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Posted Mar 8, 2006 @ 2:00 PM

Canada's Next Top Model

Citytv Presents "Canada's Next Top Model" With Host Tricia Helfer - Premieres Wednesday, May 31st on Citytv
    Expert Panel of Judges Announced Includes "FT-FashionTelevision's"
    Jeanne Beker, Celebrity Hair and Makeup Stylist Paul Venoit and Model
    Stacey McKenzie
   
    The Winner Receives a Modeling Contract with Sutherland Models and a
    $100,000 Beauty Contract from Procter & Gamble, and will be Featured in
    Fashion Magazine
   
    Details at citytv.com

    TORONTO, March 7 /CNW/ - Citytv Presents "Canada's Next Top Model", CHUM
Television's exciting new Canadian reality series based on the successful
"America's Next Top Model" franchise and hosted by actor and former supermodel
Tricia Helfer. "Canada's Next Top Model" will premiere Wednesday, May 31st on
Citytv stations across Canada.

    The Broadcast Schedule is as follows:
    -------------------------------------

    Citytv Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary - 8:00pm ET/PT/MT
    Citytv Winnipeg - 7:00pm CT

    The show will repeat on A-Channel the following Tuesday at 8:00pm ET/PT,
beginning Tuesday, June 6th.

    After a tremendously successful recruitment process that resulted in over
1,300 applicants, 10 young women have been selected to compete for the title
of "Canada's Next Top Model". Who has what it takes to make it in the high-
stress, high-stakes world of modeling? The participants will compete under
intense pressure to master the skills essential in the world of professional
modeling ... all under the watchful eye of cameras that document their every
move. Each week, one cast member will be eliminated and the last model
standing will win the coveted title of "Canada's Next Top Model".
    Will they be able to stand the pressure and the intense scrutiny? How
intense will the competition get amongst the girls? You'll have to tune-in to
find out!
    Led by Tricia Helfer, the Expert Panel of Judges in the weekly evaluation
of top model participants will be "FT-FashionTelevision's" Jeanne Beker,
Celebrity Hair and Makeup Stylist Paul Venoit and model and runway coach
Stacey McKenzie. In addition, each episode will feature a special "guest
judge", an expert from the fashion industry, who will critique within their
particular area of expertise. Each week, these fashion industry insiders will
provide the frank and expert feedback that will send one model hopeful
packing!

    About the Judges:
    -----------------

    One of Citytv's best known personalities, Jeanne Beker is the
Host/Segment Producer of "FT-FashionTelevision". Now in its 20th season, "FT"
is Citytv's most widely syndicated show, with viewers across Canada and in
over 80 countries around the world. Jeanne is also the Editor-in-Chief for a
Canadian fashion magazine, a regular featured columnist with the Globe and
Mail and she writes a monthly style column for a monthly entertainment
magazine. She is the author of two books; The Big Night Out (2005), a book on
fashion for pre-teen girls and her autobiography, Jeanne Unbottled: Adventures
In High Style (2001). Over the course of her career, Jeanne has been
recognized by numerous organizations for her on-going community involvement
and influence in the fashion industry, including Fashion Group International
for her impact on the fashion industry and the Vantage Women of Originality
Award, awarded to women who are pioneers in their chosen field.
    Celebrity Hair and Make-up Stylist Paul Venoit has generated fashion
industry heat for 17 years, creating images with wit, glamour and style. With
a growing roster of film, music and fashion star clients, he is today's
ultimate style and beauty expert. Whether he's preparing Claudia Schiffer for
a film festival party, Kate Moss for an ad campaign, Tom Hanks to meet the
press, or the housewife in the audience for a makeover, he brings out the
individual's best, adding his own brand of beauty and style. Whatever the
desired image, Paul distills its essence and captures the magic for the stage,
screen, runway, page, event and street. A staple on the Canadian fashion
scene, Paul has amassed numerous credits, including the development and on-air
hosting of "MuchStyl'n" on MuchMusic, regular appearances on lifestyle
television, editorial work for top international magazines including British
Vogue, InStyle and GQ. His wit, style and sass as on air personality can be
seen on Star!'s "Look-a-like", where he regularly transforms people into a
well-known celebrity for the day.
    Kingston, Jamaica born Stacey McKenzie began her career in modeling while
in high school in Toronto. Being told she was "too distinctive" for the
Canadian market, she headed to New York and was quickly picked up by a model
management company. In 1995, she moved to Paris and in her first season worked
with top designers including Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler and Christian
Lacroix, before landing her first campaign for Benetton, with world-renown
photographer Olivier Tuscani. Soon in demand on the international stage,
working in Paris, London, Italy, Austria, US and Japan, Stacey has modeled for
Alexander McQueen, Betsey Johnson, Tommy Hilfiger, Todd Oldham, Michiko
Koshino and graced the covers of Essence, Le Monde and Panache, Vogue (US,
Japan, Korean, British, Spanish), Harper's Bazaar, Interview, Fashion and Vibe
magazines. She landed major campaigns for Calvin Klein CKbe, Jean Paul
Gaultier, Mexx, Reebok, Todd Oldham Jeans, Nordstrom, Barneys and Banana
Republic. Stacey continues her career as a model and actor, while teaching
runway, a pursuit that lead to the development of her own company, Stacey
McKenzie's Walk This Way.
    The winner gets a modeling contract with top agency, Sutherland Models.
They'll be featured in an editorial spread in Fashion Magazine. And Canada's
Next Top Model walks away with a $100,000 beauty contract from Procter &
Gamble.
    "Canada's Next Top Model" is co-produced by Temple Street Productions and
The May Street Group, in association with CHUM Television and CBS Paramount
International TV.
    For more information on "Canada's Next Top Model", please log on to
citytv.com.


