This award winning “reality” series will begin its 10th season by premiering January 13 on the SyFy channel and this season of Face Off will include 14 contestants and some high calibre Guest Judges. The special guest’s will be from across the spectrum of the entertainment business, from Film, Gaming and FX.
McKenzie Westmore resumes hosting duties and throughout the entire run of the series thus far, Ms Westmore always manages to convey intense enthusiasm, compassion and interest in each of the contestants who compete for the grand prize of $100,000, a 2016 Fiat 500 and a VIP trip courtesy of Kryolan Professional Make-Up to one of their 85 international locations.
Face Off was named the Critic’s Choice Award winner of 2015 and has been nominated for the Best Reality Show (Competition) in 2016. The reality show follows the same formula as previous seasons; the episodes match the amount of contestants, 14. Each episode brings fresh challenges and allows the viewer to learn about the creative process (including the sweat and stress) behind the magic created by FX artists for the screen.
This season’s contestants are from the US and Canada and they are:
Anna Cali (31) Chicago, IL
Anthony Canonica Jr. (21), Jersey City, NJ
Gregory (Greg) Schrantz (21), Allentown, PA
Jennifer Bowden (36), Allegan, MI
John (Johnny) Leftwich (28), Los Angeles, CA
Kaleb Lewis (22), Los Angeles, CA
Katherine (Katie) Kinney (24), Litchfield, IL
Melanie (Mel) Licata (26), Jersey City, NJ
Melissa Ebbe (36), Milwaukee, WI
Njoroge (Samuel) Karumba (49), Atlanta, GA
Robert (Rob) Seal (20), Lake View, Terrance, CA
Robert Lindsay (45), Glendale, CA
Walter Welsh (26), Martinez, CA
Yvonne Cox (28), Alberta, Canada
*List of names, ages and locations provided by NBCUniversal Media Village*
Ms Westmore’s legendary father Michael Westmore will return to dispense advice and guidance and the three Face Off judges will also return. Award winning and, similar to McKenzie, these series judges are some of the most compassionate and “caring” on any reality competition show. Ve Neill (The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean), Glenn Hetrick (Heroes, Legion) and Neville Page (Avatar, Prometheus) will all be back. These three not only judge the creations, as well as the artists strengths and weaknesses, but also pass on words of advice and encouragement.
Some of the special guest stars this season will be, Paul Reubens, aka Pee-Wee Herman, the producer of The Walking Dead; Gale Anne Hurd, the legendary actor Lance Henriksen, award winning producer Jason Blum, Rob Kazinsky, Oscar winning makeup artist Bill Corso and Lois Burwell will return as guest judge. There will be other “surprise” guest judges as well.
SyFy made the announcement on December 18 and it has been revealed that season 10 will have another two-part series finale, split between April 6th and the 13th, 2016. Kryolan Professional Make-Up is still the official sponsor of Face Off.
Face Off, one of the most viewed unscripted reality competition shows on television, will premiere on SyFy at 9PM ET/PT. Once again, as with previous seasons, the show will utilize Twitter in order to fully immerse its audience and the contestants in the process. Yet another group of wildly talented makeup artists will compete for the grand prize and the change to become the next bit Hollywood “FX” artist. Tune in and join the fun.