Barbados hosts Casting Call for FLOW’s Caribbean’s Next Top Model
More than 40 Barbadian potential models recently took advantage of the opportunity to strut their stuff as they vied for a spot in the upcoming season of Caribbean’s Next Top Model.
The aspiring young ladies paraded before a four-member panel of judges at the Courtyard Marriott hotel last Saturday in the hopes of being selected to participate in the regional reality show.
The Caribbean series is based on the successful original production – America’s Next Top Model – which was created by former top model Tyra Banks and is owned by CBS International. It follows the stories of young women seeking to launch a career in the competitive world of high-fashion modelling.
Now in its second season, Caribbean’s Next Top Model is sponsored by Flow. Producer Wendy Fitzwilliam, Miss Universe 1998, expressed her delight about the new season and the partnership with the Caribbean’s only full service telecommunications provider.
“We’re absolutely excited to be working with Flow to bring Caribbean’s Next Top Model back for a second season. We are resolute in our desire to showcase the Caribbean brand and this partnership makes it possible to build on our first season and bring the show back to our fans in a much more interactive way,” said Fitzwilliam.
John Reid, President of the C&W Consumer Group, noted the partnership was a perfect fit for Flow, which has been positioned as a brand “driven by all that is positive in the Caribbean, the people, the passion, the drive to succeed, innovation and positive vibes.”
He also noted that Flow will be utilising its ‘quad play‘ technology to ensure that viewers across the region can watch the programme when – and how – they want.
Caribbean’s Next Top Model is produced by Wendy Fitzwilliam and her sister Dionyse Fitzwilliam, who is the show’s Executive Producer. Casting calls for the second season have been held Jamaica and Trinidad, and are being facilitated online to make it more accessible for potential participants throughout the region. The first show will be aired in October.