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The CW Announces Eleven Contestants for “Stylista”

September 25th, 2008 · No Comments


(Burbank, CA) The CW takes the fashion world by storm with new series “Stylista,” which premieres Wednesday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Eleven determined fashionistas vie to prove themselves to Fashion News Director and Elle Accessories Editor Anne Slowey and Creative Director Joe Zee from Elle magazine. Each week, the contestants compete against each other by completing an assistant task and a fashion editorial assignment until only one is left standing to be the new Junior Editor at Elle magazine.

Each episode, in consultation with Joe, Anne fires one person, until the last assistant standing gets promoted to the coveted real-life job opportunity. The grand prize includes a paid editorial position at Elle magazine, a paid lease on a great apartment in Manhattan, and a clothing allowance at H&M, all for one year, valued at $100,000.

“Stylista” is from 10 by 10 Entertainment, Inc. and Bankable Incorporated in association with Magic Molehill Productions, Inc. with executive producers Tyra Banks, Ken Mok, Eli Holzman, Desiree Gruber and Jane Cha.

“Stylista” participants are:

Name: Arnaldo
Age: 24
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Current Location: Bronx, NY
Occupation: Sales, freelance writer
Fashion Icons/Designers: Basquiat, Oscar de la Renta

Name: Ashlie
Age: 22
Hometown: Washington, DC
Current Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Production Assistant for Calving Klein Dresses
Fashion Icons/Designers: Sienna Miller, favorite designer is Zac Posen.

Name: Cologne
Age: 22
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
Current Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Recent college graduate with dreams of starting own clothing company “Oh de Cologne,” getting novel published and modeling. Thesis is on Fashion
Fashion Icons/Designers: Sienna Miller, Edie Sedgwick, Kate Bosworth, Twiggy

Name: Danielle
Age: 22
Hometown: Queens, NY
Current Location: Brooklyn, NY
Occupation: Visual Merchandiser
Fashion Icons/Designers: Stevie Nicks, Debbie Harry and Jenny Lewis.

Name: Devin
Age: 20
Hometown: Burton, OH
Current Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Student, Editor-In-Chief of NY Chic (student publication)
Fashion Icons/Designers: Balenciaga, Yves St. Lauren, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, Pat Fields, Audrey Hepburn, Nicole Kidman.

Name: DyShaun
Age: 24
Hometown: Newark, NJ
Current Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Freelance Stylist
Fashion Icons/Designers: Mary-Kate Olsen, Diana Vreeland, Thom Browne and Tom Ford

Name: Jason
Age: 25
Hometown: Chico, CA
Current Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Fashion Designer/Print/Editorial/Runway Model
Fashion Icons/Designers: Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford, Donatella Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Roberto Cavalli, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, D&G, Zac Posen, Giorgio Armani.

Name: Johanna
Age: 28
Hometown: Okemos, MI
Current Location: Washington, DC
Occupation: China Military Analyst
Fashion Icons/Designers: Karen Elson, Sienna Miller, Audrey Tatou, post-Tom Katie Holmes, Roland Mouret, Alber Elbaz, Alexander Wang, 6267, Ardistia.

Name: Kate
Age: 22
Hometown: Palm Springs , CA
Current Location: San Francisco, CA
Occupation: Legal Secretary at Kirkland and Ellis LLP
Fashion Icons/Designers: Jessica Simpson, Reese Witherspoon, Manny Mashouf (the chairman and founder of BEBE), Oscar de la Renta, Nina Ricci, Lauren Conrad, George Marciano.

Name: Megan
Age: 22
Hometown: Vail, CO
Current Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Entrepeneur
Fashion Icons/Designers: Grace Kelly, Catherine Deneuve, Penny Lane from “Almost Famous,” Patty Smith, Anita Pallenberg, Donyale Yuna.

Name: William
Age: 26
Hometown: Boston, MA
Current Location: New York, NY
Occupation: Out of work freelance Fashion Assistant for numerous brands and magazines including Next, New York Magazine, Stuff and Maxin.
Fashion Icons/Designers: Andrea Lieberman and Patricia Field, Tom Ford, Thome Brown, Marc Jacobs, the Heatherette boys, Richie and Traver.

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Source: The CW Press Release

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