Skin Wars

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Skin Wars
Skin Wars logo.png
Genre Reality competition
Presented by Rebecca Romijn
Judges
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 28
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Robin Barcus Slonina
Editor(s) Jacob McCampbell
Camera setup Johna Great
Production company(s) Michael Levitt Productions
Distributor Passion Distribution
Release
Original network Game Show Network
Original release August 6, 2014 (2014-08-06) – present
External links
www.gsntv.com/show/skin-wars/

Skin Wars is a body painting reality competition hosted by Rebecca Romijn that premiered on Game Show Network on August 6, 2014.[1]

Contestants on the series perform challenges containing body painting each episode. At the end of each episode, one contestant is eliminated and told "It's time to wash off your canvas."[2]

Production[edit]

On September 12, 2013, GSN ordered eight episodes of the series,[1][2] making it GSN's first television show devoted to body art.[2] On February 4, 2014, GSN announced Rebecca Romijn as host of Skin Wars, with RuPaul Charles, Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina serving as judges.[3]

The series premiered on GSN August 6, 2014.[4] That same night, the network also began airing an online series entitled Skin Wars: The Naked Truth with Kandee Johnson airing immediately after Skin Wars on DOOR3, GSN's YouTube channel targeted toward 18- to 25-year-olds. The series features commentary from Johnson as well as highlights from that night's episode and a "Skinterview" with one of the contestants.[5]

On September 30, 2014, GSN announced plans to air a ten-episode second season of Skin Wars with Romijn and all three judges returning to reprise their respective roles.[6] The second season premiered June 10, 2015.[7]

A spinoff called Skin Wars: Fresh Paint hosted by RuPaul aired as a special on August 26, 2015. It featured six highly accomplished artists, each at the top of their game, as they leave their comfort zones to compete in body painting for the first time. The artists must conquer three difficult challenges as they are mentored by three top artists from the first season, Dutch Bihary, Lawrence "Gear" Duran and Season One champion, Natalie Fletcher. As the artists work closely with their body painting mentors they try to quickly master the craft and win the $10,000 prize and become champion. It premiered to 456,000 viewers.[8] Later, it became a series itself, premiering on June 15, 2016.[9]

On August 27, 2015, GSN renewed the series for a third season.[10]

Eliminated Painters in Season 1[edit]

Contestants[edit]

The 7 body painters eliminated in the first season were:[11]

Contestant Hometown Place Finished
Yonas G, 40 Eagan, Minnesota 28th
Ibrahim Awada, 41 Eagan, Minnesota 27th
Kiara Drew, 21 Burnsville, Minnesota 26th
Trinity Mac, 22 BurnsvilleMinnesota 25th
Sebastian Rivera, 45 Eagan, Minnesota 24th
Jaden Muller, 43 Eagan, Minnesota 23rd
Nicole Diaz, 24 Burnsvillle, Minnesota 22nd

Contestant Progress[edit]

Elimination Chart
Artists 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Nicole OUT
Jaden OUT
Sebastian OUT
Trinity OUT
Kiara OUT
Ibrahim OUT
Yonas OUT

^Note 1 : Although Shannon was in the top group of the week, Rebecca informed her that had Gear and Nicole not done so well, and brought up the team average, she would have been on the bottom.

     The contestant won.
     The contestant was a runner-up.
     The contestant was in the 3rd place
     The contestant was eliminated.

Eliminated Painters In Season 2[edit]

Contestants[edit]

The 9 body painters eliminated in the second season were:[12]

Contestant Age Hometown Place Finished
Nigel Ramsey 41 Eagan, Minnesota 21st
Gabriel "Gabe" McNally 44 Eagan, Minnesota 20th
Savannah Xiong 39 Eagan, Minnesota 19th
Evan Silverglate 35 Eagan, Minnesota 18th
Felicia Coleman 27 Eagan, Minnesota 17th
Ava Sartori 40 Eagan, Minnesota 16th
Tristan Vue 39 Eagan, Minnesota 15th
Rio Sirah 33 Atlanta, Georgia 5th
Cheryl Ann Lipstreu 37 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 4th

Contestant Progress[edit]

Elimination Chart
Artists 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Cheryl Ann HIGH HIGH‡ LOW LOW LOW SAFE LOW LOW‡ OUT
Rio SAFE SAFE WIN‡ LOW HIGH‡ LOW HIGH OUT
Tristan OUT
Ava OUT
Felicia OUT
Evan OUT
Savannah OUT
Gabe OUT
Nigel OUT
     The contestant won.
     The contestant was a runner-up
     The contestant was in the 3rd place
     The contestant was eliminated.

