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Gene Simmons of KISS to produce ‘Ugly Models’ TV show

KISS's Gene Simmons to produce "Ugly Models" TV show
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KISS’s long-tongued God of Thunder, the incomparable Gene Simmons, is going to produce a series titled “Ugly Models.” The show's name mimics a British modeling agency that takes on “character models” of every description.

The modeling agency actually has the word "ugly" in capital letters sprawled across its home page. If you’d like to see what they call “character models,” click HERE. The site says, “We like our women fat and our men geeky, we like the extremely tall and the shockingly small. No one is too abstract for our books! We are Ugly. And we are the leaders in character modeling. With a unique outlook on modeling [sic], our philosophy is simply – ‘Any beauty can be airbrushed but we want our look to have true character.’”

Not everyone at Ugly Models is just an ordinary character. They have some folks on the roster that are also in the Guinness World Records, such as the world’s tallest man, Sultan Kosen, who is 8 feet, 1 inch tall. They also have more traditional looking models. According to the site, “If you have luscious locks and fab abs, you’re still Ugly to us!”

Gene Simmons is no stranger to the TV screen. His wife and daughter star in “Shannon and Sophie, a reality show. It’s actually an offshoot of the now defunct “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” which aired on A&E TV. Gene and fellow KISS-mate Paul Stanley also will be featured in an “unscripted series” on AMC having to do with their Arena Football League team, the L.A. KISS.

KISS is currently celebrating their 40th year in the rock and roll business. The most famous KISS lineup consisted of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. The current band is comprised of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. The band will be on tour with Def Leppard as of June 23.

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