Hit TV reality show America’s Next Top Model is reportedly making its way to the Middle East with a different title, ideal for the Middle East: Arabia’s Next Top Model. It is rumored that a teaser clip is currently in the works.
While the original American series is famed for its high-profile hosts and producers including Tyra Banks and Ken Mok, the Middle East version is on the lookout for celebrity judges to feature in the show. Since the show is yet to officially declare itself in the region, not much information has been revealed, including whether it will be open to both men and women, like the original series.
The show, similar to the goal of America’s Next Top Model will be the ideal platform for aspiring models and passionate artists to showcase their talent and take the next step in their careers, with huge cash prizes and modeling contracts granted to the winner. The American version of the show follows a series of competitions with one model eliminated per episode, and the Arab version is likely to follow a similar structure.
The original show was launched in America in 2003 with the sole purpose of giving a kick-start to models hoping to achieve success in their careers, who struggled to do so due to lack of resources or money. It has made over 50 international versions, making its mark in countries including Germany, China, and the UK. This also is not the first for the American series to franchise regionally, as Africa’s next top model and Asia’s next top model were also recently launched in hopes of kicking forward more modeling careers across the world.
Many shows of late appear to be making regional comebacks, including the release of the Real Housewives of Dubai, a show which has swiftly gathered momentum and sparked interest (and in some cases, backlash) among scores of people in the city.