We don't know why someone didn't think of this until eleven cycles in, but the CW is spinning off America's Next Top Model. The new series is called Operation Fabulous (working title, but we hope it sticks) and stars Jay Manuel and Miss J. Alexander. They'll travel the country giving makeovers to lucky participants in each town. Reuters reports:
In various towns, the duo will select five participants and give them "Top Model"-style overhauls — how to dress, wear their hair and makeup and bring out their confidence with the support of family, friends and their community.
The project seeks to capitalize on a fan-favorite "Model" segment, when contestants are given head-to-toe high-fashion makeovers supervised by Alexander.
Sure, we may already have two similar shows starring Tim Gunn and Carson Kressley respectively, but this one is by Tyra Banks! She'll executive-produce the series along with Ken Mok, whom she worked with on America's Next Top Model and forthcoming fashion-magazine-assistant reality show Stylista. And now she has one more mechanism with which to mold the nation's adolescent women in her image. And we thought the economic crisis was scary! If you're brave enough to put yourself in the hands of "J and Jay," the casting call is here.
"Top Model" spinoff heads to catwalk [Reuters]
Most Viewed Stories
‘Weed Dick’ Is the New Way for Men to Sexually Disappoint You
Portraits of Privilege: A Teen Demands Mac ’n’ Cheese
How to Get Out of Any Party Conversation
The Big Secret of Every Dating App: Tech Doesn’t Matter
Amber Rose, Populist Slut Hero of Our Time
7 Alternatives to Those Sold-Out L.L. Bean Boots
Staving Off Cynicism at Comme des Garçons, McQueen, and Céline
Adriana Lima on Boxing, Brazilian Beauty Secrets
Why Do I Jerk Awake Right As I’m Falling Asleep?
From Our Partners
The Day I Told The Ugly Truth About My Marriage
Here's What To Buy From J.Crew's HUGE 75-Percent-Off Sale!
Fabulous Find of the Week: Forever 21 Trench Coat
State of Confusion: Albany’s Top 40
powered by PubExchange
Latest News from The CutWatch the Louis Vuitton Livestream
Enjoy!Instagram Would Totally Free the Nipple If They Could
Blame Apple!Libertine’s Designer Once Faked a Note From Cher
And other anecdotes from his new book.Maybe Refrain from Tweeting 'Kill All White Men'
We know it's hard.See All the Street Style From Paris Fashion Week
Rihanna, Salma Hayek, and Phoebe Philo were among the peacocks.Karl Lagerfeld Won’t Offer Himself Up to Science
He says researchers have approached him about testing his DNA.Charging My Phone in the World’s Most Beautiful Abercrombie
French Abercrombie really is different.The Unexpected Personal Connection Behind the DOMA Decision
In an excerpt from her new memoir, lawyer Roberta Kaplan describes how she first crossed paths with Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer.Lame U.S. Constitution Doesn’t Even Protect Sex Parties
What's the First Amendment even for, anyway?Even in Death, Grandma Will Not Stop Burning Alex Rodriguez
Never stop sassing.
A counterpoint to luxury-mongering.Chrissie Hynde Doesn’t Care If You Buy Her Book or Her Version of Rape
She's a rock star, not a spokesperson.9 Books We’re Reading Right Now
From brand-new thrillers to classic nonfiction.Cate Blanchett Wore a Hot-Pink Suit
Barbie, is that you?Why Is My Poop Green, Goth Whopper?
Black food has an unexpectedly bright side.The 50 Most Memorable Bangs Ever
From Audrey Tautou to Zooey Deschanel.All About Chanel’s Airport-Themed Show
Paging Mr. Lagerfeld!John Galliano Doesn’t Do Instagram Eyebrows
Put down the brow pencil.Rihanna Will Never Settle
When it comes to men, she says, "I will wait forever if I have to ... but that’s O.K."Chanel Brings Back the Pigtail
You're going to want two of everything.