Exclusive: The Price Is Right Invites Male Models to Come On Down!

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If you’re a decent enough-looking chap with a knack for caressing the contours of a washer-dryer set, your time is now.

The longest-running game show in history, CBS’ The Price Is Right, is launching its first-ever casting call to find a male model, with portions of the process airing as a web series. At the end of the search, one lucky looker will join Amber Lancaster, Gwendolyn Osborne, Manuela Arbelaez and Rachel Reynolds in helping players navigate the likes of Plinko and best appreciate eye-widening prize showcases.

The search begins Aug. 30 with an open call in Los Angeles, where hunky hopefuls will be interviewed by TPIR producers and the four female models. There, candidates will demonstrate verbal skills as well as the ability to pose and “properly showcase a product.” (Matt’s Helpful Hint No. 1: Do not straddle the JetSki backwards.)

As contenders move through the process and have their on-camera presence/skills further tested, the judges will make eliminations but also afford cast-offs some opportunity to jump back into the mix.

On Sept. 28, as up to six finalists are announced on The Price Is Right, the five-episode web series will launch (at PriceIsRight.com and YouTube.com/PriceIsRight), showing the wannabes engaging in assorted challenges. Viewers will then have until Oct. 4 to vote for their pick to land a one-week gig on TPIR (beginning Oct. 15).

The open call will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, from 10 am to 2 pm PST at KCBS Studios, 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, Calif. (PriceIsRight.com has official rules and eligibility requirements.)



Comments (25)

  • By the long job description, you’d think the male model would be building a computer while operating a forklift while handling a launch code.

    Comment by Kalee – August 13, 2012 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “Verbal Skills?” Have I missed something about the (expanding) role of the models on “The Price is Right”? Since when have they ever been required to talk on camera?

      Comment by Lyndon James – August 13, 2012 03:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • My guess is that the verbal skills are required for the press interviews this gig will bring; not because he will be speaking on the show.

        Comment by Alex – August 13, 2012 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The models started being allowed to speak shortly after Drew Carey took over as host. They chat with Drew and read of the copy about the items up for bid.

        Comment by Tony Garrison – August 14, 2012 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mr. Executive Producer what about those of us who cannot afford to come to LA. I live in Miami; and would relish the opportunity to participate

    Comment by Lenzel – August 13, 2012 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHO the hell thought of the idea to use men as models on the show?!?! If it was Mike Richards, he is a gay ass idiot!!!!! An Idiot who should be whipped on his naked ass, legs, and back!!!! Just like Kunta Kinte in Roots, only Mike should be completely bare!!!!

    Comment by Lamarr – August 13, 2012 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Somebody’s angry…

      And completely offensive (and confusing).

      Comment by Nel – August 13, 2012 05:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, because only a gay idiot would ever think of a male model to show off a truck, outdoor grill, sports package, etc. All that stuff is so gay. Go back to your fantasies of whipping naked men… while calling others gay.

      Comment by Steven – August 13, 2012 08:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well Steven, if u think it’s gay, You sir ARE WRONG, that is how slaves got punished back in the 1600-1800′s if they did wrong!!!!! If you haven’t watched movies that involved slavery, u have the wrong idea!!!

        Comment by Lamarr – August 24, 2012 06:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • you sir are a mental case

      Comment by will – August 14, 2012 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Will, I’m not a mental case, but keep in mind that Mike screwed up the show, and deserves to be tortured!!!!

        Comment by Lamarr – August 24, 2012 07:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why not men? Equal rights go both ways..and most daytime women will want to look At a hunky guy, esp shirtless on a jetski

    Comment by hr – August 13, 2012 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I had promoted this idea 15 years ago to then host Bob Barker when I was consulting and managing clients. He did not like the idea. I did so because I had modeling experience and it only makes with certain prizes and products that are male-use oriented.

    Comment by Mark Anthony DiBello – August 14, 2012 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does that mean no more Daniel Goddard from Y&R? He’s so delicious and I love when he’s on TPIR.

    Comment by ksu2000grad – August 14, 2012 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I had promoted this idea 15 years ago to then host Bob Barker when I was consulting and managing clients. He did not like the idea. I did so because I had modeling experience and it only makes sense with certain prizes and products that are male-use oriented.

    Comment by Mark Anthony DiBello – August 14, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i dont get it == why are the auditions only in la == thats not fare to people around the country

    Comment by clint – August 16, 2012 05:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Dum Dum, your use of the word fare is incorrect. You should use fair.

      Comment by Your 3rd Grade teacher – August 17, 2012 07:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You can tell you teach grade 3…calling people Dum Dum. Maturity you take from your students I am guessing.

        Comment by Sheryl – August 20, 2012 08:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m not one to hate, I’ll put it to yall like this, I DO NOT WANT TO SEE MEN modeling ANYTHING!!!!! Also, I’ll admit what I had posted was a little too far, but Mike has screwed up so many times, him and Adam Sandler, so they should be punished somehow!!!

    Comment by Lamarr – August 24, 2012 06:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mike richards is one of the dumbest idiots I have ever heard of, he should get strapped, and whipped in front of fans who disapproved of what he did to the show!!!

    Comment by Lamarr – September 25, 2012 09:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not sure why there’s so much backlash about this. Sale of the Century used TWO male models and no one blinked an eye.

    Comment by Rob – October 17, 2012 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lamarr, it’s simple. Your comments are offensive and smell of bigotry. your comments are therefore worthless.

    Comment by Rick – January 6, 2013 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well rick would u like for that to happen to you?

      Comment by Lamarr – February 22, 2013 09:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To Rick Steven and Will since y’all think my comments are negative keep them to yourselves otherwise y’all should have yall asses whipped pants and undies down!!!

    Comment by Lamarr – March 22, 2013 07:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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