CMT reveals 'The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search 3' contestant identities
By Christopher Rocchio, 03/03/2008
CMT has revealed the identities of the 10 contestants competing on The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search's third season, which will follow the girls as they vie for the final spot in the Coyote Ugly traveling troupe.
During each installment of the eight-episode series, the contestants will compete in various physical and mental challenges designed to test their skills as a singing and dancing bartender.
In addition, the finalists will live together in Denver during the competition and work regularly with personal trainer Keith Bailey and vocal coach Mauli Bonner.
At the end of each episode, Coyote Ugly founder Liliana "Lil" Lovell will eliminate one of the hopefuls. The three finalists left at the conclusion of the competition will then compete against each other for a $50,000 grand prize and the opportunity to become the sixth and final member of the Coyote Ugly group that tours the country singing and dancing on bar tops.
The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search's third season will premiere Friday, March 7 at 9PM ET/PT on CMT.
- Ashley, a 21-year-old entrepreneur from Tampa, FL
A beauty school graduate, Ashley is the boisterous joker of the house. She owns a cigar shop with her own brand of cigars, lighters, cutters and humidors as well as an art gallery where she sells local and international art. She has been singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" for the National Professional Rodeo Association since she was 10. Even though Ashley is not the best singer or dancer of the group, she does have raw talent to burn.
- Jessica, a 24-year-old marketing representative from Philadelphia, PA
Prior to this Coyote Ugly competition, Jessica states her greatest achievement was advancing to the last round of auditions for the Pussycat Dolls last summer. She does not have any professional vocal training, but she has been singing since she was very young. Also, she's been training in tap, ballet and jazz all of her life. She has a bachelor of science in speech communications and public relations and works as a marketing representative for an apartment complex. Jessica is a hard worker, and her life's dream is to sing professionally.
- Jocelyn, a 30-year-old insurance processor from Miami, FL
The only married woman in the house, Jocelyn brings a great deal of maturity to the show. She was co-captain of her cheerleading squad at school and graduated with a B.S. in biological sciences from Florida State University. She currently works as vice president of operations for a title insurance business. Despite her blooming career and college degree, Jocelyn says her biggest goal in life right now is to be a Coyote. Surprising to many, she loves tattoos and piercings, and says she has more than meets the eye.
- Kelly, a 26-year-old former National Guard from Ashland, AL
Blonde and brash, Kelly has a great body and is a sexy dancer. Trained in trip hop, hip hop, jazz technical, Latin dance, tribal and swing, Kelly says she polished her bar-top dancing at the Irish pub where she works. She has worked incredibly hard to get the body she has now. She lost 50 pounds over the last two years on the Subway diet. Kelly has also spent time in the military which she credits with her mental toughness.
- Lauren, a 22-year-old bartender from Nashville, TN
Lauren is a down-to-earth, Southern belle and says she doesn't mind hard work. Her friends describe her as reliable, sweet, dorky and fun, but she also admits to being intimidated when she does not know exactly what she is doing or if she's doing it right. She is a former cheerleader and currently works as a server and bartender. She also does promotional work for Red Bull, which she hopes will give her an edge in the bartending challenges. Lauren has a great singing voice, loves country music, has competed in several singing competitions and has worked at Lonnie's Western Room in Nashville.
- Sarah, a 26-year-old dancer from Los Angeles, CA
A vivacious blonde, Sarah has been a professional dancer for eight years and has been training in dance for 21 years. She loves to perform and says entertaining is what she wants to do with her life. She is mature and driven and has a knack of having the crowd eating out of her hands when she is on the bar. She describes herself as honest, funny, spiritual and accepting, but she can also procrastinate and be too hard on herself. After recently calling off her two-year engagement, Sarah has a renewed determination to win the competition and eventually open a dance studio.
- Tanea, a 25-year-old actress and singer from New York, NY
The diva of all the girls, Tanea is the stand-out singer and has the most professional training among all the girls. She currently works as a waitress for one of New York's largest catering companies. Her father is a Baptist minister in Baltimore and being heavily influenced by her church background, she recently spent a month as a missionary singer in Rome. She describes herself as honest, loyal, spicy, strong and crazy. Yet, she says others might describe her as moody, unwavering and spoiled. Tanea says her goal in life is to make a full-time living from singing and taking care of her parents.
- Taylin, a 37-year-old singer from Oklahoma City, OK
Taylin is the rock chick of the group and the eldest in the house at age 37. She has never worked as a bartender and has only had a little dance training during school, but she still feels confident and finds it to be a challenge. She has been performing since the age of 3 and now plays in several bands and recently did a national tour with a show band. Her hero is her good friend, Johnny Garcia, who plays lead guitar for Garth Brooks and says that he has been her best friend and musical mentor for years. Taylin currently manages a marketing and promotions team.
- Tiffany, a 22-year-old dancer from San Francisco, CA
Tiffany is a phenomenal dancer. Dance is her passion as she has been dancing competitively since she was 4-years-old. She works as a professional dancer and teaches jazz, tap and ballet to young dancers. Despite being one of the quietest girls in the group, Tiffany cannot be underestimated because she is quite a force. She sang in high school and college musicals, but she sees dancing as her strength. Tiffany is the only girl to turn up to the house on day one in sneakers, not cowboy boots.
- Tracy, a 32-year-old nightclub promoter from Richfield, NJ
A redheaded "Jersey girl," Tracy vastly identified with the Coyote Ugly movie, seeing numerous similarities between the lead character and herself. She loves to have fun and lists her best qualities as being energetic and outgoing. Along with singing and dancing on tabletops in the nightclub where she works, Tracy looks after the marketing and music and is in charge of the promoters and the DJs. She is a good singer but does not have much of a dance background. However, she is confident her shining personality will see her Coyote dream come true.