Karolina Kurkova: ‘The Face’ Is Tough Love

The model and mother-of-one dishes on her new Oxygen show.

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Karolina Kurkova’s got a new baby to nurture these days.

Well, more like four.

As one of the mentors on The Face, Kurkova is passing down her words of wisdom from the runway to the contestants on the new Oxygen series. Her team will go up against groups coached by fellow models Coco Rocha and Naomi Campbell.

“I’m very positive and I think it’s important to be positive,” Kurkova told Celebuzz at the show’s premiere event on Tuesday. “I’m very cautious about how you speak. I’m a mom and I have a three year old. I don’t like to scream.

But she does like to be honest.

“I always try to explain and be positive and even if they don’t do something right, I always tell them what I thought . . . you have to fill out what needs to be done.”

The Face’s mission is to find the next face of ULTA beauty, a cosmetics and fragrance giant that has been around for more than 20 years. Nigel Barker of America’s Next Top Model serves as the show’s host.

Kurkova, who said she didn’t come into the show with a certain style or face in mind, said it was really about working with what the contestants already had.

“It’s kind of up to them, what do they have inside, what do they have to offer, how hard they’re going to work,” the 28-year-old said at the premiere, held at New York City’s Marquee nightclub.

“How badly do they want this? And are they willing to roll up their sleeves to go to work . . . because we make them work.”

The Face premieres on Oxygen on Feb. 12 at 9 PM ET.

For more on our chat with Karolina Kurkova, check out the video above. Are you excited about The Face?

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