"Face Off", Critic's Choice Award-Winner for Best Reality Competition Series, Returns for Ninth Season

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23 July 2015

 Face Off

"Face Off"
Tuesday, July 28 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on Syfy

          Fresh off of being named the Best Reality Competition Series by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, Syfy’s hit reality competition series Face Off – the network’s most watched unscripted series – will return on Tuesday, July 28 at 9PM for an exciting ninth season consisting of fourteen all-new episodes. 

          Season 9 begins with a cosmic bang as sixteen new talented artists work in teams of two to construct original alien animals that incorporate two models into one massive creation.  This difficult task of fashioning the largest creatures ever seen on Face Off proves to be eye opening and taxing for multiple contestants, and a surprise announcement from the judges keeps everyone on edge.

          And on Tuesday, August 11 at 9PM, Face Off will celebrate its 100th episode in style, as the artists turn real-life engaged couples into whimsically undead duos.  Following the challenge, host McKenzie Westmore, recently an ordained minister, will marry the couples as they say their vows in front of friends and family.

          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 (The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean), 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 trip 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

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Season 9 Face Off participants: 
Ben Ploughman
Age: 34
Hometown: Austin, TX
Residence: North Hollywood, CA
Twitter: @benplowguy
Brittany Leslie
Age: 25
Hometown: Mt. Sinai, NY
Residence: West Hollywood, CA
Twitter: @brittanykleslie
Evan Hedges
Age: 29
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Residence: Denver, CO
Twitter: @HedgesEvan
Jasmine Ringo
Age: 31
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Residence: Las Vegas, NV
Twitter: @MonsterNotWar
Jason Henricks
Age: 36
Hometown: Crane, OR
Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Twitter: @ZombieDog_LA
Jordan Patton
Age: 25
Hometown: Parkersburg, WV
Residence: Pittsburgh, PA
Twitter: @jpattonFX
Kevon Ward
Age: 27
Hometown: Rock Spring, WY
Residence: Denver, CO
Twitter: @kevonwardkkw
Libby Rose Goldberg
Age: 28
Hometown: Ojai, CA
Residence: New York, NY
Twitter: @libbyrosemakeup
Megan Wilbur
Age: 24
Hometown: Hightstown, NJ
Residence: Ewing, NJ
Twitter: @cupcake_meg
Melissa ‘Missy Munster’ Stell
Age: 20
Hometown: Palmdale, CA
Residence: Palmdale, CA
Twitter: @MissyMunsterfx
Nora Hewitt
Age: 25
Hometown: Barkhamsted, CT
Residence: Pittsburgh, PA
Twitter: @Nora_Hewitt
Omar Sfreddo
Omar Sfreddo
Age: 40
Hometown: Miami, FL
Residence: Hollywood, FL
Twitter: @Omar_SFX
Ricky Vitus
Age: 22
Hometown: Schenectady, NY
Residence: Bellport, NY
Twitter: @RickyVitus
Scott Fensterer
Age: 43
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Residence: Orlando, FL
Twitter: @scottstoybox
Sidney Cumbie
Age: 31
Hometown: Pace, FL
Residence: Burbank, CA
Twitter: @sidneycumbie
Stevie Calabrese
Age: 26
Hometown: Grayslake, IL
Residence: Chicago, IL
Twitter: @AsSeenOnStevie
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