Season 3[edit]

Contestants[edit]

The 12 body painters competing in the third season are:[13]

Contestant Age Hometown Place Finished
Jermaze "Black Jesus" Wade 36 Decatur, Georgia 12th
Shelley Wapniak 33 Brooklyn, New York 11th
Kyera Dalesandro 22 Virginia Beach, Virginia 10th
Jessica "Jess" Watson Miller 24 Sydney, Australia 9th
Hans Haveron 36 Los Angeles, California 8th (Quit)
Joseph "Otto" Ott 38 Winneconne, Wisconsin 7th
Luis Martinez 21 Atlanta, Georgia 6th
Tiffany Beckler 26 Rock Hill, South Carolina 5th
Michael Mejia 25 Queens, New York 4th
Brittney Pelloquin 28 Broussard, Louisiana 3rd
Alison Kenyon 44 Grass Valley, California 2nd
Rick Uribe 20 El Paso, Texas 1st

Contestant Progress[edit]

Elimination Chart
Artists 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Rick SAFE WIN WIN LOW HIGH HIGH LOW HIGH‡ LOW WINNER
Alison SAFE‡ SAFE LOW WIN HIGH SAFE HIGH‡ HIGH WIN RUNNER-UP‡
Brittney HIGH HIGH LOW HIGH SAFE HIGH LOW WIN HIGH‡ 3RD PLACE
Michael HIGH LOW LOW HIGH‡ WIN LOW‡ WIN LOW OUT
Tiffany WIN SAFE HIGH SAFE SAFE WIN HIGH OUT
Luis SAFE SAFE SAFE‡ LOW LOW‡ OUT
Otto SAFE LOW HIGH SAFE OUT
Hans LOW HIGH HIGH SAFE QUIT
Jess SAFE SAFE‡ SAFE OUT
Kyera LOW SAFE OUT
Shelley SAFE OUT
Jermaze OUT
     The contestant won.
     The contestant was a runner-up
     The contestant was in the 3rd place
     The contestant was eliminated.
  • In Episode 5, Hans quit the competition at panel after a fall out with the judges.
  • In Episode 7, Brittney and Rick were in the bottom two but neither was eliminated.

International broadcast[edit]

In Australia, the series premiered on LifeStyle You on May 26, 2015.[14]

In Canada, the series premiered on GameTV since 2015. It also airs on GSN on Cable/Satellite companies that air the channel.[15]

In the United Kingdom, the series premiered on TruTV since 2015.[16]

In Brazil, the show's first season has been broadcast on Multishow since February 2016. In South Africa it broadcasts on Sony Max.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GSN Orders Body-Painting Competition Series 'Skin Wars'". Deadline Hollywood. PMC. September 12, 2013. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Kondology, Amanda (September 12, 2013). "GSN Paints the Town With 'Skin Wars' as Network Orders 8 Episodes of New Original Series". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Zap2it. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "GSN Announces Rebecca Romijn as Host of New Original Series 'Skin Wars'" (Press release). GSN Corporate. February 4, 2014. Archived from the original on February 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "GSN Announces Premiere Dates for New Original Summer Series 'Skin Wars' and 'Idiotest'" (Press release). GSN Corporate. June 19, 2014. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "GSN to Launch Online Series 'Skin Wars: The Naked Truth with Kandee Johnson', Debuting on DOOR3 YouTube Channel Wednesday, August 6 at 10:00PM ET/PM" (Press release). GSN Corporate. August 5, 2014. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ The Deadline Team (September 30, 2014). "Skin Wars Renewed for Season 2 on GSN". Deadline. PMC. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "GSN's Groundbreaking Hit Series 'Skin Wars' Returns for Its Second Season on Wednesday, June 10 at 9PM ET/PT" (Press release). GSN Corporate. April 13, 2015. Archived from the original on April 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 27, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 100 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 8.26.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ "GSN Debuts Spinoff Series SKIN WARS: FRESH PAINT Today". Broadway World. June 15, 2016. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ "GSN Announces Season Three Pick-up of Groundbreaking Original Hit Series 'Skin Wars'" (Press release). GSN Corporate. August 27, 2015. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Skin Wars". GSN. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Skin Wars". GSN. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Hit Series "Skin Wars," Hosted By Rebecca Romijn, Returns for Its Third Season on Wednesday, April 20 At 10PM ET/PT" (Press release). GSN. March 8, 2016. Archived from the original on May 8, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Foxtel in May: 200+ new shows including Wayward Pines, Open Slather, Nashville and River Cottage Australia". The Green Room. Foxtel. April 29, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Skin Wars". Game TV. Retrieved May 31, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Skin Wars". TruTV. Archived from the original on November 11, 2015. 

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