THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR WOMEN SEEKING TRANSFORMATIONS ON THIRD SEASON OF HIT SERIES "THE SWAN"

Makeover Series to Hold Live Auditions for Women Seeking Radical Life Changes


Even before the most popular makeover series in America returns for season 2 Monday, Oct. 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), open auditions are set for the third season of THE SWAN, the groundbreaking FOX series that turns average-looking women into drop-dead-gorgeous beauties. Auditions will take place in seven cities across the U.S.

Producers are looking for female contestants, ages 21-45, with a history or connection to each other, such as twins, sisters, mothers and daughters, couples, best friends, mothers and stepmothers or even rivals who want to undergo emotional, mental and physical transformations together on television's top makeover series.

Applicants must have health and dental insurance, not be recovering from any surgeries or illnesses and also must not need to lose more than 40 pounds. Videotaped submissions can be sent to "The Swan" – Season Three, 2554 Lincoln Boulevard, PMB #1013, Venice, CA 90291. For audition and submission information, log on to the website at www.fox.com/swan, email a submission and photograph to betheswan@yahoo.com or call 1-800-535-7936. Videos and photos will not be returned.

The second season of THE SWAN premieres with a special two-hour episode on Monday, Oct. 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. In the first hour, the participants from season 1 reunite for the first time on television to share stories, reminisce about their experiences in the Swan program and update viewers on how their lives have fared their makeovers. After a sneak peak at the new group of Swans, the transformations will begin in the second hour, when viewers will be introduced to two women who are transformed inside and out through cosmetic surgery and an intensive "boot camp" of exercise, diet, therapy and coaching, all while not seeing themselves in a mirror during the three-month process. After the final reveal of their transformations, one will be selected to move on to the Swan Pageant and one will go home. Another two women are transformed on the time period premiere of THE SWAN Monday, Nov. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.


The casting calls for season three of THE SWAN will be held at the following locations:

Tuesday, October 26

HONOLULU, HI
10:00 AM
Ala Moana Hotel
410 Atkinson Drive
Honolulu, HA 96814

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
10:00 AM
Mall of America
Sears Court – Level 1
(North East Corner)
60 E. Broadway (Corner of Killebrew Dr.)
Bloomington, MN 55425

NEW ORLEANS, LA
10:30 AM
WVUE Fox 8 Station
1025 So. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

Saturday, October 30

CHARLOTTE, NC
10:30 AM
WCBB Fox 18 Station
Fox Charlotte
One Television Plaza
Charlotte, NC 20205

CHICAGO, IL
10:00 AM
Shops at North Bridge
520 Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
(Near Grand Ave)
312-327-2300


LOS ANGELES, CA
10:00 AM
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
1755 N. Highland Avenue
Echo Park Meeting Room, 3rd Floor
Hollywood, CA 90028

NEW YORK, NY
10:00 AM
The Westin New York at Times Square
270 West 43rd Street
(corner of 8th Avenue & 43rd St)
New York, New York 10036

SAN DIEGO, CA
10:00 AM
San Diego Marriott Marina Hotel
333 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

THE SWAN is produced by FremantleMedia North America, Inc. and GALAN Entertainment in association with A. Smith & Company Productions. Arthur Smith and Nely Galán serve as executive producers. Kent Weed is co-executive producer. The series was created by Nely Galán.

FremantleMedia North America, Inc.
Based in Santa Monica and with offices in New York, FremantleMedia North America, Inc. (FMNA) is one of America's foremost producers of reality-based entertainment programming for television. In addition to "The Complex: Malibu" and THE SWAN on FOX, credits include AMERICAN IDOL (FOX), which received five 2003 Emmy nominations and scored the highest-rated season or series debut on any network in the 2003/2004 season; "The Price is Right" (CBS); "Family Feud" (syndication); "Oliver's Twist" (Food Network); "Date Patrol" (TLC); "American Juniors" (FOX); and "Cupid" (CBS). FMNA is a division of award-winning international television production company FremantleMedia, which creates drama, entertainment and factual entertainment programming in more than 40 countries and territories. FremantleMedia is a wholly owned subsidiary and the content business arm of the publicly traded RTL Group, one of Europe's largest television and radio broadcast companies. The RTL Group owns 23 television and 22 radio stations in eight countries, and is a division of leading integrated media and entertainment company Bertelsmann AG.

Galán now shares her confidence-bolstering, attitude-altering, life-transforming program with anyone who feels "stuck" and helpless in her new book, on-sale now: THE SWAN CURRICULUM: Create a Spectacular New You with 12 Life-Changing Steps in 12 Amazing Weeks (Regan Books; October 2004; $15.95 Trade Paperback).