For many people, the body is a canvas—but most people don’t take it quite as literally as the contestants on Skin Wars.
Season 2 of the GSN hit series, follows 12 contestants as they compete for a chance to win $100,000, an all-expense paid trip for two to the World Body Painting Festival in Austria, and a nationally-distributed Royal and Langnickel custom brush collection with their name on it. Each week, Skin Wars’ competitors swath their “canvases” in paint for challenges as diverse as impressing the torturous star of the Saw films to entertaining the ambassador of drag, RuPaul.
Even supermodel and host Rebecca Romijn stripped down and submitted to the challenge for the Season 2 trailer. Season 1 winner Natalie Fletcher swathed her in stripes to appear camouflaged in the ads. According to Romijn, the transformation to a tiger felt natural. The host told People magazine, “The craziest thing about being painted is that you really don’t feel naked. You feel very, very covered up.”
Don’t miss Skin Wars on Wednesdays at 9/8c on GSN (Ch. 233).