'The Price is Right' Searches for A Male Model
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
September 24, 2012
Long-running CBS favorite The Price is Right announced a contest to find its first-ever male model in August, and The Insider's Kevin Frazier went behind-the-scenes of the auditions to find out exactly what it takes to clinch the coveted job!
It turns out, it takes much more than just a pretty face and a hot bod.
"There's a lot more than you really think there is," The Price is Right model Manuela Arbelaez says. "It's not only about good looks, it's about personality. We need a guy with personality. The show is always moving, the audience is as loud as it can get, and we need a guy who will be able keep up with the three or four models that are already on the show."
But is America ready for the significant change to the classic game show?
"I know Price is Right has always been about the models, the girls, so it'll be a little weird," Manuela admits. "I don't think America is ready but once they see the results -- and hopefully we'll pick the right guy and he'll be a great addition to the show -- I think people will get used to it and he'll be great."
The Price is Right male model finalists will be revealed on the Sept. 28 episode. Viewers will then be able to vote online through Oct. 4 at PriceIsRight.com, and the winner will begin his week-long gig on the show on Oct. 15.
Check out the video to hear what the show has in store for the winner in terms of wardrobe (hint, he'll have to be shirtless), and to see a hilarious audition of a super-enthusiastic male model.