Best Of 2021 – BBC Models: Street To Catwalk Series Two
The world of modelling is changing, and Manchester is where it’s at. The northern fashion houses of Boohoo, PrettyLittleThing and Misguided have taken over the fashion world and are redefining what it means to be a model. Gone are the pretty boys, the super skinny girls and the demands to be over six feet tall. This series follows one of Manchester’s leading agencies, Nemesis, on the search to find a new generation of models.
Series two goes back behind the doors of one of Manchester’s leading modelling agencies, where between them the young hopefuls are trying to avoid being sent to prison, overcoming a brutal knife attack, and grappling with self-doubt.
A teaser shares: “There’s Jordaine, a self-described “short, big-bummed black girl” dreaming of a way out of her low-wage catering job in Huddersfield. She is desperate to do something good in her life, after a troubled childhood which saw police regularly raid her family home. Her first modelling job could see her become the face of a worldwide haircare brand; can she impress with her larger-than-life personality? “Follow Hal, from Merseyside, as he tries to stay out of prison to keep his modelling hopes alive. Bullied as a kid and desperate for acceptance, he now enters modelling with a more mature mindset, but is he able to put his violent past behind him? “Can Juan regain his confidence after he’s slashed across the face in a savage knife attack on a night out in the city? He considers drastic measures, going under the knife to cover up his scars. His mum and agency boss Nigel are dead against it, but will he listen? “Could Kyra be the game-changer that Nemesis is after? A size 18 model with Vitiligo, a condition where patches of skin lose their pigment, the shy teen has overcome much in her life already.”
Models: Street To Catwalk series one and two are available to watch online on BBC iPlayer now.