Jeanne Beker as I suspected is a natural choice for being part of the panel. since the original Top Model is starting this week it's going to be interesting comparing the two editions. I would suspect they won't be on at the same time since CityTV also shows the original
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Posted Mar 8, 2006 @ 8:45 PM

Very interesting, I hadn't heard of a Canadian version until now.

My only question is about the title, I know it's good to keep it the same as the American version, but if we're crowning "Canada's Next Top Model" who is the current or previous Canadian top models? I can't really think of any.
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Posted Mar 8, 2006 @ 10:57 PM

Well, I guess it depends if you mean a model that only works in Canada or Canadian models who are "Top Models"--if it's the latter, then there are plenty. We seem to be a breeding ground for famous, successful models such as Daria Werbowy, Jessica Stam, Lisa Cant etc.

I'll watch.
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Posted Mar 9, 2006 @ 3:05 AM

I'd like to check this out once it airs since I love ANTM (my secret shame!) and can't wait to see Tricia class up Tyra's act, but since I'm in California I doubt very much I'll be able to track it down as it runs. I'll be hovering on the boards for all the second-hand snark though. I'd love to see Tricia try and come up with a catch-all modifer to rival the pure WTF of "fierce".
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Posted Mar 10, 2006 @ 10:24 AM

Canada did bring the world Lisa Evangelista, who is the origin of the famous quote "I won't get out of bed for less than $5000 per day"
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Posted Mar 10, 2006 @ 12:10 PM

Wasn't Linda's supposed minimum $10 000 a day? Anyway, as oakgal said, there are a several Canadian top models right now. It's just that we're past the days when the supermodels were household names.

I really hope that ASN will pick this up like they have ANTM. I don't get City, and I will be very miffed if my addiction to cheesy modelling related shenanigans is thwarted.
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Posted Mar 11, 2006 @ 1:33 AM

I have been waiting for a Canada's Next Top Model for ages! It will be really interesting to see the differences in the Canadian and American version, particularly in the contestants.
Can't wait till it starts

Here is the link to the website.
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Posted Mar 12, 2006 @ 1:02 PM

I love Jeanne Beker whenever I see her interviewed, so I may just watch.

Estella Warren and Shalom Harlow are more famous Canadian models.

Edited by noirish, Mar 12, 2006 @ 1:05 PM.

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Posted Mar 14, 2006 @ 10:42 PM

Well, I guess it depends if you mean a model that only works in Canada or Canadian models who are "Top Models"--if it's the latter, then there are plenty. We seem to be a breeding ground for famous, successful models such as Daria Werbowy, Jessica Stam, Lisa Cant etc.

