Tuesday, October 05, 2010

L.A. Bus Mechanic Wins
"She's got the Look"

Bus Mechanic And Mother of Two, 38, Receives Contract With Wilhelmina Models, Inc., Photo Spread In SELF Magazine

Marilin Archie was named the winner of season three of TV Land’s 35 and older modeling competition “She’s Got the Look.” Host Brooke Burke announced Marilin as the winner of the competition after she impressed the judges with her performance in the final runway challenge where she faced off against fellow finalists Julie Love-Templeton of Tuscaloosa, AL and Rachelle Love of Memphis, TN.

In the season finale, the three finalists were at a fashion show in an airport hanger complete with a jetliner and moving runway. Never having walked a runway and feeling timid, Julie failed to shine in front of the judges. Runner-up Rachelle never seemed to have gained confidence on the rotating platform and although her photos were remarkable throughout the competition, they weren’t enough to impress the judges over Marilin who, despite her non-traditional model body-type walked the runway with poise, confidence and star power.

Ultimately, the judges voted Marilin the winner of “She’s Got The Look,” which includes a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models and a photo spread in Self Magazine.

Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Marilin Archie is a 38-year old married mother of two and is a certified bus mechanic for the Los Angeles Metro.

“She’s Got The Look” is a collaboration with Wilhelmina Models, Inc. and sets out to discover a woman over the age of 35 who has the potential to transform herself into a model, representing some of the most high-profile brands and highly-coveted campaigns in the fashion and beauty industries. Brooke Burke (“Dancing with the Stars, “Wild On”) joined the third season as host along with new judge, model Roshumba Williams and returning judges, celebrity stylist Robert Verdi and Wilhelmina president Sean Patterson.

“She’s Got The Look” airs in more than 70 countries, with the first three seasons sold around the world. It can be seen in France, Italy, Israel, Australia, Israel, Thailand, Korea, Holland and South Africa.