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The first episode of Rwanda's Next Top Model organized by Kigali fashion week (subtitled as Rwanda's Next Top Model: Guys & Girls) to be premiered on September 17th, 2015 and it will be the 1st season to air on Rwanda TV. It will be the first time in Rwanda to host such project to feature best female contestants who will represent Rwanda on international runways. John Bunyeshuli and Blunche Majoro will retain their positions on the judging panel. Runway coach and judge Jose returned to the judging panel, replacing former runway trainer Franco Kabano while a creative director and photographer will be brought on board. Social media is a factor in eliminations, with public voting taking place on the show's official page. The show will fade out with the series of illustrated Rwandan Artists. This will help in promoting Rwandan heritage and cultural artists.
After gruesome auditions, semifinalists will be revealed on the Rwanda's Next Top Model Instagram and facebook pages, while the fourteen finalists will be revealed after the voting closure. The international destination for this cycle will be in Zanzibar. More episodes will hopefully be filmed in there, one of which will feature Zanzibar`s touristic scenes, and the finale will have guest appearances from one of Zanzibar’s top fashionista , top Zanzibar`s super model and a fashion designer.
The Grand Finale of this season will be held on the 6th November 2015 at Serena International Hotel in Kigali – Rwanda.