Canada’s Next Top Model

From a Media Release – July 7, 2009

On tonight’s episode, the Top 4 had to nail a Cover Girl photo shoot under the watchful and critical eyes of Nolé Marin and Mike Ruiz. Then Top Model icon Miss J. provided some much needed advice for walking the catwalk. The girls immediately took those lessons into the next challenge as they were wrapped in Cashmere Bathroom Tissue and tasked with strutting a tricky tabletop obstacle course. Unfortunately, the ultra-fragile garments needed dexterity and delicacy and one dress was badly ripped; first by Maryam and then by Linsay. In the end, it was Maryam who moved out of the penthouse.

In next week’s CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL season finale, the Top 3 dive into a high-stakes cover-try photo shoot for Fashion Magazine. The third-place finalist is sent home in a mid-show elimination. The final challenge of the competition is a fashion show walk-off. It’s a high fashion pressure cooker as the competitors hit the runway with the industry elite in the audience. At the final judging ceremony, the panel struggles to find a winner in the most heart-wrenching decision to date. In the end, only one oozes “total package” and becomes – CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

Tuesday, July 7 8 p.m.

The models have to nail a Cover Girl photo shoot under the watchful eye of this week’s photographer – judge Mike Ruiz and, as usual, Nolé Marin is on set as creative director, putting the girls through the paces. The stress of it all really takes a toll on the competitors. One of them is reduced to tears at the thought of losing and is sent off the set.

Sunday, July 5 10 p.m.

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on /A\ Atlantic and 8 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Host Jay Manuel and a special guest shock the final five when they announce that they’ll be making their second international trip of the competition – this time to one of the toughest cities in the world – New York. In a whirlwind, the models race through fashion go-sees, meeting major designers and the fashion elite in a bid to make an impression.

In one of the most exciting episodes yet, and one of the toughest eliminations to date, Heather from Halifax was the sixth hopeful to get cut from CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. The 21-year-old student wasn’t completely shattered by her departure saying “I kind of realized when I was in New York that maybe modeling wasn’t what I want to do. I’m not really that person and I am okay with that.”

Now, it’s down to the final four – all of whom hail from Western Canada – Linsay (Edmonton, AB), Maryam (Vancouver, BC), Meaghan (Winnipeg, MB), and Nikita (Calgary, AB).

The small-town girls traveled to the bright city lights of New York City this week for the stressful “go-see” challenge – a series of auditions and interviews with top designers. Maryam was held back in Toronto for the second time for not having a passport, but there was no way for her to make up what she was missing this time. Meghan rocked her go sees winning the challenge, but Linsay was only a few steps behind. In a shocking and emotional elimination, Maryam was spared once again and Heather got the heave-ho and went home.

Next week’s CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, premiering Tuesday, July 7 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, is all about the Top 4’s drive to become number one. For starters, they have to nail a Cover Girl shoot under the watchful eye of the photographer – and judge – Mike Ruiz and Creative Director Nolé Marin. The two sets of scrutinizing eyes reduce one girl to tears and she is sent off set. But the models must pull it together when a Top Model icon surprises them at the next challenge. Wrapped in a very delicate “fabric,” the girls must strut through a tricky tabletop obstacle course, but one model accidentally sabotages another with a rip heard across the city. Four model-hopefuls become three when one of the girls is wiped out of the competition in an emotionally charged elimination.

Encore presentations of tonight’s episode air on Star! and FashionTelevisionChannel, Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET; on MTV, Thursday at 10 p.m. ET; and a special Sunday night catch-up broadcast airs on ‘A’ at 10 p.m. ET. 

Find out more about all 11 finalists, with interviews, episode recaps, behind-the scenes photos and videos, and biographies, as well as up-to-the-minute series info, at the series web portal at model.ctv.ca.

Tuesday, June 30 8 p.m.

Host Jay Manuel and a special guest shock the Final 5 when they announce that they’ll be making their second international trip of the competition – this time to one of the toughest cities in the world – New York. It is a whirlwind as the models race through fashion go-sees, meeting major designers and the fashion elite in a bid to make an impression.

Sunday, June 28 7 p.m. – CTV Toronto Only

It’s time for a crash course in media training, to see which competitors can handle the tough questions. Two popular MTV personalities test the girls by lobbing scandal starters at each one of them. Now armed with some interview skills the beauties are thrown headlong into a real-life media challenge at Toronto Fashion Week. Amidst industry elite, the finalists pose for paparazzi then step up for on-camera interviews with some of CTV’s hottest entertainment correspondents – all while FASHIONTELEVISION’s Jeanne Beker monitors from a secret location close by.

