via press release
NEW YORK - February 21, 2012 – Selita Ebanks and Pooch Hall are set to host this year’s “RIP THE RUNWAY” announced BET Networks today. This year’s show embodies the theme – “Fun, Freedom, Fashion” by embracing a crop of emerging designers, influencers and tastemakers. “RIP THE RUNWAY” will tape on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City and premiere on March 21, 2012 @ 10 pm* on BET. “RIP THE RUNWAY” musical guests include Wale, Meek Mill, Jeremih, Diggy, B.o.B and more.
This year’s hosts are “RIP THE RUNWAY” veterans, Selita Ebanks and Pooch Hall. The gorgeous Victoria Secret “Angel” has been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and featured in numerous magazines. Selita will exclusively unveil her very own line of swimwear, SASS by Selita Ebanks on the “RIP THE RUNWAY” catwalk. Marion “Pooch” Hall Jr. has also graced the “RIP THE RUNWAY” stage once before when he shared hosting duties with Nicki Minaj in 2010. Pooch is perhaps best known for his role as professional football player Derwin Davis on hit-series, “The Game.” He was most recently seen on the big screen in Sony Pictures’ “Jumping the Broom,”and recently wrapped a lead role in the indie feature “Live at the Fox's Den” with Jackson Rathbone and Elliott Gould.
For more information on “RIP THE RUNWAY”, visit www.bet.com/riptherunway. Viewers can also find series updates on Facebook by liking the fan pages at www.facebook.com/BETstyle. Also, join the conversation about the special on Twitter by using hashtag:#RTR; follow the show for all updates & special surprises @BETstyle. For more information about this special visit www.BET.com.
About Rip the Runway 2012
This year’s “RIP THE RUNWAY”will be broken into seven themed segments incorporating more labels and more looks. The show will also incorporate some of today's hottest fashion bloggers to give us a few tips on the best way to style your looks for spring and summer. The evolution of “RIP THE RUNWAY” places the spotlight squarely on fashion giving viewers more of what they’ve been asking for.