Money troubles back home plague aspiring model on 'The Face' [Exclusive video]

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The hunt for fashion's next hot model is in full swing on Oxygen's new reality competition "The Face." But when the makeup comes off, these aspiring models face far less glamorous challenges.

In this exclusive clip, Marlee, the 23-year-old mom from Annapolis, California, gets some bad news when she calls home to check in with her long-term boyfriend and daughter: They are severely strapped for cash and might not be able to pay the rent. "It's really hard to keep my head in the game, because my family back home, of course, is always my number one priority," she says.

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Marlee, who is on high-fashion model Coco Rocha's team, confides in teammate Margaux that she might want to leave the competition and head back to Annapolis. "I know that I'm doing this for my family. This is a really stressful situation to be in, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do," she tells a disappointed-looking Margaux.

To find out whether Marlee sticks it out in the race for fashion fame or heads home to be with her family, tune in to "The Face" on Tuesday, 2/26 at 9 PM on Oxygen.

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