Expect to see more pretty faces on Oxygen in the coming year. The cable network announced that it has given the greenlight to a 10 episode sophomore season of modeling competition "The Face."
"We are excited to get back on the catwalk for season two as we bring in a few new twists along the way," said Rod Aissa, senior vp of original programming and development at Oxygen Media.
The series pits teams of models against one another under the guidance of three competing professional model mentors Coco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova, and Naomi Campbell, much in the same vein as NBC's singing competition format "The Voice."
The first season saw each of the professional coaches and their chosen team members compete in challenges true to the life in the industry, including commercials and photo shoots, all for the chance to become the face of a major brand. 21 year old single mother Devyn Abdullah took home the final prize in March 26th season finale, becoming the new brand ambassador of ULTA beauty's 2013 fall and holiday national advertising push. The finale garnered respectable ratings with nearly 554,000 total viewers, an increase of eight percent from the season premiere in February.
Last month, the series was picked up for an adaptation for UK audiences by Sky1, bringing with it many of the same faces including supermodel, executive producer, and series mentor Naomi Campbell.
CEO of Shine America Rich Ross, which produces the series, said of the announcement, "We are thrilled that 'The Face' resonated with viewers, and our team at Shine is excited to get back to work, producing a second season with our great partners at Oxygen."