The Face


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Airs Tuesday nights at 6pm (PST) on Much Music

I, the resident TV addict, have found a new show to keep an eye on! ‘The Face’ is a model search American reality TV show. Are you thinking: “oh it’s just an America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) spin-off!” Well, not quite. The show is searching for the new face of ULTA. Three supermodels, Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha, form their own team of contestants and compete in challenges that are in the form of team games. The show is hosted by Nigel Barker, which explains his absence from the last season of ANTM.


The contestants are from multiple countries: USA, Russia, Canada, China and Australia. The majority of the contestants are from USA. It has a total of 8 episodes and episode 6 will be aired tonight. I discovered this show a little too late now that the season finale will be in 2 weeks’ time.

The first half of the show is a test shoot which is an individual game for the contestants. The winner of the test shoot takes home some prizes.


The second half of the show is a team challenge: Team Coco vs. Team Naomi vs. Team Karolina. They will compete in a shoot or a fashion show for a client. The client gives some input on the girls’ performance and decides on the winning team. The winning team is safe from elimination and has the power to eliminate a contestant. The losing teams will have to nominate a contestant from each team to be up for elimination. This format is rather unfair because the supermodel that gets to eliminate a contestant may do it strategically rather than send home someone that deserves to go home.


***Contains spoilers***

Team Naomi is now down to three contestants: Jocelyn (Victoria, Canada), Zi Lin (Shanghai, China) and Sandra (Philadelphia, USA). Sandra and Jocelyn never seem to get along because of their conflicting personalities. Sandra is loud, happy and runs around celebrating her win not knowing that her actions can seem like she is rubbing salt in the losers’ wounds. Jocelyn, on the other hand, seems to have a perpetual dark cloud over her. Poor Zi Lin is always in the corner when they have their catfight.

Team Coco has two contestants: Margaux (Roswell, USA) and Stephanie (San Francisco, USA). I like Stephanie’s look but I feel that Margaux photographs better.

Team Karolina is left with two contestants: Devyn (The Bronx, USA) and Ebony (Indianapolis, USA). Devyn has quite an attitude but it does not translate of film. She takes beautiful photos even though she is not comfortable with the concept. I think she is really pretty and can go far with her looks. Not too sure about her working attitude though. Sadly, Ebony is not memorable to me.

Will you watch the show with me? We can have a crazy discussion in the comments section after 😉

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