Canada’s Next Top Model

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.”

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.

Canada's Next Top Model 2009

CTV is one step closer to finding CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL with production now underway in Toronto and a cadre of fashion elite confirmed to mentor Canada’s top contenders. Host and executive producer Jay Manuel leads the panel of judges, which is comprised of FASHIONTELEVISION’s Jeanne Beker, supermodel Yasmin Warsame, and Montreal native and A-list photographer Mike Ruiz. Nolé Marin takes on the role of creative director for the second time. The Gemini Award-winning series is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with CTV.

The first-ever CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL cross-country casting tour wrapped in Toronto on January 23 after previous stops in Vancouver, Edmonton, Halifax, and Montreal. Competition was fierce with a total of 5,000 hopefuls applying via mail, online, and in person during the casting tour. And it’s getting more intense by the minute. Only 11 of the nation’s hottest aspiring models made the cut. Now they’re facing off for a shot at becoming CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL as the series tapes throughout March. Winner of the 2007 Gemini Award for Best Reality Program or Series, the competition debuts later this year on CTV, FashionTelevisionChannel, and Star!.

“The cross country casting tour was just the beginning as CTV takes this reality hit to the next level,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Fans can look forward to new twists, surprises, and drama. It’s going to be an exciting journey for finalists and fans alike!”

“CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is back with a panel of Canadian fashion experts who are all a legitimate part of the international fashion scene,” said Jay Manuel, Host/Executive Producer. “This season, in addition to Jeanne and Yasmin, we’ve added majorly sought after celebrity/fashion photographer Mike Ruiz to the judging panel. His keen eye and sense of aesthetic will be a great addition to this group of industry experts.”

Finalists face the panel of expert judges for no-holds-barred critiques after competing in intense challenges designed to test their modeling abilities. Each episode the panel deliberates to decide who goes home and who stays. Nolé Marin lends his counsel along the way as creative director of the CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL photo shoot challenges.

Here’s the fashion 411 on Jeanne Beker, Yasmin Warsame, Mike Ruiz, and Nolé Marin:

Jeanne Beker is no doubt one of the most iconic and influential women in the fashion industry both in Canada and around the world.  She has appeared as a member of the expert panel of judges on CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL since Cycle 1. Jeanne is host and segment producer of both FT (the series) and FashionTelevisionChannel, in addition to her style correspondent roles on CTV’s CANADA AM and ETALK. She is the editor-in-chief for FQ Magazine and SIR Magazine, and a regular featured columnist with The Globe and Mail. Jeanne has been the recipient of the Vantage Women of Originality Award, Variety Club Diamond Award, and Crystal Jury Award. She is a published author with her autobiography Jeanne Unbottled: Adventures in High Style, The Big Night Out and Passion for Fashion: Careers in Style.

Yasmin Warsame joins the panel expert of judges for the second time since her CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL debut in Cycle 2. She burst onto the international fashion scene in 2002 and has modeled for the likes of Chanel, Lanvin, Lagerfeld, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, and Dior. Somalian-born, London-raised and currently residing between Toronto and New York, Yasmin was personally requested and shot by renowned photographer Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue. Yasmin is sought after by fashion magazines worldwide and has landed numerous high-profile campaigns.

Mike Ruiz joins the expert panel of judges for the first time. He’s well known for his high-impact, surreal brand of celebrity and fashion photography. This Montreal native/NYC-based pro has worked with everyone from Dennis Hopper to Lindsay Lohan, The Jonas Brothers, and Zac Efron. His work has appeared in countless American and international magazines such as Vanity Fair, Flaunt, Conde Nast Traveler, Interview, Paper, Citizen K, Dazed and Confused, Arena, Italian Elle, and Spanish and Brazilian editions of Vogue. Mike was a contributor to Dolce and Gabbana’s book Hollywood.

Nolé Marin takes on the role of creative director for CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL for the second time since Cycle 2. His long run as a favourite judge on multiple seasons on AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL and three-time coach of MTV’s #1-hit makeover show MADE is what catapulted him to superstardom. Nolé has worked on numerous high-profile advertising campaigns and he’s a regular contributing editor to Elle, Esquire, Allure and Vogue. Claudia Schiffer, Tommy Hilfiger, Tyra Banks, Hugh Jackman, Heidi Klum, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, and Kanye West are just a slice of the many celebrities on Nole’s client roster.

