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MIPTV Picks 2013: The Face

Just as The Voice gave a shot of adrenaline to the singing competition genre, The Face aims to give the modeling competition space, to this point dominated by America's Next Top Model, a high-heeled kick in the ass.
March 1, 2013

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Partners: Shine America for Oxygen; distributed by Shine America

Length/volume: 7 x 60 minutes (also 1 x 60 minute special)

Premiered: February 2013

Rights available: Shine America retains rights worldwide

Just as The Voice gave a shot of adrenaline to the singing competition genre, The Face aims to give the modeling competition space, to this point dominated by America’s Next Top Model, a high-heeled kick in the ass. And with supermodel Naomi Campbell heading the cast of celeb judges, the series, airing on Oxygen in the U.S., is boldly staking its claim for top competition on the catwalk. Campbell is joined by top models Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha, and together, they each mentor teams to find the girl who will become “The Face” for beauty retailer Ulta Beauty.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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