Rachel Hunter, Randolph Duke, Lorenzo Lamas to host ABC's 'Are You Hot? The Search For America's Sexiest People' reality series
By Reality TV World staff, 02/05/2003
ABC has announced that actress/supermodel Rachel Hunter, fashion designer Randolph Duke and actor Lorenzo Lamas will help determine America's sexiest man and woman as celebrity judges on the network's upcoming "Are You Hot? The Search For America's Sexiest People" reality series.
"This is truly a panel of experts on 'hotness.' Rachel, Randolph and Lorenzo know who's hot and who isn't hot. And, best of all, they are not afraid to say it," series producer Mike Fleiss commented after the judges had been signed.
In addition, TV personality J.D. Roberto (Food Network, Animal Planet) will host the program. The six-episode series debuts THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network, with a special two-hour premiere, before settling into its regular time period, Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET.
Rachel Hunter catapulted to fame in 1989 with that year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and quickly became one of the most photographed cover models in the world. In the early '90s she embarked on her career as an actress, with numerous guest-starring roles on "The Drew Carey Show," "Mad About You" and "Suddenly Susan," as well as her own successful workout video. She soon advanced to feature film work and can be seen in the forthcoming movies "Haunted Lighthouse," "El Padrino," and "Perfect Partners."
Randolph Duke's inimitable designs grace the red carpet at every major awards ceremony, having dressed such A-list nominees and winners as Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Minnie Driver, Faith Hill, Rita Wilson, Hilary Swank and Sharon Stone. Duke may be best known for his masterful resurrection of one of the most influential names in fashion, Halston's Signature Collection. He has worked as creative and design director for numerous key retailers and manufacturers, lending his expertise in product image, marketing and visual merchandising.
Lorenzo Lamas' career in TV and films began with a big break in a small role in the film "Grease." In the ensuing years, he was cast as the male lead on CBS' long-running hit, "Falcon Crest," which earned him an international following. He also established himself as an action star, incorporating his martial arts and athletic abilities in numerous films. In 1992 Stephen J. Cannell developed "Renegade" for Lorenzo, a TV series which lasted five years, earning him an even wider audience. Lorenzo has since starred in two popular syndicated series, "Air America" and "The Immortal."
"Are You Hot? The Search for America's Sexiest People" is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Telepictures Productions for ABC. The show was created by Mike Fleiss and developed by him and "The Bachelor's" co-executive producer, Lisa Levenson. Mike Fleiss is the executive producer. Scott Einziger and Mike Nichols are the co-executive producers.