He used charm, others’ personal tragedies and fake celebrity endorsements. How Christopher LaVoie cast his reality show and reeled in successful entrepreneurs is a mystery even to him.
He has built his brand, and it’s growing.
But it’s his secret to success.
LaVoie, the creator, producer and star of “The Next Top Model,” has had to do a lot of work to become the multimillionaire he is today.
But he’s learned his lesson, and he’s not going back. He’s learned to control his celebrity, his relationships and his personal fortune.
He’s going back on his previous life, and he’s not looking back.” —Tom DeLuise
“Everything I own is for me,” said LaVoie, in an email interview. He’s been an entrepreneur his whole life.
For years, he made money running his father’s furniture rental store, but he quit to pursue his goal of going into show business, starting with the one-time local stint on the local version of “Amazing Race,” called the “Reunion Road Trip,” which happened about four years ago.
It was there where he landed the gig as a personal photographer and started taking photos of high-profile women.
After watching “America’s Next Top Model” for two months, in 2005, LaVoie decided he was going to pursue this opportunity, to see if it would lead to bigger things.
After a few months of working on the show and his other business ventures, such as his furniture rental business, he had enough success doing so. LaVoie decided to quit his job and put his energy into his entrepreneurial venture, and, in 2006, he sold “Reunion Road Trip” to CBS and it became “The Next Top Model.”
He would go on to take it one step further and create “The Next Top Model: Celebrity Edition,” where he decided to feature some actual