From a media release – June 24, 2009:

Rebeccah’s Runway Hopes Ruined on Tonight’s Episode of CTV’s CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL

  • Catch encore presentations on Star!/FT, MTV, and ‘A’
  • The next episode of CNTM airs on Tuesday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET

After a challenging week both at the model mansion and in front of the camera, Rebeccah is eliminated from CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. The 18-year-old from Cambridge, ON is the sixth model hopeful to head home, leaving just five girls vying for the title of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

It was a busy week for the top six. After a crash course in media training from MTV’s Dan Levy and Jessi Cruickshank, the girls were thrown head first into a real-life media challenge at LG Fashion Week in Toronto. Amidst industry elite, they posed for paparazzi and were put on the spot by two of CTV’s hottest entertainment correspondents – Lainey from ETALK and LainyGossip.com and Trevor Boris from MuchMusic’s VIDEO ON TRIAL. Nikita’s outgoing personality proved to be an asset helping her win the challenge and a $4,000 shopping spree at Holt Renfrew. The photo challenge was particularly difficult as the girls had to model against each other in the same shot. Unfortunately Rebeccah was out of her comfort zone and it showed; the judges decided to set her free to pursue other dreams.

“To be honest, I’m kind of relieved,” she said on her departure. “The pressure was really intense and it was a bit terrifying at times.”

In next week’s all-new episode, premiering Tuesday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, Host Jay Manuel and a special guest shock the Final 5 when they announce that they’ll be making their second international trip of the competition – this time, to New York City. Hopefully everyone has their passports this time! The models race through fashion hot spots, meeting major designers and the fashion elite in a bid to make an impression. At the NYC photo shoot challenge, the competitors pose with a NYC icon behind them, then spin through the city with $5,000 in their pocket. In a tense and controversial judging, one model is sent packing.

After a challenging week both at the model mansion and in front of the camera, Rebeccah is eliminated from CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. The 18-year-old from Cambridge, ON is the sixth model hopeful to head home, leaving just five girls vying for the title of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

It was a busy week for the top six. After a crash course in media training from MTV’s Dan Levy and Jessi Cruickshank, the girls were thrown head first into a real-life media challenge at LG Fashion Week in Toronto. Amidst industry elite, they posed for paparazzi and were put on the spot by two of CTV’s hottest entertainment correspondents – Lainey from ETALK and LainyGossip.com and Trevor Boris from MuchMusic’s VIDEO ON TRIAL. Nikita’s outgoing personality proved to be an asset helping her win the challenge and a $4,000 shopping spree at Holt Renfrew. The photo challenge was particularly difficult as the girls had to model against each other in the same shot. Unfortunately Rebeccah was out of her comfort zone and it showed; the judges decided to set her free to pursue other dreams.

“To be honest, I’m kind of relieved,” she said on her departure. “The pressure was really intense and it was a bit terrifying at times.”

In next week’s all-new episode, premiering Tuesday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, Host Jay Manuel and a special guest shock the Final 5 when they announce that they’ll be making their second international trip of the competition – this time, to New York City. Hopefully everyone has their passports this time! The models race through fashion hot spots, meeting major designers and the fashion elite in a bid to make an impression.  At the NYC photo shoot challenge, the competitors pose with a NYC icon behind them, then spin through the city with $5,000 in their pocket.  In a tense and controversial judging, one model is sent packing. 

Tune into ETALK tomorrow (Wednesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. ET) for the national broadcast exclusive with Rebeccah after the judges sent her home.

Encore presentations of tonight’s episode air on Star! and FashionTelevisionChannel, Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET; on MTV, Thursday at 10 p.m. ET; and a special Sunday night catch-up broadcast airs on ‘A’ at 10 p.m. ET.  Episode 6 premieres Tuesday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Find out more about all 11 finalists, with interviews, episode recaps, behind-the scenes photos and videos, and biographies, as well as up-to-the-minute series info, at the series web portal at model.ctv.ca.

Tara’s catwalk dreams came to an abrupt halt tonight on CTV’s CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. The 19-year-old from Chateauguay, Quebec is the latest model hopeful to be eliminated from the competition.

Last week’s episode was the most-watched yet, with 828,000 viewers 2+. Up 26% compared to the previous week’s episode, CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL was second in its timeslot only to Game 6 of The Stanley Cup Playoffs. The episode was the #1 program with women 18-34 nationally as well as in Toronto and Vancouver.*

Tonight, it was all about the girls learning how to let their personalities shine. Canadian supermodel Irina Lazareanu was on hand with CNTM judge Mike Ruiz to draw charisma out of the girls at the challenge. Mousey Heather from Halifax stepped up and was the most dynamic and engaging. At their photo shoot, each girl had their mouth taped shut with duct tape and had to express all of their emotion through their eyes. And, while Tara’s body is undeniably incredible, she didn’t deliver the same range in her face. After two weeks of holding back in her shoots, the judges cut her loose. “Maybe I was just scared to express myself too much,” she said.

