As the oldest of five children to a single mom, Tommy Pietch ("Face Off") relied on his dreams to carry out his imagination and ambition to become a special effects artist. Having recently quit his full-time job as a chef, Tommy is
now focusing all of his artistic efforts on becoming a full-time special makeup effects artist. He wants to prove to everyone, despite his circumstances, that he has what it takes to win "Face Off." In 2010, Tommy won the best makeup FX at the Synerfest Film Festival for his work on a short film entitled "A Survivor's Haiku." Having only worked in effects makeup for three years, Tommy hopes that his background in fine arts will give him an edge in this competition.