Supermodels Anne Vyalitsyna and Lydia Hearst Talk “The Face” Season 2

Supermodel Naomi Campbell’s hit reality show “The Face” is back for a second season and better than ever. Host Nigel Barker is returning as well and will be “serving as a confidante and advisor to the 12 supermodel hopefuls” (Oxygen). Season two also brings new team coaches, supermodels Anne Vyalitsyna (Anne V) and Lydia Hearst. This season the model contestants will be vying for the coveted role as “the face” of Frédéric Fekkai’s 2014 national ad campaign brand.

Anne Vyalitsyna and Lydia Hearst were kind enough to join me for an interview this week to dish on the second season of “The Face”, what it takes to be a successful model and the face of a brand, and much more! Don’t forget to tune into season 2 of “The Face” premiering on Wednesday, March 5 at 10:00 pm on Oxygen.

 

Clockwise from the top: Supermodels Naomi Campbell, Anne Vyalitsyna, Lydia Hearst and host, Nigel Barker. Image courtesy of The-Face.Oxygen.com

Clockwise from the top: Supermodels Naomi Campbell, Anne Vyalitsyna, Lydia Hearst and host, Nigel Barker. Image courtesy of The-Face.Oxygen.com

 

 

Candace Rose: What does it take to succeed as a model and be the face of a brand?

Lydia Hearst: “You know there are a lot of variations – like various things that factor into that where it’s just being beautiful is not just enough. You have to have to have the courage and the inner strength. And you have to really test yourself.

And you have to have the personality and the professionalism. And you have to be willing to work hard and put in the hours. And you have to be well versed in who it is that you’re working for.

And that’s sort of one of the things we had to teach a lot of the model contestants as we’re mentoring them on the show because as all of you know, the winner actually becomes the face and brand ambassador for Frederic Fekkai. And we really want to make sure that our girls are well spoken and that they’re polite and respectful.

And there’s a lot of it that’s really tricky to just pinpoint a few little things because there’s so much that goes into truly being successful at the end. But if you trust your gut and you work hard and you make sure that you’re educated and professional, you will go far.”

 

Anne Vyalitsyna: Yes, I completely agree with Lydia. I mean the thing is why some people become stars and others don’t, you know, no one knows how Gisele became Gisele. I mean everyone knows but no one can repeat it.

So there’s no handbook how to become a supermodel. If anyone, you know, if everyone knew how to do it, everyone would be. But I think the most important thing besides having the knowledge, being professional, being very, nice, willing to work is you have to have personality.

Because you just have to send out a kind of – you need to find something really unique about yourself and just really use that because I think God created us so different for a reason and you just kind of really need to use that to your advantage.”

 

Candace Rose: Can you talk to us about some of the unique challenges the models will face this season?

Lydia Hearst: Yes. You know it’s – some of the challenges were having the girls pose in a window display. And they did that for Juicy Couture. So us as mentors we’re having to choose the outfits that they’re wearing and literally position them in the storefronts.

And they’re having to hold these really difficult poses for I believe it was three minutes or something they had to actually stand there like living mannequins, not moving. And it’s really interesting because there are so many factors that go into that. And it’s not easy to hold a very uncomfortable, awkward pose for even ten seconds, let alone three minutes.

And there were other things where they had to do viral videos and there were even times where we had to do a little bit of choreography for the girls. And needless to say, I am not a professional choreographer so that was a bit of a challenge I would say probably for all of us there.

And there were commercial shoots where we’re writing the scripts for them. And even runway can be challenging.”

 

 

 

 

 

Videos: Watch Every Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial Aired!

Happy Monday after the Super Bowl! Was that a game or what? Congrats to all the Seattle Seahawk fans out there today. To my beloved fellow Cowboy’s fans…we still have a chance next year (I hope)! So did you catch any of the great Super Bowl commercials? My favorite commercial with the celebrity cameo has to be the Acura commercial with Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza (Jason Alexander) and my of course Newman!

 

Puppy and Clydesdale love Super Bowl Sunday 2014 commercial. Image courtesy of Anheuser-Busch

Puppy and Clydesdale love Super Bowl Sunday 2014 commercial. Image courtesy of Anheuser-Busch

 

And like so many of you, my favorite commercial overall has to do with Clydesdales and puppies, by none other than Anheuser-Busch. Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Anheuser Busch’s GM Jeff Knapper and baby Clydesdale, Hope who was featured in one of the best Super Bowl commercials of all time! And not surprisingly at all, they seem to outdo themselves every year, as each commercial gets more and more touching, especially to those of us animal lovers.

What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial this year? If you missed out on seeing them, or would like to check out your favorite ad on repeat, you’ve definitely come to the right place! Please feel free to check out this fabulous widget below which contains all the commercials/ads which aired during Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos.

