Mel B is set to host the second season of ‘The Fashion Hero’.
The Spice Girls star – who was known as Scary Spice in the girl group and known for her love of leopard print and catsuits – has signed up to front the upcoming second series of the popular modelling show, replacing Brooke Hogan at the helm of the competition, which was created to challenge the industry’s preconceived standards of beauty.
Mel said: “Finally a show has come along that stands for everything I believe in. ‘Fashion Hero’ is my dream job because it’s not so much a television show as a movement.
“When I joined the Spice Girls there weren’t many singers in British girl bands who looked like me. I was different, we were all different and that was something we wanted to celebrate.
“I have never fitted into any conventional mold and I wouldn’t ever want to.
“The whole world needs to learn that there is not one thing that makes someone beautiful, there are hundreds of things that makes someone special, beautiful and extraordinary and very few of them are skin deep.”
The first series – which is available digitally on Amazon Prime Video and Tubi TV – was hosted by Brooke Hogan.
For the second run, more than 160,000 people have applied, with 33 finalists selected to represent a range of genders, ethnicities, shapes and sizes – who will then compete to be crowned the Fashion Hero, with challenges testing their self-belief, clarity and strength of character.
Four international brands will be represented as show judges and mentors, and they will choose the winner to become part of one of their international campaigns.
Caroline Bernier – president of Beauty World Search and executive producer of ‘The Fashion Hero’ – added: “[Mel B] is an inspirational figure and is sure to spice up the show with her positive attitude.
“Mel’s values of self-love and empowerment align perfectly with ours and we can’t wait to get started on production in South Africa next year.”