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the FACE: nigel barker goes COCO + naomi for a new reality show

Naomi, Karolina, Coco- These names, which reign supreme on the runway, have now entered primetime territory with “The Face.” Get your fashion fix, as Nigel Barker hosts the competition premiering Tuesday, February 12, on Oxygen Network. “The Face” throws a wild-card in the fashion-reality show formula by having not one, but THREE mogul modeling coaches.

Naomi Campbell, who has sustained her throne for two decades atop the modeling world, will mentor against Victoria’s Secret Karolina Kurkova and posing extraordinaire Coco Rocha. Each coach has personally selected their own modeling tribe that will fight to be the ultimate face- as a spokesmodel of ULTA Beauty.

ZAC POSEN naomi campbell coco rocha spring 2013 FashionDailyMag

“The look, the walk, the attitude” that Barker beckons in the trailer is the total package that Campbell, Kurkova, and Rocha will be searching for when shaping their teams. They will show them the ropes of surviving and standing out amid an army of numerous models through a goodie bag of fashion challenges -think catwalk coaching, photo shoots, and commercials.

Only the strong will survive, and hey–  even Vogue model/ NBA player Amare Stoudemire loses his cool when Naomi saunters by. Despite the cutthroat coaching, the triad of mentors realizes there is no “I'” in team, by building the competitors’ confidence, look, and most importantly self-expression- true survival skills. Whether you are Team Naomi, Karolina, or Coco, we know this show will surely be entertaining. Get your game face on girls, ready for the FACE new show.  Written By Mary Anderson.

photo credit:

1. nigel barker and models for CFDA nine west runway relief

2. naomi campbell with zac posen and coco rocha during NYFW,  zac posen spring 2013 photo Mike Coppola | Getty Images | MB

3. karolina kurkova at the Prix Montblanc 2012 at the Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, Germany.  Photo Sean Gallup | Getty Images