Price Is Right for Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks, host of daytime talk show The Tyra Banks Show and the fashion reality contest America's Next Top Model, will appear as a guest model on the game show the The Price Is Right. Banks will present games and prizes to eager contestants who try to guess the correct, or "right," price of prize items.
Banks will be one of "Barker's Beauties," whose duties consist of running their hands languidly across items such as washing machines and vacuum cleaners when presenting them to contestants. Previous "Beauties" include Holly Halstrom and Dian Parkinson, who left the show after filing a sexual harrassment suit against Barker.
Banks is appearing on the show for an upcoming segment of her daytime talk show scheduled to air Monday, February 20. In previously segments of her daily show, Banks has donned a fat suit, videotaped a breast exam, and danced in a racy Las Vegas show.
Last month, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution signed on for a second season of Banks' syndicated talk show. Warner exec Jim Paratore announced the deal then, saying, "Tyra has done exactly what we said she would do--create a fresh, advertiser-friendly format that would bring young women back to broadcast TV."
"This was an amazing experience," Banks said in a statement. "I want to thank Bob Barker for making a little dream of mine come true. I've been watching since I was a little girl and now I'm a Barker Beauty and I feel like I'll always be one–-at least after three hours of hair and makeup!"
Barker added, "Tyra Banks was a super model, she's a super talk show host, and she was a super Barker's Beauty!"
The Price Is Right is television's longest-running game show, premiering in 1956. Bob Barker has hosted the show for 34 years, giving out prizes to audience members who are told to "come on down" by an excited announcer. Tyra Banks' guest appearance on the show airs Friday, February 17.
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