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Big Dreams Turned into Reality: Oxygen’s “The Face” Supermodel Coaches Anne V and Lydia Hearst
On March 5 Oxygen Network’s “The Face” returns for a second season. If you’ve seen this reality show before, you know 12 modeltestants compete for the ultimate prize; to become the new face of a major brand. This season’s host Nigel Barker and veteran supermodel coach Naomi Campbell welcome two new supermodel coaches Anne V and Lydia Hearst. Hearst and Anne V will be mentoring and guiding their individual team of model contestants through challenges in order to prove they have “The Face” for Frédéric Fekkai’s 2014 national ad campaign.
Russian born Supermodel Anne V is well-known for her high profile campaigns for Chloé and Anna Molinari. You may recognize her as the first face of Chanel Chance Perfume and for her appearances at Victoria’s Secret fashion shows. She earned her first modeling break at the young age of fifteen in Milan by winning the IMG/ MTV’s “Fashionably Loud” contest. Since then, Anne V has been featured on the runway for designers like Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi, Givenchy and Roberto Cavalli; and has been featured in publications such as Vogue, Glamour, Elle, GQ, Muse, Vanity Fair, ID and Harper’s Bazaar. She’s also worked on campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Maybelline, True Religion, Prada and Revlon, just to name a few.
Anne V on achieving her goal as a model says, “I wanted to be a model ever since I was six years old. It was one of those impossible dreams to achieve and I never thought I could. When I became a model, it was a real dream come true.”
As for reality television: “I never really thought that I would like TV as much as I love modeling, and now I have a new dream that I love every single moment of.”
Actress and Model, Lydia Hearst, made her debut on the fashion scene in April of 2004 on the cover of Vogue Italia. Her height of 5′ 7″ didn’t stop her from appearing on the covers of various publications and editorials; including nine international editions of Vogue. She has graced the runways for Chanel Haute Couture, Betsey Johnson, Catherine Malandrino and Nicole Miller. She has also been featured in campaigns for MAC Cosmetics, Lord & Taylor, Swarovski, Sephora and Alexander McQueen.
Hearst has also ventured off into the world of Hollywood: “I’ve always been fascinated with the whole world of entertainment. I’ve always admired people like Mila Ulevitch, Diane Kruger, Halle Berry, where they’ve made the transition from supermodel to respected actress and yet they still haven’t really left the fashion industry behind. My background in fashion has made me more comfortable in my own skin, it’s sort of given me the opportunity to move forward and transition into more theatrics“, says Hearst. “You have to have self-trust and confidence which I have earned through extensive preparation and my experience in fashion. You really have to be disciplined every single day. That’s what I’ve tried to instill in my girls on the show and that’s what I tried to do myself every single day.” From television shows like “Gossip Girl” to movies such as “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero”, you can be sure you’ll see plenty of Lydia Hearst off the runway.
With perseverance and confidence, you can achieve (what you may think is) the impossible! Lydia and Anne V have taken that approach, and have turned their big dream into reality (TV). Make sure you tune into the Oxygen Network’s “The Face” on March 5th, at 10pm, to see who will be the newly crowned “Face” of the fashion industry.
Photo Credit: The Face