Tanya Hutchison of Orange County, CA Named Winner of TV Land's 'She's Got The Look'
45-Year-Old Wife and Mother of Five Lands Contract with Wilhelmina Models,
Inc. and Photo Spread in SELF Magazine
NEW YORK, July 10 -- Tanya Hutchison of Orange County, CA
has been crowned the winner of "She's Got The Look," TV Land's original
reality series searching for the next great supermodel -- over 35.
Hutchison was announced as the winner on last night's dramatic season
finale and has landed a lucrative modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models,
Inc. and a fashion spread in SELF Magazine.
"She's Got The Look," is a collaboration with Wilhelmina Models, Inc.,
which sets out to discover a sophisticated, beautiful and confident woman
35 or older who is destined to become the next great supermodel. Iconic
supermodel Kim Alexis, who has graced the covers of more than 500
magazines, hosts "She's Got The Look." Supermodel Beverly Johnson -- who
made history as the first African-American model to appear on the cover of
American Vogue -- celebrity stylist Robert Verdi and Wilhelmina president
Sean Patterson are featured as regular judges on the series. The series is
executive produced by Emmy Award-Winner Allison Grodner ("Big Brother,"
In last night's finale, four finalists remained, and they had to put to
use everything they've learned throughout the series to make it to the top.
The women pitched themselves to the editors of SELF Magazine and then
realized their pitch in their ultimate cover girl photo shoot.
"Tanya truly embodies what this competition is all about," states Larry
W. Jones, president, TV Land. "Not only is she beautiful but she has also
had rich life experiences and has overcome so many obstacles to become the
woman that she is today. 'She's Got The Look' is about the whole package,
and Tanya has that."
"Tanya not only embodies beauty inside and out, but she is charming
beyond belief," states Wilhelmina President Sean Patterson. "The goal of
'She's Got The Look' was to prove to the world that women over 35 who
aspire to model would encompass more depth, charm and ultimate beauty than
the average model. With Tanya, we found a uniquely beautiful and inspiring
woman who will undoubtedly be a success in the modeling industry."
Hutchison is a 45-year-old wife and a mother of five who resides in
Orange County, CA. Having begun modeling at a young age, Hutchison is proud
to have overcome a life-threatening knife attack that left her scarred
internally and externally. After the incident, she began to doubt herself
and the price of beauty. She recently found a deeper meaning in her life by
committing to missionary work in Africa, where she lectures young women on
the importance of empowerment.
TV Land's nationwide search, which included months of online
submissions, auditions and regional competitions around the country,
resulted in flying 20 contenders to New York City. These semi-finalists
were put to the test of expressing themselves and their fashion know-how.
Ten finalists were then selected to live in a New York City loft and
compete in challenges such as photo shoots, runway competitions and tests
on their fashion sense. At the conclusion of the competition, one woman is
crowned the ultimate winner.
Last week, TV Land announced that it has renewed the series "She's Got
The Look" for a second season. Emmy Award-Winner Allison Grodner will
return as executive producer. Premiering in 2009, the second season of
"She's Got The Look" will expand from six episodes to eight and will again
set out to discover a sophisticated, beautiful and confident woman 35 or
older destined for supermodel stardom.
"She's Got The Look" is an Allison Grodner produced exclusively for TV
Land. Keith Cox and Sal Maniaci serve as executive producers for TV Land;
Sean Patterson and Corey Preston are executive producers from Wilhelmina.
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platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Armed with a slate of
original programming, acquired classic shows, hit movies and full-service
web site, TV Land is now seen in over 90 million U.S. homes.
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services can be seen worldwide.
Wilhelmina is one of the largest model agency chains in the world,
founded by legendary model, Wilhelmina Cooper in 1967. Today, they lead the
industry in diversity and depth, and represent some of the biggest models,
and celebrity talent in the world. Sean Patterson is the President of
Wilhelmina Models. Dieter Esch is Chairman. They have offices in New York,
Los Angeles and Miami as well as licensees across the U.S.