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10.21.2014

“THE PRICE IS RIGHT’S” FIRST-EVER NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR THE SHOW’S NEXT MALE MODEL CONTINUES WITH 30 FINALISTS

30 Finalists Compete for the Opportunity of a Lifetime on “The Price Is Right Male Model Search,” a Five-Episode Web Series on PriceIsRight.com 

           Network television’s #1-rated daytime series THE PRICE IS RIGHT is searching for its next male model. After hundreds of men auditioned during the show’s first nationwide search for a male model, 30 finalists now remain to compete for a spot on the iconic show. The competition will be chronicled in a five-episode web series, “The Price Is Right Male Model Search,” on Mondays beginning Oct. 27 on www.priceisright.com.

During the webisodes, the hopefuls go all-out to prove to the panel of expert judges that they have what it takes to be the winner, beyond their good looks and a winning six-pack. A sense of humor, charisma and the ability to think on their feet are also essential qualities the judges, including former Miss USA, actress, model and Miss Nevada USA executive producer Shanna Moakler will take into consideration. On Monday, Dec. 1, the three finalists will appear on THE TALK, and online voting will begin. It will then be up to viewers to decide who will ultimately strut their stuff on stage beside host Drew Carey on the longest-running game show. The winner will be announced on the show Monday, Dec. 8. Their week-long gig begins Monday, Dec. 15.

 

Following is the webisode schedule and details:


Monday, Oct. 27 – Webisode 1

Nationwide Open Call in Los Angeles: Men from around the world come to Los Angeles to audition for the highly coveted spot on THE PRICE IS RIGHT. The hopefuls meet a panel of judges who will decide if they have what it takes to continue to the next stage of competition.

Judging panel: THE PRICE IS RIGHT Executive Producer Mike Richards, Shanna Moakler and THE PRICE IS RIGHT model Manuela Arbelaez.

 

Monday, Nov. 3 – Webisode 2

Modeling Tutorial: THE PRICE IS RIGHT’s first-ever male model Rob Wilson returns to go one-on-one with the 30 finalists. He gives the guys a chance to learn the ropes before they show off their skills for the judging panel. 17 finalists are eliminated.

Judging panel: Mike Richards, Shanna Moakler and Rob Wilson.

 

Monday, Nov. 10 – Webisode 3

THE INSIDER’s Challenge: The competition turns up the heat when Mike Richards asks THE INSIDER’s Keltie Knight to surprise the men with an intense interview session. Keltie will test their knowledge of THE PRICE IS RIGHT and their ability to charm her while under pressure. Six finalists are eliminated.

Judging panel: Mike Richards, Shanna Moakler and THE PRICE IS RIGHT models Amber Lancaster and Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith.

 

Monday, Nov. 17 – Webisode 4

Showcase Challenge: The male models must step up their game as veteran THE PRICE IS RIGHT model Rachel Reynolds joins them on the show’s set. She introduces the guys to the most exciting and complicated part of the show: the Showcase round. The guys learn that presenting and modeling a showcase is tougher than it a looks, while the judges must examine who best commands the stage in a nerve-wracking challenge. Two finalists are eliminated.  

Judging panel: Mike Richards, Shanna Moakler and Rachel Reynolds.

 

Monday, Nov. 24 – Webisode 5

Soap Scene Challenge: In the final webisode, without any advance preparation, the five remaining hopefuls must cold read a soap scene with some of CBS Daytime’s biggest stars.  Two are eliminated and then it’s America’s turn to decide the winner.

Judging panel: Mike Richards, Shanna Moakler and two of CBS Daytime’s biggest soap stars.

 

Following is the schedule for voting and appearances:

 

Monday, Dec. 1 - Voting Begins

Online voting kicks off at www.priceisright.com when the three finalists appear on CBS’s THE TALK (2:00-3:00 PM, ET/1:00 PM, CT/PT). Voting closes on Friday, Dec. 5 at 5:00 PM, ET.

 

Monday, Dec. 8 - The Winner Is Announced

The winner is announced on CBS’s broadcast of THE PRICE IS RIGHT! (11:00-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT).

 

Monday, Dec. 15

The winner begins his week-long appearance as THE PRICE IS RIGHT’s new male model.

 

Following are the 30 finalists competing to be THE PRICE IS RIGHT’S next male model:

 

  •  Erik Adkins, Northridge, Calif.
  •  Kevin Anthony, Winslow, N.J.
  •  Brad Benedict, Norcross, Ga.
  •  Jay Byars, Gaffney, S.C.
  •  Edgar Paul Edwards, Dallas, Texas
  •  Andrew Lee Goldsmith, Ida, Mich.
  •  Brian Gove, Warren, N.J.
  •  Jared Scott Houy, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  •  Andrew Kjellsen, Denver, Colo.
  •  John Luke, Success, Mo.
  •  Michael Mecucci, San Diego, Calif.
  •  Jonathan Morgan, Los Angeles, Calif.
  •  Michael “Mike” Kane Morris, Roosevelt, Okla.
  •  Garrett Morosky, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  •  James O’Halloran, Melbourne, Australia
  •  Colin Owens, Sacramento, Calif.
  •  Andrew Phillips, San Diego, Calif.
  •  Michael John Sannicandro, Boston, Mass.
  •  Kyle Schmitz, Jackson Hole, Wyo.
  •  Ben Schreen, Waverly, Iowa
  •  Michael Scocozza, Stroudsburg, Pa.
  •  Brandon Sermons, Studio City, Calif.
  •  Mark Sopcik, Tampa, Fla.
  •  Darrell Thomas, Sonora, Calif.
  •  Raphael Thompson, Washington, D.C.
  •  Trey Tucker, Dallas, Texas
  •  Julian Monteil Washington, Philadelphia, Pa.
  •  Marcus Watts, Murrieta, Calif.
  •  Ray Woods, Los Angeles, Calif.
  •  Peter Yurkowski, Holmdel, N.J.

           

THE PRICE IS RIGHT is hosted by Drew Carey.  Produced by FremantleMedia North America, THE PRICE IS RIGHT is broadcast weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mike Richards and Jennifer Mullin are executive producers.

CBS Daytime has been #1 in the day-part for 28 consecutive years, featuring a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. Recently, CBS led all networks with a combined 14 wins at “The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards.”  CBS’s daytime lineup includes network television’s #1-rated daytime program and longest-running game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, daytime talk show THE TALK as well as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LET’S MAKE A DEAL.

 

CHEAT TWEET: Who will be the next @PriceIsRight Male Model? Find out on the #MaleModelSearch starting Oct. 27! http://bit.ly/1oqxW8I

 

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Press Contacts:

Mallory Mason (CBS)                         818-655-1596             Mallory.mason@cbs.com

Jennifer Reed (BWR-LA)                   310-248-6128             jennifer.reed@bwr-pr.com

Molly O’Gara (BWR-LA)                    310-248-6185             molly.ogara@bwr-pr.com

Emma Harvey (FMNA)                      818-748-1236             emma.harvey@fremantlemedia.com

 

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