So I'm definitely on the late show, but I'm loving Model City on Centric. After years of watching the struggle of females in the modeling world, its great to see how the other side of the gender coin deals with the pressure to be beautiful.
Unlike other model shows on-air right now (ANTM, Models of the Runway) this is not a competition show. Model City is a real life look at this lives of experienced models - Ibrahim, Wendell, Nelson and Zeric - and novices - Henry and Salieu - as they navigate New York City and maintain or build their careers (all are signed with RED Model Management.)
This IS reality TV so of course there is drama: Ibrahim and Wendell are top models in the game and therefore don't get along due to the neverending competition for jobs, Zeric is a gay black man ... 'nuff said, and Henry decides to drop out of college against the wishes of his Ivy League-educated sisters. As luck would have it all the models are in committed relationships, with Wendell being the live-in boyfriend of supermodel Sessilee Lopez.
Despite the lack of prospects, these beautiful black men are a pleasure to watch. Model City airs Thursdays at 8pm on Centric.