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MTV Makes Model Makers

It's one week until IMG and Vogue's Models.Live premieres, and now MTV's trying to get in on the model market share... sort of. They're casting for a

It's one week until IMG and Vogue's Models.Live premieres, and now MTV's trying to get in on the model market share... sort of. They're casting for a new show, Model Makers, for which they'll make contestants compete against each other for a career in modeling (plus $100,000) in a weekly eliminations-based show that sounds almost exactly like ANTM. But, here's the catch - candidates for the show must be between the ages of 17 and 24, and 130 - 190 pounds in weight. Did we mention that viewers will have the pleasure of watching contestants try to train/diet their weight off to be model-sized by the end? Full details after the jump, dignity not included.

ABOUT THE SHOW: MODEL MAKERS: a new MTV "Transformation Make-Over" Reality Show WE WANT TO MAKE YOU A MODEL. ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? Have you always wanted to model but don't know where to start? Maybe you don't know the right people. Maybe you are not thin enough. Maybe you are not photogenic. MODEL MAKERS will give you the ultimate make-over and transform you into the model of your dreams. Women come in all shapes and sizes, but models don't. The term model conjures an image of stick-thin, towering beauties oozing confidence, glamour, poise and sexuality from every pore. "Skinny," "no body fat," and "size zero" are the words and phrases associated with models. "Chubby," "well-fed," and "big- boned" are not... Until now! From acclaimed Model Manager Michael Flutie, Cris Abrego Productions and MTV, introducing "MODEL MAKERS", the show that dares to go where no modeling show has gone before. 15 lucky women from around the country will get the opportunity of a lifetime when MTV hands them over to Michael Flutie and an expert team of trainers, nutritionists, stylists, and other industry leaders. Under the watchful "eye" of these experts, models will endure twelve weeks of intensive physical fitness training to help them get down to their ideal size. Models will also compete in various high fashion challenges to determine who has star quality. With weekly eliminations looming, models must put their best foot forward at all times while staying focused on losing weight. Let MODEL MAKERS transform you. Get in shape, develop your modeling skills and polish your "look" to achieve your ultimate goal of becoming a high fashion model. If your transformation is successful, you will be rewarded with not only the experience of a lifetime, but with the MTV prize package that includes: - $100,000 - A professional modeling portfolio - A personal trainer for one year - The chance to jumpstart the career of your dreams HOW TO ENTER: So what does it take to get on the show? "We are looking for beautiful, charismatic women who are willing to put in the effort to become a true model," says Michael Flutie. If you are between the ages of 17 & 24, 5'9" to 6' tall, and 130-190 pounds, please send a recent photo of yourself (head shots and body shots in a bathing suit) to along with your - Name - Mailing Address - Home and Cell Telephone numbers - E-mail Address - Birth Date - Height - Weight - Bust-Waist-Hip Measurements - Dress Size - Occupation

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