or


[03/27/13 - 07:53 AM]
Oxygen's "The Face" Names the Winner and Brand Ambassador for ULTA Beauty's Fall and Holiday 2013 National Ad Campaign
Carrie Lannon, ULTA Beauty's Director of Public Relations, and Molly Sloat, Director of Trend Development, served as judges for the heart-wrenching finale.

[via press release from Oxygen]

OXYGEN'S "THE FACE" NAMES DEVYN ABDULLAH FROM TEAM KAROLINA KURKOVA THE WINNER AND BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR ULTA BEAUTY'S FALL AND HOLIDAY 2013 NATIONAL AD CAMPAIGN

NEW YORK, NY - March 27, 2013 - Weeks of challenging test shoots and emotional competition came to end on the finale of Oxygen Media's competition series "The Face" (Tuesday, March 26th at 9 PM ET/PT) when Devyn Abdullah, from Team Karolina, secured the win and became the new brand ambassador of ULTA Beauty's Fall and Holiday 2013 National Ad Campaign. Carrie Lannon, ULTA Beauty's Director of Public Relations, and Molly Sloat, Director of Trend Development, served as judges for the heart-wrenching finale. With the stakes at its highest, the four hopefuls were told only three would get the opportunity to walk in the final Zac Posen runway show alongside their Supermodel Coaches Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha. Overcome by the pressure, Devyn had a panic attack, but was determined to not let it compromise her position in the competition.

"It's been an amazing journey! All of the contestants worked hard as they competed in challenges on 'The Face,' and I'm really proud of each and every one of them," said Naomi Campbell, Supermodel Coach and Executive Producer. "In the end, I think we picked the best model for this opportunity. Devyn is a beautiful girl with a lot of potential, and she grew so much over the course of the show. She showed a lot of passion and determination, and that, paired with her vibrant personality and ability to listen and take direction, made her the strongest model in the end. Being the face of ULTA Beauty will change her life. I'm thrilled that we've been able to help Devyn launch her career and make her dreams come true! I'll always be here to help and mentor her."

"While I'm proud of my entire team, I could not be more thrilled that Devyn has been named 'The Face,'" said Supermodel Coach, Karolina Kurkova. "For me, this experience was about discovering and mentoring the future face of this business. Devyn is the perfect combination of versatility, strength, personality and drive to overcome the competition on this show and the challenges of the modeling world ahead."

Intent on finding the best brand ambassador for ULTA Beauty, the final four hopefuls, ZiLin (Team Naomi), Marguax (Team Coco), Ebony (Team Karolina) and Devyn (Team Karolina) were put to the ultimate test during an ULTA Beauty in-store challenge. Each woman had to exemplify their breadth of ULTA product knowledge while interacting with customers. Then the four contenders put their best face forward for the most important beauty shot of their career. With everything on the line, only three hopefuls were selected to move on and walk in the Zac Posen runway show - Devyn, ZiLin and Margaux - eliminating Ebony Smith, 21, from Indianapolis, IN.

All of the skills and advice the three remaining ladies acquired throughout the competition culminated during the final Zac Posen runway show when each hopeful walked alongside their Supermodel Coach in front of a fashion-filled audience. In the end, it was Devyn's beauty and unequivocal grace that gave her the edge over the other two competitors and secured her win on "The Face." Devyn, 21, from Team Karolina, is now the new brand ambassador of ULTA Beauty's Fall and Holiday 2013 National Ad Campaign. From the Bronx, NY, Devyn is a single mom whose life transformed as her dreams came true when she became the first winner of Oxygen's "The Face."

In the end, while ZiLin and Margaux were not selected to be "The Face" of ULTA Beauty, their careers continue to flourish. Born and raised in a traditional home in Shanghai, China, ZiLin (25) was crowned Miss China Universe in 2011. Anxious to leave the pageant circuit behind, she came to the United States to vie for "The Face" but still holds on to her ultimate dream of becoming a world-famous model. Latina beauty Margaux (22), grew up in Georgia, Costa Rica and Los Angeles and started modeling at age nine. She is currently pursuing a degree in Journalism at Fullerton College and is signed with Wilhelmina and has secured multiple jobs for national brands.

Fans of "The Face" can access exclusive content and join the conversation on the show's social accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and Pinterest. Fans may tweet or read about the series using #TheFace hashtag on Twitter. The supermodel coaches and host can also be followed via Twitter using @NaomiCampbell, @KarolinaKurkova, @CocoRocha and @NigelBarker.

