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Saturday, April 27, 2013


Supermodel and past winner of M-net face of Africa Oluchi Orlandi will host the first ever pan-regional version, 'Africa's Next Top Model'. The reality competition series will be shot primarily on location in South Africa and is slated to air pan-regionally in Africa on the MNET Africa Magic channels in 2013.
Oluchi will serve as host and executive producer, and South African Tourism is sponsoring the show, which will begin production in August in Cape Town. Models will be selected from eight countries throughout Africa. gathered, CBS Studios International has sold the African format rights for America's Next Top Model to New York-based LuLu Productions, owned by Oluchi.
“I am excited to be hosting Africa's Next Top Model and it is great to be part of the successful America’s Next Top Model franchise that Tyra Banks created and has hosted for an impressive 20 cycles thus far in the U.S.,” said Orlandi. “The African version of the franchise is long overdue and I expect the show to be a smashing success across the continent.

Oluchi is not the only one that seems to be excited. The host of America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks also shares in the joy. She expressed her excitement by tweeting:  "So excited to welcome Oluchi to the next top model fam . Welcome to antm Africa!"


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