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[via press release from Lifetime]

Lifetime Proves All Women Are Beautiful Regardless Of Their Shape Or Size In The New Reality Series 'How To Look Good Naked' Hosted By Carson Kressley ("Queer Eye For The Straight Guy")

Eight Episodes Based on Popular British Format from RDF Media ("Wife Swap") To Premiere January 2008 on Lifetime

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 12 -- Four out of five American women today say they are dissatisfied with their bodies. To help change their perception, Lifetime has crossed the Atlantic and brought Britain's hit reality series "How To Look Good Naked" to the States. Based on the format of the U.K.'s Channel 4 series and hosted by Carson Kressley ("Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"), "How To Look Good Naked" teaches women of all shapes and sizes how to go from self loathing to self loving without resorting to interventions like extreme dieting or cosmetic surgery. The order for the half-hour reality series was announced today at Lifetime's TCA Press Tour by Susanne Daniels, President, Entertainment, Lifetime Networks. "How to Look Good Naked" will premiere in January, 2008 on Lifetime.

"So many women today struggle with their self image and I'm thrilled to now have a show on Lifetime that encourages them to accept, embrace and even flaunt their bodies," said Daniels. Adding, "With his many years in the fashion industry and his hilarious sense of humor, Carson Kressley is truly the ideal host for this feel good show."

How To Look Good Naked" is both an internal and external makeover show that in just five days teaches women of all shapes and sizes to embrace exactly who they are - no matter whether that woman may feel she is too heavy, too short, too tall or just too unhappy with what she's seeing in the mirror. In each half-hour episode, sharing his secrets from the world of fashion and beauty, Kressley guides each woman through a variety of activities, such as learning to dress appropriately for her body type, choosing the correct undergarments and understanding the right way to style her hair and make-up, ultimately helping to change her own self image. Each episode celebrates the transformation with a glamorous Hollywood-style photo shoot in which the women not only accept what they see in the mirror - they show it off! In the end, Kressley helps each woman to see her true self and to learn to love the body she's already got.

Fashion maven, accomplished equestrian and author Carson Kressley is out to make-over the world, one person at a time. Kressley is best known as one of the stars of Bravo's Emmy(R) Award-winning series "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy." A best-selling author, Kressley has penned the Queer Eye For The Straight Guy companion book, the children's book You're Different and That's Super and the style guide Off the Cuff. Kressley also has a collection of clothing sold exclusively on QVC. His television credits also include the NBC telefilm "The Year Without Santa Clause" and the feature film "The Perfect Man."

Kressley began his career as an independent stylist which led him to Polo Ralph Lauren in New York. He worked on the design team of the men's sportswear division. He then moved to the corporate advertising group. He worked on fashion styling for the company's national retail advertising campaigns, as well as domestic and European men's fashion shows. Kressley also styled catalogs for such retailers as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales. He is a nationally ranked equestrian and a former member of the U.S. World Cup Equestrian teams. In addition, Kressley is an avid philanthropist championing a wide array of charities and organizations. As a strong supporter of many gay rights causes, he uses his celebrity status to advance many different concerns such as the Human Rights Campaign.

"How To Look Good Naked" is produced by RDF Media (Wife Swap") and Maverick TV for Lifetime Television. Riaz Patel (MTV's "Why Can't I Be You"), Chris Coelen, Greg Goldman and Alex Fraser serve as executive producer.

RDF Media Group (RDF) is one of the largest and fastest-growing production companies in the world, headquartered in London, with large offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Glasgow, Bristol, Cardiff and Maidstone. RDF consists of thirteen content-oriented companies, including Touchpaper, Radar, IWC Media, The Foundation, Presentable, The Comedy Unit, RDF Television, RDF Television West, RDF Management, RDF Rights, RDF Digital, Pangea and RDF USA. RDF USA and its management/production entity, Pangea, have seen rapid growth since the arrival of CEO Chris Coelen in February 2006. Key RDF USA/Pangea shows include: Wife Swap (ABC); Don't Forget the Lyrics (Fox); Shaq's Big Challenge (ABC); The Queen: Britain's Monarchy at Work (ABC); How to Look Good Naked (Lifetime); The Two Coreys (A&E); Meadowlands (Showtime); Derren Brown (SciFi); Banzai (G4); 3 Kings (MTV); Ice T's Rap School (VH1); Junkyard Wars (TLC); Faking It (TLC) and Gene Simmons Rock School (VH1).

Lifetime is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, Lifetime is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime Television, LMN, Lifetime Real Women, Lifetime Home Entertainment and Lifetime Online (http://www.lifetimetv.com) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

SOURCE Lifetime

  [july 2007]  


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