The N Struts Its Stuff on the Fashion Runway With the Premiere of Star Stylist, A New Multiplatform, Interactive Reality Series Premiering June 15

South of Nowhere's Valery Ortiz Hosts Series To Run On-Air and Online;

Contestant Casting Begins Monday, May 14

Winner To Become A Real-Life Star Stylist, Receive A Shopping Spree In NYC,

And Win An Elite Spot To Attend Teen Vogue's Fashion U

May 14, 2007, 01:00 ET from The N

    NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Were you the first to rock leggings
 with flats? Is your new micro-mini the talk of the town? Are fashion faux
 pas something other people commit? Find out as The N, the nighttime network
 for teens, kicks off Star Stylist, a new interactive, multiplatform reality
 series, hosted by South of Nowhere's Valery Ortiz. The new series will
 feature eight fashion-forward young thinkers as they vie for the chance to
 be named Star Stylist. The interactive series premieres on The N and online
 at on Friday, June 15.
     From Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 31, aspiring stylists who are
 13 years of age and older can go online at and upload
 a video of what they think is the perfect post-prom look. Then from Friday,
 June 1 through Thursday, June 14th, Star Stylist will put fans in the
 driver's seat as The N's online viewers will vote and decide who will be
 the final eighth contestant who gets the chance to compete for the title of
 Star Stylist.
     The winner of Star Stylist will receive a shopping spree at an elite
 boutique in New York City, a top spot to attend Teen Vogue's Fashion U and
 the chance to become a real-life stylist on an upcoming series on The N
 this Fall.
     "Star Stylist provides us with an exciting opportunity to communicate
 with our teen audience week after week via online," said Sarah Tomassi
 Lindman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, The N. "Teens are all
 about personal style and expression and this series successfully blends
 individual creativity with sharp competition."
     On Friday, June 15, The N will announce the eight contestants for the
 series on-air and online. The eight contestants will then compete in six
 styling challenges presented over six consecutive weeks including: "All
 About Astrology," "Schizolebrity," "Accessories Gone Bad," "Something For
 Nothing," "Blast From the Past" and "Heaven vs. Hell."
     Each week beginning June 15, the gritty competition plays out in
 contestant blogs, on-air shorts and online videos that will recap how each
 contestant is holding up against the competition. On Friday, July 27 The N
 will reveal the final three contestants as they continue on to the final
 round of competition in New York City.
     Three top stylists will serve as "fashion gurus" to the eight
 contestants throughout the rigorous style competition. Teen Vogue's
 Creative Services Director will be on hand as a "special guru" for one week
 serving as an additional style expert to the contestants. Joining the
 series is star stylist Mark Jacobs, Louis Johnson and Jamie Rosenthal.
     * Mark Jacobs -- Based in New York, Jacobs is a fashion editor and writer.
       He has written features for The New York Times Magazine, i-D Magazine
       and V Magazine. His editorial features have included interviews with
       everyone from Juicy Couture creators to Rapper, Eve on her first visit
       to Barneys New York.  He has also been featured on Entertainment Tonight
       discussing high fashion with host Mary Hart.
     * Louis Johnson -- Known amongst the fashion community and the hip-hop
       elite as the "Accessory King," Johnson is currently resident fashion
       editor at XII Magazine and is also the contributing fashion editor to
       Uptown Magazine and Vibe Magazine.  Johnson has helped cultivate looks
       for Tommy Hilfiger commercials featuring Farnsworth Bentley, Andre
       Harrell, Christina Milian, Fefe Dobson and Thicke.  He is also the
       stylist of choice for top celebrities including: P. Diddy, Usher, Lil
       Kim, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Fat Joe and Foxy Brown.
     * Jamie Rosenthal -- A graduate of the prestigious Parsons School of
       Design, Rosenthal is an accomplished fashion journalist as well as
       stylist and designer.  She has apprenticed under many top fashion
       designers including Donna Karen and Anna Sui.  Currently she is the
       Design Director at FORM, a boutique design house based in New York.
     Amp'd Mobile, the pioneer of integrated mobile entertainment is the
 official mobile provider for Star Stylist. All the stylists will be using
 Amp'd Mobile phones throughout the competition to stay connected with the
 gurus on ideas and concepts. Amp'd Mobile subscribers will have the special
 opportunity to stay connected to the series and its competitors with five
 exclusive webisodes rolling out one each week leading up to the final
 airing on The N with a special 30-minute finale airing Friday, August 31 on
 The N.
     Amp'd Mobile is the first integrated mobile entertainment company for
 youth, young professionals and early adopters, and the only 3G carrier in
 the US specifically targeting that demographic. By leveraging the power of
 broadband wireless (EVDO), Amp'd Mobile offers traditional services such as
 voice and text within a completely fresh user interface designed
 specifically for the "mobile graduate" and third-generation (3G)
 technology. With a myriad of customizable options to meet each person's
 individual needs, as well as strategic alliances with top entertainment
 properties, such as MTVN and Universal Music Group, Amp'd Mobile brings a
 more relevant, personal experience to the wireless lifestyle with unique
 music, video, community, entertainment, sports and gaming offerings divided
 into various channels for quick and easy access. Amp'd Mobile is offered
 nationwide and more information can be found at
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