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What Not To Wear Casting in Washington: Finally A Reality TV Show DC Can Use

That’s right “Hollywood for Ugly People” is getting a makeover thanks to Stacy London and Clinton Kelly of TLC’s What Not to Wear, one of my all time favorite shows. I’m not sure why our friends at the Discovery headquarters in Silver Spring kept this show away from our fair city for so long! We need them! You may recall that What Not to Wear got a bit of a makeover last year when they tossed aside Nick Arrojo for my friend, hair dresser extraordinaire — Ted Gibson. About the same time as he joined What Not to Wear, Ted opened a Ted Gibson Salon above Jimmy Choo at The Collection in Chevy Chase in partnership with Hela Spa last fall. You may remember the episode from Bravo’s Real Housewives of DC. Tip:  If you are looking to give yourself a makeover, check out Ted Gibson Salon!

When TLC reached out to me, I couldn’t think of anyone to nominate, which surprised me. God knows that over the years I’ve seen people who screamed for a makeover. I have no idea why I can’t thin of anyone to nominate. Perhaps I’m getting old, or maybe I’ve blocked out the horrors! I’m hoping that my readers will have some ideas. TLC needs YOU to nominate a friend, family member or co-worker whose wardrobe is crying out for a complete transformation! We’re looking for fashion disasters in all walks of life: lawyers, lobbyists, moms, recent divorcees, military personnel and wives – you name it! Now is your chance to secretly nominate someone to be on the show.

If you’ve never watched the show, which I can’t imagine, What Not to Wear provides fashion intervention to people nominated by friends/family/co-worker as someone who desperately needs a style overhaul! Fashion experts, Stacy London and Clinton Kelly then confront the person and reveal their plan to teach them What Not to Wear sorting through the person’s current wardrobe and providing them with rules for maximizing their best assets and personal style. They are given a Visa card worth $5,000, and its time to hit the shops. After a consultation with Stacy and Clinton on these new clothing choices, along with a dramatic hair and makeup revamp, viewers will see a complete transformation and a stunning reveal.

Visit the website:

For fashion before and after photos visit the official Web site of “WHAT NOT TO WEAR” at www.discovery.com and click on TLC. More then 10,000 people per month are nominated by their friends and family members through the Web.

Connect with the TLC Audience:

TLC is in 85 million homes in the US
23.3 million viewers tune into TLC each week
83 million viewers tune in to watch TLC each month
TLC ranks #1 in concentration of upscale adults 25-54 and 18-49 in prime time

To nominate someone for the show please send the following info to:

Michael Petrella, Casting Producer at mpetrella@bbcnyproduction.com

Be sure to include the following:





Marital Status:


Home location:

Describer her personality:

Describe her story that makes her unique and deserving of this opportunity:

Describe her style in full detail:

At least 2 pictures that illustrate her lack of style:

And don’t forget YOUR contact information!

Good luck! And may DC look more fabulous once Stacy and Clinton are done with us!

– Miss A

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