Zee Café presents second season of Tyra Bank’s popular reality show America’s Next Top Model

Mumbai, August 7, 2006: Zee Café, the 24-hour premiere English entertainment channel is all set to launch the second season of Tyra’s popular reality series “America’s Next Top Model”, starting August 11, 2006. Leading supermodel Tyra Banks is the producer and the anchor of America’s Next Top Model, a reality show where fourteen aspiring supermodels will battle it out to win not only the crown but also a glamorous career. The show will be telecast every Friday at 9 p.m., exclusively on Zee Café.


America’s Next Top Model

Created by world-renowned supermodel Tyra Banks, America’s Next Top Model chronicles the transformation of everyday young women into potentially fierce supermodels. Fourteen participants will live together and vie for the incredible grand prize: an opportunity to be managed by Ford Models, a fashion spread in Elle magazine, and a $100,000 contract with Cover Girl.


Cameras catch each moment as participants face weekly tests that determine who makes the cut. With mentoring by supermodel Tyra Banks and exposure to high-profile fashion industry gurus, the finalists compete in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp, a crash course that could lead to supermodel fame.


Participants are asked to demonstrate both inner and outer beauty as they master complicated catwalks, intense physical fitness, fashion photo shoots and publicity skills, all under 24/7 surveillance of the AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL cameras.


About Zee Café:


This is a 24-hour English general entertainment channel that showcases the best in sitcoms, dramas, lifestyle, reality programmes alongwith spectacular music, fashion and entertainment-related events. Some of the frontline shows on the channel include Friends, Sopranos, Joey, America's Next Top Model, ER, After Hours, Orange County and E! News.


Synopsis of the show:

Telecast Date: Friday, August 11, 2006 at 9:00 p.m.

Synopsis: The Girl Who is a Lady Kat. Reow!


Supermodel Tyra Banks welcomes a new group of top model wannabes to Los Angeles, where some girls from the past are given a second chance, another finds herself stripping after a game of truth or dare and all the girls showcase their best runway strut for Tyra, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander. Meanwhile, one of the girls tries to be the center of attention and stirs up trouble with the rest of the group. After a photo booth test shoot, some girls are sent home and the final 14 participants begin their journey to compete for the title of “America’s Next Top Model.”


Telecast Date: Friday, August 18, 2006 at 9:00 p.m.

Synopsis: The Girls Who Hate Their Makeovers

The finalists are surprised to learn they will be residing in Tyra Banks’ hometown, Los Angeles and are immediately thrown into their first photo shoot, modeling as aliens. After receiving dramatic makeovers in a Los Angeles salon, the participants pose topless at a second photo shoot, where the constant complaints of two girls about their new looks leaves Tyra fuming mad. Also, J. Alexander arrives to take the girls’ weight and measurements, which leaves one competitor stressed out over her recent weight gain. One of the fourteen models is eliminated.


Telecast Date: Friday, August 25, 2006 at 9:00 p.m.

Synopsis: The Girl Who Suddenly Collapsed


One of the models is rushed to the emergency after passing out at a critical point, leaving her ability to continue the competition in question. Alexander makes a special guest appearance, and modeling/talent scout Sandi Bass serves as a guest judge. Also, when one of the girls celebrates her victory in a runway walk-off challenge with a shopping spree, bitterness emerges among the losing models, as they must cater to the needs of the winner and her guests. One of the thirteen models is eliminated.




Priyanka Joshi



Chetan Saxena



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