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Rihanna 'excited' to front designer search

Published 26/01/2012 | 12:08

Rihanna is launching a TV show to find a new fashion designer
Rihanna is launching a TV show to find a new fashion designer
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Rihanna attends the game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 31: Rihanna attends as Sean "Diddy" Combs Hosts CIROC The New Year 2012 At Private Miami Estate on December 31, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Ciroc Vodka)

Rihanna is "excited" to front her first TV project which will aim to discover new fashion talent.

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The stunning songstress will be casting budding designers who will be challenged with creating outfits for celebrities and musicians.

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The winner will be awarded the honour of creating a stage costume for the Bajan beauty’s performance at London’s Wireless Festival this summer.

"I've always had a great love of fashion. It's a constant source of inspiration and is a big reason why I've grown into the artist I am today,” Rihanna explained to British newspaper The Sun.

"I am excited to follow the journey of our aspiring contestants and see how their individuality influences their efforts."

The star will not only appear in the Sky Living show, she will also executive co-produce and help edit the programme.

Rihanna herself is said to have “handpicked” British popstar Nicola Roberts to present the show. A bandmate of Rihanna’s pal and Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole, Nicola has been making a name for herself as a style icon during the band’s hiatus.

"I am so excited to be working with Rihanna on finding a new up-and-coming designer,” Nicola said. "I was so flattered when she asked me to work with her on this show. I'm so excited for us to get started."

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