The winner of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL receives a modeling contract with Elmer Olsen Model Management, walks away with a $100,000 beauty contract from P&G Beauty, and is featured in an editorial spread in FASHION Magazine. CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is presented by Cover Girl, Olay, Perfect 10 by Nice ‘n Easy and Crest Whitestrips.

Up-to-the-minute series info continues to be posted at model.ctv.ca so fans can keep checking in for all the latest updates.

Hosted by Jay Manuel, CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL provides dramatic twists and turns as hopefuls compete to master essential skills and live together, all under the watchful eye of TOP MODEL cameras. One cast member is eliminated each week and the last model standing wins the coveted title of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

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On Monday night’s episode of Canada’s MTV Live, co-host Nicole showed a clip from her Toronto audition for cycle 3 0f Canada’s Next Top Model. The MTV host attended the Canada’s Next Top Model audition at Fairview Mall and provided unique insight into the audition process.

Nicole’s Audition for Canada’s Next Top Model was filmed for Monday (February 16, 2009) night’s episode of MTV live and parodied CNTM’s one-on-one interview format and followed the MTV host and a friend, who they said was not “pretty enough” to audition, to the casting call at Toronto’s Fairview Mall. The cameras followed the pair as they stood in line for Nicole’s chance to audition, and provided commentary and criticism of the other models in attendance. Some were considered shoe-ins for the season, while others were jokingly criticized for their cellulite and clothing choices.

Finally, viewers of MTV Live were able to see Nicole audition in front of Canada’s Next Top Model judges, including fashion icon and season judge Elmer Olsen. After completing a swaggering walk, complete with cat claws on display, the judges chided that MTV’s Nicole would be featured in a Paris runway show. Nicole and her friend left the Toronto audition, declaring that she would no longer have to laugh at co-host Daren Jones’ jokes once becoming Canada’s Next Top Model.

If you missed Monday night’s Episode of MTV live, you can catch Nicole’s hilarious Canada’s Next Top Model audition on YouTube. Stay tuned, once the next season of Canada’s Next Top Model begins, we’ll learn whether the MTV audition was strictly a stunt for the show, or if Nicole will make the cut on Canada’s Next Top Model.

In another TOP MODEL first, leading modelling agency and fashion industry powerhouse Elmer Olsen Model Management joins Cycle 3 of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, CTV announced today. Top agent and fashion veteran Elmer Olsen brings his experience and expertise to the table as he hits the road to participate in CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL’s first-ever cross-country regional open-call casting tour, beginning this Friday, January 16 in Vancouver. Additionally, this year’s winner will receive a modelling contract with Olsen’s firm, Elmer Olsen Model Management.

CTV also confirmed additional prizing details for Cycle 3 the hugely-popular, Gemini-Award winning Canadian production. In addition to the modelling contract, the winner of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL receives a $100,000 beauty contract from Procter & Gamble (P&G), which returns as a signature sponsor for the third straight year. Finally, the winner will also be featured in an editorial spread in FASHION Magazine.

“Nothing makes me happier than finding that one geeky tall girl transform into CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL and having her graduate to walking a runway in Milan,” said Elmer Olsen.

In addition to P&G and FASHION Magazine, LG Electronics returns as a key partner for the series. CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is presented by Cover Girl®, Olay® and Nice n’ Easy®.

“CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL provides a great platform for many of our advertisers’ marketing needs,” Said Mary Kreuk, Vice President of Marketing, CTV. “Opportunities abound to wrap the show around their brands, resulting in total organic integration. CTV is also thrilled to have premiere sponsor P&G back on board for a third consecutive year.”

CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL’s first-ever, five-city, cross-country tour is set to strut across Canada in malls nationwide beginning Friday, January 16 in Vancouver. The tour then stops in Edmonton (Sunday, Jan. 18), Halifax (Tuesday, Jan. 20) and Montreal (Thursday, Jan. 22), before concluding in Toronto on Friday, January 23. For additional casting tour information including venue locations and rules and regulations, visit www.model.ctv.ca.

