Actress Eva Marcille

Celebrity Q&A, People
on October 8, 2011

What has Eva Marcille been up to since she left The Young and the Restless?
—Rashida Hunter, Tulsa, Okla.

The third season winner, 26, has been host of a show right up her alley: Hair Battle Spectacular on Oxygen. She went very blond for the project, which pitted 11 of America's hottest hairstylists against each other to see who could deliver the biggest and best in fantasy hair design.

Marcille, who has had to pose in some outrageous hair designs herself, says watching the creations on the show has given her even more respect for hair models. "I did a shoot for Vibe magazine where [I had] this huge ponytail and this fishtail braid that went all the way down to my knee. The hair had to weigh at least 15 pounds, and I had to wear it taped to my head—and deliver the shots that they wanted."