By Alyssa Goldman, EnStarz | Aug 15, 2012 01:13 PM EDT
The game show, "The Price is Right," is known for featuring lovely ladies, however, some testosterone will soon be put into the mix.
Next month, the CBS game show will begin the search for its first male model. The winner will be chosen by the show's audience and the search will be chronicled in a five-part series, which will be streamed on YouTube as well as the show's website, writes the Hollywood Reporter.
The chosen stud will only strut his stuff for one week, beginning Oct. 15.
Since 1972, the legendary game show has had their models show off potential prizes as well as their assets in formfitting attire.
Throughout the show's history, several women have filed lawsuits against former host Bob Barker and the show's producers for sexual harassment, racial discrimination and wrongful termination.
"The Price is Right" models have reportedly been treated better since Drew Carey took over hosting responsibilities in 2007. According to Vanity Fair, models now use their actual names rather than nicknames, appear in the show's full credit roll, and are said wear microphones to better interact with the live audience.
But Carey wasn't able to fix all of the show's legal woes. A model filed suit in 2010, claiming producer harassment, which was said to cause her enough stress to miscarry her child. Shane Stirling, another model, filed a harrassment and discrimination suit in 2010 as well. One of the cases has been dismissed, reported US Weekly.
If you're a male interested in (possibly) wearing a speedo in front of a live audience, the following information might be of interest: An open casting call for male "Price Is Right" models will be held in Los Angeles on Aug. 30.
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