Video: Mike & Molly Star Melissa McCarthy Hosts SNL Promo

 

Melissa McCarthy SNL Promo Kenan Thompson CandieAnderson.com

Melissa McCarthy SNL Promo Kenan Thompson CandieAnderson.com

 

“Mike & Molly” fans rejoice, you will get a double dose of star, Melissa McCarthy this week as she is hosting “Saturday Night Live” for the third time! That’s right, our favorite “Bridesmaid” is hosting SNL this week, on one of the biggest Saturday night’s in New York City history, the night before the Super Bowl.

She starred in this promo below with one of my favorite comedian, “SNL” star Kenan Thompson, and it’s a can’t miss. Don’t forget to watch this Saturday!

Shakira Covers Glamour in February, Talks “The Voice”, Rihanna, Success, Adam Levine and More!

Shakira will soon be making her way to the judge’s chair on the second season of NBC’s “The Voice” and is celebrating by covering Glamour magazine’s February 2014 issue! She dished on everything from her duet with Rihanna, what it’s like working with Adam Levine and other men in the industry, philanthropy, success and more!

Pop star, Shakira covers Glamour's February 2014 issue. Cover: Alexandre Vauthier dress. Image courtesy of Glamour.

Pop star, Shakira covers Glamour’s February 2014 issue. Cover: Alexandre Vauthier dress. Image courtesy of Glamour.

 

Enjoy these exclusive images from Shakira’s Glamour’s February issue and excerpts from the magazine.

 

Shakira’s Glamour Hair Flip cover.

The February issue is Glamour’s second annual “hair flip” issue, featuring Shakira on both the front and back covers. When you flip over the magazine, you’ll find an entire mini magazine packed with 100 amazing hair ideas for every texture, length, and style, as well as a separate table of contents. Unilever’s hair brands are the exclusive sponsors of the flip.

Shakira covers Glamour's Hair Flip cover! Jennifer Fisher earrings. Image courtesy of Glamour.

Shakira covers Glamour’s Hair Flip cover! Jennifer Fisher earrings. Image courtesy of Glamour.

 

Shakira on her duet with Rihanna…

“[W]orking with her was utopia. She’s the sexiest woman on the planet. And at the end of the day, we’re both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves. She was a sweet teacher.”

 

Shakira on working with fellow The Voice judge Adam Levine and other men in the industry…

“Dealing with boys at work and being the only girl can be challenging. I have my insecurities, but I’ve learned I have to be a good sport. I have to be able to take certain jokes and not take them personally. There are jokes made almost every second of the day. I had to develop a tough hide. You know, the music industry is dominated by guys. I work with men 98 percent of the time—producers, arrangers, musicians, engineers.”

  

"The Voice" judge and international pop star, Shakira poses for Glamour's February 2014 issue in Tse sweater, J Brand jeans, Jennifer Fisher earrings, Christian Louboutin shoes. Image courtesy of Glamour magazine.

“The Voice” judge and international pop star, Shakira poses for Glamour’s February 2014 issue in Tse sweater, J Brand jeans, Jennifer Fisher earrings, Christian Louboutin shoes. Image courtesy of Glamour magazine.

 

Shakira on her success…

“Success happened little by little for me. I tasted the flavor of fame in small doses: I started at 10 years old when I won a music contest; I was performing at birthday parties, company meetings. I met with a record executive when I was 13 and sang ‘Material Girl’ to a cassette-tape boom box. I’ve shaken hands at every radio station, from Honduras to Ryan Seacrest’s. One day [I realized I was famous] enough. But here’s the thing: I’m still hungry. But I’m not hungry for fame—just the need to prove to myself that I can still do this.”

 

Shakira on her vision for her life…

“I feel like I’m not on earth just to shake it and shake it endlessly, you know?”

 

 

A wavy locked Shakira graces the pages of Glamour's February 2014 issue in Roland Mouret top and skirt, Jennifer Fisher earrings and Jimmy Choo sandals. Image courtesy of Glamour.

A wavy locked Shakira graces the pages of Glamour’s February 2014 issue in Roland Mouret top and skirt, Jennifer Fisher earrings and Jimmy Choo sandals. Image courtesy of Glamour.

 

Shakira on whether she has gotten any grief from Latin fans about her blond hair or being too thin…

“At the beginning. But my man, Gerard, prefers meat over bone. He doesn’t like too skinny. [Laughs.] That takes pressure off. I already have a lot to worry about. This month I’m not exercising because I have an album to finish and I have a baby. And I like these pastries in front of me.”

