Is The Price Is Right ready for its first male model Long-running game show's hunt for man to join its bevy of beauties
13:01 GMT, 16 August 2012
Men, do you have what it takes to be a model on The Price Is Right
CBS said Wednesday that the game show known for its female models will add one male for a week.
The Price Is Right will hold its 'first-ever search' for the right man in an online competition, the network said. Viewers will choose the winner in October.
Classic: The long-running The Price Is Right is looking for a male model to star on it for one week. The game show is hosted by comedian Drew Carey (above)
He'll get a week-long stint on the show, hosted by Drew Carey.
The daytime show was long known for its 'Barker's Beauties', a title that honored longtime host Bob Barker who retired in 2007.
Some of the gown-wearing hostesses alleged more was demanded than presenting prizes.
Over the years, several sued Mr Barker for sexual harassment and wrongful termination, with most receiving out-of-court settlements.
Glamour: The game show is known for its stunning array of female models
The show underwent a re-launch in 1972, which was when 'Barker's Beauties' came about.
The original version of the series, which began in 1956, employed actual models to serve as hostesses during the show.
Now, four permanent models are used in a rotating system and two or three of them appear on any given episode.
Their names are Rachel Reynolds, Amber Lancaster, Gwendolyn Osborne Smith and Manuela Arbelaez.
Mr Carey said in an interview with USA Today that he prefers to refer to the models by their names as opposed to using nicknames – or the term 'Beauties' – for each of them.
The models are each listed in the show's credits right before the announcer is listed in the roll
From the 2010 season, the models also began wearing microphones so that they can be heard when talking to Mr Carey or one of the contestants.
During some episodes, just two models are used.