Host of Oxygen's newest competition series “The Face,” Nigel Barker has been taking the worlds of fashion, beauty and entertainment by storm for the past 20 years. Regarded as a world renowned photographer, he began his career as a model for over 10 years in London, Milan, Paris and New York City. In 1996 he opened StudioNB, his photo studio in Manhattan. Quickly rising to the top, he shot for magazines like GQ, Interview, Lucky, Tatler, Cover, Town & Country and Seventeen as well as for designers and brands such as Nicole Miller, Ted Baker, Lands' End, Nine West, Lexus, Leviev, Jordache, Beefeater, Pamella Roland, Ford and Sony.
His presence in the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries resulted in an array of exciting roles as a director, spokesperson, author, and 17 seasons as a judge on “America’s Next Top Model.” Barker is also passionate about giving back. He is actively involved with the USO, and serves as a celebrity ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Do Something organization and the United Nations Foundation.