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True Beauty: Judge Nole Marin Says Show Is Love Child Of Top Model And Punk’d

January 03, 2009 01:00 PM by Paulene Hinds


We have all met them, the stunningly beautiful people in the world who are completely ugly on the inside. This is the premise behind the new ABC reality TV show, True Beauty and fashion stylist and judge, Nole Marin gave an inside look on what the show is all about.

In a phone interview to Commercial News, Nole Marin said, “The show is extremely sexy and extremely funny. It’s been a lot of fun.”

He actually describes the show as a combination of two other reality TV shows, “If ‘Top Model’ and ‘Punk’d’ had a love child, it would be ‘True Beauty,’” he said.

Nole Marin will share the judging spotlight with supermodel Cheryl Tiegs and actress and former MTV VJ Vanessa Minnillo will host the show.

Nole Marin had nothing but good things to say about judge Cheryl Tiegs, “I absolutely adore her,” he said and added,”She’s a lot of fun. She’s just a lovely woman.”

The show was developed by model Tyra Banks who also produced America’s Next Top Model, which featured Nole Marin as a judge in seasons three and four. Beauty and the Geek and Punk’dproducer Ashton Kutcher co-produced True Beauty with Tyra Banks.

Nole Marin said it was amazing to work with Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher, both of whom he’s known for years.

In the show, six women and four men ages 18-30 live in a mansion and believe that they are competing in a beauty pageant-like reality series; they think theyare being judged solely on their physical beauty. What they don’t know is, that hidden cameras are recording their reactions to difficult situations, in which their true characters come out. At the end of each episode, after the judges have monitored the contestants and critiqued their behaviors, one contestant will be eliminated.

“It shows beauty is not just on the surface,” Nole Marin said. “You need to be beautiful on the outside and inside. I hope all the contestants learned a lesson from this.”

True Beauty is scheduled to run for eight episodes. The winner of the show will receive a cash prize and a spot in People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People issue. True Beauty premieres on Monday, January 5 from 10 PM to 11 PM ET on ABC.

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Topics: ABC Reality TV Shows, True Beauty, Tyra Banks |

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