via press release:
NEW YORK, NY – March 20, 2013 – Emotions ran high on Oxygen Media’s competition series “The Face” (Tuesday, March 19th at 9 PM ET/PT) as the remaining six contenders fought for a coveted place in the final four. With a double elimination looming over them, each contestant utilized their knowledge and communication skills in their most important test shoot yet, “What’s In My Bag” where Us Weekly reporter Jennifer Peros questioned each woman to describe an item they carry in their handbag. While some stammered through personal questions, Zi Lin charmed the judges and won a $2,000 designer handbag. Then, legendary supermodel Pat Cleveland alongside media journalist William Norwich taught the ladies how to walk the walk and talk the talk before judging them during a pressure-filled red carpet event. Guest interviewer and talk show host Wendy Williams put the ladies on the spot with hard-hitting questions, often pitting them against their teammates. Devyn and Ebony from Team Karolina rose to the occasion and secured their spots in the final four.
With the fate of Team Naomi and Team Coco, left to Supermodel Coach Karolina Kurkova, the four remaining models went to the elimination room to prove why they deserved to be “The Face” of ULTA Beauty. International beauty Zi Lin from Team Naomi was selected to move on to the final four – eliminating Jocelyn from the competition. On Team Coco, Stephanie, who lacked previous modeling experience, was sent home, granting Margaux a spot in the finale.
Jocelyn (20) is a part Chinese, part Icelandic model from Victoria, Canada who has only been modeling for three years. Her interest in the industry brought her to New York, where she has modeled for Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazines, as well as successful catalog and print campaigns for Guess and Forever 21. Stephanie (21), from San Francisco, CA, had never modeled a day in her life prior to auditioning for the show. Each week she continued to impress the judges and always came out of the elimination room safe. In the end, both Jocelyn and Stephanie did not have what it took to become “The Face,” and were sent home.
On next week’s finale of “The Face” airing Tuesday, March 26th at 9 PM ET/PT the final four hopefuls fight it out to win the ultimate grand prize of becoming a spokesperson and brand ambassador for the ULTA Beauty Fall and Holiday 2013 national ad campaign. After hearing that only three will be walking in a Zac Posen runway show, one contestant has a complete meltdown. Carrie Lannon, ULTA Beauty’s Director of Public Relations, and Molly Sloat, Director of Trend Development, serve as judges for the finale as the women put their best face forward for a beauty shot and an in-store challenge. The finale culminates in an amazing Zac Posen runway show featuring the final three alongside the Supermodel Coaches Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha. Who will become “The Face” of ULTA Beauty?
Visit Oxygen.com at 10PM EST on March 26 to watch a live web chat with all of the model contestants in the finale of “The Face,” including Devyn, Ebony, Margaux and Zi Lin. RSVP here http://bit.ly/facefinalehangout.
Fans of “The Face” can access exclusive content and join the conversation on the show’s social accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and Pinterest. Fans may tweet or read about the series using #TheFace hashtag on Twitter. The supermodel coaches and host can also be followed via Twitter using @NaomiCampbell, @KarolinaKurkova, @CocoRocha and @NigelBarker.
“The Face” is produced by Shine America with Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Paul Franklin, Andrew Frank and Naomi Campbell serving as executive producers.
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Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to “live out loud.” Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women’s media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman’s point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content, including “The Glee Project,” “The Face,” “Best Ink,” “I’m Having Their Baby” and “Bad Girls Club,” the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. “The Glee Project” is a winner of a 2012 Gracie Award which honors programming created for women, by women and about women for “Outstanding Reality Show.” A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular, award winning features online including www.OxygenLive.com, the real time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad. Oxygen is available in 80 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR. Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal.