Step aside Janice Pennington. You may forever be known as the "Queen of <em>The Price Is Right</em>" for having been the show's longest running model (1972 – 2000), but this year the model who's going to be most well known by the American public will be a man.
That's right,<a title="Price Is Right Male Models" href="http://tvline.com/2012/08/13/the-price-is-right-male-model-search/" target="_blank"> TVLine.com</a> is reporting that the longest-running game show in history, <em>The Price Is Right</em>, is launching its first-ever casting call to find a male model. This isn't just a behind-the-scenes kind of event, because portions of the casting will air as a web series. At the end of the search, one lucky man will join the cast, which currently includes Manuela Arbelaez, Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds, and Gwendolyn Osborne. Drew Carey is still the current host, having replaced longtime host and PETA supporter (and occasional sexual harassment defendant) Bob Barker in 2007.
"The search begins Aug. 30 with an open call in Los Angeles, where hunky hopefuls will be interviewed by <em>TPIR</em> producers and the four female models," the article reports. "There, candidates will demonstrate verbal skills as well as the ability to pose and 'properly showcase a product.'" The process will continue until September 28, "as up to six finalists are announced on <em>The Price Is Right</em>, the five-episode web series will launch (at PriceIsRight.com and YouTube.com/PriceIsRight), showing the wannabes engaging in assorted challenges."
Naturally, viewers can get in on the action by voting, the winner will score a one-week gig on TPIR that begins October 15. No word if the contract will extend beyond that period, but if it boosts ratings it's certainly a possibility.
Are you a sexy sales stud (or do you know one)? The open call will be held Thursday, August 30, from 10 am to 2 pm PST at KCBS Studios, 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, Calif. Check out more info on<a title="TVLine has info on new Price is Right male models" href="http://tvline.com/2012/08/13/the-price-is-right-male-model-search/" target="_blank"> TVLine.com</a>.