The Next Reality TV Star: Nail Art
Yep. They're actually creating a TV competition pitting nail art designers against each other
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The show will follow standard competitive reality TV protocol -- think: Project Runway and America's Next Top Model with a roster of typecast nail artists competing in twice-weekly challenges that focus on their "ability to work with extreme themes and custom designs." At their disposal, nail artists will have nearly every material known to nail -- gels, wraps, polishes, glitter, lace, rhinestones, 3D objects and other "extreme" (unnamed) materials.
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Letting my nails dry before I smudge them is a challenge in itself -- I can hardly wait to find out what these "extreme" materials include (Baby teeth? Caviar? Bits of Beyonce's weave?). The show is still in development, so no air date has been announced yet.
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In other breaking nail art news, Oxygen's announcement coincides with a recent order for Swedish track competitor to remove the rainbow polish from her nails at a track competition in Russia. The high-jump athlete painted her nails to protest recent anti-gay laws passed in Russia, but was informed that the act was in violation of conduct rules. The athlete, Emma Green-Tregaro, then painted her nails red, "for love," she said.