Hosted by Jay Manuel, CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL provides dramatic twists and turns as hopefuls compete to master essential skills and live together, all under the watchful eye of TOP MODEL cameras. One cast member is eliminated each week and the last model standing wins the coveted title of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

Dream of strutting on the runway? The chance is closer than ever as CTV brings the catwalk to malls across the country in a CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL first. CTV announced today details for the first-ever, regional open casting tour. Girls with hopes of jumpstarting their modelling career have another great opportunity to prove they have what it takes to be Canada’s next ‘IT” girl. Set to strut from coast-to-coast, the five-city tour hits malls nationwide beginning Friday, January 16 at the Brentwood Town Centre in Vancouver. As announced last night on ETALK, the tour also includes stops in Edmonton, Halifax and Montreal, before concluding in Toronto on January 23. Nearly 4,000 applications from across the country have already been submitted to date online (another TOP MODEL first) and by mail. Now, even more will throw their hat into the ring. But in the end, only 10 women will be chosen to compete on-air.

“CTV aims to identify and nurture raw Canadian talent, so it is only fitting that CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL would trade the catwalk for the sidewalk in search of a new crop of undiscovered talent,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “By introducing online applications this year and going coast to coast, on tour, we have broadened the application process to provide even more model hopefuls this amazing opportunity.”

CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL open casting calls will be held in the following five cities on the dates listed below (all information subject to change). Visit model.ctv.ca for rules and regulations and information on what to bring and wear.

January 16
Vancouver, BC
Brentwood Town Centre (4567 Lougheed Hwy.),

January 18
Edmonton, AB
West Edmonton Mall (8882 – 170th Street)

January 20
Halifax, NS
Halifax Shopping Centre (7001 Mumford Road)

January 22
Montreal, QC
Les Cours Mont-Royal (1455 Peel Street)

January 23
Toronto, ON
Fairview Mall (1800 Sheppard Avenue East)

Potential candidates should be aware of the following:

Applicants must be female, between the ages of 18-23 (as of Friday, January 30, 2009), Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents of Canada, and at least 5’8” in height. The age of majority is as follows: 18 years of age in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan; and 19 years of age in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Yukon.

All competitors must be legally eligible to work in Canada and applicants must not have a substantial modeling career (as determined by Producer in its sole discretion) or have modeled in a national advertising campaign in the past five years.

All competitors must provide two pieces of identification, including a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license or passport), at the audition.

Hosted by Jay Manuel, CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL provides dramatic twists and turns as hopefuls compete to master essential skills and live together, all under the watchful eye of TOP MODEL cameras. One cast member is eliminated each week and the last model standing wins the coveted title of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is a format of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL®, which is produced by 10×10 Entertainment and Bankable Productions. Executive Producers are Tyra Banks, Ken Mok and Daniel Soiseth. The dramality series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. ANTM is licensed in over 100 countries. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL and the AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL format are sold internationally by CBS Paramount International Television.

CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with CBS Paramount International Television and CTV Inc. Executive producers are Sheila Hockin, Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier, and Jay Manuel. Production executives for CTV are Jordan Schwartz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Entertainment Group, CTV Inc. and Jay Levine, Director of Production, FashionTelevisionChannel. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

CTV Announces Final Call to Catwalk Contenders for CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL

– Recruitment for third cycle of Gemini Award-winning reality series comes to a close December 22 –

– Apply now at www.model.ctv.ca for a chance to win a $100,000 modelling contract –

Toronto, ON (December 17, 2008) – Girls with a passion for fashion and dreams of jumpstarting their modelling career have six days left to apply for CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. Deadline for applications is Monday, December 22, 2008. Visit www.model.ctv.ca to apply online – a program first this year – or download the official application kit and apply by mail. More than 2,000 applications from across the country have been submitted to date. Thousands more will apply, but only 10 women will compete on-air for an incredible grand prize that includes a $100,000 beauty contract. Cycle 3 of the hugely popular Gemini Award-winning series is scheduled to hit the airwaves Spring 2009 on CTV.

To qualify, applicants must be female, between the ages of 18-23 (as of Friday, January 30, 2009), Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents of Canada, and at least 5’8” in height. Participants must also be prepared to spend five weeks away from family and friends and must not be locked into a current modelling contract.

