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Growing Up Supermodel

Growing Up Supermodel

  • Premiered: 
    August 16, 2017
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  • Network: Lifetime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

GROWING UP SUPERMODEL is a one-hour reality series that follows a new group of hot young models risking it all to live up to the careers of their famous parents. With the names and the genes of their gorgeous parents on their side, these celebrity offspring seem destined to make it to the top, but the right DNA is only half the battle in this competitive world. These young models are all finding out that making a career is hard work, and having a famous name is a double-edged sword, creating expectations and burdens at the same time it generates opportunities. Meanwhile, the parents, whose success has paved the way, discover that being a star is much easier than raising one. The cast includes:

Cambrie and Faith Schroder (daughter of Andrea Schroder): Andrea is in the middle of a divorce with her famous husband, and she's still learning the ropes as a single mom. Older daughter Cambrie, 20, is entrepreneurial and independent-minded -- and ready to move out of the house, leaving Andrea even more alone. Faith is just 15, but she's not ready to accept her mother as any kind of disciplinarian. Throughout the season, Andrea and her daughters struggle to redefine their family in the face of major life changes.

Atiana De La Hoya (daughter of actress/model Shanna Moakler and boxer Oscar De La Hoya): Former Miss USA and Playboy model Shanna is an active single mother raising a typically insecure teenage daughter in Atiana, 17, who has the looks and the pedigree to become a serious model, but is lacking in motivation. Shanna trains ambitious pageant contestants for a living, but will she be able to light a spark in her own daughter? Atiana feels she has enough stress in her life just trying to plan the perfect 18th birthday party. To pull it off, she's going to have to depend upon the kindness of her father, the famous but troubled boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who's nearly a stranger to her. The season tracks Shanna as she pushes Atiana to succeed while also protecting her from the bad rumors that seem to trail her wherever she goes.

Arissa Le Brock (daughter of supermodel/actress Kelly Le Brock and actor Steven Seagal): 1980s pin-up goddess Kelly quite consciously left Hollywood behind years ago so she could raise her children in relative anonymity three hours to the north in Santa Ynez. But now that her daughter Arissa, 23, has decided to become a model, Kelly finds herself getting more and more drawn back into the lifestyle that was dangerous to her in her youth. Arissa, of course, is no ordinary pin up girl. Rather, she's a plus-sized model on a crusade to earn acceptance for non-traditional body types. Kelly wants nothing more than to see her daughter succeed, but Arissa has a stubborn streak -- like mother, like daughter -- and the facts are that the fashion industry hasn't quite caught up to Arissa's values.

Cairo Peele (daughter of supermodel Beverly Peele): Supermodel Beverly enters the season eight months pregnant with a baby girl on the way, and Cairo, 23, is not happy about it. Cairo wants Beverly to reclaim her mantle as a supermodel and global celebrity, partially because Cairo wants to bask in the reflected glow of that. While Beverly works to juggle the demands of her baby girl with the demands of her oldest daughter, Cairo struggles to find the same level of success her mom enjoyed at her age.

Jake Moritt (son of actress Krista Allen): Former BAYWATCH actress Krista never wavers in her love and support for her son Jake, 19. When Krista runs afoul of the Schroder sisters, Jake proves this loyalty runs both ways. The two of them are a tight unit, but the question is whether this tight bond is always a good thing, or whether these two actually wind up enabling each other's issues. Krista so often has good advice to offer, but she can't help involving herself in sticky situations where she might not belong. Jake needs to get motivated to get his career off the ground. Can these two help each other, or will they wind up isolated from the group?

Janis Ostojic (son of internationally acclaimed model JD Ostojic): The first major hurdle this father-and-son modeling duo has to overcome is merely arriving in Los Angeles to begin their careers. Father JD and son Janis, 21, find themselves trapped in their homeland of Belgium as their work visas get delayed thanks to the current political climate. When they land, however, they make an immediate splash among the rest of the cast. JD is the only father on the show who is a present and stable force in his children's lives. The tightness of JD's family and marriage stands as a shining example to all the broken homes of his fellow cast mates -- and mostly just serves to get them upset when JD proves to have a moralizing streak. The question with JD and Janis is, can they keep the family together in the face of all the pressures of LA and the modeling world? If they were hoping to find some good influences here in Los Angeles, they might have fallen in with the wrong crowd.