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) – August 10, 2016
External links
Website

Skin Wars is a body painting reality competition hosted by Rebecca Romijn that premiered on 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]

Season 1[edit]

Contestants[edit]

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

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

Contestant Progress[edit]

Elimination Chart
Artists 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Natalie SAFE WIN WIN SAFE LOW‡ F/O LOW‡ WINNER
Shannon WIN SAFE LOW‡ LOW‡ 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 LOW HIGH WIN ELIM‡
Felle HIGH SAFE HIGH‡ WIN ELIM
Mythica LOW LOW HIGH ELIM
Angela SAFE LOW 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 Place Finished
Marcio Karam 53 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 12th
Rudy Zanzibar Campos 30 Houston, Texas 11th
Rachel Deboer 40 Maui, Hawaii 10th
Fernello Nelson 30 Queens, New York 9th
Sammie Bartko 38 Heber City, Utah 8th
Dawn Marie Svanoe 44 Madison, Wisconsin 7th
Kyle Vest 25 Orlando, Florida 6th
Rio Sirah 33 Atlanta, Georgia 5th
Cheryl Ann Lipstreu 37 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 4th
Aryn Fox 27 Newport, Kentucky 3rd
Avi Ram 28 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2nd
Lana Chromium 29 San Diego, California 1st

Contestant Progress[edit]

Elimination Chart
Artists 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Lana WIN SAFE HIGH LOW LOW 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‡ LOW HIGH‡ 3RD PLACE
Cheryl Ann HIGH HIGH‡ LOW LOW LOW SAFE LOW LOW‡ ELIM
Rio SAFE SAFE WIN‡ LOW HIGH‡ LOW HIGH ELIM
Kyle HIGH SAFE HIGH SAFE WIN LOW ELIM
Dawn Marie SAFE LOW LOW HIGH LOW ELIM
Sammie SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE ELIM
Fernello LOW‡ SAFE SAFE ELIM
Rachel LOW 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 Place Finished
Black Jesus 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
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 Runner-Up
Rick Uribe 20 El Paso, Texas Winner

Contestant Progress[edit]

Elimination Chart
Artists 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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 ELIM
Tiffany WIN SAFE HIGH SAFE SAFE WIN HIGH ELIM
Luis SAFE SAFE SAFE‡ LOW LOW‡ ELIM
Otto SAFE LOW HIGH SAFE ELIM
Hans LOW HIGH HIGH SAFE QUIT
Jess SAFE SAFE‡ SAFE ELIM
Kyera LOW 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 placed in the bottom, but was not up for elimination..
     The contestant placed in the bottom 2 and up for elimination.
     The contestant placed in the bottom 2, but neither of the contestants were eliminated.
     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]

In the United Kingdom, the series premiered on truTV UK in 2015.[16]

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]

  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. 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.
  15. ^ "Skin Wars on GameTV". GameTV. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  16. ^ "Skin Wars". truTV UK. Archived from the original on August 22, 2015.

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