Thursday, November 2, 2017

Fashion gets tough as MTV and Bulldog return with the third season of India’s Next Top Model

~ ‘OOMPH’alicious Malaika makes a comeback on MTV as the host & head judge of the show ~
~ Handsome hunk Milind Soman to take on the judge’s panel along with Ace Bollywood Photographer Dabboo Ratnani; Anusha Dandekar and Neeraj Gaba to be the mentors ~
~ Every Saturday at 7:00 PM on MTV ~

October 31, 2017, Mumbai: Riding high on the success of previous two seasons, MTV, the iconic youth brand, is back with the third season of India’s most awaited runway feast, India’s Next Top Model. Giving a shout- out to aspiring models across the nation, this fashion- packed competition reality show will see fresh faces vying to be the next top model while being mentored by the best in the industry. The official adaptation of America’s Next Top Model, India’s Next Top Model, is licensed and produced by Bulldog Entertainment, will enliven television screens every Saturday at 7:00 PM on MTV

Having followed the journey of aspiring models showcasing their ability to set the runway ablaze in its first two seasons, the third season looks more promising than ever with tasks and challenges matching international standards. With the theme of ‘Fashion gets tough’, this season not only promises to transform the lives of many young girls out there but also provide them with the confidence to own the world. Taking on the mantle of the show host & head judge will be Fashion diva, model and actress, Malaika Arora; fitness guru & actor Milind Soman and Bollywood’s favorite photographer Dabboo Ratnani will be seen as the co-judges this season, and style icon Anusha Dandekar and grooming expert Neeraj Gaba will reprise their roles as mentors guiding the young and aspiring model to achieve their dream to become India’s Next Top Model.

Donning the judges hat for the first time on India’s Next Top Model, Model and Bollywood Fashion Diva, Malaika Arora said, “Fashion is all about being free- spirited and expressing oneself without any inhibitions. A supermodel is someone who effortlessly carries off the latest and most bizarre trends and rocks them like a diva, with utmost grace. As a presenter in the third season of India’s Next Top Model I will be expecting the girls to go that extra mile and do whatever it takes to be the next supermodel. Fashion will be getting tough with every passing day for the contestants. I definitely will be looking at the ease with which the girls carry themselves”

Making his debut on India’s Next Top Model as a co-judge, model, actor and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman said, “The Indian modeling industry has evolved drastically ever since its inception. What amazes me is that we are almost at par with the International modeling industry. Many of our models and supermodels have set the international runways ablaze. At India’s Next Top Model we are looking for a face who will be a perfect combination of poise and personality. Someone who should be able to express herself effortlessly and brave the tough world of fashion with a smile.”

Ace photographer and the co-judge on India’s Next Top Model, Dabboo Ratnani said, “I have been questioned by many on what does real beauty look like. It is a very subjective and complicated question and as a photographer I do feel that you can find beauty in the simplest of things. One is not beautiful or pretty simply because of cosmetics or the size. It is all about being yourself. In India’s Next Top Model, as a judge I have always looked at going beyond what meets the eye. This year, as fashion gets tough, the audience will be amazed to see the potential that these girls possess.”

Excited to mentor contestants in the third season of India’s Next Top Model, style icon Anusha Dandekar said, “The third season of India’s Next Top Model is going to be the most exciting one yet. The competition is strong, the girls are passionate and you never know which way the episode will take you because even though the challenges, photo shoots and ramp walks are going to be tough, the girls are pushing to be tougher! As a mentor, this is going to be my proudest season yet because the transformations will be incredible! Forget just keeping it stylish, I’m going to be making sure they keep it top model at all times! Can’t wait to get the season started!”

Known for his keen eye for detail, Mr. Gaba, said, “It’s important for a model to be herself. Not just models, anybody who wants to project the best versions of themselves, it is essential to just be unique, be you. You can’t afford to be a copycat, otherwise there’s nothing unique that you’ll be able to bring on board for prospective brands, designers etc. You have to put your best foot forward, be it on the ramp, a commercial shoot or editorial. If you can do that, then you are a supermodel for me. I am glad to be back on India’s Next Top Model.”

In its latest season, along with becoming the definitive hunt for the top modeling talent in the country, India’s Next Top Model has also proven itself to be an attractive destination for sponsors as leading brands in the country have grabbed the opportunity to be associated with the show. Along with Livon Serum, the leading serum for Salon Finish Hair, as the title sponsor, Selfie Expert and Leader, OPPO as Co-Presenter, Lotus Make-up, the leading cosmetic brand along with Hike Messenger as a powered by for this season of the show. The show that over the last two seasons have given the Indian fashion some exciting new faces such as Danielle Canute, Jantee Hazarika and Pranati, India’s Next Top Model, which is an official adaptation of America’s Next Top Model, is licensed by producer Bulldog Entertainment returns to television screens every Saturday at 7 pm.

Get ready to join in on all the action as Fashion Gets Tough in the third season of India’s Next Top Model, every Saturday at 7:00 PM only on MTV!


MTV, world’s premier youth brand, is a dynamic and a vibrant blend of music and pop culture. With a global reach of more than half-billion households, MTV is a cultural home to the millennial generation, music fans and artists.  50 MN fans following MTV across show pages on social media have made it one of the top brands in social influence as well. MTV consumer products are available across 35+ unique categories through strategic brand licensing tie-ups, leading to combined retail sales of 100+ crores present across all key online and off-line channels of distribution. In 2015, MTV also launched its first ever café in the world, FLYP@MTV at New Delhi in India. MTV has a buzzing MTV Live business with properties like MTV Video Music Awards and MTV Bollyland. Aiming to entertain, lead and collaborate with young people through its evocative communication and youth relevant shows like Roadies, Splitsvilla, Coke Studio@MTV, MTV Unplugged, MTV Girls on Top, MTV Love School and keep them engaged through various cause led initiatives such as MTV Rock the Vote and MTV The Junkyard Project. For information about MTV in India, visit


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About Bulldog Media & Entertainment

Bulldog Media & Entertainment, founded in 2007 by Akash Sharma and Ramit Bharti Mittal, is one of the leading content providers and production companies in India. A pioneer in worldwide format acquisitions, they are the entity behind bringing successful entertainment franchises to India like ‘Are You Smarter than A 5th Grader?’, ‘Beauty and The Geek’, ‘People’s Choice Awards’ and now ‘America’s Next Top Model’. Equipped to offer world-class creative, development & production services, Bulldog is one-stop destination for high-quality interactive & entertaining shows for TV, mobile, and the internet. Headquartered in Mumbai, the company also offers content services such as multi-platform Distribution, Interactivity, Merchandising, Digital Marketing, and Brand Solutions for the Indian marketplace.

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