Delivering high energy and high fashion, GRAMMY winner Kelly Rowland and Actor Boris Kodjoe join BET Networks to deliver top designers and live performances to “RIP THE RUNWAY,” fashion’s leading and sexiest telecast. In its ninth year, “RIP THE RUNWAY” returns larger than ever infusing unprecedented fashion and music’s brightest entertainers to provide an extraordinary fashion experience on one runway. On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City the runway will be ripped by music and television’s hottest celebrities for a night showcasing top emerging designers in street wear, swimwear and high fashion couture. For the first time, “106 & PARK’s” “RIP THE RUNWAY” Amateur Model Contest is open to males providing both male and female aspiring models the opportunity to enter the online casting at BET.com. Supermodel Jessica White and “gone with the wind fabulous” reality star Kenya Moore will appear on “106 & PARK” to judge “RIP THE RUNWAY” Amateur Model Contest on February 25, 2013. During this final phase, they will compete in a series of three (3) challenges – “The Look,” a ‘photo’ contest, “The Talk,” mock commercial competition and “The Walk,” a ‘catwalk’ contest. The panel of celebrity judges combined with a viewer text vote will weigh the results and determine who will walk in “RIP THE RUNWAY.”BET.com will follow Kenya Moore as she captures behind the scenes interviews with models, Billboard’s chart topping artists and our phenomenal hosts as they prepare for “RIP THE RUNWAY” premiering March 20, 2013 @ 10 pm* on BET.Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks, and Lynne Harris Taylor, Vice President of Specials, BET Networks, executive produce “RIP THE RUNWAY” along with Jesse Collins Entertainment.Photography opportunities are available on the “RIP THE RUNWAY” red carpet. Outlets interested in obtaining media credentials should contact [email protected] for further details.For more information on “RIP THE RUNWAY,” visit https://www.bet.com/riptherunway. Viewers can also find series updates on Facebook by liking the fan pages at https://www.facebook.com/BETstyle. Join the conversation about the special on Twitter by using hashtag: #RIPTHERUNWAY; follow the show for all updates & special surprises @BETstyle.