We started a new season of Face Off 2015 a couple of weeks ago and last week, Sidney Cumbie and his partner for last week’s challenge, Omar Sfreddo were sent home on Face Off season 9. If you missed last week’s episode of Face Off 2015, you can check out my Face Off season 9 recap right here for all the details! After failing to impress the judges on Face Off 2015, I had the opportunity to ask Omar some questions after his elimination from Face Off season 9 last week. I personally didn’t think that Sidney and Omar’s Siren was the worst makeup from last week, but the judges felt differently. Keep reading to find out what Omar had to say about his time on Face Off season 9!
What inspired you to compete on Face Off? Honestly, I was always weary about going in front of the cameras,especially for a reality show. I was approached by a casting agent and was given an opportunity to audition. Opportunities like this one don’t arise very often, so I took it. I wanted a platform to showcase my art..
Was Face Off harder than you expected it was going to be? If yes, how so? Face off was as hard as I anticipated and as depicted on TV. One the hardest things for me to get used to was the cameras always being around, but I had anticipated that. Most of all…the hardest thing was being away from my children.
Before the first challenge, were you surprised to find out that there was no foundation challenge for immunity? Yes, very surprised and nervous because that meant we had no chance to save ourselves. My biggest fear was to go home on the first challenge…and I came dangerously close.
If you could go back to the Siren challenge, what would you have done differently? I would add the chest piece that I originally sculpted and abandoned, add the stingers for the hair, and make the paint job more bold. I actually liked the colors I used, but there wasn’t much contrast. I feel had I done that, we would have been safe.
What was your favorite part about competing on Face Off? My favorite part about competing on the show was creating something out of nothing and then seeing it come to life on stage. As an artist, it’s an amazing feeling – giving birth to a creation that millions will see, no matter what the outcome was.
What could we expect for you in the future? You can expect to see me and my work in conventions as well as various projects. I am currently working on my line of masks and in talks for designing and running a haunted attraction in Tallahassee. I am also collaborating on a few projects with Derek Garcia from Face Off season 3 and hopefully we will get our own shop opened up here in South Florida.
How can your fans get current information on you and your future projects? Twitter? Facebook? Website? You can always find me on facebook/OmarSfreddofx, Twitter@Omar_sfx and Instagram@Pibe75. I’m constantly updating my status and answering any questions people may have.
Of the remaining artists, who would you like to see go on to win Face Off? That’s a tough question because I love them all …and they are amazingly talented. Since I left early on in the competition I didn’t get to see any individual challenges so I don’t know how everyone else did. I would say it’s a tight race between Evan, Ben, Jordan and Nora. I am honored to have been among them.
I also reached out to Sidney to ask him the same questions, I haven’t heard back, but I am guessing he is a very busy man. When I hear back from him, I will fill you in on what he had to say about his Face Off 2015 experience!
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