Listen up, aspiring supermodels -- you're about to get some A-list pointers from the queen of the catwalk, Naomi Campbell.
In this exclusive sneak peek at the next installment of Oxygen's top-model search, "The Face," Campbell is doling out some sage advice on how her team members can navigate the red carpet with style and grace. And this guidance has never been more necessary; the reality competition is getting down to the wire. "The is the last campaign before the finale," Campbell says, "and I'm still left with two strong girls, but like I always say, never rest on your laurels."
That's why the notorious diva tells her girls (Jocelyn Chew and Zi Lin Luo) that they should strut down the red carpet but remember that it's not a runway, because they'll be stopped for photos and interviews.
"When you're in public and you're the face of the brand, you must act mysterious but still approachable and with a voice of confidence," Campbell presses. And remember, always smile! (See, Tyra -- not everyone believes in smizing.)
What's the proper way to handle a difficult interview question? Just laugh it off playfully, Campbell recommends. Her last bit of advice for Chew and Luo: Be honest when you speak, so that you're genuine and not thinking too much about what you're about to say.
Luo (aka Rosaline) is all about this challenge, saying, "Since I [have] been in pageant[s], I've been trained a bit [on] how to answer the questions. I feel good, and I'm confident in what I'm talking about." English might not be her first language, but don't discount her: She was crowned Miss China Universe in 2011.
To find out if Team Naomi survives the red carpet gauntlet, tune in to "The Face" on Tuesday, 3/19 at 9 PM on Oxygen.
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