FYI: Coca Rocha is going to end up with a face full of Naomi Campbell’s phone

I feel like the Oxygen show “The Face” has been gestating for years. Right? We’ve heard about it for a few years, mostly in association with Naomi Campbell, but it’s only begun to film over the past few months. The current show is basically a loose knock-off of America’s Next Top Model, only this one has Naomi Campbell and it’s on Oxygen, which is somehow worse than the CW, right? It also has Coco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova and Nigel Barker (from ANTM) filling out the rest of the judges’ panel. So… with that group, it’s a recipe of disaster. Of course, if you put Naomi in a group of saintly nuns, I’m sure there would be crazy drama too. That’s just who Naomi IS. And according to Page Six, Coco Rocha is about to get a face full of phone. SHOCK.

A catfight has erupted behind the scenes of Naomi Campbell’s catwalking-competition show, “The Face.” Sources tell Page Six that Campbell and co-hosts Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova are bickering backstage while shooting the upcoming Oxygen series, leaving Nigel Barker as mediator.

“Nigel is the only one who gets along with everyone,” said a spy. “He’s been left as the host and the referee. You’ve got three models, all at different stages of their careers and different ages, and they are really not getting along. It’s a competition show, and none of them are used to losing.”

Another source says of the infamously tetchy Campbell: “Naomi doesn’t have to have a reason not to like somebody. She just doesn’t like certain people.”

The source adds that Rocha’s goody-two-shoes personality and Campbell’s bad-girl swagger clash like oil and water, and that the younger Rocha’s the odd model out in the mix.

“There were some issues with Coco being on time and Naomi not being on time and Coco getting annoyed,” a spy said. “Coco’s a Jehovah’s Witness, and she believes in being correct and polite and being on time. She doesn’t drink. She’s super straight-laced. So it’s been a real mess between [Coco and Naomi].”

Barker was overheard talking about the squabbling on the show, which debuts in February, at an Edeyo Foundation benefit at Pink Elephant to send holiday gifts to children in Haiti. Barker and Kurkova have both tried to remain neutral, like the show’s “Switzerland,” a spy says, but Campbell’s made it difficult not to pledge allegiance to her.

“Karolina knows how to deal with Naomi. She’s known her for a longer time,” the source says. “Coco clearly knows Naomi doesn’t like her. Naomi’s tough. If you are not kissing her ass, you are dead.”

Campbell tweeted ominously yesterday: “I don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends I can be certain of.”

A rep for Oxygen declined to comment.

[From Page Six]

Of course this could all be advanced promotion for the show, something to get a cat-fight going to increase the buzz. But does anyone really doubt that this is really the situation? “Naomi doesn’t have to have a reason not to like somebody. She just doesn’t like certain people.” Sounds right. “Naomi’s tough. If you are not kissing her ass, you are dead.” The source paused and whispered, “… you’re dead… by Naomi’s hand.” I wonder how much Naomi’s married Russian fiancé will have to pay out to take care of Naomi’s fights and potential lawsuits resulting from this show?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. victoria1 says:

    drumming up drama for the new series so we tune in????? I’d watch for Nigel, but I’m sure he’s not on as much

  2. Claudia says:

    In the first pic of Coco, she looks like the female Damien Lewis (small mouth!). Naomi has a great body, but her permanent bitch-face knows no bounds. Even her hairline is receding in fear. She should stick to the bangs.

  3. Kiki says:

    Don’t mess with Queen Naomi.

    • Pont Neuf says:

      Yes, do not mess with the Narcissistic Queen of Parvenue Chavs. Naomi is obnoxious in every sense (I’m sure she had plenty of police cautions and ASBOs as a teen), and it’s no wonder she has ended up with a financially savvy thug: crime and violence fit her like a glove, and I’m sure that it was love at first mindless act of vandalism.

      If I were Coco and Karolina Kurkova (who are two of the most overrated models in history, by the way), I would tread lightly in this situation. After all, you can take a grimy chav out of the Council Estate but boy, you can be sure that the Council Estate won’t ever leave the grotty chav… I’m sure that Naomi’s mother has framed every single mugshot, police report and court sentence that her little angel has gotten for her “merits”.

  4. lower-case deb says:

    scrolling quickly down, i thought that last one was taylor swift!

  5. mln76 says:

    Isnt her boyfriend a Russian oligarch aka mafia? I suggest Rocha play nice.

  6. Dragonlady Sakura says:

    Don’t you know Naomi will cut a bitch!

  7. la chica says:

    Remember when Naomi dressed to the nines to do community service? LOL!!! Coco better step back.

  8. Guest says:

    Naomi Campbell is stunning. Love her legs.

  9. shelley says:

    Team Naomi…she is the Queen..Coco better get on her knees and bow.

  10. Aurelia says:

    Remember when Coco got fat (in model terms: started eating solids again) and got no work? She looks like she is starving herself again. She looks terrible. I liked her better when she ate solids.

    Anyhoo, Naomi is a broad, a mean ass little street troll from Streatham in London. (impoverished area). Its not suprising she ended up with Russian Mafia.

  11. Elliotte says:

    Isn’t Coco Rocha’s name pretentious? Either way she better watch her back because Naomi is like a honey badger, she doesn’t give a shit!

  12. Loulou says:

    Two creepy looking models IMO. That should be common ground.

  13. ruby says:

    Oh, I like Coco, I’ve been following her for a while, she’s a breath of fresh air in that industry. And she’s really good at her job. Hard working and professional.

    Naomi on the other hand… Is the embodiment of the word bitch. Ok, I will say something nice : she has some amazing genes because that body is impressive.

  14. Leek says:

    Uugh, Naomi! You’re like the spoiled milk in a refrigerator filled with supermodels.

  15. Kat says:

    Coco is on top of the world right now and wildly successful, whereas Naomi is yesterday’s news, a stale and balding has-been. Coco wins by default.

  16. K-rock says:

    Cannot stand Naomi and refuse to watch her. She makes the hair on the back of my neck stand straight up. I feel nothing but dark forces when I see her :P