The first Black winner of “America’s Next Top Model,” Eva Marcille, is returning to reality TV with a new Oxygen series.
The “Eva Marcille Project” showcases “the hectic and challenging life of a model and actor and her three best friends as they help each other navigate the tumultuous waters of love, celebrity life and the entertainment industry in the glow of Hollywood’s spotlight,” according to an Oxygen press release.
Although Eva is the most recognizable of the quartet, the show also stars Denyce Lawton, who starred in Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne.” Interior designer Nikki Chu and Kelly Marie Dunn, a talent and brand manager, round out the cast.
Eva, who served as host of Oxygen’s “Hair Battle Spectacular,” has carved out an impressive career following her “ANTM” season 3 win.
She made an appearance in Chris Rock’s I Think I Love My Wife and was featured on TV’s “The Young and the Restless” and “House of Payne.”
The show, described as a “docu-series,” is scheduled to premiere in 2012.
—Tracy L. Scott