Devyn Abdullah, 21, a single mother from the Bronx, is the first winner of Naomi Campbell’s new Oxygen series, The Face.
Devyn was a member of model Karolina Kurkova’s team, beating Team Karolina’s Ebony, Team Naomi’s Zi Lin, and Team Coco’s Margaux.
After Tuesday's finale, Devyn told TIME what it meant to her to win. "This moment, winning The Face, and being Ulta’s face for the 2013 campaign is my break," she said. "It’s me getting my foot in the door of the modeling industry, and I’m really excited about it. I want people to love me for me, to be attracted to me for my story and where I come from and to recognize me as a businesswoman. It’s amazing. Being a single mother, working four jobs before I did this show — any single mother can relate to how hard that is. I was made to model and I was made to be a mother, so why not do just that? The Face definitely helped me with it."