Think You Got What It Takes? CHUM Television Announces Cycle 2 of “Canada’s Next Top Model.” Jay Manuel From “America’s Next Top Model” Signs on as Host. Recruiting Begins October 31st, 2006. Details at www.citytv.com.
CHUM Television announced today that “Canada’s Next Top Model” will return for Cycle 2 with Jay Manuel (“America’s Next Top Model”, “Style Her Famous”) as Host/Executive Producer. The hugely popular Canadian reality series, based on the phenomenally successful “America’s Next Top Model” franchise, will hit the airwaves on Citytv in the spring of 2007.
“We’ve had tremendous ratings success and viewer response with both ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and ‘Canada’s Next Top Model'”, said Roma Khanna, Senior Vice President Content and Co-Head, CHUM Television. “Not only does Jay provide us with natural synergies with the flagship show he is also a fan favourite. We are absolutely thrilled that he will be coming home to Canada to take on the role of Host. He will be an integral part of the success of both shows.”
“Working with numerous celebrities over the past 14 years including Tyra, and collaborating with her on seven cycles of “ANTM”, I have developed a strong sense of a model’s needs and the challenges of making it in the fashion industry,” said Jay Manuel, Host/Executive Producer. “Fans of both shows can get ready to see a more encouraging, nurturing side of Jay.”
“There’s no one I trust more as an arbiter of fierce than Mister Jay Manuel,” said Creator/Executive Producer/Judge Tyra Banks, “America’s Next Top Model”. “He directs all the Top Model photo shoots and fashion shows and no one knows more about how to put it all together than Jay.”
A favourite of “ANTM” fans everywhere, Jay Manuel (www.jaymanuel.com) made his debut on the first cycle of “America’s Next Top Model” in 2003, as Makeup Artist and Photo Director, offering colorful commentary and industry expertise to the girls. In Cycle 2, he took the reins as Photo Shoot Art Director and Producer, pushing the girls through the rigors of the fashion industry. Three years and seven cycles later, Jay’s popularity with fans has become an integral part of the ratings success of “America’s Next Top Model”™. In addition to his role on “ANTM”, Jay is also the Host of the Style Network’s hottest new show “Style Her Famous”. He is Fashion Correspondent on the E! Network’s Red Carpet Shows, including the Golden Globes, the Emmy Awards and the Academy Awards. With an eye for creating stunning conceptual direction, his superb makeup skills are highly sought after. He has worked with countless celebrities including Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Silverstone, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Natalie Cole, Kim Cattrall, Naomi Campbell, Iman, David Bowie and Pink as well as legendary photographers Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz.
Beginning October 31st, 2006, “Canada’s Next Top Model” begins its nationwide search to find 10 participants — 10 young women who think they can make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of modelling. Do you think you have what it takes to be “Canada’s Next Top Model”? To enter, you must be female, between the ages of 18-27 and be prepared to spend five weeks away from your family and friends. Participants are invited to go to www.citytv.com to download the official application kit. Deadline for applications is FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th, 2006.
The eight-part series will return to air on Citytv in the spring of 2007 and will provide dramatic twists and turns as participants compete to master the skills that are essential in the profession. The aspiring models will live together as they learn the ins-and-outs of the fashion industry from leading fashion experts.
Each one-hour episode is built around an important aspect of the modelling profession. Participants must demonstrate both inner and outer beauty as they learn to master the catwalk, fashion photo shoots and deal with the glare of the media, all under the watchful eye of surveillance cameras that chronicle every move. One cast member will be eliminated each week and the last model standing will win the coveted title of “Canada’s Next Top Model”.