|Also known as LUX Superstars|
Production company(s) Red Dot Multimedia
First shown in 2005
Final episode date 2014
Number of seasons 9
|No. of seasons 9|
Original network Channel I
First episode date 2004
Network Channel i
Executive producer Faridur Reza Sagar
|Location(s) Bangabandhu International Conference Centre|
Genres Reality television, Competition
Similar Kache Ashar Golpo, Bangladeshi Idol, Aaj Robibar, FnF
Lux Channel I Superstar, is a Bangladeshi television reality show that airs on Channel I. The Show is similar to America's Next Top Model. Lux Channel i Superstar contest is the largest event in Bangladesh to hunt beautiful women who can build career as actress, singer and model. The prestigious beauty pageant champion get the chance to be the "Bangladesh Face of Lux" and is awarded a brand new car and Tk. 10 lakh. The first runner-up award is Tk. 5 lakh while the second runner-up gets Tk. 3 lakh. The competition is held by a joint effort of Channel i and Unilever Bangladesh Limited. This competition was launched from 2005. In 2011, it was not held.
The road to being the Lux Channel I Superstar is not easy. More than 10,000 girls around Bangladesh apply every year and the initial auditions are very competitive due to the large number of applicants. Once the lucky few are chosen, they are sent to live for 3 months in a “camp” where there are various training programmes held everyday. Each season of Lux Channel I Superstar has from 8-10 episodes and starts with 20 contestants. Contestants are judged weekly on their overall appearance, participation in challenges, and best shot from that week's photo shoot; Every week, multiple contenstants are eliminated, though in rare cases no elimination was given by the judging panel. Many big fashion brands are associated with the show as either costume or makeup partners.