- Canada’s Next Top Model With Host Jay Manuel Announces the Expert Panel of Judges for Cycle 2
- “FT-FashionTelevision’s” Jeanne Beker, Supermodel Yasmin Warsame and Celebrity Photographer Paul Alexander Lead Judging Panel
- Nole Marin, formerly of “America’s Next Top Model” signs on as Creative Director
- Stacey McKenzie returns as Model Coach
- Details? www.citytv.com
“Canada’s Next Top Model” Cycle 2, the Canadian reality series based on the successful “America’s Next Top Model” franchise, has announced the expert panel of judges for Cycle 2.
Led by Host Jay Manuel, the Expert Panel of Judges in the weekly evaluation of top model participants will be “FT-FashionTelevision’s” Jeanne Beker, Supermodel Yasmin Warsame and Celebrity Photographer Paul Alexander.
“It was essential for us to build a diverse panel of respected experts that could mentor the girls based on their own personal experience in the fashion world,” said Jay Manuel, Host/Executive Producer. “Jeanne is one of the most acclaimed fashion journalists in the business. Her knowledge of the industry is second to none; and as a Canadian, she represents what amazing talent this country has to offer. Yasmin is an international supermodel, still at the top of her game. She is everything the girls should aspire to be and brings a current, working knowledge of the fashion industry. A photographer’s opinion is always needed on the panel. Paul Alexander brings wit, charm and an understanding of what a working model needs to possess when she steps in front of the camera.”
In addition, Nole Marin joins the show as Creative Director.
“Casting the role of creative director was tough, as I was essentially casting the role of myself on ANTM. We turned to uber-talented, TV savvy and quick-witted Nole Marin,” said Jay Manuel. “Viewers will remember him from ANTM but his work speaks for itself. It’s an important narrative to the show and putting Nole in charge of photo shoot creative will bring a freshness that will endear him with the audience.”
Stacey McKenzie returns and takes on a new role as Model Coach. In addition to the regular panel, each episode of “Canada’s Next Top Model” will feature a special “guest judge”, an expert from the fashion industry, who will critique within their particular area of expertise. These “fashion industry insiders” will provide the frank and expert feedback that will send one model hopeful packing each week.
The winner of “Canada’s Next Top Model” receives a modelling contract with top agency Sutherland Models and will be featured in an editorial spread in Fashion Magazine. Canada’s Next Top Model also walks away with a $100,000 beauty contract from Procter & Gamble.