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[07/06/11 - 11:21 AM]
Gorgeous Fashion Model and Television Personality Toccara Searches for Her Perfect Mate in New Season of "The Ultimate Merger" Premiering Thursday, Aug. 4 at 9 PM ET on TV One
Toccara will also be assisted in the challenges in certain episodes by friends and celebrities, including Elise Neal and Brian McKnight.

[via press release from TV One]

GORGEOUS FASHION MODEL AND TELEVISION PERSONALITY TOCCARA SEARCHES FOR HER PERFECT MATE IN NEW SEASON OF THE ULTIMATE MERGER PREMIERING THURSDAY, AUG. 4 AT 9 PM ET ON TV ONE

Silver Spring, MD -- Toccara, the vivacious and voluptuous fashion model and television personality, takes on the challenge of a lifetime when she puts her heart and soul into the search for her perfect mate as the bachelorette in the return of TV One's popular reality series, The Ultimate Merger, premiering Thursday, August 4 at 9 PM ET. With a personality that's an enticing mix of sparkling and warm, down to earth yet determined, the very busy Toccara has yet to meet her match. . until now.

In season two of TV One's dating competition series, the super model, Celebrity Fit Club and America's Top Model contender, and ESSENCE Magazine Contributing Style Editor will put a cadre of 14 sexy, self-assured bachelors through a gauntlet of tests in her search for Mr. Right. These challenges, which range from a dance contest and a roller derby competition to a fashion show and a face off at an ice bar to see who can withstand extreme cold the longest, are designed to measure the bachelors' seductive strengths, play upon their weaknesses, and draw out their true intentions.

Helping her navigate the often emotionally fraught and treacherous waters of romantic competition will be her former Celebrity Fit Club fitness instructor Harvey Walden, who provides moral support, guidance and advice in each episode. Toccara will also be assisted in the challenges in certain episodes by friends and celebrities, including Elise Neal and Brian McKnight, and the bachelors will get the chance to meet her family, to whom the Dayton, Ohio native is very close.

As in season one, don't expect these bachelors to be the usual band of romantic wimps and brainless him-bos seen in traditional dating shows. These men will all be self-confident, egotistical, and secure in their ability to sweep the buxom beauty off of her feet. But they have to watch their steps because she's completely unpredictable.

This season, the gentlemen vying for the gorgeous Toccara's affections include an array of alpha males who are as competitive as they come. Two former NFL players face off. A couple of studly models bring lean beefcake to the mix. A strengthening coach with a penchant for cocktail sipping, a stoic and fierce MMA fighter, and a lean and mean truck driver from the Motor City are among a few of the amazing men Toccara will have to choose from. When these guys come together and battle for Toccara's love it's not just competitive´┐Ż it's explosive!

"Season 1 of The Ultimate Merger generated a tremendous amount of interest from our audience, so we are delighted to be bringing back season two," said TV One Executive Vice President of Original Programming Toni Judkins. "We know we've found the ideal bachelorette in Toccara, who is an inspiration to so many African American women, yet has a strong personality and goes after what she wants with gusto, which should put her in good stead to deal with more than a dozen, strong-willed bachelors."

The incredible beauty, known just as Toccara, first gained attention in Tyra Banks' reality series, America's Next Top Model. Since then, she has appeared as a spokesperson for Ashley Stewart clothing, bared herself in Black lad mags King and Smooth, starred in VH1's health-centric Celebrity Fit Club, guest-starred on numerous episodes of The Tyra Banks Show and other UPN and CW-associated sitcoms. She hosted BET's Black Carpet and Take the Cake, produced by Endemol and has had recurring appearances in Ice Cube's series, Are We There Yet?.

In 2008 Toccara was featured in a history making 14-page spread in Italian Vogue (her mentor Tyra Banks only had four pages and modeling veteran Naomi Campbell eight). In 2009 she became the face of UK super retailer, Evans. In 2010, she became a contributing style editor for ESSENCE Magazine.

"Being on The Ultimate Merger has been the most amazing experience, both professionally and personally," said Toccara. "I spend so much time on the road and focused on my career, it's not been easy to meet the man of my dreams and develop a real relationship. It's been incredibly hard work, but to have this time to focus on nothing else - and do it as part of my career - has been a fantastic opportunity. I am very excited for the TV One audience to be able to watch how the series unfolds and see who from among this incredible group of men I end up falling in love with."

Donald J. Trump and Trump Productions President Andy Litinsky created the eight- episode reality series that is produced by Trump Productions LLC and Juma Entertainment. The Executive Producers from Trump Productions LLC are Donald J. Trump and Andy Litinsky. The Executive Producers from Juma Entertainment are Bob Horowitz and Lewis Fenton. The show was filmed on location at the world renowned five-star Trump International Hotel and Tower: Las Vegas and in St. Maarten at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino and the Mes Amis villa of Elite Vacation Property.

The executives in charge of production for TV One are Craig Henry and Jubba Seyyid.

For more information about The Ultimate Merger, Toccara and to meet the bachelors, go to http://ultimatemerger.tvoneonline.com/.

Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvoneonline.com) serves more than 53.8 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult African American viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves more than 10.3 million households. TV One is a joint venture owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK; www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; and Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK); www.comcast.com], one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.





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