Tanya Hutchinson wins TV Land's 'She's Got the Look' reality series
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/10/2008
Tanya Hutchison was revealed to be She's Got the Look's winner during last night's finale broadcast of TV Land's America's Next Top Model-like reality competition series for women 35 and older.
The 45-year old wife and a mother of five from Orange County, CA claimed the show's grand prize package of a lucrative modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models Inc. and a SELF magazine photo spread.
"Tanya not only embodies beauty inside and out, but she is charming beyond belief," said Wilhelmina president and She's Got the Look judge Sean Patterson.
"The goal of She's Got The Look was to prove to the world that women over 35 who aspire to model would encompass more depth, charm and ultimate beauty than the average model. With Tanya, we found a uniquely beautiful and inspiring woman who will undoubtedly be a success in the modeling industry."
Last night's finale began with She's Got the Look's four remaining finalists -- Tanya, 37-year-old Bahia, 50-year-old Celeste, and 40-year-old Karin -- using everything they learned throughout the series and pitching themselves to SELF's editorial staff before participating in a photo shoot.
Tanya was then chosen as the show's winner by Patterson and his fellow She's Got the Look judges -- celebrity stylist Robert Verdi and supermodel Beverly Johnson.
TV Land renewed She's Got the Look last week and also expanded its broadcast run from six episodes to eight. The show's second season is currently slated to debut next year.