Top Model 7 cast includes twins

The CW has revealed the cast of Top Model 7, although not on its fledgling web site.

Among the 13 contestants–who will, as in past seasons, likely be shown among a larger pool during the first episode, even though the network has already spoiled their idenitites–includes “the show’s first-ever set of twins,” according to Zap2it. They are “18-year-olds Amanda and Michelle from Anaheim, Calif.”

Oddly, E!’s story about the new cast says it includes 13 girls, but only lists 12, omitting poor Michelle. Hopefully she’s not the twin with the self-esteem problem, because this won’t help at all.

The other models include a 23-year-old fashion designer named Melrose and a photographer named CariDee. Reality TV World has pictures of all 13 girls.

‘Top Model’ Sees Double [Zap2it]
Tyra Recruits More “Top Model” Wannabes [E! Online]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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