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FORD Models Supermodel of the World Canada Premieres September 5 on Citytv


FORD Models Supermodel of the World Canada Premieres September 5 on Citytv

(Toronto – September 2, 2009) Strap on your stilettos and strut your stuff to the nearest television set to catch the premiere of the exciting four part series as Maybelline New York presents FORD Models Supermodel of the World Canada, only on Citytv, premiering Saturday, September 5 at 8 PM.

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“Last year's program was so well-received by our viewers, we have expanded the program to four episodes, which capture the search and showcase the 12 charismatic finalists, any of whom would be a welcome addition to the world of modeling,” commented Robert Lawlor, Executive Producer, Non News Programming, Citytv.

Citytv is your all access pass as FORD Models, the world’s most prestigious fashion talent agency, sends its top scouts across the country in search of the next fresh face who will represent Canada in the global final of FORD Models Supermodel of the World competition. Co-hosted by Citytv on-air personality, Dina Pugliese (Breakfast Television), and editor, Laura Lanktree, the search kicked off in Toronto making stops in Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, meeting thousands of hopefuls. From the tears to the triumphs, find out which of the 12 contestants stood out among the rest.

Episode 2 (September 12) finds the Top 12 descending upon Toronto. There, they meet industry experts from Maybelline New York, Redken and Diesel, who coach them in the areas of make-up, hair, and wardrobe. The episode concludes with an exotic photo shoot in the middle of a downtown hotel lobby. At the end of the episode, eight of the young hopefuls advance to the next round and for four of the young contestants their journey comes to an end.

Episode 3 (September 19) finds the Amazing Eight back in Toronto where they are put through their paces with fitness and nutrition experts and learning to walk like Supermodels on the catwalk. Their photo assignment is a salute to the 30 years of FLARE magazine. At the end of this episode, only 6 contestants will be moving forward to our LIVE finale at Citytv’s new state-of-the-art production facility in the heart of downtown and one hopeful will be named FORD Models Supermodel of the World Canada.

Visit for photos from the auditions, bios, fashion articles, videos, and behind the scenes photos the contestants have taken themselves. Plus – read Laura Lanktree’s blog about the nationwide search and vote for your favourite contestant to win the “Fan Favourite Award.”

Watch as 12 contestants go stiletto to stiletto vying for the coveted FORD Models Supermodel of the World Canada title when FORD Models Supermodel of the World Canada premieres September 5 on Citytv.

FORD Models, which began in 1946 by Eileen and Jerry Ford, was the world’s first model management agency and went on to represent the biggest names of the decades - Jean Shrimpton in the 60s, Lauren Hutton in the 70s, Christie Brinkley in the 80s (and today), Christy Turlington in the 90s. Today, FORD Models represents many of the most recognizable and successful faces in fashion synonymous with glamour and prestige. It is comprised of ten divisions representing some of the world’s most diverse talent. In addition to the New York City headquarters, Ford has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Scottsdale, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Toronto, Paris, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg  offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming.  A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming.  Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.   For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit

For further information, please contact:
Veronica Logue, Citytv, 416.764.3195,

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