Tyra Banks has new show, readies 10th 'ANTM'
Longtime readers of The Juice* know we’re big fans of America’s Next Top Model, a show that thrusts emotionally stunted post-teen girls into a pressure cooker of stress, spectacle and emotional isolation, then broadcasts it for everyone to gawk at.
But the Hollywood Reporter says ANTM host Tyra Banks is working on a new show described as The Devil Wears Prada meets The Apprentice.
“It is a competition show about aspiring assistants looking to become assistant editors at a fashion magazine,” ANTM co-producer Ken Mok says. “At the same time they’re trying to prove themselves as aspiring fashionistas, that they have a sense of style and savvyness, all the things to make it in the fashion world.”
The untitled show, which will begin an eight-episode production in April, will feature contestants trying to produce pages for an elimination device called “The Book.” In each episode, one winner’s page will be kept in The Book, while a loser will be eliminated. The overall winner gets a job in the fashion industry (hopefully something better than Meryl Streep’s secretary).
Meanwhile, cycle 10 of ANTM starts Feb. 20 and features two Floridians — 22-year-old Stacy Ann from Miami (third from right in the photo above), and 20-year-old Whitney from Atlantic Beach (second from right). Oh, and supermodel Paulina Porizkova joins the panel to ruin even more self-esteem than usual.