October 23, 2007 08:35:08 GMT
Niki Taylor and Tyson Beckford have both been tapped to host Bravo's upcoming new reality-competition series "Make Me a Supermodel."
Watch out Tyra Banks, two other supermodels are coming to your way, strutting their stuff on the supermodel's runway. Cable television network Bravo, owned by NBC Universal, announced Monday October 22nd the taping of Niki Taylor and Tyson Beckford to host its upcoming new reality-competition series "Make Me a Supermodel."
Based on a British series of the same name and is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions, the series will see men and women compete for a chance to launch their modeling career and win $100,000. The 14 model wannabes will live in a New York City loft together and undergo challenges over a 12-week period in order to determine who gets to stay on the catwalk.
Unlike Tyra's reality TV show "America's Next Top Model," Bravo's "Make Me a Supermodel" will let viewers take part in deciding who stays and who goes and, ultimately, who the winning model will be. There will be one contestant sent home each week.
The series is scheduled to premiere in the first quarter of 2008.
Taylor began professional modeling at the age of 14. Graced the cover of Vogue magazine at the age of 17, she thus becoming the youngest model to do so. As of Beckford, he's known worldwide as the lead model for Ralph Lauren. He is also reported to be one of the highest-paid and richest African American male supermodels in the world.