D-R-A-M-A: Cindy Crawford is making a TV show about modelling
Based on real life
Talk about juicy. Overnight, Variety has reported that supermodel, ageless babe and mother to a soon-to-be-supermodel, Cindy Crawford, is allegedly making a drama for NBC based on one of the most infamous rivalries of the modelling world in the '80s.
With a working title of Icon, the series is said to be loosely based (ie. a "fictional retelling") on the ongoing wars between the two biggest model management agencies in the '80s, the rivalry between Elaine Ford (who sadly passed away last year) of Ford Models, and Johnny Casablancas of Elite. The show is being written by Robin Bissell, an executive producer of The Hunger Games (HILARIOUS - you can't make up this kind of news, Hollywood).
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This may be Crawford's first foray into TV producing, but this isn't her first time at a rodeo - you may remember her from such cameos as Cougar Town, 3rd Rock From the Sun, Fraiser, MTV's House of Style; her exercising videos and, of course, her starring feature film role 1995's Fair Game. Though it's understood that she will remain an executive producer only, and has no plans to appear in the series.
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Crawford herself was signed to Elite, along with Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell, where as famous Ford girls included Elle Macpherson, Christy Brinkley, Kim Basinger and Jerry Hall. Though the story won't feature any real names and will probably come with a big, tall, guess who, don't sue 'Any similarity to any person living or dead is merely coincidental' disclosure, it will be quite fascinating to watch and play guess the facts.
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