Get ready, because the upcoming modeling competition, “The Face,” is well on its way to becoming a fashion reality hit! It’s just been announced that Oxygen has tapped supermodels Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha to join Naomi Campbell as contestant coaches on the highly-anticipated show that will be hosted by none other than Nigel Barker!
The supreme trio of supermodels will mentor the cast of hopeful contestants, using the skills and lessons they’ve learned throughout their careers to mold and instruct the young models as they compete for the chance at becoming ‘the face’ of a national brand. Each of the three supermodel coaches will get to scout and choose their team of fresh faces, before leading them through real-world modeling assignments including, photo shoots, runway shows, and commercials for top American brands.
As the show’s details continue to surface though, we can’t help but to wonder what may be happening behind the scenes. For one, it’s not secret that Nigel’s hosting gig follows a recent split from Tyra Banks’s long-running ‘America’s Next Top Model’ series, having served on the panel of judges for eight years. As shocking as Nigel’s departure may have been, the former model and highly-acclaimed fashion photographer has already worked with some of the top models and fashion industry tastemakers, which actually makes him the ideal host for a high-profile show like “The Face.” With some of the biggest names in the modeling world set to coach and special guest appearances by some of the most elite fashion insiders already on the schedule, Nigel seems to have found the perfect new fit with the Oxygen series!
Of course, one has to wonder if Nigel’s move to the fresh, new series will have any effect on the age-old Naomi-Tyra rivalry? With the supermodel trio leading the pack, and Nigel serving as trusty host, Tyra just may have her work cut out for her this season. Either way, you can bet that we’ll be tuned in!