Public interest in the modelling industry and watching ambitious unknowns vie to start a modelling career continues to grow, as the recent announcement that popular reality series America’s Next Top Model will return for a sixth season.
Online PR News – 26-April-2009 – – Bristol, UK ( Onlineprnews ) April 24, 2009 - Public interest in the modelling industry and watching ambitious unknowns vie to start a modelling career continues to grow, as the recent announcement that popular reality series America’s Next Top Model will return for a sixth season.
The show, famous for highly entertaining drama and cat fights between contestants as they battle to impress the judges and ultimately (http://www.modelsdirect.com/ourmodelssay-select.html) become a model, will once again be hosted by its producer, supermodel Tyra Banks. Banks created the show back in May 2003 and it became an immediate ratings and popular success.
The lucky winner of the new series receives a prize package which will give a massive boost to their modelling career: a contract with Ford models, a spread in Elle Girl magazine and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics.
Once again, the judges will be icon of the modelling industry Twiggy and regulars J Manuel, J Alexander, and Nigel Barker.
The contestants will include a Hurricane Katrina survivor, a rebellious preacher’s daughter, and a former phone-sex worker.
For Damian O’Connor, the continuing popularity of America’s Next Top Model comes as no surprise. O’Connor, Managing Director of (http://www.modelsdirect.com) Models Direct, one of the UK’s largest modelling agencies, has seen first hand how the modelling industry has changed in recent years.
“I think modelling has really opened up over the past decade or so,” says O’Connor. “Advertisers are looking to find a model who reflects the real world, rather than some high fashion ideal. And at the same time, more and more ordinary people of all ages, shapes and sizes are taking steps towards becoming a model.”
The enormous success of America’s Top Model, and its other spin off series in different countries around the world, reflects the fact that increasing numbers of everyday people are becoming interested in fashion and the modelling industry. And of course many of them dream of becoming a model themselves.
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