CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL "Strikes a Pose" on CTV: Top 11 Finalists Revealed as Highly-Anticipated Premiere Set for May 26



    
         - Additional exposure includes Super Simulcast on Star!/FT
                            and catch-up on 'A' -
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    TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - The wait is over! CTV confirmed today that the
Gemini Award-winning series CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL is set for its CTV debut.
The first program to be announced for CTV's sizzling summer schedule, CANADA'S
NEXT TOP MODEL airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET beginning May 26 on CTV (visit
CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). With an encore Super Simulcast on
Star! and FashionTelevisionChannel on Wednesday, a Thursday broadcast on MTV,
and a special Friday night catch-up broadcast on 'A,' CTV is bringing CANADA'S
NEXT TOP MODEL to the biggest audience possible. Four different television
platforms give Canadians multiple opportunities to join Host/Executive
Producer Jay Manuel as he coaches 11 of the nation's most beautiful girls on
their way to modeling stardom.

    
    CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL - Broadcast Schedule:
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    -   Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (Premiere)
    -   Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Star! and FashionTelevision
    -   Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV
    -   Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on 'A'

    After scouring the country from Vancouver to Halifax, CANADA'S NEXT TOP
MODEL has un-earthed 11, all-Canadian beauties bound for the big-time.
(xx)Download photos of all 11 competitors at www.ctvmedia.ca/topmodel

    They are:

    1.  Jill, 19, Vancouver, British Columbia, Student
    2.  Maryam, 18, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Student
    3.  Alexandra, 22, Penticton, British Columbia, Sales Employee
    4.  Linsay, 22, Edmonton, Alberta, Student
    5.  Nikita, 20, Calgary, Alberta, Sales Representative
    6.  Meaghan, 19, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Retail
    7.  Tiffany, 23, Toronto, Ontario, Receptionist
    8.  Rebeccah, 19, Ottawa, Ontario, Retail Sales Associate
    9.  Tara, 19, Chateauguay, Quebec, Student
    10. Ebonie, 21, Repentigny, Quebec, Receptionist
    11. Heather, 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Student
    

    "CTV has had great success with programs that identify and nurture
undiscovered Canadian talent, said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content
and Channels, CTV Inc. "Following in their footsteps, CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL
gives 11 young women the opportunity of a lifetime, while inviting viewers to
join in on this journey from the sidewalk to the catwalk."

    Find out more about the 11 finalists, including biographies and photos,
as well as up-to-the-minute series info, at the series web portal at
model.ctv.ca.

    CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL is an intense competition that can frazzle even
the toughest, most-confident, and most-beautiful people. From auditions to
makeovers to photo shoots, the finalists experience the exciting and demanding
world of fashion as they fight for a place in Canada's fashion legacy.

    As previously announced, world-renowned fashion icon Jay Manuel leads the
panel of judges, comprised of FASHIONTELEVISION's Jeanne Beker, supermodel
Yasmin Warsame, and Montreal native and A-List photographer Mike Ruiz. Nolé
Marin returns in the role of creative director for the second time. The winner
of CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL receives a modeling contract with Elmer Olsen Model
Management, a $100,000 beauty contract from P&G Beauty: makers of Cover Girl,
Olay, Crest Whitestrips and Perfect 10 by Nice 'n Easy, and is featured in an
editorial spread in FASHION Magazine.

    Each week, finalists undergo breathtaking image transformations and learn
the important skills and business savvy to help them succeed in an industry
about which they are genuinely passionate. Viewers can expect edge-of-seat
suspense when finalists face the panel of expert judges for no-holds-barred
critiques after competing in intense challenges designed to test their
modeling abilities. One cast member is eliminated each week and the last model
standing wins the coveted title of CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL.

    CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by Temple Street Productions in
association with CBS Paramount International Television and CTV Inc. Executive
producers are Sheila Hockin, Jay Manuel, Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier.
Production executives for CTV are Jordan Schwartz, Senior Vice President and
General Manager, Entertainment Group, CTV Inc. and Jay Levine, Director of
Production, FashionTelevisionChannel. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative,
Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

    CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL is a format of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL(R), which
is produced by 10x10 Entertainment and Bankable Productions. Executive
Producers are Tyra Banks, Ken Mok and Daniel Soiseth. The dramality series was
created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. ANTM is licensed
in over 100 countries. AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL and the AMERICA'S NEXT TOP
MODEL format are sold internationally by CBS Paramount International
Television.

    CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL is presented by Cover Girl, Olay, Perfect 10 by
Nice 'n Easy and Crest Whitestrips.

    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Matthew Almeida, Communications Coordinator,
CTV Inc., (416) 384-2629, matthew.almeida@ctv.ca; Jennifer Corelli, Publicist,
CTV Inc., (416) 384-3259, jennifer.corelli@ctv.ca


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