LEFT TO RIGHT: The Face’s Anne V, Nigel Barker, Naomi Campbell and Lydia Hearst
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The fashionably versatile LYDIA HEARST is taking her talents to Oxygen’s The Face.

As if internationally renowned fashion model Lydia Hearst needed anything else to add to her diverse résumé — she can already claim model, actress, writer and blogger — she of the
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 Hearst family publishing fame has joined supermodel Naomi Campbell as one of the supermodel coaches on season two of The Face, the recently returned modeling-competition series that airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Oxygen.

“It completely reignited the passion I’ve always had for working in the fashion industry,” she says of her first foray into the world of reality TV. Hearst adds that she has fully embraced the new era of fashion, in which models have gained a voice and are no longer merely “living mannequins.”

In addition to appearing on the covers of international editions of magazines like Vogue, Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar, she blogs several times a week at www.lovelydiahearst.com, where she shares beauty, fashion and cooking tips, as well as glimpses into her private world — for example, that she is well on her way to becoming a Hollywood scream queen. “I absolutely love horror movies; I think I watch a new one every night,” she confesses. “I’ve shot four feature films in the past year, and I’m either being shot or strangled, or contract a flesh-eating virus. It’s completely different than working in fashion, where people always want you to be beautiful.”

Moving forward, fans can expect more of the same diversity from the multifaceted beauty. “You have to be passionate about what you do, so it can inspire and challenge you and always give you a new reason to continue to pursue your dreams.”