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Bravo Reveals the 13 Designers Set to Compete on "Top Design," Premiering on Wednesday, September 3 at 10 PM ET/PT
Season one of "Top Design" was Bravo's highest new series premiere ever.

[via press release from Bravo]


Series Unveils A New Look In HD, New Host India Hicks And New Producers � Magical Elves

NEW YORK � July 16, 2008 � Today, Bravo revealed the 13 talented men and women chosen for the second season of Bravo's hit interior design competition series "Top Design." The second season has been revamped with a brand new look in high-definition, new producers, the Emmy-nominated Magical Elves ("Project Runway," "Top Chef"), and a new host, celebrated fashion model and design aficionado, India Hicks. The series will follow professional designers as they live together in a decked-out loft, compete to create the "Top Design," and a chance to win a $100,000 cash prize and a four-page editorial showcase in ELLE DECOR magazine. World-renowned designer Todd Oldham returns, this time as the contestants' mentor. Jonathan Adler will reprise his role as head judge along with Margaret Russell, Editor In Chief of ELLE DECOR magazine, and interior designer Kelly Wearstler as series judges. "Top Design" premieres on Bravo on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 10 p.m. ET/PT,

Following are the 13 designers competing on the series (bios enclosed):

� Andrea, 36 - Hometown: Calgary, Canada; Resides in Santa Monica Mountains, Calif.

� Eddie, 30 - Hometown: Greenwich, Conn.; Resides in New York City

� Jennifer, 28: Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.: Resides in New York City

� Kerry, 40 - Hometown: Easley, S.C.; Resides in Atlanta, Ga.

� Natalie, 24: Hometown: Montgomery, Ala.: Resides in Atlanta, Ga.

� Nathan, 30 - Hometown: Denver, Colo.; Resides in New York City

� Ondine, 38 - Hometown: Mountainside, N.J.; Resides in New York City.

� Preston, 27: Hometown: Amarillo, Texas: Resides in Los Angeles, Calif.

� Robert, 40 - Hometown: New Brunswick, Canada; Resides in Houston, Texas

� Serge, 27 - Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.; Resides in: New York City

� Shazia, 30 - Hometown: Plano, Texas; Resides in Houston, Texas

� Teresa, 35 - Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.; Resides in Las Vegas, Nev.

� Wisit, 30 � Hometown: Gibson City, Ill.; Resides In: Los Angeles, Calif.

Season one of "Top Design" was Bravo's highest new series premiere ever, averaging 1,387,000 adults 18-49 and 1,859,000 total viewers. In the second season of the interior design competition, the drama is more intense and the stakes are raised even higher as the contestants are critiqued by some of the most influential names in the design industry. With challenges ranging from redesigning a fall out shelter to competing in a full-on design triathlon, eccentric personalities and creative egos combine to fuel the competition.

"Top Design" is produced by Magical Elves. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz ("Top Chef," "Project Runway") are executive producers, and Kathryn Vaughn and Andrew Wallace serve as co-executive producers.

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com.

  [july 2008]  


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