November 30, 2017

Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid Premieres on January 11, 2018 on Lifetime

IT TAKES MORE THAN A PRETTY FACE TO BUILD A BRAND 

NEW COMPETITION REALITY SERIES
MAKING A MODEL WITH YOLANDA HADID 
PREMIERES JANUARY 11

EIGHT EPISODE SERIES INCLUDES SPECIAL 
APPEARANCES BY GIGI AND BELLA HADID, 
DESIGNERS TOMMY HILFIGER AND NICOLE MILLER 
AND SUPERMODELS DEVON WINDSOR AND ALEK WEK

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LOS ANGELES, CA (November 30, 2017) – In the cutthroat world of modeling, every aspiring beauty needs support, guidance and sometimes an nudge down the runway. On Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid, premiering Thursday, January 11 at 10pm ET/PT, former model and television personality Yolanda Hadid (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) brings her expertise to the forefront as she coaches aspiring teen models to succeed on and off the catwalk.  As the mother and agent to fashion’s “IT” girls Gigi and Bella, and model son Anwar, Yolanda and her trusted team of experts will put the girls and their “momagers” through an intensive eight week training program, focused on the physical, mental and emotional wellness that it takes to build a sustainable brand. 

The eight-episode series follows six young aspiring models and their mothers as they travel to New York City, shack up under one roof and pursue their dreams of becoming a supermodel.  Each week, Yolanda puts the girls and their moms through a series of lessons and assignments designed to not only test their modeling agility, but also the strength of their mother-daughter relationship.  With a $5,000 weekly prize on the line to put towards their future careers, only one girl will be left standing to win a management contract with Yolanda’s company and the potential opportunity to be represented by IMG Models in New York. Yolanda's daughters Gigi and Bella Hadid, designers Tommy Hilfiger and Nicole Miller and supermodels Devon Windsor and Alek Wek make special appearances throught the season.  Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid is produced by Hudsun Media for Lifetime. Michael Rourke, Christopher Spry, Sean Rankine and Yolanda Hadid executive produce. Mary Donahue and Mioshi Hill executive produce for Lifetime.  

Model-Mother teams include:
Breanna (13) and Jessica Bunevacz – Los Angeles, California
Lilyan (15) and Kat Cole – Coalgate, Oklahoma 
Carrington (16) and Lisa Durham – Los Angeles, California
Mikayla (16) and Karen Gilles – Chicago, Illinois 
Makenzie (14) and Teresa Rooney – Fishers, Indiana 
Athena (13) and Diana Katoanga – Portland, Oregon

Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid joins Lifetime’s robust roster of fashion, beauty and lifestyle series which include the Emmy® nominated series, Project Runway, Project Runway All Stars, makeup and hair competition series American Beauty Star with host Adriana Lima, and the competition series, Glam Masters, executive produced by Kim Kardashian West. A+E Networks is also an investment partner in BeautyCon, a destination for generation Z and millennials in the beauty space.

ABOUT HUDSUN MEDIA 

Hudsun Media is a multi-platform production company that strategically partners with networks, digital platforms, agencies and brands to create engaging and entertaining premium content. The Hudsun team consists of a band of producers, writers, editors, directors, shooters, and doers who are all wildly committed to the ever evolving art of storytelling. Currently, Hudsun Media has five shows in production at broadcast, cable and digital networks.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. The critically acclaimed UnREAL, Project Runway, Bring It!, The Rap Game, Married at First Sight and Little Women franchises anchor the network’s programming, in addition to its over 25 original movies annually that continue to define the TV movie genre. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime Television®, Lifetime Movies®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

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