* The CW is spinning off America’s Next Top Model with a new series called Operation Fabulous. Stars Jay Manuel & J. Alexander (better known as Mr. Jay & Miss J on ANTM) will travel the country giving makeovers to lucky participants on the show. The report states: “In various towns, the duo will select five participants and give them “Top Model”-style overhauls — how to dress, wear their hair and makeup and bring out their confidence with the support of family, friends and their community. The project seeks to capitalize on a fan-favorite “Model” segment, when contestants are given head-to-toe high-fashion makeovers supervised by Alexander.”
It basically sounds like a version of Tim Gunn’s show, Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, but I’m sure I’ll be tuning in. Tyra is of course executive producing the show along with Ken Mok, whom she’s always worked with on ANTM. This former model is definitely building her very own “Oprah-esque” empire! [via Reuters]
* Model Jourdan Dunn is up for an award from the British Fashion Awards, which are basically the U.K’s version of our CFDA Awards. But the CFDA Awards don’t have the ever-so-exciting model category. My girl Ms. Dunn is up against models Agyness Deyn (who won last year) & Lily Donaldson. I say Jourdan’s got this one in the bag! [via British Vogue] Toodles!