Imagine taking ten models to a tropical paradise, subjecting them to one month of intensive martial arts training by two of the finest martial arts masters in the world, then have them test these new fighting skills against one another for $100,000 cash prize. What would you have?
Combat Model will combine sexy entertainment sleekness with character-building and emancipation through hard work to create an entertainment phenomenon unlike anything ever seen. America’s Top Model meets The Contender. But where the blood sport aspect of similar shows restricts their appeal to a male demographic, Combat Model will appeal to women as well because it will focus as much on the training as on the fights. The fights, though point-sparring in nature, will be extremely intense.
“If a model can learn this, so can I.”
will take ten models from ethnically diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. They will be separated into two teams: The Blondes (who always wear black) and The Brunettes (who always wear white). They will be trained for one month in Shaolin Kung-Fu by two masters, Sifu Rupert Harvey
, one of the world’s greatest masters of Praying Mantis Kung-Fu
and Sifu Simon Chong
, a Tai Chi
, a former model, will act as host and lead the viewers at home through each girl’s odyssey as she begins a journey of transformation and, if she makes it, unparalleled empowerment. Will your favorite model emerge from the crucible of this ancient warrior training a tempered steel blade or will she shatter and be left by the wayside?
Every episode will follow one model’s evolution, culminating in a series of first-tier, prize-winning round-robin fights as she takes on every member of the opposite team. All fights will take place on the mobile Combat Model Arena which will be moved to a different island locale for each round of fighting. After the Round Robin, the four girls with the most points will proceed to the semi-final elimination showdown. The final battle will feature the last two contenders squaring off on a helipad with 360 degrees of sky surrounding them as they compete for the $100,000 prize.
The show will look and feel like a fashion magazine/video game come to life, but with a curcial emotional core that will resonate with anyone who has ever been intrigued by the road not taken and the empowerment only possible through a martial path.