THE BRUSH STOPS HERE!
SEASON TWO OF LIFETIME'S BEAUTY COMPETITION SERIES "AMERICAN BEAUTY STAR" PREMIERES JANUARY 2
Features New Host Ashley Graham, Mentor Sir John, and
New Judges Christie Brinkley, Leah Wyar and Yu Tsai
Culminating in a Live, America Votes Finale
Los Angeles, CA (November 14, 2018) - With the beginning of a new year, comes the opportunity for new looks! Whether it's the perfect cat eye or crown braid, Lifetime's hit beauty competition series, American Beauty Star, has all your glam desires covered with the return of the show beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10pm ET/PT, following new episodes of Project Runway All Stars. International superstar model Ashley Graham joins as the new host with celebrity makeup artist Sir John returning as mentor and a new panel of judges that include the world's original supermodel Christie Brinkley, Cosmopolitan's Chief Beauty Director Leah Wyar, and world acclaimed celebrity fashion and beauty photographer Yu Tsai for 13 all-new episodes.
Created by Herrick Entertainment, American Beauty Star season two features fourteen hair and makeup artists who will compete in a series of intense challenges, from creating high-end editorial looks to the latest red carpet and runway-ready beauty trends. The stakes are even higher this season as the contestants will be responsible for executing every aspect of their look from hair to makeup and everything in between. Each judge will use their unique expertise and decide who stays in and who packs up their brushes in each episode, leading to an explosive LIVE season finale event where viewers from across the country will vote for their favorite artist and help determine who will be the next American Beauty Star.
Revlon is the exclusive beauty sponsor across all categories including cosmetics, beauty tools and Revlon Professional hair products.
The winner of American Beauty Star will receive over $100,000 in cash and prizes including a $50,000 contract as a Consulting Beauty Artist with Revlon, an editorial feature in Cosmopolitan magazine, an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to see the hit Broadway musical, "Waitress," $10,000 worth of JTV jewelry and an opportunity to design their own signature collection of Zenni Eyewear.
Revlon will also provide winners of each of the Revlon challenges with Revlon products valued at $5,000. These will include Revlon cosmetics and Revlon Professional hair styling products which are featured in the show along with new collections launching in 2019. Winners of Hearst Magazine's Cosmo Challenge and Tie-in Challenge will receive a feature on Cosmopolitan.com showcasing their winning looks.
American Beauty Star season two contestants:
Asi Wilson-Perry - Atlanta, Georgia
Axel Vasquez - Centreville, Virginia
Brittney Ward - Queens, New York
Diana Osorio - East Rutherford, New Jersey
Jayson Glenn - Montgomery, Alabama
Kendra Springer - Seattle, Washington
Leslie Martin - Gilbert, Arizona
Lucy Garland - Melbourne, Australia
Ricardo Ferrise - West Hollywood, California
Ronaldo Escobar - New York, New York
Sara Stoy - Hamilton, New Jersey
Steven Smith - Savannah, Georgia
Tina Mod - Phoenix, Arizona
Tyren Redd - Los Angeles, California
American Beauty Star is created by and produced by Herrick Entertainment. Norton Herrick, Ross Elliot, Sue Kinkead and Ashley Graham serve as executive producers. Sara Rea serves as a consulting producer. Gena McCarthy, Christian Murphy, James Bolosh and Jim Hoffman executive produce for Lifetime. Jason Ikeler and Michael Mraz serve as executive producers for Hearst Magazines. For more information and exclusive content visit https://www.americanbeautystar.com.
ABOUT HERRICK ENTERTAINMENT
Herrick Entertainment is a motion picture, television and Broadway theater production and financing company committed to providing audiences with high quality filmed entertainment and Broadway shows. The company's past theatrical projects include the films 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg; Oscar-nominated Lone Survivor starring Mark Wahlberg; and the coming of age film Very Good Girls starring Dakota Fanning, Liz Olsen and Demi Moore. Herrick Entertainment has also produced numerous award-winning Broadway shows including four-time Tony nominated show Waitress, Tony award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Tony award-winning Broadway revival Hair, Tony award-winning Exit the King. Herrick Entertainment is an affiliate of The Herrick Company, Inc., which includes an extensive real estate portfolio, renewable energy and partnership in Thoroughbred horses, including Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winning thoroughbred Animal Kingdom and 2017 Belmont winner, Tapwrit.
Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime Television(R), Lifetime Movies(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM)are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
ABOUT HEARST MAGAZINES
Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst, a leading global, diversified media, information and services company with more than 360 businesses. Hearst Magazines is one of the world's largest publishers of magazine media across all platforms, with print and digital assets reaching a combined audience of 146 million readers and site visitors each month, including over 73 percent of all women and more than three-quarters of millennial women in the country. The company publishes more than 300 editions and 240 websites around the world, with 27 titles in the U.S. The division also operates iCrossing, a global, full-service digital marketing agency, and CDS Global, a business process provider. Hearst Magazines holds a majority stake in KUBRA, a customer experience management solutions company, and is a partner with Condé Nast in the publishing services company PubWorX.
Cosmopolitan is the best-selling young women's magazine in the U.S. and the largest young women's media brand in the world. It's a bible for fun, fearless females that reaches more than 20 million readers a month. The 2018 ASME Award winner delivers the latest news on men and love, work and money, fashion and beauty, health, self-improvement and entertainment. Cosmopolitan.com reaches an average of 34 million unique users each month, in addition to boasting 6.6 million Facebook fans, 1.4 million Twitter followers, 1.1 million Instagram followers and nearly 2.5 million daily Snapchat Discover readers. Cosmopolitan is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst, one of the nation's largest diversified media, information and services companies. Hearst attracts more readers of monthly magazines than any other publisher. Hearst Magazines' print and digital assets reach 146 million readers and site visitors each month-more than two-thirds of all women and nearly three-quarters of millennial women in the country (source: 2017 comScore Multi-Platform/MRI 01-18/F17). With 27 titles in the U.S, the company publishes close to 300 editions and 200 websites around the world.