First Look: All 24 Contenders On 'The Face'

By Fawnia Soo Hoo


So you've already planned your viewing parties for "The Face: The Fight To Make the Final 12" on Tuesday, February 5 at 9pm ET/PT and the series premiere a week later on Tuesday, February 12 at 9pm ET/PT. Now it's time to meet the 24 hopeful contestants—12 of whom will be eliminated in the kick-off show. Look through these bios and candid pics and start putting your money down on who will make it to the lucky dozen.

Aleksandra Dubrovskaya

Hometown: Murmansk, Russia; now lives in New York City.

Her Story: She was born in Russia and made her way to New York via Paris. Known as a the comedian amongst her friends back home in Russia, Aleksandra gets along with pretty much anyone—as long as they're not too quiet.

Resumé Bullet Points: An Alice + Olivia editorial.

Amanda Delgado

Hometown: From Southern California.

Her Story: Amanda is a 12-year veteran of the pageant circuit. One of her favorite past-times is partying and she hates fake people.

Resumé Bullet Points:,, Ermelinda Manos and Engineered by Remy, plus international pageants in China and Ecuador.

Follow Amanda on Twitter: @MissUSIntl

Anna Roland

Hometown: Minnetrista, Minnesota.

Her Story: She moved to Minnesota from the Ukraine when she was just 9 years old and learned English at a warped speed of six months. She also speaks Spanish, Russian and her native Ukrainian. Anna is a self-proclaimed tomboy who loves to hunt and race cars with her dad.

She idolizes "The Face" coach Karolina Kurkova.

Resumé Bullet Points: Second runner up and "Miss Photogenic" for Miss Minnesota USA 2010.

Follow Anna on Twitter: @rolan032

Ashley Hannemann

Hometown: Utah.  

Her Story: Ashley is a "boy's girl"—she married her ex-husband right out of high school and doesn't really have a close group of girlfriends.

Resumé Bullet Points: Shoots for Kandy Wrappers Swimwear and

Brittany Mason

Hometown: The Midwest and now living in New York City.

Her Story: This sweet all-American girl hides a competitive streak. She was scouted at a mall at 16 and has been working ever since to make it big.

Resumé Bullet Points: Miss Indiana USA in 2008 and shoots for Maxim Magazine (2012) and John Frieda's "Go Blonder" campaign.

Follow Brittany on Twitter: @brittany_mason

Christy Nelson

Hometown: Atascadero, California and now Beverly Hills.

Her Story: A minister's daughter, Christy is a history buff with eclectic interests. She's basically a small town girl who moved to the big city to pursue her dreams of being a supermodel.

Resumé Bullet Points: Campaigns for Salt & Pepper Clothing Co., LA FINE and Koshka.

Follow Christy on Twitter: @ChristyNelson_

Daniela Lopez

Hometown: South Beach by way of Armenia, Colombia.

Her Story: Often mistaken for Victoria's Secret Angel and Orlando Bloom-wife Miranda Kerr, Daniela moved to Miami on her own to pursue modeling and to make her family back in Colombia proud. Since she's a daddy's girl, she misses the close-knit clan very much.

Resumé Bullet Points: Seventeen magazine, Miami Swim Week (twice), runway for Wildfox, plus J.C. Penney, Nordstrom, Garage, Aeropostale and Cosabella.

Follow Daniela on Twitter: @danielalo322


Hometown: The Bronx, New York.

Her Story: Devyn is a single mom to a 1-year-old daughter and she works multiple jobs to support the household. 

Resumé Bullet Points: A Target commercial, a Nike campaign and an episode of "Project Runway."

Follow Devyn on Twitter: @xoDEVYNxo

Ebony Olivia Smith

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana.

Her Story: The mom to two children is finally going after her dreams of making it big in modeling, although at one time she was training to be a mortician (her reasoning: it's recession proof).

Resumé Bullet Points: Modeling coats for Nordstrom and a shoot for Metro Mix, a local newspaper.

Follow Ebony on Twitter: @Im_Ebolicious

Gabriella Katia

Hometown: Orlando, Florida by way of San Diego.

Her Story: The super-driven contestant likes the finer things in life and she's ready to claim the spot of leader of the model loft. She's fun, loud and positive, but is ready to step up to any "snobby" girls that get in her way. 

Resumé Bullet Points: Miss Transworld Wakeboarding and modeling for Coquette Lingerie.

Follow Gabriella on Twitter: @gabriellakatia

Imani Shani Walton

Hometown: Inglewood, California by way of San Francisco.

Her Story: With a minister mother, Imani prayed for "a sign" to guide her modeling career and "The Face" casting email arrived in her inbox the next day. Hm....

Resumé Bullet Points: MAC makeup live events.

Follow Imani Shani on Twitter: @i_am_her

Jessica Lytle

Hometown: Parsippany, New Jersey; now lives in Clearwater, Florida.

Her Story: In middle school, Jessica was teased so much for her model-friendly height, she dropped out to be home-schooled by her parents.

Resumé Bullet Points: She's only been modeling for four months (!), but walked in Miami Fashion Week.

Follow Jessica on Twitter: @JessicaLytle1

Jocelyn Chew

Hometown: A Canadian who now splits her time between the Hollywood Hills and New York City.

