Just a little over a day ago, Oxygen announced Naomi Campbell as the face of a new reality modeling competition airing on the network. Fittingly, the show is called ‘The Face,” and it will follow the British model as she mentors a group of unknown models as they embark on photo shoots, runway shows, and commercials before a winner is chosen to become the face of a major brand.

Even though the series won’t debut until 2013—and we’ve sort of already seen this before—we’re still super excited to check out this new reality competition. Here’s why:

We were a little over America’s Next Top Model

Although this show promises to be the second coming of Tyra’s CW hit, it’s still not ANTM which means we’ll get to enjoy all of the things we loved about ANTM (makeup, hair, heels, amazing fashion) but in a new way. It’s not easy to keep a show running for 18 seasons, but after so many themes and revamps we still pretty much new what was going to happen in each episode. With ‘The Face’ all we know is it’s a modeling competition and Naomi’s in it. Fashion, new faces, and a different insider look at the industry. Check, check, check.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell is one of those celebrities that you always hear about but hardly ever hear from. Her reputation for having a nasty, diva attitude always proceeds her so we’re looking forward to really seeing her in action and whether she can throw a tongue lashing or right hook (JK!) as bad as media reports say she can. Despite her notoriously successful career, Naomi is also pretty humble. She rejected the title of supermodel—although its pretty fitting—because she said there’s nothing superhuman about her so we’re thinking she may not be as bad as everyone says she is. Or she could be worse…

Black Entrepreneurship

Wherever there’s a black woman building her empire in the industry we want to be there. Headlining a series on a network like Oxygen is a huge deal, and hopefully just Naomi’s sheer presence as the star of this new show will call attention to the need for more brown faces on the runway, in fashion design, as buyers, set producers and anything style related in the industry.

Are you excited about ‘The Face?’

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