13 March 2010

The New Tysons: BET Centric's Model City

With the title of the first and most successful Black male model being held by Tyson Beckford, he'll have to hold on to his crown a little tighter as the stars of BET Centric's new show Model City. The show premiered February 18th, and its current lineup is at 8 p.m. on Thursdays. With its spot on the more sophisticated network Centric, Model City examines the lives of Red Models NYC models Salieu Jalloh, Nelson Nieves, Wendell Lissimore, Ibrahim Baaith, Henry Watkins, and Zeric Seymor-Armenteros as they navigate through rejection, stardom, love, upward mobility, and competition of the modeling world. The show is an interesting and exposing view into the world of modeling which is dominated by women as well as racial lines. The attention received by the models in the show is hardly comparable to the acclaim and notoriety that each of the models have received in their careers respectively. BET does an excellent job of shedding light on the successful careers of Black models in the cutthroat world of high fashion modeling. Check out BET Centric in your local listings. Below are photos of the models.

Salieu Jalloh

Wendell Lissimore

Ibrahim Baaith

Zeric Seymor-Armenteros

Henry Watkins

 Nelson Nieves


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