in Bryant Park, where they are divided into three teams of four. Later, they must pose together behind a storefront window in a campaign for Juicy Couture. The winning team is revealed, and one of the model hopefuls has her dreams cut short.
10 2 "Bare Your New Look" March 12, 2014 (2014-03-12)
The aspiring models receive make overs at the Frédéric Fekkai salon. For the campaign, the models must pose nude in a shoot for the brand's website. Drama escalates after Naomi puts words in the mouth of one of her models, throwing her into conflict with the rest of the girls. After her team is revealed to be the winner of the campaign, Naomi becomes critical of the two models the losing mentors have chosen to send into the elimination room.
11 3 "Runway Dinner Party" March 19, 2014 (2014-03-19)
Naomi attacks Anne and Lydia for choosing their only black models to be put on the chopping block after the racial controversy she and Afiya instigated the previous episode. The girls later meet Tyson Beckford for a catwalk lesson challenge in preparation for an upcoming runway show. For the campaign, the models must walk on top of a banquet table catwalk in Pamella Roland gowns. The episode culminates in the emotional breakdown of one of the contestants, and for the first time ever, one of the coaches barges into the elimination room mid-ceremony.
12 4 "Sell, Sell, Sell!"[24] March 26, 2014 (2014-03-26)
The test shoots are thrown out the window as the models are told that they will have to take on the rest of the campaigns unprepared. After the news are revealed the contestants are introduced to their client for the campaign, the CEO of lifestyle brand Alex and Ani, Giovanni Feroce. The goal for the shoot is to create a thirty-second commercial in just one take. Back in the loft, a feud takes place between two of the models.
13 5 "Going Viral"[24] April 2, 2014 (2014-04-02)
The teams must once again take part in a video campaign, much to the dismay of team Lydia's Allison. The goal is to create a thirty-second viral video with a dance routine that will generate buzz towards the featured brand, Libeskind Berlin. Karen Elson makes a guest appearance to help the models create the best commercial possible. Team Anne V snags their third consecutive win, and Anne must once again decide the fate of one of the hopefuls.
14 6 "Just One of the Boys"[24] April 9, 2014 (2014-04-09)
Nigel Barker introduces the models to drag superstar Ru Paul, who teaches the girls about gender role reversal. For the campaign, the mentors pose in front of the camera with their models for a photo shoot that will be featured on Elle.com's website. Team Anne's winning streak finally comes to a halt, and in the elimination room, one of the contestants wishes she could switch teams.
15 7 "Male Bonding"[24] April 16, 2014 (2014-04-16)
The models pose intimately with complete strangers, in a sexy lingerie campaign for Fleur du Mal. They'll need to find chemistry with their male models in order to stay in the competition. Lydia steps up her game with a more forceful technique.
16 8 "Diamonds Are a Model's Best Friend"[24] April 23, 2014 (2014-04-23)
The models shoot a jewelry commercial for Chopard. They must remain composed while running in 10 inch heels and dressed in restrictive dresses made by Lady Gaga's favorite designer, Iris Van Herpen. Afiya and Naomi don't see eye to eye.
17 9 "Press Your Luck"[24] April 30, 2014 (2014-04-30)
Is all publicity really good publicity? The models' composure is tested when they deliver a speech in front of a room full of press. When something catches the models off guard, one loses face with her coach and has a hard time recovering.
18 10 "Who Will Be the Face"[24] May 7, 2014 (2014-05-07)
The moment they've been waiting for is finally here. The remaining models must dazzle Frederic Fekkai in three of the most difficult challenges yet. In the end, only one will become a spokesperson and ambassador for Frédéric Fekkai's 2014 national ad campaign and win a coveted spread in the July issue of ELLE magazine.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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