Ivan Bart Guest Judges on ANTM Cycle 16, Episode 11
Ivan Bart, the Senior Vice-President and Managing Director of IMG Models, is the guest judge Wednesday night on America's Next Top Model, and that will probably give the models some anxiety. You might remember when Ivan popped up in the Cycle 15 finale to meet with Ann and Chelsey, and both girls were like, "Whoa, that's Ivan Bart!" (If we're remembering correctly, that is.) The guy is responsible for shaping some pretty major modeling careers, and as we're reminded every episode that one of the prizes for the winner is a contract with IMG. So, yeah, they want to impress him.
In a recent interview with Industrie magazine, Ivan talked about what he looks for in a model: "It comes down to personality, and something I always look for is the X factor — that buzz word which sets a girl apart from others." He also discussed how he signed Christine Staub, the daughter of former Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Danielle Staub, after seeing her on TV. So, listen up, aspiring models. If you can't get on ANTM, just be sure get your crazy mom on her own show instead.