Supermodel Christie Brinkley is part of a lineup of new judges who will change the look of the Lifetime competition series “American Beauty Star.” The show began production this week in Atlanta on its second season.
Also joining as judges are beauty expert Leah Wyar and fashion photographer Yu Tsai. Superstar model Ashley Graham is the new host.
“This season will include an exclusive partnership with Hearst Magazines, spearheaded by Holly Whidden, head of Hearst Magazines entertainment division,” Lifetime said in announcing the casting moves. “The collaboration will include social and digital content across Hearst titles, unique challenges inspired by the high-end magazines — including fan favorite Cosmopolitan — as well as the opportunity for the winner of season 2 to be featured in a top Hearst publication.”
The announcement also notes: “Iconic beauty brand Revlon joins the series as the exclusive beauty sponsor across all categories, providing Revlon color cosmetics, nail and beauty tools along with Revlon Professional hair products for contestants to use in challenges. There will also be two dedicated Revlon challenges this season which will push contestants to the limit to impress the judges and host Ashley Graham, Revlon’s Global Brand Ambassador. Other sponsors include Disney, Microsoft, JTV, ‘Waitress’ the Musical, Zenni Optical and She Wigs.”
The 13-episode second season will premiere in 2019.