Twelve models will compete in season 2 of the hit reality show “The Face.” The girls will be mentored by supermodels Naomi Campbell, Anne V and Lydia Hearst. Each mentor will choose 4 of the models to be part of their team. Nigel Barker returns as host of the show and confidante and advisor to the model hopefuls.
The winner will become the newest face of Frédéric Fekkai and appear in the July issue of ELLE magazine, styled by Fekkai.
Season 2 is set to kick off on March 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT once again on the Oxygen network.
Meet the Models
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Afiya is a young, fun-loving New York native hoping to define herself as the next model sensation. With an iron-clad sense of determination, she will stop at nothing to make her dreams come true. Her modeling career began when she took a risk and approached the Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine with her photo and subsequently secured her first job. A student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Afiya believes she has what it takes to win the competition with her knowledge in front of and behind the camera.
Hometown: Brownsville, TX
With a larger-than-life personality and flair for the dramatic, Alana always has a smile on her face and loves to make people laugh. A former track star, she gave up multiple scholarships to pursue her dream of being a model. Although she is new to the modeling world with only two years of local experience, Alana is confident that she can go all the way.
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Growing up as a southern belle in Charleston, SC, Allison knew the world of country clubs and sororities wasn’t the perfect fit for her quirky personality. She’s often underestimated because of her shy disposition, but when the camera turns on, she knows how to rock a high fashion editorial. With over three years of experience in NYC, she has been featured in Glamour magazine and has participated in New York Fashion Week. Mature beyond her years, Allison hopes to bring creativity to the competition and knows that she has what it takes to become “The Face” of Frederic Fekkai.
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
A sweet, lovable All-American country girl, Amanda grew up competing in rodeo barrel races, riding horses and playing basketball. She exudes southern charm, but also isn’t afraid to bring out her sexy side. With only one year of professional modeling experience, Amanda has already walked for TopShop, been featured in a music video for GusGus and done print work for Delia’s and Belk. She has a positive outlook on life and believes in the value of herself as a marketable brand.
Hometown: St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands
The sweet, yet sassy Felisa was born and raised in St. Thomas, but always felt like a city girl at heart. After leaving her island life behind for college in Allentown, PA, Felisa actively began pursuing her dream of becoming a supermodel. An ambitious self-starter, she prides herself on her ability to make the best of any situation. With a unique look and a strong, assertive attitude, Felisa knows “The Face” would not only launch her career, but change her life.
Hometown: Geneva, Switzerland
International beauty Isabelle left her Swiss home with her mother at 16-years-old to pursue the American dream. Currently a student at NYU, she made her runway debut in a Tory Burch show, and has since walked in various shows during New York Fashion Week. Although she may always appear poised and elegant, Isabelle is independent, strong-minded and will always tell it like it is. She is a proud multicultural model who wants to challenge herself in her career and become the new face of the American fashion industry.
Hometown: Dakar, Senegal
A native of Senegal, Africa, Khadisha was discovered at the age of 16 when she won the Elite Model Look Contest. Modeling is not only her passion, but also her career as she teaches runway classes at a local agency in Cincinnati. Poised and self-assured, she lives for the catwalk and the camera. With her distinct look and self-assured demeanor, Khadisha is in it to win it and has no doubt she will catapult to the front of the competition.
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
With a no-nonsense attitude, this brunette bombshell never takes no for an answer, is an emotional powerhouse and is a force to be reckoned with. After competing as a professional gymnast in Russia for 10 years, Kira was scouted by a top international agent who helped jump-start her modeling career. With over four years of experience worldwide, she has been featured in Italian Vogue, GQ South Africa, ELLE and Cosmopolitan. Kira took a brief break from modeling after having her son, who is now two-years-old, and hopes that “The Face” will be her chance to truly make her mark in the industry and take her career to the next level.
Hometown: Bronx, NY
What you see is what you get with Jamaican stunner Nakisha, who is not afraid to speak her mind. She has an adventurous side beyond the runway and is in the midst of studying for her motorcycle license. She loves being in the spotlight whether it’s rocking the runway or on stage for a spoken word performance. Nakisha is determined to win and launch her career so that she can not only support herself, but also her mother, who has always been her number one fan.
Hometown: Miami Lakes, FL
Hailing from the sunshine state, Ray is an ultra-confident passionate teen who believes she has all the qualities of a budding supermodel. While she admits to having a stubborn side, she tries to make the most of every situation and always finds a way to turn negatives into positives. New to the industry, Ray turned down a soccer scholarship to pursue her supermodel dreams and hopes “The Face” will help jump-start her career.
Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Sharon is a sassy Latina from the Dominican Republic who fills the room with her positive energy everywhere she goes. The only girl in a family of all brothers, she was an awkward, athletic tomboy who didn’t even consider modeling until she was a teenager. What she values most in life is her humility, and she believes in treating everyone with equal respect. With only two years of modeling experience, Sharon is confident that her determination and acting background will distinguish her from the rest of the competition.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Of Korean, Russian and French descent, Tiana has always been a fan of the spotlight and the arts. A self-described goofball, she can instantly fill a room with her spunky creative spirit. Tiana loves to volunteer and intends to use modeling not only as a career, but as a platform to give back to her community in a positive and uplifting way. With three years of modeling experience under her belt, she is ready to take on the competition that could change her life forever.
Looking back at Season 1 of "The Face"
- Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha bring you 'The Face'
- Oxygen launches 'The Face Challenge' on YouTube
- Join 'The Face' cast in a Google+ hangout on Feb. 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET
- 'The Face' to premiere on Oxygen, Bravo & Style on Feb. 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET
- 'The Face: The Fight to Make the Final 12' recap
- View photos from 'The Face' New York City premiere party
- 'The Face' episode 1: 'Game On'
- 'The Face' episode 2: 'Model Warfare'
- 'The Face' episode 3: 'Falling from Grace'
- 'The Face' episode 4: 'We Are the Most Miserable Team Here'
- 'The Face' episode 5: 'Every Rose Has its Thorns'
- 'The Face' episode 6: 'Red Carpet Ready'
- 'The Face' episode 7 'Finding the Face… The Finale'
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