Rihanna gets 'Styled to Rock' show

Rihanna during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Rihanna during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York. Rihanna has signed on to executive produce the new series "Styled to Rock" for the Style network. The 10-episode series set to air in 2013 will give 12 aspiring designers, chosen by Rihanna, an opportunity to style A-list stars. (Nov. 7, 2012) (Credit: AP )

Rihanna is finally getting a competition show of her own.

Only it's about fashion instead of singing. Because Rihanna is a "fashion icon," the "epitome of style" and a "trendsetter" who has a "powerful and unique point of view that transcends every aspect of pop culture including fashion," Style network said in last week's announcement.

And because, the singer added: "Fashion has always played an integral part in my life and career." Anyway, the NBC Universal-owned cable network that's home to "Tia & Tamera," "Jerseylicious" and "Giuliana & Bill" has ordered 10 one-hour episodes of "Styled to Rock," in which Rihanna will handpick 12 wannabe designers and give them the opportunity to create free outfits for "A-list celebrity talent." To help the aspiring designers reach their ultimate artistic potential, Rihanna will enlist the guidance of top experts from the fashion industry to serve as mentors.


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Each week, Rihanna will give challenges to her band of designers to push their creative limits when they are tasked with styling "an A-list star." That week's celebrity guest will determine which designer created the outfit they like best and advances to the next week of competition. The remaining designers must meet in tribal council with the mentors to determine where they fell short.

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