The Face Australia – Olivia Donaldson Wins
So it was not in Naomi Campbell’s contract that she must win The Face Australia. In what was a tad surprising outcome Olivia Donaldson the 20 year old who was on Team Cheyenne won. From the start Sarah who was on Team Naomi was the hot favourite however it comes down who will be the best person and fit for the brand. The winner is to be the face of Olay Fresh Effects and the Brand Manager of Olay selected the winner. This might mean Olivia will be able to quit her day job as an admin assistant.
Unfortunately for Fox 8 The Face Australia did not rate very well but it did not get off to a good start when it looked like the Nicole’s team was being targeted by the two other judges with all of her girls eliminated early. Expect Australia’s Next Top Model to be back next year.
Here is the press release:
Local mentor Cheyenne Tozzi has come up trumps after 20-year-old Olivia Donaldson from Perth was announced as the winner of THE FACE AUSTRALIA during last night’s final episode of the FOX8 series. Hosted by fashion photographer Georges Antoni, THE FACE AUSTRALIA is Foxtel’s locally produced, modelling reality series featuring supermodels Naomi Campbell, Cheyenne Tozzi and Nicole Trunfio competing against one another to find Australia’s next modelling superstar and the face of skincare collection, Fresh Effects by Olay. Over the past eight weeks on air, the series has been full of drama and tension as the mentors have gone head to head, resulting in Nicole’s entire team being eliminated just over halfway through the competition. Last night’s final episode started with five girls still in the running – three from Team Naomi and two from Team Cheyenne. After a tough interview in front of a panel of Olay representatives, Naomi lost Chantal Monaghan (18) from Brisbane and Ruth Willmer (20) from Perth, leaving her final girl, Sarah Tilleke (19) from Perth, to go up against Yaya Deng (20) from Sydney and Olivia. It was a tight race to the finish as the top three girls then walked in a spectacular runway finale dressed by American designer Zac Posen, before Lauren Young, Brand Manager for Olay Australia, announced Olivia the winner. Olivia will now become the face of Fresh Effects by Olay – a new collection designed for younger skin by the world’s number one skincare brand, Olay. Earning a real contract as the brand ambassador for Fresh Effects by Olay, Olivia will launch the product to the Australian market and front a national advertising campaign. “Being crowned the winner of THE FACE AUSTRALIA and becoming the face of Fresh Effects by Olay has definitely changed my life forever. Words cannot describe how excited I am to be an ambassador for Olay. It’s such an amazing honour to be representing an iconic, global brand that helps women to be their most beautiful, and is such a huge step in my career,” said Olivia. Lauren Young, Olay Australia Brand Manager, said, “We are so excited to welcome Olivia to the Olay family as the face of Fresh Effects, our new collection designed to give girls skin so fresh it needs #nofilter. All the girls in the final five are amazing models so it was a very tough decision, but Olivia stood out; she has beautiful, fresh skin, a great attitude and confident personality. We can’t wait to start work with her.” THE FACE AUSTRALIA was produced by Shine Australia exclusively for Foxtel.