Exciting news for The Face fans! Oxygen just announced that Anne V and Lydia Hearst will join fellow supermodel and executive producer Naomi Campbell as the supermodel coaches on Season Two of The Face. Anne Vyalitsyna, or simply Anne V, has graced the cover of Vogue, the runways of Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Prada, and the pages of the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue just to name a few points on her impressive resume. Lydia Hearst has been featured in dozens of international ad campaigns for Prada, Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta amidst many others. She has also appeared on the cover of 9 international editions of Vogue magazine, in addition to walking in runway shows for Chanel Haute Couture, Fendi and Agent Provacateur. Also an actress, you may have seen Hearst in indie films such as "Two Jacks" or on television on Gossip Girl. Get to know more about the supermodel coaches with the full press release below.
NEW YORK, NY – September 3, 2013 - Oxygen Media (http://www.oxygen.com/) announced that supermodels Anne V and Lydia Hearst will join worldwide icon and executive producer Naomi Campbell as supermodel coaches on the sophomore season of critically acclaimed modeling competition series “The Face.”
The series returns with host Nigel Barker in a new expanded role, as a confidante and advisor to the 12 supermodel hopefuls. “The Face” goes beyond the glamour as three iconic supermodel coaches battle it out to find the newest face of a well-known, national brand. Produced by Shine America, season two is scheduled to premiere in early 2014 with ten episodes. “The Face” is fast becoming a global phenomenon. Since its debut on Oxygen earlier this year, local versions of the show with Campbell have been announced in both the UK for Sky Living and Australia for Foxtel.
“Anne V and Lydia are passionate, accomplished and highly regarded supermodels in the fashion industry,” said Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “Bringing in two new coaches for season two of “The Face” alongside the legendary Naomi Campbell gives our cast of hopefuls the ultimate opportunity to learn from the industry’s best.”
"We are thrilled to welcome Anne V and Lydia to 'The Face,' which is fast becoming a global phenomenon," says Shine America President and "The Face" Executive Producer Eden Gaha. "Alongside Naomi, our supermodel coaches will make an incredible team of mentors for a new group of hopeful models. This upcoming season promises to be truly compelling."
“The Face” gives viewers unprecedented access inside the world of the fashion industry as three teams of aspiring models, each led by a supermodel coach, are guided through real life assignments, including photo shoots and commercials. Throughout the series, the supermodel coaches mentor young hopefuls using the lessons and skills they have learned to guide their teams through challenges that accurately depict what it takes to have a career as a model and be the face of a brand. The models will be exposed to the biggest and most influential names in the industry who appear throughout the show to help judge and lend their expertise. In the end, only one girl will be chosen to become ‘The Face’ of a major national brand, earning a real contract as the brand ambassador.
Executive Producer and Supermodel Coach
One of the five original supermodels, Naomi Campbell was born in London and caught her break when she was 15 years old. She has graced the covers of more than 500 magazines during her career, and has been featured in campaigns for Burberry, Prada, Versace, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino to name a few. Campbell was also the first black model to appear on the cover of Time magazine, French Vogue and Russian Vogue as well as the first British black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue. The runway was her domain as she showcased the collections of top designers, including Chanel, Azzedine Alaϊa, Christian Dior and Versace. Campbell has appeared in countless TV shows, music videos and films, including “The Cosby Show,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Madonna’s “Erotica,” Bob Marley's "Is This Love" and Michael Jackson's "In The Closet." Campbell also serves as an executive producer and supermodel coach on the UK version of “The Face” for Sky Living.
Campbell is also responsible for an incredible amount of fundraising and charity work in South Africa and across the globe. She began such humanitarian efforts with Nelson Mandela in 1993, and in 1997 he named her “Honorary Granddaughter” for her dedicated activism. In 2005, she established Fashion For Relief and hosted its first charity fashion show during New York Fashion Week to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Since its conception in 2005, Fashion For Relief has presented shows in New York, London, Cannes, Moscow, Mumbai and Dar es Salaam, raising millions of dollars for various causes.
