November 14, 2001 05:30am
Naked News Announces Talent Search Contest Results: Winners From New York And Arizona
Source: Naked News
by: Company Press Release
(TORONTO, CANADA) -- Naked News announced today that Brian Edwards of New York City, NY and Kaye Grant of Phoenix, AZ have won the 2001 NakedNews.com Talent Search Contest. The contest began in July and required candidates to submit a videotape by August 31, 2001.
In all, 50 women and 120 men entered the contest, with 5 women and 20 men selected as semi-finalists. From September through October, only Naked News Club members could view the videos and email in their preferences. Over 5,000 members responded, with the largest number of votes going to Edwards and Grant.
As winners, Edwards and Grant each receive a two-week, all expenses paid trip to Toronto, and during that time will guest as a webcaster on Naked News. Now through November 23, Kaye Grant, age 35, will be featured each day on a different segment of the program. A medical assistant for the past 12 years, Kaye entered the contest at the suggestion of a friend. Brian Edwards, age 32, has been very focused on building his career as an entertainer. By coincidence, he learned that he had won both the Naked News Talent Search Contest and a role in a Broadway show. Regrettably, he will not be able to appear in person on Naked News, but will be sending in an acceptance video for fans to watch.
"The talent search contest was a phenomenal success," stated Kathy Pinckert, Vice President of Naked Broadcasting Network Inc., "both from the number of applications we received and the number of Naked News Club members who by email. The contest showed us that there is a very positive dynamic between Naked News and its Club members."
Pinckert added that: "The continued success of Naked News on the Internet lies in part with revenue generated from ad sales, as well as membership in Naked News Club. Clearly, there was a strong curiosity factor among site visitors, and our records reveal that Club membership increased twelve percent during the contest voting period."
NakedNews.com went live in December 1999 and has over 6 million unique monthly visitors. An all-nude female show and an all-nude male news show are broadcast daily, with a week-end edition. Naked News reports on global news events, entertainment, sports, weather and fringe news and will soon debut a weekly, pay-per-view edition on American cable television. The site is free and offers a Naked News Club at $9.95/month with a wide range of membership benefits.