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Tampa Man Asks Bravo to Make Him a Supermodel



Jathniel As I've said earlier, I always cringe when I see a local name in the running for one of these reality competition shows. Just means I'll have to spend precious hours monitoring a show I would otherwise leave to the good folks at Television Without Pity and Reality Blurred.

Still, news that Tampa 23-year-old Jathniel will be competing in Bravo's latest fashion-related reality train wreck Make Me a Supermodel isn't all bad. If he turns out to be a pain, we can always show up at his gig in the Armani Exchange and heckle him (according to Bravo, he's also an aspiring actor who is close to his family, especially his dad). There's three other aspirants from Florida; two from Miami and one from Ft. Lauderdale.

Zoolander_2All the fun starts Jan. 2, when Bravo begins airing the show hosted by Tyson Beckford and Niki Taylor,  whittling 24 aspiring models down to 14 finalists who will compete for $100,000 and a contract with a high powered New York agency. Expect the competition to include challenges such as handling a photo shoot after a night out partying with Lindsay and Paris and the always messy binge and purge relay.

See what the writer's strike has reduced us to? (h/t to Zoolander).

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:42pm]


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