Rihanna to Star in New Fashion-Based Reality Show
|Rihanna to Star in New Fashion-Based Reality Show|
RiRi is set to launch a fashion-based reality show (á la
Project Runway) with British network Sky Living. According to reps, the style-based show “will celebrate the extraordinary talent and creativity in the British fashion scene.”
Get ready to see some over-the-top pieces, as the aspiring designers will be competing to produce stage outfits for a variety of celebrities and musicians over a 10-week period. The finalists may be missing out on the opportunity to show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, but the grand prize is shaping up to be a pretty sweet deal. The winner will design Rihanna’s stage costume for her highly anticipated performance at Hyde Park in July 2012.
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Known for her eclectic style, Rihanna said, “I’ve always had a great love of fashion. It’s a constant source of inspiration in my life, and is a big reason why I’ve grown into the person and artist I am today. I am excited to follow the journey of our aspiring contestants and see how their individuality influences their efforts during the course of the show.”
In a surprising twist, RiRi will not serve as host of the show. The pop star will instead serve as executive producer, meaning she will be involved in casting, editing, post-production and the occasional guest judge appearance. She’s tapped Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts to host the show.
The yet-to-be-named series is set to debut on Sky Living in Summer 2012. As Project Runway fans, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a slew of entertaining cat-fights and designer melt-downs. After all, the world needs more of this: