Monday, August 3, 2009 at 11:44 a.m.
Model Latina Miami
premiered last night on SiTV, a station we've never heard of and pretty sure we don't get, but we browsed through the first episode online
The funny thing is that runways of the world could certainly use a healthy dose of Latina spice. Only a few leggy Brazilian glamazons, such as Gisele Bundchen and Raquel Zimmermann, come to mind, but Model Latina Miami certainly isn't going to change this. For one, not a single one of the girls seems to be taller than five-foot-eight. Ariel Stein would never approve.
Then again, the show is looking for a mix of "beauty, brains, grace, and style," and the girls compete in challenges other than photo shoots. But if I want to watch a show trying to promote that women are more than just looks, I'm probably not going to watch a reality-TV modeling show in the first place. So what you're left with is a pretty blatant America's Next Top Model rip-off designed for drama.