||Last Updated: Feb 5, 2013 - 2:46:21 AM
New York, NY - The wait for the most anticipated television show in the Caribbean is over.
'Caribbean's Next Top Model™,' (CNTM), the Caribbean's own version of CBS's internationally renowned 'Next Top Model™' format, is set to begin airing across over 25 Caribbean countries on February 18, 2013 and will be hosted by Miss Universe 1998, Wendy Fitzwilliam.
CNTM will feature 23 Caribbean beauties - Xiea from Antigua & Barbuda; Sedia from Barbados; Jenelle and Kendra from The Bahamas; Treveen from The Cayman Islands; Stephany from Curacao; Treicy from The Dominican Republic; Ashley from Guadeloupe; Lisa and Trudy-Lee from Jamaica; and Semoy, Ornella, Anna-Rosa, Davia, Julianna, Athaliah, Candace, Susan, Sheriza; Rachel, Kim-Marie and Tinnitia from Trinidad & Tobago.
They will all be competing for the title of the 'Caribbean's Next Top Model' and will be judged by Fitzwilliam as well as international photographer, Pedro Virgil and runway coach and creative director of Trinidad & Tobago's Fashion Week, Richard Young, along with international and regional experts in fashion, who created a model "Boot Camp" giving the girls real lessons on what it takes to be an international model.
CNTM, which was shot in Trinidad & Tobago, will run for 11 episodes and air on various free-to-air stations, WSEE TV in Puerto Rico, One Caribbean Television and CaribVision, in Caribbean territories during primetime on Mondays, with repeat airings on Saturdays. Check your local TV listings for exact broadcast times.
International stylist and fashion pundit, Freddie Leiba is also set to appear on the show as a featured guest, along with music producer, Bryce Wilson; international photographer, Matthew Jordan-Smith, fashion designer, Claudia Pegus, reigning Soca Monarch, Machel Montano and Factor Model Management's, Bridget Halanski.
CNTM is presented by bMobile, LIME, KCL Capital Market Brokers Limited, Caribbean Airlines, The Carlton-Savannah, Farouk Systems - CHI, Trinre, Sacha Cosmetics, Factor Women, Caribbean Belle, Blue Waters, Kalloo's and Micles.
For a sneak preview to CNTM, log on to: www.caribbeansnexttopmodel.com. Share your thoughts on the show at facebook.com/caribbeansnexttopmodelor follow CaribeNTM on Twitter.
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company. The executive producers are Ken Mok ("Making the Band"), Tyra Banks and Laura Fuest Silva. The series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. Tyra Banks also hosts the series, which will soon begin airing its 20th cycle in the United States.
Currently, AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 international versions in production. AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL and the AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.
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