"The Face" is produced by Shine America with Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Paul Franklin, Andrew Frank and Naomi Campbell serving as executive producers.

About Oxygen Media

Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to "live out loud." Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman's point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content, including "The Glee Project," "The Face," "Best Ink," "I'm Having Their Baby" and "Bad Girls Club," the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. "The Glee Project" is a winner of a 2012 Gracie Award which honors programming created for women, by women and about women for "Outstanding Reality Show." A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular, award winning features online including www.OxygenLive.com, the real time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad. Oxygen is available in 80 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR. Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal.





  [march 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· FACE, THE (OXYGEN)





[07/28/14 - 02:27 PM]
HGTV to Begin Production on "Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip" Featuring Derek Hough and Mark Ballas
Instead of dancing a perfect paso doble, champion dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas will be kicking up dust on their latest project - a home renovation series on HGTV.

[07/28/14 - 02:05 PM]
ESPN's Multiplatform Coverage of Little League Baseball and Softball Divisional Championships Begins July 30
The championship games will lead into ESPN's multiplatform coverage of the Little League World Series presented by Kellogg's Frosted Flakes from Williamsport, Pa, beginning Thursday, August 14.

[07/28/14 - 01:33 PM]
"Criminal Minds" and "Extant" to Swap Time Periods Starting This Wednesday, July 30
"Criminal Minds" will return to its regular 9:00/8:00c slot followed by new drama "Extant" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 01:08 PM]
Don't Miss the Season Two Premiere of "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" on Sunday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT Only on E!
Plus: don't miss an all-new episode of the hit series "Botched" airing Sunday, August 10 at its new time of 10:30/9:30c.

[07/28/14 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Sports Group's 5 Match Soccer Slate This Week Kicks Off with Manchester United v. FC Internazionale Tomorrow at 7 PM ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group's lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White will be on site to call both matches.

[07/28/14 - 12:20 PM]
Video: "Atlanta Exes" + Super Trailer + Monday, August 18th on VH1
Watch a sneak preview of the new series, featuring the once significant others of an elite list of A-list men, which has no shortage of fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.

[07/28/14 - 11:46 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Digital Content Partnership with Redd's Apple Ale for the Launch of the Original Weekly Improv Series "CC: Social Scene"
Socially inspired by Comedy Central's CC:Studios, the six-episode improv series is hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and directed by Rich Talarico.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Got Talent! August Slate Sizzles with the Return of ID's Most Beloved Stars: Paula Zahn, Susan Lucci, Joe Kenda, And Candice DeLong
First, tour the mind of infamous accused-ax-murderer Lizzie Borden in the season premiere of "Deadly Women" with Candice DeLong on Friday, August 1 at 9:00/8:00c, followed by the landmark 100th episode at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/28/14 - 11:39 AM]
CBS Summer Dramas Score Big Live+7-Day Playback Lift for the Week of July 7
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/28/14 - 11:27 AM]
Michelle Beisner Joins ESPN as NFL Features Reporter
Since 2006, Beisner has worked as a studio host and field reporter for NFL Network.

[07/28/14 - 11:15 AM]
Special Guest Jay Leno Mentors the Comics as the Final Five Move One Step Closer to Being the "Last Comic Standing" on Tues, July 31 (10-11 P.M. ET)
Only five comics remain in the competition, and the stakes have never been higher as they move one step closer to winning the coveted title of "Last Comic Standing."

[07/28/14 - 09:51 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "David Bowie: Five Years" - Documentary Special Premieres Friday, August 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The film is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
"Gypsy Sisters" Focus on Family in New Season on TLC
The series returns with a special two-hour season premiere on Thursday, August 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/28/14 - 09:34 AM]
El Rey Network And Celestial Pictures Boost Multi-Year Partnership To Bring Viewers The Best In Classic Martial Arts
The new deal will provide the network with access to 255 iconic martial arts titles from the Shaw Brothers vault - the world's leading martial arts collection, many on an exclusive basis.

[07/28/14 - 08:57 AM]
Season Two of "Shark Hunters" Premieres Wednesday, July 30, at 9 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The 60-minute outdoor fishing show features three long-standing East Coast shark tournaments and five captains pitted against each other to catch the heaviest shark.