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TV Land reveals 'She's Got the Look' model competition's cast


By Christopher Rocchio, 04/29/2008 

TV Land has revealed the identities of the 10 women competing on She's Got the Look, a new America's Next Top Model-like reality series aiming to find the next great supermodel 35-years-old and up.  The six episode series will premiere Wednesday, June 4 at 10PM ET/PT.

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Hosted by supermodel Kim Alexis, She's Got the Look will follow the 10 contestants as they travel to New York City to live in a house together while competing in various challenges, from photo shoots and runway walks to tests on their fashion acumen.

At the conclusion of each episode, one contestant will be eliminated by She's Got the Look's judging panel -- celebrity stylist Robert Verdi, Wilhelmina Models Inc. president Sean Patterson, and supermodel Beverly Johnson. 

The grand prize winner will receive a lucrative modeling contract with Wilhelmina and a SELF magazine photo spread.

"Television and the fashion world have historically overlooked real women in their 40s and 50s," said TV Land president Larry W. Jones.  "TV Land is thrilled to showcase in an entertaining way these 10 gorgeous women with rich life experiences."

TV Land ordered She's Got the Look last March under the title 35 and Beyond Super Model Search, and the series is a collaboration between the network and Wilhelmina.

"Wilhelmina is so excited to be able to show that beauty has no age limits," said Patterson.  "We look forward to adding the winner of this competition to our ever-expanding roster of beautiful men and women."

She's Got the Look's 10 contestants -- and their TV land-supplied bios -- are:

- Bahia, a 37-year-old from Beverly Hills, CA

Raised in a conservative Muslim family, Bahia is finally at a place in her life where she can embrace her beauty instead of trying to minimize it.  She is ready to show the world that she is beautiful inside AND out.
- Celeste, a 50-year-old from Chicago, IL

This vivacious 50-year-old believes that this competition is her second chance at becoming a supermodel.  Having strutted the runways in Europe when she was younger, Celeste knows exactly what it takes to make it in this business. 

- Hope, a 35-year-old from New York, NY

A fiery 35-year old beauty, Hope is proud that she has overcome the obstacles of her childhood and is now raising three children.  Becoming a model has been her life-long dream and she believes that now is her time. 

- Karin, a 40-year-old from Los Angeles, CA

This striking Swede didn't always view herself as pretty.  Having overcome extreme social shyness and awkwardness, Karin is experiencing the birth of her own beauty as she begins to realize that she deserves to be included in this supermodel set. 

- Kathy, a 39-year-old from Suwanee, GA

This natural beauty thought she had made the decision twenty years ago to give up a career when she married her high school sweetheart and chose to stay home and raise her two kids.  Ready to answer the question of what could have been, Kathy embarks on this journey to prove to herself that she matters too.

- Melissa, a 38-year-old from Los Angeles, CA

Melissa is a sassy All-American girl thrilled to get her second chance at a modeling career. She is ready to take on any challenge and says she looks better now -- at the age of 38 -- than ever before.

- Paula, a 37-year-old from Los Angeles, CA

Edgy and confident, this 37-year-old put herself through college on a sports scholarship and believes that beauty comes from within.  She is a self-professed competitor and is ready to tackle the modeling world.

- Roxanne, a 40-year-old from Las Vegas, NV

This red-headed beauty has a spirituality about her that calms her during rough times -- including overcoming a difficult divorce.  Stronger and wiser from her life experiences, Roxanne is finally ready to commit herself to modeling.

- Sharon, a 63-year-old from Baldwin Hills, CA

A sexy and charismatic woman, Sharon exudes joy and is determined to try new experiences.  With the recent passing of her husband, Sharon relies on him for inspiration in this competition, knowing that he always encouraged her to be a model.

- Tanya, a 45-year-old from Orange County, CA

Having overcome a difficult childhood, Tanya's proudest achievement is creating a positive life for her family.  Stabbed several times as an adolescent, this mother of five is the president of a non-profit organization group in her hometown and is committed to her missionary work in Africa, where she lectures young women on empowerment.

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