Last Tuesday (March 26), Oxygen crowned the winner of their newest reality show, The Face, which follows the lives of rising models as theyâ€™re coached by some of the worldâ€™s biggest supermodels. The prize: becoming the new face of Ulta Cosmetics.
After eight competitive weeks of non-stop challenges, 21-year-old Bronx native Devyn Abdullah earned her title as â€œThe Face,” with the help of supermodel coach, Karolina KurkovÃ¡.
In light of her win, TIME got a few words from the Bronx-born beauty as she talked about life on the show and whatâ€™s coming up next.
Devyn, your life is about to change dramatically with this win. What does it mean to you?
This moment, winning The Face, and being Ultaâ€™s face for the 2013 campaign is my break. Itâ€™s me getting my foot in the door of the modeling industry, and Iâ€™m really excited about it. I want people to love me for me, to be attracted to me for my story and where I come from and to recognize me as a businesswoman. Itâ€™s amazing. Being a single mother, working four jobs before I did this showâ€”any single mother can relate to how hard that is. I was made to model and I was made to be a mother, so why not do just that? The Face definitely helped me with it.
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