CariDee English Returns to TV in PRETTY WICKED, Apr. 11 on Star!



    
     Canadian Exclusive: Inner Beauty Gets Ugly in PRETTY WICKED,
                         Apr. 11 Exclusively on Star!

     - CariDee English (AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL winner) hosts new inner-
                        makeover competition series -
    

    TORONTO, April 6 /CNW/ - It's survival of the nicest when 10 ultimate
prima donnas compete to see who is the most beautiful on the inside in PRETTY
WICKED. CariDee English (AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL Cycle 7 winner) hosts the
new reality series that puts looks aside as competitors battle it out in
search of inner beauty and a prize of $50,000. Plus-sized model and author Mia
Tyler (daughter of Aerosmith's frontman Steve Tyler), Beverly Hills
psychotherapist Dr. Jenn Berman, and comedian/author Kyle Cease (Not Another
Teen Movie) are the series' celebrity judges. PRETTY WICKED debuts Saturday,
April 11 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT exclusively on Star!.

    (xx) Media Note (xx) Photos available at www.ctvmedia.ca/star.

    Fans of the TOP MODEL franchise are sure to be drawn to PRETTY WICKED.
Viewers witness backstabbing babes, mega manipulators, and fierce frenemies
transform into more self-aware and ultimately good girls during the course of
eight one-hour episodes. Looks are meaningless in this competition series, as
the girls confront their mean spirited ways in a series of tests designed to
beautify their inner personalities to match their outer pretty physiques.

    The girls are in for a rude awakening when they find themselves in
situations they would never have imagined, including relying on their
intelligence to make a first impression on a bunch of blind men. The twists
and turns in this social experiment continue as the girls find themselves
without the everyday luxuries they are accustomed to, including mirrors, cell
phones and most importantly privacy.

    Host CariDee English and the judges are tasked with eliminating one of
the ladies, based on the weekly challenges and transformations witnessed each
week. Over their time together, emotions flare and tempers soar when these
mean girls tap their inner beauty to win their way to the top. The 'pretty'
girl who shows the greatest transformation by series' end wins $50,000.

    PRETTY WICKED is executive produced by R.J. Cutler of Actual Reality
Pictures (30 DAYS and AMERICAN HIGH) and Jonas Larsen (CELEBRITY FIT CLUB).

    More on the Host and Judges:

    CariDee English

    CariDee English made a splash into the homes and hearts of North American
viewers as a contestant and Cycle 7 winner of Tyra Bank's groundbreaking
reality competition series AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (also seen on 'A' and
Star!). Since then, English has signed contracts with Cover Girl, Elite Model
Management and JC Penny. She has opened fashion shows around the world and in
addition to juggling a busy modeling and television career, English currently
serves as spokeswoman for the National Psoriasis Foundation.

    Mia Tyler

    Mia Tyler, host and plus-sized model, is no stranger to show business.
She is the daughter of Aerosmith's lead singer, Steven Tyler, and actress
Cyrinda Foxe, and is also the half-sister of actress Liv Tyler. Mia Tyler has
become one of the most famous plus-models in the world, leading her to create
her own clothing line and also penned the book Creating Myself, based on her
life and family.

    Dr. Jenn Berman

    Dr. Jenn Berman is a licensed psychotherapist and has extensive
experience offering advice to people through her private practice, on-air, and
through writing. She has made appearances as a psychological expert on
hundreds of television shows, including THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, THE TODAY
SHOW, THE EARLY SHOW, THE TYRA BANKS SHOW, and FOX NEWS.

    Kyle Cease

    A self-help comedian and author, Kyle Cease is currently one of the most
in-demand young comics, selling out more than 200 shows from coast-to-coast.
Kyle has also landed roles in several feature films including Not Another Teen
Movie and 10 Things I Hate About You.

    For more Star! programming information, visit www.star-tv.com.

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news and information. Star! is the premiere source for entertainment news and
information, behind-the-scenes features, candid interviews with the world's
biggest stars and the best live red carpet coverage of awards, premieres and
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division of CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier multi-media company.





For further information:

For further information: Matthew Almeida, CTV Inc., (416) 384-2629 or
matthew.almeida@ctv.ca

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