[02/15/07 - 04:14 PM]
Don't Cha Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like the Nine Finalists of "Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll" on the CW
Judges on the series include the group's founder and choreographer, Robin Antin, along with Ron Fair, Chairman of Geffen Records, and Grammy Award-winning performing artist Lil' Kim.

[via press release from The CW]


February 15, 2007 (Burbank, California) - Nine finalists will attempt to unleash their inner Pussycat Doll as they sing, dance and compete to become the newest member of the chart-topping, multi-platinum group in "Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for The Next Doll," premiering Tuesday, March 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW.

"Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll" participants are:

Name: Anastacia

Age: 23

Hometown: San Francisco, California

Current Location: West Hollywood, California

Occupation: Make-up Artist/Choreographer/Dancer/Lyricist

Name: Asia

Age: 18

Hometown & Current Location: Mt. Vernon, New York

Occupation: Knick City Dancer

Name: Brittany

Age: 20

Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia

Current Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Occupation: Manager of a night club/Singer/Dancer/Model

Name: Chelsea

Age: 20

Hometown & Current Location: Cooper City, Florida

Occupation: Waitress/Singer/Dancer

Name: Jaime

Age: 21

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Current Location: New York City, New York

Occupation: Production Assistant/Singer/Dancer

Name: Mariela

Age: 24

Hometown: Coconut Grove, Florida

Current Location: Miami, Florida

Occupation: Dancer

Name: Melissa R.

Age: 18

Hometown & Current Location: Cypress, California

Occupation: Performer

Name: Melissa S.

Age: 24

Hometown: Auburn Hills, Michigan and Toronto, Canada

Current Location: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Singer/Dancer/Actress

Name: Sisely

Age: 25

Hometown: Long Beach, California

Current Location: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Singer/Dancer/Actress/Dance Instructor

"Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for The Next Doll" is a behind-the-scenes look at the process of selecting a beautiful and talented singer/dancer who has what it takes to join one of the world's most successful performing and recording acts. Some of the gorgeous and gifted participants are great singers, some are great dancers, some have a creative style all their own, but the winner of the competition will be the one who combines all these talents to unleash her inner Pussycat Doll. Out of the thousands of gifted hopefuls who audition, only one of these young women will make it through the challenges and undergo a total transformation to win her place in the spotlight as the newest member of the Pussycat Dolls.

Judges on the series include the group's founder and choreographer, Robin Antin, along with Ron Fair, Chairman of Geffen Records, and Grammy Award-winning performing artist Lil' Kim. As they guide the young contestants through auditions and challenges, the judges' personal styles sometimes clash, but their brutally honest critiques are intended to bring out the best in each performer. The Pussycat Dolls' lead singer and spokesperson, Nicole Scherzinger, is an inspiring role model to the participants. New dance routines in the Dolls' unmistakable style are created by Antin and co-choreographer Mikey Minden, who teach the girls one demanding number after another. In addition, Antin is on hand to take the participants through each challenge and demonstrate what it takes to become a Pussycat Doll. Antin's brother, hairstylist Jonathan Antin of "Blowout" fame, is on board for sexy hairstyle makeovers. Another important member of the team is singer/songwriter Mark McGrath ("Extra" and Sugar Ray), who serves as the show's host.

After a nationwide audition process, the judges narrowed the dancers down to the final diverse group of nine young women, who move into a loft in Los Angeles during the competition. Each episode has a specific theme ?? confidence, creativity and style are just a few of the themes addressed. Challenges include ballet dancing in toe shoes, designing an original Pussycat Doll-style outfit and learning a dance routine with male partners.

In addition to Nicole, other members of the Pussycat Dolls provide advice and empower the girls to give their all during each challenge. Along the way, there are plenty of surprises, including celebrity guests and unexpected trips.

"Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll" is executive produced by Robin Antin (The Pussycat Dolls), Steven Antin ("Young Americans"), Ron Fair (Geffen Records), Jimmy Iovine (Interscope Geffen A&M Records), McG ("Supernatural" "The O.C.") and Ken Mok ("America's Next Top Model"). The new series is from Warner Horizon Television, 10 by 10 Entertainment, Pussycat Dolls, LLC, Interscope A&M Records and Wonderland Sound and Vision.

  [february 2007]  


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