Photo Credit: Yu Tsai
Anne Vyalitsyna, simply known as Anne V, is a Russian born Supermodel whose high profile campaigns have spanned over a decade. At the age of fifteen, Anne V won IMG/ MTV’s “Fashionably Loud” contest in Milan. Within six months of being discovered, she had appeared in campaigns for Anna Molinari, Chloé and Sportmax and signed a highly publicized four year contract to become the first face of Chanel Chance perfume. Over the past decade, Anne has graced the runway of every major fashion house including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Fendi, Dolce and Gabbana, Givenchy and Roberto Cavalli. Along with her work in the world of high fashion, Anne is one of only a handful of models ever to cross over into the commercial mainstream with a nine year consecutive run in the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue (2005-2013) as well as making multiple appearances on the runway of the renowned Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Anne has also appeared on the covers of the most prestigious fashion publications, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, GQ, ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, ID and Muse. Anne has appeared in numerous campaigns including, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Gap, Maybelline, DKNY, Diesel, True Religion, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, H&M, Garnier, Revlon and Calvin Klein. Anne made her acting debut with supporting roles in feature films “A Good Day to Die Hard” and “Lullaby.” She is also looking forward to the release of her first children’s book “Anchovy The Flying Dog.” In addition to modeling and entertainment pursuits, Anne been a big supporter of (RED), the annual TOMS Shoes campaign “One Day Without Shoes,” Achilles International, Charity Water and Model Alliance.
Photo Credit: Nadav Benjain
Actress and Supermodel Lydia Hearst has made quite a splash in the world of fashion and Hollywood. She was discovered by famed photographer Steven Meisel who shot her first magazine cover for Vogue Italia in April 2004. At 5’7”, she has set runways, editorials, magazine covers and advertisements ablaze with a sophisticated, doll-like style and a dedicated no-nonsense attitude. She has worked with the greatest photographers in the world and has been featured in dozens of international campaigns including Prada, Bottega Veneta, NARS, Swarovski, MAC Cosmetics, Lord & Taylor, L’Oreal Feria, Alexander McQueen Eyewear, SAKS Fifth Avenue, Costume National, Miss Me Jeans, H&M, DKNY, Tarina Tarantino, Sephora and Louis Vuitton amidst many others. She has walked in runway shows for designers including Fendi, Chanel Haute Couture, Jeremy Scott, Catherine Malandrino, Nicole Miller, Betsey Johnson and Agent Provocateur. Her face has also graced the covers of nine international editions of Vogue, as well as GQ, Elle, L’Official, Flaunt, Nylon, Harpers Bazaar, Playboy France and Numero.
Hearst has made a successful transition into acting with roles in indie films such as “Two Jacks,” “The Last International Playboy,” short films “Consumed,” “Fame Fatale,” “Cepheus” and “I am Aiko” and on television in “Gossip Girl.” Hearst can next be seen in the films “Where Did You Sleep Last Night,” psychological thriller “Delirium” and “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero.” She recently launched a blog LoveLydiaHearst.com covering the world of fashion, beauty and health. She is also actively involved and serves as an ambassador for Operation Smile.
Nigel Barker is internationally renowned for his photography and has been a creative force in the worlds of fashion, beauty and entertainment for the past 20 years. His work has included commercials, spokesperson roles, books, photographic exhibitions and international editorial assignments. As a filmmaker, his projects have highlighted some of the world’s most pressing issues with documentaries such as “Dreams Are Not Forgotten,” which he directed and produced, earning the Film Heals Award from the Manhattan Film Festival. He published his first and much anticipated book, Nigel Barker’s Beauty Equation in 2010, which is being developed into a skincare and cosmetics lines designed to get women “Camera Ready.” In 2013, Barker’s photographs became available to the public through partnerships with Art.com and Rock Paper Photo. He also served for 17 seasons as a judge on “America’s Next Top Model.” As well as being an ambassador for the UN Foundation's Girl Up initiative he is a spokesperson and Ambassador for the Make A Wish Foundation, ASPCA and The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Barker lives in New York City with his wife Cristen and their two children, Jack and Jasmine.
“The Face” is produced by Shine America with Eden Gaha, Paul Franklin, Matt Westmore and Naomi Campbell serving as executive producers.
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