Charleston's Robert "RJ" Haddy is headed back to the Syfy Network show "Face Off."
Haddy, who made it to the season finale in the show's second season, was invited to join a Season 5 lineup that includes eight new contestants and veterans from seasons past.
The show pits the makeup and special effects artists against each other in weekly challenges during which one of them is eliminated until, as the season progresses, just one remains.
Haddy, a former Capital High School teacher who now teaches special effects and makeup workshops and sells a line of airbrushes and paints, admits his response was less than enthusiastic when he got the call from a show representative back in April.
"Well, they called and said, 'Do you want to do this again?' and I said, 'Honestly, no,'" Haddy said. While he had a blast his first time around, the experience also was stressful.
A producer then called Haddy and he reconsidered.
"He said, 'Whatever you are doing now, this can only push you a bit further,' " Haddy recalled. Plus, the show's winner gets $100,000 and a car.
Taping took place in May and June.
"It's done and over with," Haddy said. But no spoilers allowed, of course.