Hosted by Jay Manuel, CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL provides dramatic twists and turns as hopefuls compete to master essential skills and live together, all under the watchful eye of TOP MODEL cameras. One cast member is eliminated each week and the last model standing wins the coveted title of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

Jay Manuel - Canada's Next Top Model
CTV announced today the return of Jay Manuel as host and executive producer for the third cycle of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, coming to CTV in 2009. Recruitment has begun for the hugely popular, Gemini-Award winning series, and continues through December 22, 2008. Visit model.ctv.ca to download an official application kit and/or to apply online.

”Jay Manuel is one of television’s most dynamic personalities on both sides of the border,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “His expertise and energy infuse CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL with added flair.”

“I’m thrilled to be back! CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL has proven itself to be the premier destination for viewers to learn about the Canadian fashion scene,” said Jay Manuel, host and executive producer, CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. “I’ve always felt the fashion industry is a viable and successful place for those with creativity and determination. The series will continue to showcase all fashion career avenues, while being entertaining and provocative.”

Currently seen as creative director and judge on AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL®, Manuel is no stranger to the business of managing the esthetic. With an eye for creating stunning conceptual direction, Manuel has spent more than a decade in the world of high fashion and beauty, both in front of and behind the cameras. Manuel first took the reigns as host and executive producer in Cycle 2 of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, pushing the girls through the rigors of the fashion industry. A fan favourite of the TOP MODEL franchise, Manuel is back to helm the nation-wide search and find Canada’s next “IT” girl.

A fashion and beauty expert who began his career as a makeup artist, Manuel’s unique vision as creative director and producer has contributed to the success of 11 popular cycles of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. In addition, Manuel is host of the makeover series, STYLE HER FAMOUS and acts as a fashion correspondent providing red carpet coverage of The Emmy Awards®, The Golden Globe Awards®, The SAG Awards®, The Grammy Awards® and The Academy Awards®.

His artistry and expertise can been seen on the covers of the world’s most celebrated fashion magazines, and on the runways of the industry’s top designers. Manuel has worked with high profile photographers including Herb Ritts and Annie Leibovitz and has created “the look” for a long list of stars and models including Tyra Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Iman, Kim Cattrall and David Bowie.

Want to know how you can audition for cycle three of Canada’s Next Top Model and be in with the chance to win a $100,000 modeling contract?

If you’re aged between 18-23 (by Friday, January 20 2009), are a Canadian resident, are at least 5’8″ in height and aren’t currently under a modeling contract then spending 5 weeks away from family and friends in the high-stress, high-stakes world of modeling, beauty and fashion may be on the cards if your application is successful.

You can complete the online application here or mail in this form.

Get your application in now as the deadline is Monday, December 22nd, 2008.

CTV announced today it is looking for CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. Recruitment starts today for competitors for the third cycle of the 2007 Gemini winner for Best Reality Program or Series, which will air for the first time on CTV in 2009. In a program first, CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL hopefuls have the option of submitting their application packages online at the series’ all-new website, model.ctv.ca. Applications are being received now through December 22, 2008. Thousands will apply, but only 10 women will compete on-air for an incredible grand prize that includes a $100,000 beauty contract.

“With the enormous success of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA and CANADIAN IDOL, we can’t wait to take CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL to the next level,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “We will continue to bring the sidewalk to the catwalk, providing 10 young women an opportunity of a lifetime and the winner with the chance to jumpstart her modeling career.”

CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL returns with the hope of finding 10 young women who think they have what it takes to make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of modeling. To qualify, applicants must be female, between the ages of 18-23 (as of Friday, January 30, 2009), Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents of Canada, and at least 5’8” in height. Participants must also be prepared to spend five weeks away from family and friends and must not be locked into a current modeling contract. For up-to-date audition information and/or to download the official application kit and apply, visit www.model.ctv.ca.

CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is based on the phenomenally successful AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL® franchise created by supermodel Tyra Banks. Each one-hour episode provides dramatic twists and turns as hopefuls compete to master essential skills and live together, all under the watchful eye of TOP MODEL cameras. One cast member is eliminated each week and the last model standing wins the coveted title of CANADA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.