"FT-FashionTelevision's" Jeanne Beker,
Supermodel Yasmin Warsame and
Celebrity Photographer Paul Alexander
Lead Judging Panel
Nolé Marin, formerly of "America's Next Top Model"
signs on as Creative Director
Stacey McKenzie returns as Model Coach
TORONTO, March 19 /CNW/ - "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, Nolé 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 Nolé 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 Nolé 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.
"Canada's Next Top Model" is produced by Temple Street Productions, in
association with CBS Paramount International Television and CHUM Television.
Executive Producers are Sheila Hockin, Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier and Jay
Manuel. "America's Next Top Model" is produced by 10x10 Entertainment and
Bankable Productions. The series airs on The CW in the U.S. Executive
Producers are Tyra Banks, Ken Mok and Anthony Dominici. "ANTM" is licensed in
over 110 countries. "America's Next Top Model" and the "America's Next Top
Model" format are distributed internationally by CBS Paramount International
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of Canada's leading media companies and content providers which owns and
operates 33 radio stations, 12 local television stations and 21 specialty
channels, as well as an environmental music distribution division. Through
international format licenses and program sales, CHUM's original content is
seen in over 120 countries worldwide and is distributed via new media
platforms, including interactive television, wireless services and exclusive
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