Rihanna is ready to judge you. Sort of. The singer has just announced she’s teaming up with the Style Network to star in and executive produce the fashion competition reality series, “Styled To Rock.” The 10 hour-long episodes will premiere on the cable network in 2013.
In a statement, she said, “Fashion has always played an integral part in my life and career. I am so excited to partner with Style Network and share my creative insight with these 12 designers and give them this opportunity to showcase their work.”
Designers interested in appearing on the series can enter on the network’s website. Rih will personally handpick the 12 designers who make it to air. Rihanna will also select the mentors who guide the designers week after week, helping them through challenges where they are tasked with styling an A-list client, per the network.
“Rihanna is a trailblazer, a trendsetter and the epitome of style. She has a powerful and unique point-of-view that transcends every aspect of pop culture, including fashion, and is a leading creative force,” Style Media’s president, Salaam Coleman Smith, said. “On the heels of our successful network rebrand, ’Styled to Rock’ and Style’s new partnership with Rihanna will reinvent the fashion competition genre, fueling our viewers insatiable appetite for all things style.”
The “Diamonds” singer appeared on a U.K. version of the show earlier this year. It aired on the U.K.’s Sky Living HD network. Designer Zainab won that version of the show.
The announcement comes hot on the heels of Rihanna’s Unapologetic album release, which marked her first-ever #1 album debut in the U.S. She’s also slated to hit the road on her “Diamonds” tour in 2013. She’ll be joined by A$AP Rocky. The tour kicks off on March 8 in Buffalo, New York, before making its way around North America with stops in Chicago, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The North American leg of the tour will wrap up in May at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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