E! Is Launching a New Guilty Pleasure Reality Show About Modeling
'Model Squad' is exactly what it sounds like.
From the network that brought us such "Golden Age" TV classics like Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami and Life of Kylie comes a new reality drama from Lionsgate about pretty people with contrived drama and an inclination toward upspeak: Model Squad.
Exactly what it sounds like (though, if we're being honest, "squad" is, like, so Taylor Swift circa 2016), the show follows a handful of models you've probably heard of but definitely don't remember, including Shanina Shaik (who is not Irina Shayk, Bradley Cooper's bae), Victoria's Secret Angel Devon Windsor and Miss Universe 2012 slash Nick Jonas' ex-girlfriend, Olivia Culpo.
Each hourlong episode will chronicle the "hard work, dedication and perseverance" that the ladies put forth in order to achieve their various successes — from Givenchy campaigns to Sports Illustrated covers — in addition to providing viewers with an insider's glimpse into the high-stress nature of their jobs.
“The business of high fashion is competitive and cutthroat, but it provides unparalleled opportunities that so many dream of,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, executive vp development and production at E!, in a release. “With the network deeply rooted in both fashion and pop culture, Model Squad is tailor-made for our viewers as this series brings exclusive access inside this unique celebrity lifestyle while also showing how these fierce women empower each other in such a high-pressure industry.”
The show, which is produced by Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate and IMG, with David Caplan, Will Staeger and Gennifer Gardiner serving as executive producers, will kick off with a New York Fashion Week preview special on Monday, Feb. 12. (Yes, the same day The Bachelor is on — we're torn, too).