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Another Model Reality Show

by Kate Franco on December 20, 2007 · 0 comments

stephanie.jpgJoining the ranks of ANTM (America’s Next Top Model), Model Life with Petra Nemcova, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, and America’s Most Smartest Model, is a new reality series on modeling – Make me a Supermodel.

Bravo has had wild success with reality shows in recent years (think Top Chef and Project Runway). Make me a Supermodel is the next logical step; they’re simpy trying to ride the coat tails of success of other networks. I’m definitely skeptical; the twist on this show is that fans get to vote on who will stay, and who will get the boot…like American Idol for models. Can mainstream America put their finger on what makes a high fashion model? I’m not so sure.

24 models are quickly whittled down to 14 finalists, men and women. Over the course of 12 weeks the 14 models participate in challenges designed to test their modeling potential. Sound familiar, ANTM fans? It’ll be interesting to see how this stacks up to ANTM, which yes is feeling a little dry and old, but it still my standard by which all other modeling shows are judged.

Following the recipe of success set forth by ANTM, Make me a Supermodel has model hosts: Tyson Beckford and Niki Taylor. The show airs on Thursday, January 10th at 10pm.

Take a look at the Bravo website, and let me know which of the models you think has the most potential. I’m not sure what I think yet…but I’ll be sure to keep you posted!