Premieres Tuesday, January 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW
Regular Time Period Begins Wednesday, February 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
During the heyday of the “supermodel” era in the 1980s and early 1990s, Paul
Fisher was a legend in the modeling industry. With his bigger-than-life personality and
often brutally frank opinions, he earned his reputation as a star-maker through his
uncanny ability to spot the potential superstar in a group of inexperienced young models.
Fisher represented some of the world’s biggest models during his career, including
Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, Carol Alt, Carla Bruni, Brooke Burke, Kimora
Lee Simmons and Carré Otis. Now he’s taking his passion for the business and focusing
it on bringing small agencies from around the world together under his new venture
called The Network.
The Network will give Fisher the leverage he needs to change the industry from
the inside out, with multiple missions in mind: to make sure the small agencies no longer
get screwed by the big boys, to create the next generation of supermodels, and to
empower those models to take control of their careers and lead healthier lives. Along the
way, Fisher and his team will not only make over the offices of the agencies that join The
Network, but will work with the owners and their staff members to find a true star in each
Fisher is equally determined to help the little guy – or little agency – expand their
vision beyond the jobs available in their hometowns. He wants these agents to hold onto
the stars they create, rather than losing them to the big New York agencies when their
modeling careers take off. Trying to change the way the small-town agents think about
their business isn’t an easy process, and Fisher’s irascible and demanding personality
often leads to clashes with the agency owners and their employees.
Fisher does have a strong support system from his own loyal staffers, including
his assistant Joseph Villanueva, who is always at his side to handle his schedule, travel
logistics and anything else that comes up. Unique in dress and demeanor, Joseph
definitely marches to his own drummer. His loyalty to Fisher is always evident, but
Joseph’s strong opinions, sarcasm & sense of humor often get him into trouble.
Fisher’s second in command is Olga Tavarez, Vice President of The Network.
An experienced agent, Olga seems to be everywhere at once. She’s entrusted with
finding and developing new talent, she’s there to help when Fisher makes over the
agencies, and she guides the models through makeovers, go-sees, photo shoots, as well as
runway shows at Fashion Week and beyond. Fisher’s staff members are there with the
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new models and their parents from the very beginning, making sure they show up on time
at casting sessions, giving them the news of whether they did or didn’t get the job,
helping them through their first photo shoots and runway shows, and even talking to the
girls’ parents and school principals to make sure the models stay in school and keep their
grades up while pursuing their careers.
The determination of Fisher and his team to help agents spot that diamond-in-the-
rough model and take her from obscurity to a couture runway show in New York or a
billboard for a major ad campaign on Sunset Boulevard is the energy that drives
REMODELED. Fisher would be the first to admit that his no-holds-barred honesty and
unique tough-love style can sometimes make the process a hard one for the owners, but
there’s no question the results are worth it.
REMODELED is from Fly on the Wall Entertainment and Sony Pictures
Television with executive producers Allison Grodner (“Big Brother,” “You’re Cut Off,”
“She’s Got The Look,” “Plain Jane”), Rich Meehan (“Big Brother,” “You’re Cut Off,”
“She’s Got The Look,” “Plain Jane”), Amy Palmer Robertson (“You’re Cut Off,” “Plain
Jane”), Paul Fisher (“I Want To Be A Hilton”), Greg Suess (“What’s Wrong with
Virginia,” “Tug”) and Erik Stone (“Aisha Tyler Is Lit: Live at the Fillmore”).
CREDITS FOR “REMODELED” ON THE CW
Day and time: Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), January 17 and 24
Moves to Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on
Network debut: January 17, 2012
Format: Modeling industry legend Paul Fisher is taking his
passion for the business and focusing it on bringing
small agencies from around the world together
under his new venture called The Network.
