Yet Another Show to Compete with "America's Next Top Model"

Have you ever watched the elimination panel on America's Next Top Model and wished you could reach through the screen to shake Tyra Banks and the other judges silly for their decision to kick off your favorite or give a mediocre girl another chance? Maybe you also wished that just for once, you had the power to control the fates of the modelettes.

Bravo is going to give you that chance. They have just announced that they too are going to air their own model-themed show. However, unlike the other shows already on the air, like America's Next Top Model, A Model Life or The Agency, Bravo is adding a new element: your vote.


The show is called Make Me a Supermodel, and will feature a first for a modeling show: weekly eliminations based on the vote of the home viewer, in the style of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. This is not just a first for a modeling show; it's also a first for the Bravo network. Their other reality competitions like Top Chef and Project Runway are all based on a panel of judges making the call as to who stays and who goes.

In another first for a modeling contest, the show will have men and women competing against each other and living together in a Manhattan loft for 12 weeks. The ultimate winner receives a prize package of $100,000 and an agency contract.

The show's format is based on a British program by the same name that aired for two seasons and was hosted by model Rachel Hunter. The American version has only just been ordered by the network, so there will be some time before the show actually hits the air, but it's possible it might be completed in time to compete at least in some part with Cycle Nine of America's Next Top Model.

- Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: RealityTV World

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