SEASON(S): 1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from Centric's press release, February 2010) Coinciding with the one of the world's most notable fashion events, New York Fashion Week, CENTRIC brings viewers MODEL CITY, an all-new original series premiering Thursday, February 18 at 8:00 P.M.* with an encore broadcast on Monday, February 22 at 8:00 P.M. The 30-minute show is the first docu-series of its kind that takes an up-close look into the world of minority male models, and documents their personal experiences being successful in the fashion industry. MODEL CITY follows the lives of four Black and Latino male models of RED Model Management-NY, as they work to make a name for themselves while dealing with the various challenges of "making it" in the female-dominated modeling industry. Models Wendell, Ibrahim, Nelson, and Zeric grant viewers exclusive access into their fast-paced lives, and their never-ending 24/7 grind to become fashion's elite faces. The series consists of eight 30-minute episodes that examines the contrast of the model's glamorous runway lifestyles with the realities of being a black model -- fewer jobs, more competition, as well as the general struggle to stay on top of the game while handling rejection, exhausting schedules, jealous girlfriends, and the personal insecurities that can come along with the job.