The Network team: Paul Fisher, Olga Tavarez and Joseph Villanueva
Executive Producers: Allison Grodner, Rich Meehan, Amy Palmer
Robertson, Paul Fisher, Greg Suess and Erik Stone
Origination: Los Angeles, CA as well as numerous cities across
Produced by: Fly on the Wall Entertainment and Sony Pictures
Media contact: Melissa Burton, (818) 977-0105
Executive Producer and Star of “Remodeled”
Legendary agent Paul Fisher has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years.
He is now taking his passion for the modeling business and focusing it on bringing small
agencies from around the world together under his new venture called The Network, in
The CW’s new reality series “Remodeled.”
After attending the University of California at Santa Barbara, Fisher moved to
New York City and embarked on a career as a modeling agent. His first jobs were with
Lind Model Management and East West Model Management.
In 1989, Fisher decided he was ready to go out on his own and make a name for
himself. He started his first agency in his studio apartment with a $10,000 investment
from his grandfather and built one of the most powerful modeling agencies in the world,
It Model Management, with a client list that reads like a who’s who of the fashion
industry. From 1989-1999, It Model Management generated $90,000,000 in modeling
bookings, and its clients graced over 3,000 fashion magazine covers.
Fisher has represented an impressive roster of internationally recognized models
and celebrities, including Naomi Campbell, Monica Bellucci, Kimora Lee Simmons,
Brooke Burke, Carla Bruni, Carol Alt, Nicky Hilton, Gabrielle Reece, Carré Otis, Eva
Herizigova and Stephanie Seymour, among many others.
He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for Studio One Media, a diversified
media and technology company.
The Network’s Founder & CEO, Fisher currently splits his time between offices
in Los Angeles and New York City.
Vice President of The Network & Star of “Remodeled”
Olga Tavarez is a modeling industry veteran and Paul Fisher’s second in
command at The Network, in The CW’s new reality series “Remodeled.”
Born and raised in New York City, Tavarez attended the School of Visual Arts
where she received an Associates degree in Film and Video in 1997.
For 10 years beginning in 1998, Tavarez worked as a Model Manager for IMG
Worldwide. In her position at IMG, she maintained responsibility for guiding the
international careers of over 300 models. She also developed vital relationships with
photographers, studios, stylists, agents, advertising agencies, casting directors, magazine
editors and international design houses.
Her career also includes working as the Entertainment Editor for such magazines
as “V Magazine” and “2 Magazine.” She also worked on casting projects for ACW
In her current position as Vice President at The Network, Tavarez works side-by-
side with Fisher. She’s entrusted with finding and developing new talent, she’s there to
help when Fisher makes over modeling agencies, and she guides the models through
makeovers, go-sees, photo shoots, as well as runway shows at Fashion Week and beyond.
Tavarez currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Paul Fisher’s Assistant & Star of “Remodeled”
Joseph Villanueva is the hilariously sarcastic assistant to modeling industry
legend Paul Fisher, in The CW's new reality series "Remodeled."
A native Californian, Villanueva was born of Spanish-Middle Eastern descent in
Anaheim, Calfornia, to Joseph Villanueva Sr., a detective for the Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Department, and Celia Celabi, a housewife. The youngest child of the family,
Villanueva has a brother, Alfonso, and a sister, Priscilla.
While attending Whittier High School, Villanueva was a member of the Varsity
Wrestling team for which he wrestled all four years. During the 2005-2006 wrestling
season, he achieved the impressive rank of "masters." In high school, Villanueva always
had his own sense of style. In fact, the student body at Whittier voted him the "most
unique" of his classmates.
Villanueva’s interest in fashion started at the age of 15. He and his best friend
created a clothing line that was inspired by graffiti art and street wear. Through the years
the clothing company evolved into various forms and eventually was reinvigorated into
the concept that has driven it since 2008, a company that features t-shirts made of hemp,
focusing its designs to urban subcultures.
He attended Claremont McKenna College, a top liberal arts college, in Claremont,
California from 2008-2010. He majored in Economics with an emphasis on developing
international markets. While attending college, Villanueva worked at Park
Pharmaceutical, a subsidiary of Pfizer Labs, where he served as a lab technician.
