Update: G-Star’s Emily Serpico marching through on SyFy’s FaceOff judges – again

(Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

UPDATE March 15: Emily and her partner Tyler are still in it to win it. Last night, they pulled off not one but two characters  – an ‘odd couple’ of sorts – that impressed the judges and fell only hairs short of winning.

Check back later this morning for full recap and pics from the show.


Kind of famous G-Star School of the Arts graduate Emily Serpico has returned to the small screen for a second run at the SyFy Channel’s FaceOff top prize.

Season 11 finished its seventh of 14 episodes this week, and once again Serpico is wowing the judges, earning the top look and immunity from next cut.

The season began with 16 artists and is down to 10.

For those who aren’t familiar with this particular competition, this is one in which gifted makeup artists battle to see who can pull off the best special effects makeovers. Each round has a special theme. And in season 8, Serpico was the youngest competitor to join the FaceOff cast – and holds that title still.

With a mother a wig mistress in theater, and hours logged creating monsters at G-Star’s renowned haunted house, Serpico soared to the top of the class falling short on only the very last challenge.

Serpico now calls Orlando home. She’s a card-carrying member of the The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE.

From SyFy’s cast profile:

The youngest contestant of Face Off to date, Emily Serpico started experimenting with makeup at the age of 14. She became a IATSE union member at 18, and now is a hair technician co-owning a wig business with her mother. Emily credits her success to her mother, who taught her hair maintenance and wig ventilation as a little girl. Within the special effects industry, Emily is passionate about painting, sculpting, and character development.

I will keep updates posted in this space for as long as Serpico wins.

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