If you, like us, have been feeling like the latter seasons of “America’s Next Top Model” have been a little gimmicky and lackluster, well, we’ve got a new show for you — one with three times the Tyra Banks star power. “The Face” is a modeling competition show, but unlike “ANTM,” the models will be split into teams, coached and trained by supermodels Naomi Campbell, Coca Rocha or Karolina Kurkova. Plus, it’s hosted by Noted Fashion Photographer (and baby seal enthusiast) Nigel Barker, so what’s not to love? In any case, Naomi, Nigel and the gang premiere tonight at 10/9 c on Oxygen. We’ll be watching/gawking.
Admit it: “America’s Next Top Model” has gotten stale over the last five zillion “cycles.” As much as we love Tyra there’s only so much of her histrionics and ridiculous, over-the-top photoshoots (Be a bear! Pose with a tarantula! In the snow!) we can take. And the Oxygen network is banking on that, by introducing its new modeling reality show, “The Face.” Hosted by “ANTM” castoff Nigel Barker, and featuring Tyra Banks’ evil cousin Naomi Campbell, plus modelstars Karolina Kurkova, and Coco Rocha, “The Face” has 24 contestants competing to become the new face of Ulta beauty. Keep reading »
Supermodel Naomi Campbell is no stranger to controversy. Her resume includes cell phone beat-downs and blood diamond controversies. Surely, her new ad campaign for Dennis Basso furs will start the fur flying all over again amidst the politically correct fashion set. Of course, if you are a fan of copious gasoline consumption and wearing fur, you will like it just fine! In one shot, the model-as-gas-pumper has forgotten her shirt, and in another one she has forgotten her pants. (I hate it when that happens.) We’re not sure what Campbell is trying to do here, but if it’s further tarnishing her public image, she is doing a fine job. So congrats on that, Naomi. [The Cut] Keep reading »
In a clear homage to her naughty reputation, Naomi Campbell stars in a new Interview magazine editorial in which she appears to be kicking the bare bottom of a Russian mobster straight out of “Eastern Promises.” Oh, Naomi. We’re not sure this is helping your rep, honey, but you sure do look good doing it. Click here for the rest of the Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott shoot. Keep reading »