Syfy's Provocative New Series 'Naked Vegas' Journeys into the Imaginative World of Body Painting Art

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August 27th, 2013


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NEW YORK – August 27, 2013 – Syfy will transport viewers inside the provocative and imaginative world of body painting art – set amidst the fast-paced glitter of life on the Las Vegas Strip – in the new six-part docuseries Naked Vegas, premiering Tuesday, October 29 at 10PM (ET/PT).

When casinos, clubs, events, conventions, celebrities, magicians, fashion designers -- or anyone in between -- wants to throw a memorable opening, they call the Skin Team.

These five accomplished artists – including Nicholas “Nix” Herrera from Syfy’s hit series Face Off – comprise Las Vegas' hottest and most innovative body painting company, creating amazing displays of artwork on naked female and male models.

Each hour-long episode of Naked Vegas will highlight the chemistry and creative skills of the artists' different personalities as they collaborate on a major client job while navigating the economics of the business.

Just in time for Halloween, the first episode follows the Skin Team as they plan an over-the-top zombie-themed wedding at Eli Roth’s Goretorium at Planet Hollywood. Not only does the wedding couple want to stagger down the aisle in zombie body paint, but they want the entire wedding party painted to match the theme! Can the Team pull off this challenging make-up assignment -- and convince the wedding party to go naked?

Future episodes will see the Team working with the legendary Penn & Teller in a magic act; painting a Playboy lingerie party; bringing a steampunk comic book artist’s characters to life; creating Pirates, and applying their extraordinary talents to models for the world famous dance crew Jabbawockeez.

Naked Vegas is a production of Gurney Productions. Executive producers are Deirdre Gurney and Scott Gurney.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

  • JFC

    Just when you thought they couldn’t go any lower

  • TV Viewer

    Exactly what does body painting have to do with science fiction?
    Syfy is “jumping over a school of sharks” with this program.

  • cos pal

    OMG this sounds explotive, showing body painting and pushing the SEX- i bet there is a bunch of shots with close up of boobs, butts WITH really set up Fake jobs with some BAD ACTING

  • Alana

    SyFy hasn’t been a science fiction channel in years. If you want science fiction, have a look at the Science Channel. They run some good shows.

    I am a face painter and body painter. I’ll probably watch this show just to see what kinds of materials and techniques the artists are using, but I’m sad they’re promoting the “naked, naked, naked!!!!’ aspect of it.

    Human beings have been decorating their skin since our earliest evolution. A person is a wonderful canvas. Body painting can be fun, relaxing, challenging, frustrating, occasionally sexy. If you think it’s not real “art” because it’s not on a canvas, think again: it’s art wrapped around 3 dimensions, with the fourth dimension of time added in: these designs almost never last more than a day.

    If done with that particular intention, it can be fine art used to express politics, emotion, philosophy, even spirituality. I’m just disappointed that in this case, it’s being marketed more along the lines of soft porn. Zombie soft port. sigh.

  • brush

    WOW I saw them shooting the wedding in FLORIDA – not VEGAS that is weird
    The magic of reality TV

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