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'The Price Is Right' Launches First Male Model Search

Web series competition coming this fall

By TVDeeva Deanna Barnert Aug 14, 2012 12:02PM

"The Price Is Right" has announced its maiden search for a male model, and it all starts with an open casting call in Los Angeles. Contestants will be whittled down in a five-episode Web series airing in late September and then viewers will choose the winner. The winning hunk will land a one-week gig as a resident model.


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The show's first ever search for a male model kicks off with an open casting call in Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 30. During the course of the Web series, airing on and in late September, "The Price Is Right" models and show producers will judge contestants on their verbal skills and their ability to strike a pose and properly showcase a product. Then the male models will compete in a series of challenges to test these skills, as well as their on-camera presence. The judges will eliminate contestants after each challenge. But sometimes, losers will get a chance to model their way back into the competition.


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Fans will get involved in the selection after the Web series finishes and the six finalists are revealed on the Friday, Sept. 28 episode of "The Price Is Right." Voting will take place online at through Thursday, Oct. 4.  


Guys who think they have what it takes should mark their calendars. The open casting call is Thursday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at KCBS Studios, 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. 


"The Price Is Right" airs weekdays on CBS. 

Aug 16, 2012 9:11AM
Why do people assume that just because a male is a model he is gay????  My son is a model and he isn't.  
Aug 14, 2012 10:22PM
What's wrong with a male model?  Females get tired of watching those Barbie-type clones stroll in their ridiculous gowns to highlight something on stage.  Like we are so lame we couldn't find it on the stage otherwise!
Aug 14, 2012 10:19PM
Considering that the majority of their viewing audience are housewives and elderly women, a male model makes perfect sense.
Aug 14, 2012 8:07PM
The news media and entertainment industry is controlled by the PC fascists and they are just warming up. Enjoy, folks!
Aug 14, 2012 7:58PM
I have nothing against Gay people,but dammit do something on your own. The Price is Right the way it is.
Aug 14, 2012 7:49PM

What and the Hell are they thinking???

If it aint broke dont fix it.

Aug 14, 2012 7:49PM
No male modles on price is right.  The ladies did a great job on the show
Aug 14, 2012 6:41PM

I've watched for 40 years!  Put on a male model and I'm gone!  How could Mr. Barker let this happen?!  Why don't you put on elderly models, kids, animals, or how about a mannequin? 

This PC America sucks!!!  Bring back the 70's & 80's!

Aug 14, 2012 5:39PM
Wow, why mess with perfection. They are gonna ruin the damn show..............
Aug 14, 2012 5:37PM
This is ridiculous; the queers want take over the entire media.
Aug 14, 2012 4:42PM
I just stick with watching the ladies!
A real american ?  Lets see !     I got it. LARRY THE CABLE GUY..... HOW BOUT THAT  HOWARD
Aug 14, 2012 4:18PM
What is a real American male ?  Stupid Move by the Producer
Dont you think its about time we had a real man on TV- not a male model -but a real man who has a beard or bald- or overweight-thats real america
Aug 14, 2012 3:05PM
Let me guess....they're catering to the gays like everyone else, right?
Aug 14, 2012 12:25PM
Why???? I've don't understand the meaning of this search
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