Her Story: The extreme sports lover enjoyed an idyllic childhood on a farm in Canada and later moved to Cali to model. Jocelyn is a confident girl and she tries her best to avoid conflict.

Resumé Bullet Points: Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazines, plus Target, Guess, Forever 21, Kohl's, Skechers, Wildfox, O'Neill and a Justin Bieber music video.

Follow Jocelyn on Twitter: @jocechewbacca

Kimberly Davis

Hometown: Tampa, Florida; now lives in Shanghai, China.

Her Story: A formerly abused child in the foster system, Kimberly aims to be a role model to show kids that dreams are always within reach.

Resumé Bullet Points: Opening and closing an Italian menswear show during Shanghai Fashion Week.

Follow Kimberly on Twitter: @kimdavis2011


Lizz Richie

Hometown: A Midwestern girl who now lives in Miami.

Her Story: This practical jokester is the American dream—boasting a 4.0 GPA and skills as a talented basketball player. She actually put her sports career on hold to pursue modeling.

Resumé Bullet Points: The cover of AMP magazine and Midwest Fashion Week.

Follow Lizz on Twitter: @lizzrichie


Madeleine Armstrong

Hometown: Melbourne, Australia.

Her Story: This determined Aussie has been on the modeling scene for eight years now. 

Resumé Bullet Points: Campaigns for Target and Jeans West, television commercials for Mazda and Portmans (with Miranda Kerr) and a "Project Runway" finale.

Follow Madeleine on Twitter: @xmdlnx


Margaux Brooke

Hometown: Roswell, Georgia, now resides in Los Angeles.

Her Story: This fashion lover is a creative free spirit—largely due to her family picking up and moving to Costa Rica when she was just eight years old. Now she lives in LA where she's a journalism student at Fullerton College. Her creative outlets are rock climbing and writing.

Resumé Bullet Points: Tide Laundry Detergent, JC Penney, Forever 21 and Hyundai.

Follow Margaux on Twitter: @MargauxBrooke

Marlee Nichols

Hometown: A Northern Californian who defected to Southern Cali.

Her Story: The dedicated model had her daughter Keyauna at age 19, but that hasn't stopped her from realizing her career. As she puts it, "modeling is my life. I want this."

Resumé Bullet Points: While she's only been at it for a few months, she's scored spots on "Good Day New York", Cosmopolitan magazine and

Follow Marlee on Twitter: @marlee_nichols

Masha Diduk

Known As: The Hot Shot

Stats: The Ukraine; now resides in Holland ...Pennsylvania.

Her Story: Masha is proud of her "take no crap" attitude. Sounds like fun TV viewing potential!

Resumé Bullet Points: Spots on "Gossip Girl," "Project Accessory" and an extra in the movie "Safe." She's also walked in runway shows for Liz Fields Bridal and Carmelita Couture.

Follow Masha on Twitter: @mashababyyy


Morgan Brayden

Stats: Originally from Kansas and now resides in Valley Village, California.

Her Story: Morgan's alabaster complexion and light blond hair give her a "fairy"-like ethereal vibe. She's confident and mature for her age and that sounds like the perfect complement to some personalities in the loft.

Resumé Bullet Points: For Los Angeles Fashion Week: French Connection, Furne One, Alexis Monsanto, Sachiko New York and print work for Kao Poa Shu, Go Jane, Phillip Ritchie and Tom Cullis.

Follow Morgan on Twitter: @Morgan_Brayden

Sandra Woodley

Hometown: Originally from Philly, now lives in New York City.

Her Story: Early tragedies including her brother's murder pushes Sandra to work hard to make her dreams come true. It's successful so far because she's currently living in a model house in NYC and has been working for two years. She's a kind-hearted soul who believes in treating everyone with love and respect.

Resumé Bullet Points: Shoots for Urban Outfitters, Christian Louboutin, Tory Burch and LK Bennett, plus two spots on "Project Runway."

Follow Sandra on Twitter: @Model_Sandl215

Stephanie Lalanne

Hometown: A San Franciscan who fled to the sunny beaches of Los Angeles

Her Story: Stephanie is a neophyte who is innocent and generous to a fault, but very ambitious and determined to become a model.

Resumé Bullet Points: None! "The Face" open casting call was her first audition, ever.

Follow Stephanie on Twitter: @oolalane

Taylor Hamric

Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas, now resides in Louisiana.

Her Story: This Southern model's favorite outfit is a pair of Nike shorts and a tee. She's been playing soccer since the age of four and originally started modeling at 14. She ended up taking a break to go back to regular life, but after Wilhelmina recruited her, she's baaaack.

Resumé Bullet Points: New Orleans Fashion Week 2012 and IPOP, Los Angeles.


Zi Lin Luo (A.K.A. Rosaline)

Hometown: Shanghai, China.

Her Story: She was raised in a traditional Chinese home, but couldn't resist an appreciation for fashion, design and beauty. That led her to the pageant circuit where she was crowned Miss China Universe in 2011.

Resumé Bullet Points: Winning Miss China Universe, duh.

Who do you think will make it to the Top Twelve? Let us know in the comments!

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