In 2010, feeling that his skill set could be used for more creative purposes and
desiring to be part of the fashion industry, he saw an advertisement on Craig's List
seeking an intern for a management company called The Network. Villanueva answered
the ad and after working for only four days as an intern, he was promoted to the position
of assistant to Fisher.
Villanueva currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Executive Producer of “Remodeled”
Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner is a partner at Fly on the Wall
Entertainment, a company founded to produce compelling, story-driven unscripted
television and documentaries.
Grodner is best known for creating and executive producing the U.S. version of
the wildly popular series “Big Brother.” In 2011, the 13th season of the franchise
dominated the summer schedule, broadcasting three hours a week on CBS, 21 hours a
week on Showtime and 24/7 live on the Internet. The series has been picked up for
season 14 in 2012.
Grodner’s executive producer credits also include Discovery’s upcoming series
“All Star Dealers,” The CW’s reality series “Plain Jane,” two seasons of The Style
Network’s “Big Rich Texas,” two seasons of VH1’s “You’re Cut Off,” three seasons of
TV Land’s “She’s Got The Look,” The Style Network’s “Dallas Divas & Daughters,”
ABC’s “Brat Camp” and “The Family,” Bravo’s “Blow Out” and “Situation: Comedy,”
MTV’s “Flipped,” the Emmy Award-winning docuseries “The Teen Files” and HBO’s
critically acclaimed documentary “Small Town Ecstasy.”
Executive Producer of “Remodeled”
Rich Meehan is a partner at Fly on the Wall Entertainment, a company founded to
produce compelling, story-driven unscripted television and documentaries.
Meehan is best known for executive producing the wildly popular series “Big
Brother.” In 2011, the 13th season of the franchise dominated the summer schedule,
broadcasting three hours a week on CBS, 21 hours a week on Showtime and 24/7 live on
the Internet. The series has been picked up for season 14 in 2012.
In addition to “Big Brother,” Meehan’s executive producer credits include
Discovery’s upcoming series “All Star Dealers,” The CW’s reality series “Plain Jane,”
two seasons of The Style Network’s “Big Rich Texas,” two seasons of VH1’s “You’re
Cut Off,” NBC’s “The Real Wedding Crashers” and TV Land’s “She’s Got the Look.”
Meehan began his career on the Peabody Award-winning series “Biorhythm,”
going on to produce “Celebrity Mole,” “Bands on the Run,” “Temptation Island,”
“Cannonball Run,” “Get This Party Started,” “Mad Mad House” and the Emmy Award-
winning “Amazing Race.”
AMY PALMER ROBERTSON
Executive Producer of “Remodeled”
A prolific producer experienced in both scripted and non-scripted television, Amy
Palmer Robertson has executive produced television seen around the globe. Palmer
Robertson began her career at Jersey Films, helping to develop such films as “Erin
Brockovich,” “Man on the Moon” and “Out of Sight.”
Beginning in 2000, Palmer Robertson spent seven years overseeing television
development for Davis Entertainment at Fox. During her tenure, she developed
numerous drama and comedy pilots, television movies and miniseries for broadcast and
cable outlets, including NBC, FX, Showtime, ABC, USA, ABC Family, The CW and
MTV. Her producer credits include Oxygen’s “Nadine in Dateland,” starring Janeane
Garofalo, as well as the acclaimed original movies “Life is Ruff” and “Jump In” for The
Disney Channel. “Jump In” received the prestigious 2008 Andrew Carnegie Medal for
Excellence in Children’s Video.
In 2008, Palmer Robertson branched into reality-based programming, forming her
own shingle, Zipline Productions. She executive produced a VH1 special with Master P.
entitled “No Excuses.” She then created and executive produced two successful seasons
of VH1’s “You’re Cut Off.” Palmer Robertson also created and executive produced The
CW’s reality series “Plain Jane,” for which the format rights were later sold worldwide to