Bravo reveals 'Make Me A Supermodel 2' cast, series to debut March 4
By Christopher Rocchio, 01/14/2009
Bravo has revealed the identities of Make Me a Supermodel's second-season cast and announced the reality competition will premiere on Wednesday, March 4 at 10PM ET/PT.
Prior to the show's second-season premiere, Bravo will air a casting special on Saturday, February 7 at 11PM ET/PT.
Bravo revealed last week that it was revampingMake Me A Supermodel by completely replacing the first-season judging panel; dropping a co-host and moving to a single-host format; and doing away with the near real-time production format that allowed home viewers to determine each week's eliminations and the competition's eventual winner.
Instead, Make Me A Supermodel's already filmed second season will use a format similar to the rest of Bravo's current reality competition series, in which the members of the show's judging panel -- and not viewers -- will get to determine eliminations and the eventual winner.
In addition, none of the first season's four regular judges -- supermodels Tyson Beckford and Niki Taylor, fashion casting director Jennifer Starr and New York Model Management agency director Cory Bautista -- will be part of the second season's judging panel.
However, Beckford -- who also co-hosted Make Me A Supermodel's first season with Taylor -- will return as the new season's sole host and also still serve as a mentor to the show's male contestants. Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio will replace Taylor as a mentor to the second season's female contestants.
The new regular judges -- which will also be joined by additional guest judges -- will be designer Catherine Malandrino; model Jenny Shimizu; international model scout Marlon; and Perou, a fashion photographer who served as a judge on the original U.K. Make Me A Supermodel reality series that Bravo's edition is based on. Make Me a Supermodel's grand-prize has also been slightly tweaked to include a fashion pictorial in Cosmopolitan magazine to go along with $100,000 and New York Model Management contract, which first-season winner Holly Kiser received. Kiser also received a spread in GQ Magazine for winning the competition.