Video: Northern Ireland provides backdrop for Chinese reality TV show I, Supermodel
Some of Northern Ireland’s top tourist attractions and spectacular scenery will be seen by more than 400 million Chinese people today, on one of the world’s biggest reality TV shows – I, Supermodel (China’s version of America’s Next Top Model).
Two episodes of I, Supermodel were filmed in Northern Ireland earlier this year. The episodes filmed here will air today (17 December) and next week (on Thursday, 24 December) – in China on Hubei Satellite TV and in Great Britain on Propeller TV, shown via Sky TV and aimed specifically at the Chinese community living in GB. The episodes will also be streamed on the iQIYI online platform in China. In all, each episode will be seen by approximately 410 million people, including fans in China and about 25 other countries around the world.
The episodes filmed here will see the Chinese model contestants battle it out at places like Titanic Belfast, Belfast City Hall, Mount Stewart, Donaghadee and Dunluce Castle, in a bid to win a top modelling contract. Tourism Ireland helped with itinerary suggestions and travel arrangements from London to Belfast for the show’s models, presenters, judges and crew.