Earlier this year, Naomi Campbell entered Tyra Banks territory and started her own modeling competition, The Face. She even snagged up ANTM refugee Nigel Barker to host her Oxygen reality show. While it wasn’t a ratings juggernaut, it received positive reviews and was renewed for a second season. Personally, I loved it. Truth be told, I’d watch anything where Naomi Campbell shows off her beautiful BRF (bitchy resting face).
With Barker in tow, the legendary supermodel takes her show across the pond for a UK version. Taking over for Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova who sat alongside her on the US version, are British model Erin O’Connor and Swedish stunner Caroline Winberg. The three supermodel coaches will chose four girls each to mentor.
Over eight weeks, the three teams will compete in a series of real life fashion industry challenges for some of Britain’s best known brands including Marks & Spencer, i-D magazine and much more. The winner will become the face of Max Factor. The competition starts on Monday, September 30 on Sky Living. Check out the trailer below.
Simply effin’ amazing. Interview magazine gathered some of the most iconic names from the supermodel era to grace the cover of the publication’s model issue. The Trinity, better known individually as Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista, smolder on their respective covers. These three ruled the fashion industry during the 90s and are still as fierce today as they were during their hey day.
“When I started out modeling, there weren’t casting directors and there weren’t stylists, so you just dealt directly with the designer. We were all much closer back then.” – Naomi Campbell
Also receiving their own separate covers are Amber Valletta, Kate Moss and Stephanie Seymour. The only head-scratcher of the bunch is Ukranian-Canadian model Daria Werbowy. While definitely a stunner in her own right, it’s a bit odd she was chosen given she’s only 29-years-old while everyone else is 39 or older. Whatever the reason, props to Interview for bringing Naomi, Linda and Christy back on magazine covers where they belong. Check out the rest of the photos snapped by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott below.
Logo recently announced the nominees for their annual NewNowNext Awards. Now in its sixth year, this highly praised and always unpredictable telecast is one big party that grants the gay stamp of approval to pop culture icons and trendsetters as well as stars-on-the-rise and celebrates what’s hot in TV, music, film and fashion for 2013 and beyond.
If you haven’t watch the NewNowNext Awards, they’re a lot of fun. With irreverent and outrageous categories including “Hottest, Sexiest Ink,” “Host with the Most,” “That’s My Jam” and “TV You Betta Watch,” the ceremony is always fun to watch. My personal favorite is the “Cause You’re Hot” award. All of the nominees are definitely worthy of the win. I covered the red carpet and ceremony a couple of years ago and think its time to check them out again. Especially given the caliber of the nominees. I love star gazing.
Winners will be revealed Monday, April 15th at 10/9C, during the 90-minute Logo NewNowNext Awards 2013 telecast. The special will be taped in front of a live audience of today’s hottest emerging and seasoned artists at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA on April 13th. Performers, presenters and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Check out all the nominees below.
Does this woman ever age? At 42-years-old, Naomi Campbell is as stunning as ever. The British beauty posed for a fashion editorial photographed by Thomas Whiteside for ELLE magazine. Along with looking fierce as a giant lamp shade (see pic below), the supermodel dishes about her upcoming reality show on Oxygen. I can’t wait. Fingers crossed it’s everything ANTM fans have been starving for.
“The first time I saw her cry in an elimination I thought, She’s in this,” says Rod Aissa, Oxygen Media’s senior vice president. “The public will see the Naomi that her friends know. That doesn’t come across in a picture, but it does come across on television.”
The premiere of The Face airs on February 12 at 9 pm. Campbell describes it as a combination of America’s Next Top Model and The Voice. Naomi is one of three leggy bombshells in charge of mentoring the contestants. Karolina Kurkova and Coca Rocha are the other two. Speaking of ANTM, Campbell talks about her former nemisis’ reality show. Back in the 90s and early part of 2000s, the two were rivals and that’s putting it nicely. Read her response regarding ANTM and about that infamous cell phone throwing incident below.
Oh snap!!! Nigel Barker certainly isn’t holding back his feelings regarding his old gig, America’s Next Top Model. To be perfectly honest, he’s only preaching the gospel. Tyra Banks certainly drove ANTM into the ground and made it into one huge joke. The show had such potential early on to truly find fashion industry’s next “big” things. Instead, it became a showcase for Banks and all her cray cray delusions.
“Whereas ‘ANTM‘ was often times a bit of a caricature of the modeling business, ‘The Face‘ isn’t,” Barker says in the promo clip below. It’s all about real clients, real jobs and a look at the modeling industry as you’ve never seen it before. Based on the short teaser released, it certainly has potential. Words can’t even describe how excited I am for the show’s premiere on the Oxygen network in February 2013.
Even though I adore Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha and glad they’re on the show as team captains and mentors, the real draw here is Naomi Campbell. That woman is a supermodel legend and one scary ass bitch. That combination is what makes her so effin’ awesome. In a video below she sternly delivers, “If you have the camera on the right, where should your head be?” FIERCE. Even my knees were quivering when I heard that and I’m not even the one it was directed to.
Campbell’s team shouldn’t be the only ones that should fear her. Her fellow mentor Kurkova is the target of couple of zingers herself. Check these two out: “You’re an idiot and now your team is going to lose,” and “I’m very disappointed in your choice, Karolina. All I’m going to tell you is that it’s game on from now on.” Classic Naomi. All that’s missing is a cellphone being thrown around ;) Check out all the promos below.
Disney and Barney’s New York have just released a new video called “Electric Holiday” to get people (and cartoons) excited about holiday fashion.
As the video starts off, Minnie Mouse finds herself on a fashion adventure in Paris at a fashion show where she and all the other Disney characters will be walking the runway in Lanvin. They get their makeup done, but it’s Tinkerbell’s magic touch that turns these cute characters, into runway divas. Minnie and essentially becomes “Skinny Minnie“.
Watch as Minnie embarks on a fantastical fashion adventure in Paris, where she walks the runway in Lanvin and rubs elbows with the cartoon version of fashion-world figures like Linda Evangelista, Daphne Guinness, Naomi Campbell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga and many more. There are so many Disney characters in it too – either walking the runway, or in the audience like Cinderella‘s evil stepmother and step sisters, Drizella and Anastasia.
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.
They battled it out on the fashion runways in the early 90s, and it looks like they’ll face off once again- this time in the Neilsen ratings. The Oxygen network just announced a brand new modeling competition titled “The Face“. The winner of the show will score a national spokesmodel gig for a major brand. Taking a cue from “The Voice”, the show will group the contestants into teams where they are mentored by established models. Enter Naomi Campbell. The British stunner will be one of three models being recruited to mentor the young models.
“The Face is a fresh new series that delivers all the elements our audience craves: fashion, beauty and drama,” Rod Aissa, the network’s Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development said in a statement. “Oxygen has been looking for the next ideation in the modeling genre and this project delivers it.”
While some of Campbell’s compatriots entered the reality genre years ago, “The Face” will mark Naomi’s debut with the format. She’ll join Heidi Klum and Elle Macpherson who host “Project Runway” and “Fashion Star” respectively. But the one comparison which will be inevitably made is with Tyra Banks. The two infamously were at odds with each other during the supermodel era and feuded for more than a decade. They finally squashed their “rivalry” during an awkward sit down on Tyra Banks former daytime talk show. Tyra so badly wanted closure from Naomi regarding her “Mean Girls” treatment during Tyra’s early career.
“I am looking forward to working in partnership with Oxygen and Shine America to discover the next beautiful face of the modeling world,” – Naomi Campbell