May 2009

Alexandra

Age: 22
Height: 5’10”
Hometown: Penticton, BC
Occupation: Sales Employee

Competing to be CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL on a high-profile reality TV show in Toronto is a long way from working at Wal-Mart in British Columbia’s Southern Interior. “It’s a huge culture shock, like ridiculous,” admits Alexandra with a laugh. “I live in a very small town.”

Although the modeling opportunities in a small centre are few and far between, Alexandra entered a competition when she was 16 years old just for fun and ended up winning the whole thing! She fell in love with the modeling world and landed work doing mall fashion shows and independent photo shoots. She hopes her time on CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL will open up a lot of doors in the industry. “Just being in Toronto, it’s such a big fashion world. No matter what happens your name and your face are going to get out there.”

Alexandra, who lists Canada’s Linda Evangelista as one of her favourite models because of her timeless look, loves fashion because it allows you to be artistic. “You can express so many different emotions and different stories, just through the pictures that you take.”

She believes her passion is what is going to make her CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

“This is what I truly enjoy doing. It’s something that’s in my heart and whether it’s doing modeling, (or) anything with fashion, it’s all a passion of mine.”

Tuesday, May 19 10 p.m.

Pamela Galliano (guest star Sprague Grayden, 24) seeks to have a restraining order reinstated against her ex-boyfriend, Tyler Gleason (guest star James Ransone, GENERATION KILL), but the assigned judge, Judge Koehler (guest star Alan Dale, LOST), has something else on his mind. He asks Detectives Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) for their help in questioning a convicted serial killer about the whereabouts of his son’s body, adding a new twist to the case.

Tuesday, May 19 10 p.m. ET/PT

Hosted by Roast Master John Stamos, family TV superstar Bob Saget gets toasted in this Comedy Central Roast. Roasters include Susie Essman, Greg Giraldo, Brian Posehn, Jim Norton, Jeff Garlin, Gilbert Gottfried, Jon Lovitz, Norm Macdonald, Cloris Leachman and Jeffrey Ross.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 9 p.m.

Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on ‘A’ Atlantic and 9 p.m. MT on ACCESS

The coveted mirror ball is awarded to the final couple on the season finale.

Tuesday, May 19 9 p.m.

In the season finale of television’s break-out hit new series, Lisbon (Robin Tunney) fears that serial killer Red John is drawing Patrick (Simon Baker) into a trap when the CBI team investigates the murder of a young girl and the abduction of her twin sister. Alicia Witt (CYBIL) guest-stars as a witness in the case.

TUESDAY, MAY 19 9pm ET/PT

Adrianna and Navid are forced to make an impromptu exit from the prom when Adrianna goes into labor. Dixon confronts Ethan about Silver when he notices that Ethan might be developing feelings for his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Annie reaches the breaking point when Naomi accuses her of trying to hook up with Liam, and some ofher peers (still angry about the after party fiasco) decide to take both verbal and physical action against her.

Tuesday, May 19 8 p.m.

On the last live performance show of the season, the two finalists battle it out to be crowned the next American Idol.

TUESDAY, MAY 19 8pm ET/PT

Ziva’s (Cote de Pablo) homecoming to Israel with Gibbs(Mark Harmon)leads to a tense reunion with her father,the enigmatic and powerful head of Mossad. As this delicate situation escalates, Gibbs is forced to make a decision that sends shockwaves through NCIS. Michael Nouri (“Damages”) reprises his role as Ziva’s father, Mossad Director Eli David.

The wait is over! CTV confirmed today that the Gemini Award-winning series CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is set for its CTV debut. The first program to be announced for CTV’s sizzling summer schedule, CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET beginning May 26 on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). With an encore Super Simulcast on Star! and FashionTelevisionChannel on Wednesday, a Thursday broadcast on MTV, and a special Friday night catch-up broadcast on ‘A,’ CTV is bringing CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL to the biggest audience possible. Four different television platforms give Canadians multiple opportunities to join Host/Executive Producer Jay Manuel as he coaches 11 of the nation’s most beautiful girls on their way to modeling stardom.

CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL – Broadcast Schedule:

  • Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (Premiere)
  • Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Star! and FashionTelevision
  • Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV
  • Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on ‘A’

After scouring the country from Vancouver to Halifax, CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL has un-earthed 11, all-Canadian beauties bound for the big-time. **Download photos of all 11 competitors at www.ctvmedia.ca/topmodel

They are:

1. Jill, 19, Vancouver, British Columbia, Student
2. Maryam, 18, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Student
3. Alexandra, 22, Penticton, British Columbia, Sales Employee
4. Linsay, 22, Edmonton, Alberta, Student
5. Nikita, 20, Calgary, Alberta, Sales Representative
6. Meaghan, 19, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Retail
7. Tiffany, 23, Toronto, Ontario, Receptionist
8. Rebeccah, 19, Ottawa, Ontario, Retail Sales Associate
9. Tara, 19, Chateauguay, Quebec, Student
10. Ebonie, 21, Repentigny, Quebec, Receptionist
11. Heather, 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Student

“CTV has had great success with programs that identify and nurture undiscovered Canadian talent, said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Following in their footsteps, CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL gives 11 young women the opportunity of a lifetime, while inviting viewers to join in on this journey from the sidewalk to the catwalk.

Find out more about the 11 finalists, including biographies and photos, as well as up-to-the-minute series info, at the series web portal at model.ctv.ca.

CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is an intense competition that can frazzle even the toughest, most-confident, and most-beautiful people. From auditions to makeovers to photo shoots, the finalists experience the exciting and demanding world of fashion as they fight for a place in Canada’s fashion legacy.

As previously announced, world-renowned fashion icon Jay Manuel leads the panel of judges, comprised of FASHIONTELEVISION’s Jeanne Beker, supermodel Yasmin Warsame, and Montreal native and A-List photographer Mike Ruiz. Nolé Marin returns in the role of creative director for the second time. The winner of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL receives a modeling contract with Elmer Olsen Model Management, a $100,000 beauty contract from P&G Beauty: makers of Cover Girl, Olay, Crest Whitestrips and Perfect 10 by Nice ‘n Easy, and is featured in an editorial spread in FASHION Magazine.

Each week, finalists undergo breathtaking image transformations and learn the important skills and business savvy to help them succeed in an industry about which they are genuinely passionate. Viewers can expect edge-of-seat suspense when finalists face the panel of expert judges for no-holds-barred critiques after competing in intense challenges designed to test their modeling abilities. One cast member is eliminated each week and the last model standing wins the coveted title of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. ET on Documentary

From Portage and Main in downtown Winnipeg to the family cottage near Parry Sound in Ontario, filmmaker Frank Wolf and his inexperienced friend, Taku Hokoyama, tackle raging rapids and gruelling portages on a 3,100 km canoe trip through Canada’s Boreal forest in an effort to shed light on the issues now facing this wilderness area.

In Borealis, Frank and Taku, with their quirky sense of humour, provide an intimate look into the current environmental and social issues facing the region. Viewers will be informed and entertained by Frank and Taku who cope with bears, black flies and flat tires in order to guide viewers through their 75-day adventure.