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Get Gorgeous gets a reality check

tv Updated: Sep 03, 2010 14:16 IST
Nikhil Taneja
Nikhil Taneja
Hindustan Times
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Channel [V]’s flagship reality show Get Gorgeous is back with its sixth season, the format of which is a complete departure from its earlier versions. From bringing in male models for the first time to modelling for real brands and projects, this season of the show attempts to take the drama up a notch.

“We’re not just trying to find a winner in this season,” says VJ Andy. “We are looking to create superstars, who are not just limited to being good at the ramp, but can take up any profile in the industry.”

Andy, who looked after the choreography, fashion, styling and grooming of the contestants in the earlier season, is now also the anchor and a part of the creative team.

“The question we want our contestants to ask themselves this season is, ‘Is the fashion world really that glamourous?’,” Andy says. “We are training them in real life scenarios like TVCs, endorsements, print ads, ramp shows and even dealing with the paparazzi. We want the show to reflect every section of the fashion industry, including the movies offshoot, so the contestants know what they are in for.”

Explaining why the show introduces male contestants, Andy says, “Women compete with men for the same jobs in the real world now, and the vice versa is true too. So we thought that the show should be all encompassing. And, of course, why can’t there be gorgeous men?”

The jury will consist of industry experts like model Kamal Siddhu, photographer Vikram Bawa and designer Gayatri Khanna, while the contestants will be mentored by model Sahil Shroff and ex-Get Gorgeous winner, Archana Vijaya.