February 16, 2009 10:00 AM by Joe Reality
On the seventh week of competition, the True Beauty contestants get the opportunity to walk the red carpet. The contestants are told that they have been invited to be the guests of honor at a red carper party. However, as always, there is a twist. The contestants will be taking their parents as dates to the event.
While the contestants think they are only being judged on their poise and presentation, they are also being evaluated on their inner beauty. Top wardrobe stylist Jordan Feldman helps to style and primp the contestants. He also attempts to get the contestants to dish on each other. What the contestants say and do is all being recorded on hidden cameras for the judges to watch.
After the contestants arrive at the red carpet event in individual limos, they will face several tests. The challenges are the paparazzi will ask the parents to step out of the photo shot, each member of the welcoming committee will pay a compliment to the contestants, and a drunken woman will walk around with her shirt tucked into her underwear. The contestants will be judged on if they push their parents aside, on if they say thank you after receiving a compliment, and on if they help out the drunken woman.
Also, at the red carpet event, there is a secret judge in place. Ashton Kutcher’s mom is part of the festivities, and she will be reporting back to the judges. After the party, the contestants and their parents will face questions from the judges.
The ultimate winner of True Beauty will receive a cash prize and a spot in People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People issue. Vanessa Minnillo hosts and judges True Beauty, and Cheryl Tiegs and Nole Marin are also judges. True Beauty airs on Monday, February 16 from 10 Pm to 11 PM ET on ABC.
Photo Credit: Greg Zabilski/ABC