Adrienne Baillon is returning to TV in a new competition series on Oxygen where several “Nailistas” will compete in weekly challenges for a grand prize of $100,000.
“I’m so excited about the show, it’s the first ever nail art competition show. It will be on Oxygen this fall [and] I’m the host,” Baillon revealed to CableTV during the NBC Upfront presentation in New York City.
For years, Baillon has be a fan of all things nails, so when it came to the search for the perfect host, there was no one better for the job.
“Everyone that knows me knows I am nail obsessed,” Baillon said. “I’ve been doing nail art for such a long time, it’s usually the first thing that the camera folks will be like, ‘Adrienne, show us your nails,’ because I’ve had pretty extreme things.”
Among Baillon’s most extreme designs were Jay-Z’s lyrics, “I don’t rock molly, I rock Tom Ford,” Chanel-inspired nails, Audrey Hepburn nails, the Eiffel Tower, and Parisian-themed nails.
Baillon takes her nail art so seriously that she bases her wardrobe choice on the look of her nails.
“My nails will be consistent throughout the week, so I’ll kind of base it on if my nails are red, I’ll most likely wear a red lip the entire week, that sort of thing,” Baillon said. “I love it.”
Still, despite her long-running obsession with all things nails, Baillon learned a lot of new things once she signed on to star on “Nail’d It.”
“As much as I love nails, I had no idea there was an entire whole world of nail art and competitions, and the incredible and amazing things that people can do with nail art, from 3D to fantasy,” Baillon said. “Some folks came on for one of the challenges that required them to create a bouquet, a wedding bouquet, from the women’s nails. It was so insane and when it was done, it looked phenomenal and so realistic.”
As for the format of the program, Baillon explained that there will be three contestants featured each week. Out of the three, one contestant will move on to the finals. The others will come back during a future episode for a second chance at making it to the semi-finals. From there, the competition dwindles down until there are just two contestants remaining, one of which receives a $100,000 prize.
Adrienne Baillon’s “Nail’d It” premieres this fall on Oxygen.
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