Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search was a short-lived prime time reality competition series where twelve hopeful swimsuit models were pitted against each other for the grand prize of appearing in the 2005 Sports Illustrated edition of the magazine and a $1 Million dollar modeling deal.
The purpose of this show was to document twelve previously unknown fashion models as they competed against one another for a grand prize. In this case, It was a pictorial in the 2005 edition of the Sport's Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and a modeling contract with NEXT Model Management worth one million dollars.
Competitions would include how well the contestants did on their photo shoots and their rigorous fitness tests. Based on these, the aforementioned judges would choose who "made the cut" and who would be let go from the competition, until there were two finalists.
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- The twelve contestants were chosen by NBC and Sports Illustrated launched a nation-wide search, processing around 3,000 potential women.
- The show's tagline is "The business of being beautiful is about to get ugly!"