Two of the 30 finalists on The Price is Right’s Male Model Search are former Survivor contestants.
Survivor Philippines‘ Pete Yurkowski and Survivor One World‘s Jay Byars are competing, though Pete only appeared for about a half second in the first episode, as part of a montage of contestants.
Jay, who won the Price is Right South Carolina contest and who was a model before going on Survivor, briefly acknowledges his reality TV experience. He tells the camera, “I grew up watching [The Price is Right] with my grandparents.”
Compared to other models featured in the first episode, who have much more energetic personalities, Jay comes off as very flat. One judge, Price is Right model Manuela Arbelaez, seems like she might reject him, but Price is Right executive producer Mike Richards calls Jay “coachable” and he’s sent through to the next round.
Episodes will go online each week as the judges narrow 30 to three via various competitions, and on Dec. 1, viewers will be able to vote for one of them. The winner will be announced Dec. 8 on The Price is Right, and the one-week gig modeling on the game show starts Dec. 15.
Update, Dec. 2: Jay is one of the final three; voting ends Friday at 8 p.m. ET. Here’s the fifth episode of the web competition that narrowed the competition down to Jay and two others.