In next week’s all-new episode, premiering Tuesday, June 23 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, the girls get media trained and then put their new training to the test at Toronto Fashion Week. Episode 5 of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL  finds the girls learning how to handle tough questions from two cheeky MTV personalities, Jessi Cruickshank and Dan Levy. Their media training is put to good use at Toronto Fashion Week and it becomes clear that two of the girls are neck and neck. And with another week, comes another photo shoot and another elimination. The six remaining finalists are put through the ringer and it’s up to host, Jay Manuel and the panel of judges – FASHIONTELEVISION’s Jeanne Beker, supermodel Yasmin Warsame, Montreal native and A-List photographer Mike Ruiz – to send home another aspiring supermodel.

Tune into ETALK tomorrow (Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 pm ET) for the national broadcast exclusive with Tara after the judges sent her home.

Encore presentations of tonight’s episode air on Star! and FashionTelevisionChannel, Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET; on MTV, Thursday at 10 p.m. ET; and a special Sunday night catch-up broadcast airs on ‘A’ at 10 p.m. ET.  Episode 5 premieres Tuesday, June 23 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Find out more about all 11 finalists, with interviews, episode recaps, behind-the scenes photos and videos, and biographies, as well as up-to-the-minute series info, at the series web portal at model.ctv.ca.

From a media release – June 10, 2009:

EbonieEbonie Gets Washed Away on Tonight’s Episode CTV’s CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL

  • Catch encore presentations of the first episode on Star!/FT, MTV, and ‘A’
  • The next episode of CNTM airs on Tuesday, June 16 at 8 p.m. ET

A trip home and a revived spirit wasn’t enough to keep Ebonie, 22 from Quebec, in the competition this week. She was the third contestant sent packing on CTV’s CANADA’s NEXT TOP MODEL. Encore presentations of Episode 3 air on Star! and FashionTelevisionChannel, Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET; on MTV, Thursday at 10 p.m. ET; and a special Sunday night catch-up broadcast airs on ‘A’ at 10 p.m. ET. The drama ramps up when Episode 4 of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL’s premieres Tuesday, June 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit www.CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). One of the contenders can’t take the constant pace of the competition and crashes under the intense pressure.

This week the girls tested their modelling skills in extreme elements. First up was a challenge where the models in training were encouraged to cover themselves in berries, beets, and chocolate to illustrate the natural colour influences of Cover Girl’s Outlast Lipstain. Linsay from Edmonton made messy pretty. She took home the challenge and an extra 50 frames at the week’s photo shoot.

The girls had very little time to clean up their smudged looks after the shoot. In just 30 minutes they were off to the Bahamas – CNTM’s first-ever foray out of the country. Excitement turned quickly to tears for Maryam when she learned that she had to stay in Toronto because she didn’t have a passport.

On Rose Island in the sun-soaked Bahamas, the girls were knee-deep in the ocean and heartbreak at the emotional “castaway bride” shoot, where they modelled Ines DiSanto wedding dresses. But the gorgeous sun and sand could only distract them for so long. The worry of who was going home next weighed on each of them while they were away.

At a teary elimination, the girls thought that Maryam’s poor planning gave her a disadvantage, but her at-home photo shoot wowed the judges and kept her in the running for another week. Host Jay Manuel and the judges – FASHIONTELEVISION’s Jeanne Beker, supermodel Yasmin Warsame, Montreal native and A-List photographer Mike Ruiz, and guest judge Helen Pak from Saatchi & Saatchi Canada, a national advertising firm (who oversaw the Cover Girl challenge) – found Ebonie’s photo weak for the third week in a row and sent her packing. Now seven girls vie for a modeling contract with Elmer Olsen Model Management, an editorial spread in FASHION Magazine and a $100,000 beauty contract from P&G Beauty: makers of Cover Girl, Olay, Crest Whitestrips and Perfect 10 by Nice ‘n Easy.

The midway point is upon us and in Episode 4 (Tuesday, June 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), the girls get a lesson in personal charisma from a surprise Canadian supermodel. Meanwhile, the drama ramps up as one of the contenders crashes under the intense pressure of the competition. After all of their training the one who doesn’t succeed in standing out gets booted out. The remaining competitors are left wondering who’ll be next. At this stage in the competition, it’s still anyone’s game.