When Naomi Campbell joined forces with supermodels Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha for Oxygen’s hit modeling competition series The Face last February, we didn’t think things could get much better— we believe the phrase “dream team” was used at one point. So, when we first heard that Naomi was taking her hit series over to the UK minus her two supermodel sidekicks, we’ll admit we were a bit upset to see them go. Thankfully, our disappointment didn’t have to end long, as Naomi has reportedly found her two UK replacements and trust us when we say, these two ladies are more than worthy of the challenge!
According to the latest reports, supermodels Erin O’Connor and Caroline Winberg have been confirmed as the show’s other two mentors, who will go head-to-head with London native Naomi in a competition of supermodel strengths!
“I have worked with both models internationally and they truly understand what’s necessary to make it in the modelling industry,” said Naomi of her new cast mates. “It’s going to be a really inspiring journey and as executive producer on the show, I truly believe we will find the face.”
As do we, Naomi! Aside from being incredibly gorgeous, both Erin and Caroline are known for their rather impressive modeling resumes including, major ad campaigns and catwalk credits. Although retired from the catwalk these days, Erin has famously walked the runway for such top designers as Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Dior, as well as several campaigns for Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. Then of course, there’s Caroline, who rose to fame as a former Victoria’s Secret model and since then, has earned campaigns for the likes of Valentino, Versace and Alexander McQueen. Clearly, the British model hopefuls will be in good hands!
“I’m thrilled to be joining the line-up of The Face,” said Erin of hew new gig. “Naomi is a huge inspiration, so to be working with her on this project is an enormous privilege. Caroline is one of the modeling world’s most exciting new talents so to have her expertise on board is also a huge bonus – I can’t wait to get started.”
Like the US show, the show’s British offering, which will be aired on the Sky Living network, will see aspiring young models compete over the course of eight weeks for the chance of becoming the face of a major brand. Needless to say, with Naomi, Erin and Caroline on board, we’re in for a real treat in the UK this season!