Nigel Barker Teams Up With Naomi Campbell

Apparently, the old adage “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” needs to be updated to “hell hath no fury like a former male model scorned”. Based on Nigel Barker’s new gig, I would say he was plenty scorned. Barker was part of the massive cast shake-up over at “America’s Next Top Model“, along with Jay Manuel and Jay Alexander. At the time, both Barker and Tyra Banks issued statements that were filled with rainbows and unicorns regarding him leaving ANTM. I wonder how Banks feels about it now.

Oxygen network just announced that Barker is hosting their upcoming modeling competition titled, “The Face“. Here’s the kicker… he’ll now be working with Tyra’s former modeling rival Naomi Campbell. Somewhere out there, Tyrant is pulling out her weave. LOL.

The reality show is looking for a model to become “the face” of a major national brand. Campbell will be one of three judges who will lead their respective team of would-be models towards becoming the spokesperson for the not-yet-revealed brand. Find out the other two supermodels involved in the project. That’s right, we have real supermodels involved.

Canadian beauty Coco Rocha and Czech blond stunner Karolina Kurkova are going head-to-head with Naomi, mentoring their aspiring models to super stardom. The coaches will guide the hopefuls throughout the series, advising them as they go through challenges such as photoshoots, runway shows, and commercials with some of the industry’s top photographers and designers. Hopefully, they’ll do it without all those tacky challenges ANTM makes their contestants endure.

I can’t believe Oxygen scored this trio of lovely ladies. They’re three of my favorite models of all-time. On paper, “The Face” is already far superior to ANTM, especially given the new line-up of judges on the CW show. All Oxygen needs to do now is hire Jay Manuel and bring Andre Leon Talley on board. Then we’ll have the show that ANTM should’ve been.

Auditions for “The Face” began in July 2012, and the program is scheduled to air on the Oxygen network in 2013. Are you excited for “The Face“? Do you think Barker signed on to get back at Banks? Sound off below.

  • Rob

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
    this is insane! it’s gonna be awesome!!
    COCO ROCHA (L) NIGEL (L) KAROLINA (L) NAOMI (FUN!)

    DAMN it would have been cool to see Tyra’s face when learning this
    I’m so gonna watch this and laugh when I remember Tyra picking the worst models to her will.. time to pay the bill to your audience!

  • Owen

    I was wondering where I would turn to for my weekly model watch now that ANTM has gone beyond downhill. Can’t wait for The Face!

  • Jaykumar B

    wow three amazing Ladies n Nige!!l.. Tyrant may even be able to ‘get inspired’ from this show!!

  • Aqua

    Love everything except Nigel the DICK … Hes such an Asshole ,,supid piece of shit… Now I have to tolerate him even on this new show..DAMN … Horny Fucker.

  • Winter

    I’m dying! This is too funny. I’m actually so excited for this and hope that it isn’t just all for publicity like what ANTM has become. I can’t wait!!!!

  • Erik

    We had The Face here in The Netherlands, but it flopped big time. only thing I did like was it’s both male and female models (they are all models already, just haven’t had a big break yet) and they get some real gigs, but it was boring as hell and resembled ‘Make me a supermodel’ a lot.

  • Renay Miller

    Its going to be wicked awesome!

  • jojo

    It souds cool but I feel disgusted! Nigel is such a f**** JUDAS, he totally betrayed Tyra, and he is supposed to be her “friend”, he is stabbing her with the biggest knife!
    I feel so sorry for Tyra, I am on her team 4ever! I hope cycle 19 and 20 will kick off Naomi’s old skank cracky ass!

  • Jayce

    1 – FINALLY
    2 – Loving the concept so far, just hope that there is no gimmicky stuff as it happens
    3 – Totally worth reading, I just only clicked the article because of Tyra’s face on the header :))

  • Basse

    Are you recapping The Face? This is the only article I’ve found …