2009 July 14
Fabiola Makes Waves
(NEW YORK) Expect to see even more of Fabiola Beracasa in the near future. The international social fixture has recently inked a deal to apper in a television show, The Daily has learned. Beracasa, who signed with William Morris Endeavor in February, is expected to hit airways as early as this fall. Early rumors suggested that Beracasa's show would cover the New York restaurant scene, but Beracasa has dispelled such notions. "I am working on a show," she confirmed via email, "But the New York restaurant scene has nothing to do with it."
The 33-year-old, who now lives in the West Village, was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to New York in 1987, when her mother Veronica de Gruyter married Randolph Hearst. Beracasa attended boarding school in Switzerland before returning to the United States to attend Boston College. After holding positons in the special events department of Dior as well as serving as creative director at estate jewelry house Circa, Beracasa has focused on editorial pursuits. She is currently a contributing editor at Interview.
Beracasa is not the first society type to court the cameras. Tinsley Mortimer shot approximately 8 episodes of a reality show for MTV in early 2008, but the project was shelved when executives found her on-camera personality to be less than compelling to a mostly teenage audience. An MTV source has since revealed that Mortimer's contract allegedly forbid the network from releasing episodes should the project not come to fruition. Mortimer is said to be searching for a new project.
UPDATE: Word has trickled in that Beracasa has been offered several projects, and was at one point considering the upcoming Lifetime series Project Pygmalion, which invites women to compete for a chance to win a makeover that will propel them into high society. She is currently said to working on the early stages of an "unscripted" series.
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