Skin Wars

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Skin Wars
Skin Wars logo.png
GenreReality competition
Presented byRebecca Romijn
Judges
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes28
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Robin Barcus Slonina
Editor(s)Jacob McCampbell
Camera setupJohna Great
Production company(s)Michael Levitt Productions
DistributorPassion Distribution
Release
Original networkGame Show Network
Original releaseAugust 6, 2014 (2014-08-06) –
August 10, 2016
External links
Website

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

Skin Wars 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]

The winners of the programme in chronological order are as follows: Natalie Fletcher, Lana Chronium and Rick Uribe.

Season 1[edit]

Contestants[edit]

The 10 body painters competing in the first season were:[11]

Contestant Age Outcome
Natalie Fletcher 28 Winner
Shannon Holt 38 Runner-up
Dutch Bihary 41 3rd Place
Nicole Hays 29 4th Place
Lawrence "Gear" Duran 35 5th Place
Felle Kelsaw 41 6th Place
Mythica Von Griffyn 43 7th Place
Angela Roberts 22 8th Place
Sean Avram 39 9th Place
Alan Anderson 38 10th Place

Contestant Progress[edit]

Elimination Chart
Artists 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Natalie SAFE WIN WIN SAFE BTM2‡ F/O BTM2‡ WINNER
Shannon WIN SAFE LOW‡ BTM2‡ HIGH WIN HIGH RUNNER-UP
Dutch HIGH‡ HIGH LOW HIGH LOW‡ SAFE WIN 3RD PLACE‡
Nicole SAFE SAFE‡ HIGH LOW HIGH HIGH ELIM
Gear SAFE HIGH BTM2 HIGH WIN ELIM‡
Felle HIGH SAFE HIGH‡ WIN ELIM
Mythica BTM2 LOW HIGH ELIM
Angela SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Sean LOW ELIM
Alan ELIM
     The contestant won Skin Wars.
     The contestant was the runner-up.
     The contestant placed 3rd overall.
     The contestant won the weekly challenge.
     The contestant placed in the top, but did not win the challenge.
     The contestant placed in the bottom, but was not up for elimination.
     The contestant placed in the bottom 2 and up for elimination.
     The contestant was eliminated.
     The contestant went into a face off against another contestant and won.
     The contestant was eliminated after a face off against another contestant.
‡ The contestant won the mini challenge.

Season 2[edit]

Contestants[edit]

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

Contestant Age Hometown Outcome
Lana Chromium 29 San Diego, CA Winner
Avi Ram 28 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Runner-up
Aryn Fox 27 Newport, Kentucky 3rd Place
Cheryl Ann Lipstreu 37 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 4th Place
Rio Sirah 33 Atlanta, Georgia 5th Place
Kyle Vest 25 Orlando, Florida 6th Place
Dawn Marie Svanoe 44 Madison, Wisconsin 7th Place
Sammie Bartko 38 Heber City, Utah 8th Place
Fernello Nelson 30 Queens, New York 9th Place
Rachel Deboer 40 Maui, Hawaii 10th Place
Rudy Zanzibar Campos 30 Houston, Texas 11th Place
Marcio Karam 43 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 12th Place

Contestant Progress[edit]

Elimination Chart
Artists 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Lana WIN SAFE HIGH BTM2 BTM2 HIGH‡ WIN HIGH F/O WINNER
Avi SAFE WIN HIGH HIGH‡ HIGH WIN LOW WIN WIN RUNNER-UP‡
Aryn SAFE HIGH SAFE WIN HIGH HIGH LOW‡ BTM2 HIGH‡ 3RD PLACE
Cheryl Ann HIGH HIGH‡ LOW LOW LOW SAFE BTM2 LOW‡ ELIM
Rio SAFE SAFE WIN‡ LOW HIGH‡ BTM2 HIGH ELIM
Kyle HIGH SAFE HIGH SAFE WIN LOW ELIM
Dawn Marie SAFE BTM2 LOW HIGH LOW ELIM
Sammie SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE ELIM
Fernello LOW‡ SAFE SAFE ELIM
Rachel BTM2 LOW ELIM
Rudy SAFE ELIM
Marcio ELIM
     The contestant won Skin Wars.
     The contestant was the runner-up.
     The contestant placed 3rd overall.
     The contestant won the weekly challenge.
     The contestant placed in the top, but did not win the challenge.
     The contestant placed in the bottom, but was not up for elimination.
     The contestant placed in the bottom 2 and up for elimination.
     The contestant was eliminated.
     The contestant went into a face off against another contestant and won.
     The contestant was eliminated after a face off against another contestant.
‡ The contestant won the mini challenge.

Season 3[edit]

Contestants[edit]

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

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

Contestant Progress[edit]

Elimination Chart
Artists 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rick SAFE WIN WIN LOW HIGH HIGH BTM2 HIGH‡ BTM2 WINNER
Alison SAFE‡ SAFE BTM2 WIN HIGH SAFE HIGH‡ HIGH WIN RUNNER-UP‡
Brittney HIGH HIGH LOW HIGH SAFE HIGH BTM2 WIN HIGH‡ 3RD PLACE
Michael HIGH BTM2 LOW HIGH‡ WIN LOW‡ WIN BTM2 ELIM
Tiffany WIN SAFE HIGH SAFE SAFE WIN HIGH ELIM
Luis SAFE SAFE SAFE‡ BTM2 LOW‡ ELIM
Otto SAFE LOW HIGH SAFE ELIM
Hans LOW HIGH HIGH SAFE QUIT
Jess SAFE SAFE‡ SAFE ELIM
Kyera BTM2 SAFE ELIM
Shelley SAFE ELIM
Jermaze ELIM
     The contestant won Skin Wars.
     The contestant was the runner-up.
     The contestant placed 3rd overall.
     The contestant won the weekly challenge.
     The contestant placed in the top, but did not win the challenge.
     The contestant was in the bottom 2, but neither was eliminated.
     The contestant placed in the bottom, but was not up for elimination.
     The contestant placed in the bottom 2 and up for elimination.
     The contestant was eliminated.
     The contestant quit the competition.
‡ The contestant won the mini challenge.
  • In Episode 5, Hans quit the competition at panel after a fall out with the judges.

International broadcast[edit]

In Australia, the series premiered on LifeStyle You on May 26, 2015.[14] All three seasons are now available on Netflix.

In Canada, the series aired on GameTV in 2015.[15] All three seasons are now available on Netflix.

In the United Kingdom, the series premiered on truTV UK in 2015.[16] All three seasons are now available on Netflix.

In Brazil, the show's first season has been broadcast on Multishow since February 2016 and since 2017 on E!

In South Africa it broadcasts on Sony Max.

In India, the show's first season has been broadcast on FYI TV18 since 2016.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "GSN Announces Rebecca Romijn as Host of New Original Series "Skin Wars"" (Press release). GSN Corporate. February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 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. Retrieved June 26, 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. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  6. ^ The Deadline Team (September 30, 2014). "Skin Wars Renewed for Season 2 on GSN". Deadline Hollywood. 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. Retrieved April 15, 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. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  11. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20141129110843/http://skinwars.gsntv.com/
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20150915100301/http://skinwars.gsntv.com/
  13. ^ "Hit Series "Skin Wars," Hosted By Trish 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.
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