November 14, 2007 11:53 PM by Joe Blackmon
It’s a common theme in reality TV for viewers to vote to decide the
winner of a competition. However, Bravo is taking a little big
different twist by allowing viewers to vote to actually select two of
the contestants in the reality competition series Make Me A
Supermodel. The series will be hosted by supermodels Niki Taylor and
Tyson Beckford, and is scheduled to premiere on Bravo in January 2008.
In the show, men and women will compete for a chance to launch their modeling career. On www.BravoTV.com, viewers can vote for a male and female out of six finalists who will be chosen to become part of the new cast of contestants for the show. Of course, viewers will also play a major role once the show starts. Viewers will be able to vote each week to determine who stays and who goes home.
The six finalists up for public vote are:
Ashlie is a 20 year old from Lexington, Kentucky. Ashlie lives with her mother, her sister, her two dogs, four cats and mini-turtle in Kentucky. She hopes to break out of her hometown and move to a major city where she hopes to find additional opportunities to pursue her modeling career. Growing up, she sported large glasses and braces and was in her elementary school’s academic team, going on to win best in state on an English exam. Ashlie is a self-described extrovert with a big personality who dreams of traveling the world and having a name that people know.
Angelica is a 18 year old from Arlington Heights, Illinois. Angelica has been modeling since a young age and currently works as a translator and receptionist at a law firm, as a part-time babysitter and studies accounting. She lives with her parents and two sisters in a Chicago suburb while the rest of her family remains in Poland. She enjoys playing tennis, basketball, swimming and practicing yoga. Angelica dreams of being a famous model, of opening a little boutique someday, and of buying a gorgeous home for her parents in Europe. Knowing that she is healthy makes her happy and thankful.
Katy is a 21 year old from Auburn, Alabama. Katy grew up in a meager home in Alabama where her grandparents helped raise her, but her humble upbringing allowed her to dream. She describes herself as extremely determined, often traveling four hours a day, four times a week for casting calls. She currently works in data entry at a cardiologist’s office filing insurance claims and enjoys decorating, cleaning and horseback riding.
Ben is a 22 year old from Nashville, Tennessee. Ben has been working as a deputy sheriff correctional officer in Nashville for the past two years. He met his wife in high school, where they started out as friends in band camp, and have been together as a couple for six years. A very active person, he runs daily and enjoys playing volleyball and Frisbee with friends. After overcoming a very tough childhood and adolescent years, Ben considers himself lucky to have a great family and friends and to be healthy and alive. His best experience was his wedding day.
Igor is a 21 year old from Chicago, Illinois. Igor splits his time between working at a law office as a clerk and attending school. He is a huge fan of Heavy Metal, loves professional wrestling and in addition to work, school and modeling, keeps busy pursuing both of his favorites. He is currently forming a band and learning how to become a pro wrestler. He grew up in Bosnia and while on vacation with his grandparents in Serbia, the turmoil in the Balkan region kept him separated from his parents for over two years. His father, who was shot seven times in the Bosnian war as a civilian and tended to his own wounds to survive, is his hero. In his words, "Life kicks ass."
Josiah is a 22 year old from Nashville, Tennessee. Josiah was raised in a large family and has been married for over two years. He started singing while in a youth group, badly at that, but perfected his vocal skills eventually joining his high school choir. This led him to Belmont University where he played hockey, was a voice major and was accepted into two prestigious vocal ensembles. Josiah is also a member of a rock band, who is about to release an EP, and he dreams of dual careers being a successful model and musician.