Oops, guess I'm pretty uninformed in this area.
Nonetheless, it's great to see a new Canadian series on deck, and one with a proven format that works in the US.
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Posted Apr 19, 2006 @ 6:28 PM

I wonder how large the Battlestar/CNTM crossover audience will be. Also, wtf is up with Tricia's styling on the Citytv site? They took a stunningly beautiful woman and made her look like a chain-smoking Tupperware party hostess from the sixties.
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Posted Apr 22, 2006 @ 4:42 PM

Amphora (my fellow Californian):

Youtube.com has the entire second season of the Australian version and a promo clip for the upcoming Canadian one (i'm a huge BSG fan so I'm totally down for this). Pretty safe bet they'll have the Canadian epsiodes one they start airing.
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Posted May 3, 2006 @ 4:12 PM

I'm just surprised that the prize isn't a contract with SAAN.

SAAN = somewhat small-town clothing chain that no one will admit to shopping at

Edited by HollyP, May 12, 2006 @ 9:48 AM.

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Posted May 3, 2006 @ 8:30 PM

Can't wait till this starts. Profiles are up on the CityTV website posted above by printemps12. No Quebec girls? Oh well...
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Posted May 5, 2006 @ 1:29 AM

There was a short blurb about the show in The Toronto Star today--apparently the girls are staying at a mansion on Vancouver Island. I'm surprised they aren't shooting the show in Toronto considering that's where most of the action is located.

I hope they are going to improve the profiles of the contestants--I'd like to know their heights.

What's SAAN, HollyP?
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Posted May 5, 2006 @ 9:39 AM

Occupation: Background Performer in Film and Television

This is an actual occupation?
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Posted May 5, 2006 @ 12:12 PM

Occupation: Background Performer in Film and Television
This is an actual occupation?

Apparently in Vancouver it is. What's with the over-representation of girls from the Vancouver area? Obviously this "national search" for talent amounted to recruiting wannabe actresses from agencies in BC.

I'm a little sad there's only 10 girls, but at least some of them look mighty bitchy, and at least we're getting a show of our own (with Tricia Helfer too! Love her.) I don't know if we'll get much better profiles, oakgal, CityTV generally doesn't give a damn about their shows' homepages.

Edited by Mercury, May 5, 2006 @ 12:15 PM.

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Posted May 5, 2006 @ 12:47 PM

http://www.cnw.ca/fr...6/04/c3583.html

Latest PR on the first episode. Jay Manuel makes an appearance.

Occupation: Background Performer in Film and Television
This is an actual occupation?


Yes it indeed is. More commonly known as Extras.
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Posted May 6, 2006 @ 6:37 PM

Thanks for the tip thelabrat! The internet continues to amaze. I read all the bios on the judges, I'm not familiar with any of them. I hope at least one of them is going to be heartlessly bitchy. I wonder what Tricia's weakness is going to be? She always seems so together to me, but these types of shows always reveal something.
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Posted May 6, 2006 @ 11:01 PM

DMSbornakNo Quebec girls?

I'd be surprised if there were contestants outside of Citytv's markets. The stations airing CNTM are in Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary & Vancouver. The only presence CHUM/CITY has in Quebec is Musique +.
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Posted May 8, 2006 @ 10:57 AM

Yes it indeed is. More commonly known as Extras.

Yeah, I know about extras. I just didn't think it paid enough to actually do that for a living.
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Posted May 8, 2006 @ 6:59 PM

I heard from friend of a friend who talked with someone at Southerland Models on the weekend that CNTM will bring some drama-tastic catfights. And ... the one who wins is someone who should win.

Edited by intrepide, May 8, 2006 @ 7:00 PM.

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Posted May 10, 2006 @ 10:43 AM

And ... the one who wins is someone who should win.



Well that will be a nice change of pac over the American version at least.
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Posted May 10, 2006 @ 12:09 PM

If I don't get picked up by a major NYC agency, I'm trying out the day I turn 18. (I'm 16 and a half now.) And I'm going to seriously bitch it up.
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Posted May 10, 2006 @ 10:20 PM

I'm already having some reservations about "CNTM".

Vancouver? No offence to any people from B.C., but Vancouver is a fashion wasteland. As far
as being at the center of Canadian high fashion, Toronto's where it's at. From a logical and practical fashion viewpoint, it just doesn't make any sense to set the show in Vancouver. All the top designers, photographers, modelling agencies, fashion clients, etc... are located in Toronto. Sooooooo......... WTF?

