Syfy’s ‘Face Off’ Will Return for Season Eight

Face Off Returns for Season 8
Makeup by Drew Talbot in season 7 of ‘Face Off’ (Photo by: Jordin Althaus / Syfy)

Syfy will be bringing back Face Off for an eighth season beginning on January 13, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT. The reality competition series will have a “Return of the Champions” theme, with prior season champions Rayce Bird, Laura Tyler, and Anthony Kosar coaching teams of five new competitors throughout the upcoming season.

Season eight will kick off with a two-episode debut featuring legendary makeup artist Rick Baker (American Werewolf in London, Planet of the Apes, Men in Black) as a mentor to the artists. Baker will also act as a guest judge. In addition, Ve Neill (The Hunger Games franchise) will return to the show as as a full time judge.

Details on the Face Off Series [Courtesy of Syfy]:

Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art. As a member of the multi-generational family dynasty whose name is synonymous with the make-up effects field, actress McKenzie Westmore brings expertise to her role as host of the series. Some of SFX world’s most celebrated figures judge the competition – multiple Academy Award-winner Ve Neill, industry veteran Glenn Hetrick (CSI: New York, Heroes, Legion), and creature designer Neville Page (Avatar, Prometheus). World-renowned Hollywood makeup artist Michael Westmore (Star Trek) serves as the contestant mentor.

The Face Off contestants will be whittled down week by week, until only three remain for a finale showdown. The winning artist will receive $100,000, a 2015 Fiat and a VIP package courtesy of Kryolan Professional Make-Up to one of their 85 international locations. Kryolan Professional Make-Up continues as the official make-up sponsor of Face Off.

Face Off Season 8 Participants:

Adam Milicevic

Age: 30

Hometown: Merrillville, IN

Residence: Orlando, FL / Osaka, Japan

Twitter: @acivicdilemma

Alan Carnes

Age: 32

Hometown: Weaverville, CA

Residence: Redding, CA

Twitter: @gothicnytfx

Anthony Reyes

Age: 20

Hometown: Shohola, PA

Residence: New York, NY

Twitter: @makeupbyaer

Benjamin Peter

Age: 32

Hometown: Centerville, OH

Residence: West Carrolton, OH

Twitter: @BenjaminJPeter

Daniel Pardo

Age: 38

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Residence: Atlanta, GA

Twitter: @DanielPrado_

Darla Edin

Age: 28

Hometown: St. Louis Park, MN

Residence: Minneapolis, MN

Twitter: @Darla_Edin

Emily Serpico

Age: 18

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL

Residence: Wellington, FL

Twitter: @emilyserpico

Gregory Hewitt

Age: 36

Hometown: Supply, NC

Residence: Charlotte, NC

Twitter: @gregoryahewett

Jamie Leodones

Age: 30

Hometown: Alberta, Canada

Residence: Burbank, CA

Twitter: @jaeraele

Julian Bonfiglio

Age: 25

Hometown: Fremont, CA

Residence: San Francisco, CA

Occupation: Freelance FX Artist

Twitter: @JulianBonfigli0

Kelly Harris

Age: 24

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Residence: Columbus, OH

Twitter: @KellyKillsYou

Logan Long

Age: 29

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Residence: Salt Lake City, UT

Twitter: @loganladdie

Regina Jiganti

Age: 24

Hometown: Hinsdale, IL

Residence: Burbank, CA

Twitter: @rjiganti

Rob Miller

Age: 41

Hometown: Monroe, MI

Residence: Monroe, MI

Twitter: @robmillerart

Stephanie Masco

Age: 21

Hometown: Plainfield, IL

Residence: Plainfield, IL

Twitter: @jeanmasco


Anthony Kosar

Age: 29

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Residence: Chicago, IL

Twitter: @kosarteffects


Laura Tyler

Age: 30

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Residence: Orlando, FL

Twitter: @laurartist84


Rayce Bird

Age: 32

Hometown: Shelley, ID

Residence: Moscow, ID

Twitter: @RayceBird


-By Rebecca Murray

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