Delivering high energy and high fashion, GRAMMY winner Kelly Rowland and Actor Boris Kodjoe join BET Networks to deliver top designers and live performances to "RIP THE RUNWAY," fashion's leading and sexiest telecast. In its ninth year, "RIP THE RUNWAY" returns larger than ever infusing unprecedented fashion and music's brightest entertainers to provide an extraordinary fashion experience on one runway.
On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City the runway will be ripped by music and television's hottest celebrities for a night showcasing top emerging designers in street wear, swimwear and high fashion couture.
For the first time, "106 & PARK's" "RIP THE RUNWAY" Amateur Model Contest is open to males providing both male and female aspiring models the opportunity to enter the online casting at BET.com. Supermodel Jessica White and "gone with the wind fabulous" reality star Kenya Moore will appear on "106 & PARK" to judge "RIP THE RUNWAY" Amateur Model Contest on February 25, 2013.
During this final phase, they will compete in a series of three (3) challenges - "The Look," a 'photo' contest, "The Talk," mock commercial competition and "The Walk," a 'catwalk' contest. The panel of celebrity judges combined with a viewer text vote will weigh the results and determine who will walk in "RIP THE RUNWAY."
BET.com will follow Kenya Moore as she captures behind the scenes interviews with models, Billboard's chart topping artists and our phenomenal hosts as they prepare for "RIP THE RUNWAY" premiering March 20, 2013 @ 10 pm on BET.
Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks, and Lynne Harris Taylor , Vice President of Specials, BET Networks, executive producer "RIP THE RUNWAY" along with Jesse Collins Entertainment.
About Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland’s career has produced millions of album sales, award winning records and accolades as a solo artist and member of girl group, Destiny's Child. The four-time GRAMMY winner, songwriter and film and television actress continues to gain attention as a performer and fashion icon.
About Boris Kodjoe
Boris Kodjoe , is an actor and former fashion model. Best known for his role on the Showtime television drama series Soul Food and as the star of the upcoming JJ Abrams series 'Undercovers,' Kodjoe currently stars on BET's scripted reality series "Real Husbands of Hollywood."
About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc., is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. Theprimary BET channel reaches more than 98 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa.