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'The Price Is Right' to Cast Its First-Ever Male Beauty

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Show model Amber Lancaster, photo courtesy of The Price is Right

"The Price Is Right" premiered in 1972, and never in its 40 years on television has a male model handed Plinko chips to a contestant or revealed a new car with the wave of a hand. If you've ever desperately wished for a handsome dude to join what used to be known as "Barker's Beauties," you're in for a treat. According to their website, on August 30 the show will begin its search for the first-ever male model to join Drew Carey's television team.

It's about time some male eye candy graced "The Price Is Right" stage, but there's a catch. They plan to hire the chosen model for just one week. Sounds like a test, right? Perhaps if audience numbers jump with the new addition, male models will become a permanent show fixture.

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The casting call will be held in Los Angeles, and all men vying for the job will be judged by both the female models from the show as well as producers. The judges will look at each model's verbal communication skills (wink, wink) and his ability to pose and display showcased items. But here's the best news yet: the whole competition will be aired as a five-part web series on YouTube, and viewers like you get to choose the winner from the six models remaining at the end of the series.

The web series is expected to air sometime in late September, and the winner will join the show on Monday, October 15. Fans can get updates by checking out the show's blog every now and then. We will surely be doing the same.