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by on May 2, 2012

Tyra better watch her back because there’s a new Top Model in town. Naomi Campbell is finally making her panther-like stride onto reality TV as a model mentor on Oxygen‘s The Face.

Face Off: Naomi Campbell to Top Top Model in New Reality Show

In a format similar to The Voice, which like Oxygen is a property of NBC Universal, Campbell along with two other as-yet-to-be-named supermodel coaches will guide teams of aspiring models as they compete to become the spokesperson for a national brand, also yet to be named.

Unlike The Voice, however, Christina Aguilera won’t be the only bitch on the block.

Through it all, the model hopefuls will be exposed to some of the industry’s top photographers, stylists and designers; perhaps even noted fashion photographer Nigel Barker and at least one of the J’s since their schedules are looking a little light these days.

“I am looking forward to working in partnership with Oxygen and [producer] Shine America to discover the next beautiful face of the modeling world,” Campbell said of the series. “With The Face the audience will get a real insider’s look at this exciting industry that has been so good to me.”

Personally, I can’t wait for Naomi to find the next beautiful face so she can gently cup it in her delicate hands before pummeling it mercilessly with her Blackberry. If it isn’t already written into her contract that she’ll reserve the right to do so…it’ll be even better to watch someone try to stop her.

I dare them. [Chicago Tribune, THR]


Contributed by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail