Like most Face Off viewers, we are still in denial that the Syfy reality competition is coming to an end. After 13 seasons, just one more winner will be announced — joining the ranks of highly talented prosthetic artists who have earned the title of Face Off champion.
With just a couple of episodes left until the finale, fans are predicting either Jordan Patton or Matt Valentine will be the last man standing. However, just like us, executive producer Dwight Smith hopes Face Off gets the chance to name more winners. “I personally feel like Face Off still has a lot of gas left in the tank,” he told Reality Blurred. “There’s tremendous potential for the show to go far beyond where it is now. So for us, it’s disappointing [that], at least for now, we won’t be able to do that.”
Some fans even started a petition to bring back the show — and it currently has over 18,000 signatures. “It is incredibly sad to see that Face Off is going to be ending after 13 seasons. DO NOT LET SEASON 13 BE THE LAST,” superfan Candice Carter wrote. “Besides having a phenomenal cast of judges with Glenn, Ve, and Neville and McKenzie hosting, it has incredibly talented contestants showing their amazing talents and creations for us all to enjoy.”
We’re sure past winners also feel the same way. Keep scrolling to see what Conor McCullagh, Dina Carmusti, Cig Neutron, and more Face Off champions are doing now.
Conor McCullagh (Season 1)
The debut season of Face Off premiered in 2011 — and Conor was named the first prosthetic makeup artist to win the competition. Since then, Conor has used his talents on the sets of many blockbuster films including Oz the Great and Powerful, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2, and more recently Avengers: Infinity War.
Rayce Bird (Season 2)
Since winning, Rayce has been keeping a low profile on social media but according to his IMDB page, he is responsible for the special effects work on The Monster Project and Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.
Nicole Chilelli (Season 3)
Since winning Face Off, you might have noticed Nicole’s work in MamaBoy and You Can’t Say No. On a more personal note, she is currently expecting her first child with husband Cody LaCrue.
Anthony Kosar (Season 4)
From Chicago Fire to Empire to Chicago P.D., Anthony has taken his FX makeup skills behind the scenes of some of your favorite TV shows. After winning the reality series in 2013, he revealed his plans to release a comic book. “I’m an illustrator and do fine art as well. I have some stories that I want to get out in comic book form, graphic novel form, and children’s books,” he told Entertainment Weekly.
Laura Tyler (Season 5)
She might go by Laura Dandridge now, but the Face Off winner is still killing it as a special effects artist in Hollywood. Since 2013, Laura has worked on the sets of The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, and Black Panther — just to name a few.
Rashaad Santiago (Season 6)
The self-taught makeup artist is still doing his thing, most recently appearing at Estes Park Comic Con. Since winning, Rashaad has also worked on projects such as Enuattii, which he also directed.
Dina Cimarusti (Season 7)
Dina is now using her FX makeup skills to make cakes! In between her work on The Exorcist and Chicago Med, she started her own bakery based in Chicago called Dina Rose Cakes. Who knows, maybe we’ll see Dina on a baking competition next!
Darla Edin (Season 8)
Darla credited the Syfy reality competition for inspiring her to go to special effects school after winning the competition, saying, “Season 1 of Face Off came out right around the time I was considering going to school for Special Effects Make-Up and watching the show really inspired me to go for it!” Since then, she moved to New Orleans to pursue her career but we still can’t get her winning porcelain doll from the series out of our head.
Nora Hewitt (Season 9)
According to her Instagram bio, Nora is working out of LA and is still using her skills to make prosthetics, masks, and one-of-a-kind replicas. She is also dating fellow SFX artist Rachel Lynn Gervig.
Robert “Rob” Seal (Season 10)
Rob won the title in 2016 — and continues to be a “maker of makeups” alongside his longtime boyfriend Andrew Fine.
Cig Neutron (Season 11)
After placing second on Season 7 of Face Off, Cig returned to win the reality competition three years later. Today, you can commission your own one-of-a-kind Cig piece online.
Andrew Freeman (Season 12)
It’s only been one year since Andrew won Face Off, but his career is taking off. Plus, he continues to make scary, life-like masks for his company Immortal Masks.