TV: BET’S ‘RIP THE RUNWAY’ 2011

BET Networks dominates the catwalk with its seventh annual RIP THE RUNWAY. Sexy duo Mehcad Brooks and Selita Ebanks will strut their stuff as the hosts of the most fashion forward night in style and sound on Saturday, February 26 in New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. A celebration of music and fashion’s relationship, this year’s RIP THE RUNWAY will feature the collections of Rachel Roy, Tennille White, LaQuan Smith, Man vs. Machine, Lila Nikole and Haitian designer WISB “Way It Should Be” Apparel, along with dynamic performances by musical heavyweights Wiz Khalifa, Keri Hilson, Fabolous, Lloyd, Melanie Fiona, Miguel and New Boyz.

BET has once again teamed with Cossette Productions, the famed producers of the GRAMMY Awards® and the record-setting BET AWARDS shows, to handle production of RIP THE RUNWAY. Stephen Hill, president of music programming and specials for BET Networks, along with Lynne Harris-Taylor, vice president of specials for BET Networks, will executive produce the telecast.

Joining the sexy models on the catwalk will be the winner of the “Rip The Runway’s Amateur Model Contest.” The competition finalists will first appear on BET’s “106 & Park” today to compete for the opportunity to walk the runway in RIP THE RUNWAY. The aspiring models will be judged by RIP THE RUNWAY host Selita Ebanks, stylist June Ambrose, and celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine. The winning model will be chosen based on personality, photogenic appearance, and sexiness of runway strut.

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