If you watched the series premiere of The Face last Tuesday, you would already have a soft spot for our cover girl, Brittany Mason. In the final moments of the episode, she was fighting for a spot on the show. None of the judges had originally chosen to have her on their team. But, after Brittany shared her story and actually fought for her chance to be on the show, unlike some of the girls that simply accepted their “No”, Coco Rocha chose to be her coach.
Unlike a lot of the contestants on The Face, Mason has already done a lot in the public eye. She won Miss Teen Indiana at the age of 16 and went on to be 1st runner-up and Miss Photogenic at Miss Teen World that same year. In 2008, she won Miss Indiana and placed 7th in Miss USA. She has also created an anti-bullying campaign and has spoken to around 100,000 kids in Indiana, which earned her a Service to Mankind award from her hometown of Anderson, Indiana. If that wasn’t enough, she also has helped out with both Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama’s campaigns. So unlike other models that you may have seen over the years on ANTM or even the ones that got cut from the first episode of The Face, this girl is so much more than just a “face”.
Before you were a model, you were a pageant girl. What made you interested in pageants when you were younger?
I’m from a very small town and I always had big city dreams! I knew that pageants would give me the opportunity to grow as a person and also help pave the path towards a career in entertainment.