 

Shakira on whether the injustice she saw growing up planted the seed for her education charity…

“Being raised in a developing country opened my eyes to so much I cannot tolerate. In Colombia, education is sometimes considered a luxury, not a human right. And it’s not a priority in the agendas of many leaders. I feel a real sense of duty to use the voice and the platform I’ve been afforded by my fame to speak out for those whose voices don’t get a chance to be heard. [The Barefoot Foundation] provides education to vulnerable kids who live in extreme poverty. We’ve built six schools in Colombia and do work in South Africa and Haiti. We teach 5,000 students.”

 

Don’t forget to catch Shakira on NBC’s “The Voice” on February 24th, and the cover of Glamour magazine on newsstands January 14th. PS The February issue with Shakira on the cover is available digitally now!   glamour.com/app

 

 

Elisa Donovan Talks “Dancing With The Stars”, Daughter Scarlett and Her Role as Mom Blogger on People.com!

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of speaking with “Clueless” icon, Elisa Donovan about her new role as mom to daughter, Scarlett and how she juggles her busy acting career, motherhood and being a celebrity mom blogger on People.com. This morning, Elisa was kind enough to join me this morning…this time to chat about “Dancing With The Stars!” One of her friends recently created a Facebook page to get her on the show, and she already has well over 2,000 fans. Elisa dished on what it would mean for her to be a contestant on the show and have her daughter in the audience, her favorite dance and much more!

 

 

Clueless icon Elisa Donovan and future Dancing With The Stars contestant! Image courtesy of Facebook.com

Clueless icon Elisa Donovan and future Dancing With The Stars contestant! Image courtesy of Facebook.com

 

 

Candace Rose: One of your friends recently created a Facebook page to get you on “Dancing With The Stars.” Can you tell us about that?

Elisa Donovan: “Oh this is a great story!! I’ve always been a HUGE fan of the show, and I am a closet salsa dancer…as in, I used to keep shoes in the trunk of my car so that I could go at a moments notice, which I did.  Often.  (But since having Scarlett, that has taken a major back seat, for obvious reasons: it’s not so realistic to throw my heels on at 10pm on a Monday and go out dancing…!). So a couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine said, sort of as a joke, “I’m going to start a Facebook page for you, to get you on DWTS.” And he did. Then the next thing you know—Perez Hilton posted a piece about it, and asked me to shoot a video.  So we shot this funny video,  and he posted it. Then Entertainment Weekly picked it up, the Daily News, Zap2it and a bunch of other entities started to write articles about this campaign! We were like “Ummmmmm– is this really happening??!” And so I said, YES, I’d love to! It has been a ball so far, a kind of grassroots thing that has caught on.  I am beyond flattered and can’t believe how supportive people have been, it’s awesome.  Now I’m really excited at the prospect, so we will see.  I would absolutely love to do it.  So tell everyone to “Like” the page!!”

Candace Rose: What would it mean to you to be a contestant on the next season of “DWTS”?

Elisa Donovan: “It would be such a wonderful opportunity! I would love to do the training and really push myself to learn and improve.  Everyone says it is such an extraordinary experience– as life changing as it is fun. And I would love to have my daughter Scarlett in the audience cheering me on! She loves music already– literally, if the stereo isn’t on when gets up in the morning, she walks over to it and points and shakes her hips around. It’s hilarious.”

 

Elisa Donovan and daughter, Scarlett. " Thanks 4 the fab family photos, @NiallDavid xoxo!" Elisa Donovan. Image courtesy of Facebook

Elisa Donovan and daughter, Scarlett. ” Thanks 4 the fab family photos, @NiallDavid xoxo!” Elisa Donovan. Image courtesy of Facebook.com/

 

Candace Rose: If you are selected to be a contestant on “Dancing With The Stars” next season, what dance are you most looking forward to?

Elisa Donovan: “Definitely the salsa!  I realize that I keep saying that I would be awesome on this show– but the reality is, salsa is actually the only dance I truly know how to do…! I think the jive looks the toughest– I don’t get the rhythm of it.”

Candace Rose: You’re a successful mom blogger on People.com. What’s that been like?

Elisa Donovan: “It has been so much fun for me– and a great creative outlet.  I really enjoy sharing the realities and the truths of motherhood.  It can be very isolating at first– being a new mom.  And it has been wonderful to connect with other women in this way.  I believe that humor can be a great source for growth and healing– and I very much bring humor into it the equation…it’s a life saver sometimes!”

 

Candace Rose: What can your fans do to get you on “DWTS”?

Elisa Donovan: “They can follow me on Twitter @RedDonovan and they can go to the Facebook page and click “Like” here:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Elisa-Donovan-get-on-Dancing-With-The-Stars/484136445016974?directed_target_id=0.”