Personally, I think it was a concession they made to Tricia; in order for her to continue filming "Battlestar Galactica", while hosting "CNTM" at the same time. Lame excuse really. They should've picked Shalom Harlow to host it; or better yet, Linda Evangelista.

Based on the preview video, and the photos currently up; I'd have to say Heather is a lock for the win. Pre and Post-makeover, she's the only one that looks even remotely like a model.

Another worry? It looks like the show is going to go the route of ANTM, and emphasize the drama, over the fashion. Which -- if that's the case -- blows chunks for establishing any sort of credibility on their part. Canada has a reputation to maintain as a modelling superpower.
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Posted May 11, 2006 @ 7:14 PM

They should've picked Shalom Harlow to host it; or better yet, Linda Evangelista.


I cannot imagine Linda Evangelista agreeing to one of these cheesefests. Er, no offense to Trisha.

Whoever did the casting calls for this sucks. No way should 9/10 be from only two provinces and 5 of those be from BC. And I cannot believe that they're not shooting this in Toronto. I thought it was bad when they moved ANTM to LA!

And to my eyes, Sisi is the only one who looks like a model. Heather looks like some girl from the mall. But that's just going off those little thumbnail sized pictures. A few of the others are really cute, but not too modelly looking.
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Posted May 12, 2006 @ 2:48 AM

Sisi is absolutely gorgeous. I've been tyring to predict who the "villian" will be but I've got nothing until I see them in action just once. Audition videos would be nice.
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Posted May 12, 2006 @ 4:53 AM

Maybe the "big trip" towards the end will be to Toronto? Vancouver was picked at the base because its far enough away to make a trip to Toronto seem a haul?

Edited by millk, May 12, 2006 @ 4:54 AM.

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Posted May 14, 2006 @ 10:47 PM

I will definitely watch the first episode. I love Jeanne Beker and think that if she is involved, it should work. If that first episode is boring, I won't be back.
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Posted May 16, 2006 @ 5:50 PM

I saw my first promo with the girls in it, not just Mr. Jay and Six, so now I'm getting excited. They look like some tall bitches. But the website pictures, OTOH, do not look top model.

I cannot stand Jeanne Beker but I'm looking forward to the show regardless. I was hoping for a little more shoots and actual runway shows or tests, but the promos are amping the drama factor which is disappointing. I'm also still having a hard time picturing Helfer wading through this circus, but I only know her as Six and not what she is *actually* like so it should be interesting.

As for the location, I live in Vancouver and was super excited because I assumed they would put it here for the BSG shoots and then realized that wouldn't make sense because Tdot is such a bigger fashion hub...so I'm really surprised to hear it actually is taking place here.

Vancouver? No offence to any people from B.C., but Vancouver is a fashion wasteland. As far
as being at the center of Canadian high fashion, Toronto's where it's at.

Agreed, BUT, Vancouver and Vancouver Island will offer much better location shoots which I look forward to, a la Brittany in mud on a rock in ANTM season four. As for working with better established photogs and designers, I don't see the point. The established 'name' talent (if we have 'name' stylists, beyond makeup artists I know of) is not so that the average viewer would recognize them and this way they can build the profiles of the pool on the west coast. It's a boon for work and the industry in Vancouver for sure, but no, it is not 'fashion forward' here. We are usually behind trends.

eta-I forgot to add that it is disappointing that the candidates are not representative of the diversity of the country (I'm not talking ethnicity, but rather location). Maybe other seasons (if it makes it) will feature girls from Inuvik or Nunavut, Labrador, PEI, Quebec, small town prairie girls, etc.

Edited by jfdb, May 16, 2006 @ 5:56 PM.

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Posted May 16, 2006 @ 9:25 PM

eta-I forgot to add that it is disappointing that the candidates are not representative of the diversity of the country (I'm not talking ethnicity, but rather location). Maybe other seasons (if it makes it) will feature girls from Inuvik or Nunavut, Labrador, PEI, Quebec, small town prairie girls, etc.

Maybe they just didn't know about it. If there is a second season, I bet girls will be crawling out of the woodwork to get on the show.

I cannot stand Jeanne Beker but I'm looking forward to the show regardless.

Why don't you like her? I find she is incredibly knowledgeable about the fashion world but still normal and down to earth. She writes a column for the Globe and Mail and I find it very informative. I guess that's why I think she will be good on the show. She actually has a successful career in the business. I'm not impressed with the others but that may change.
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