Gene Simmons to Produce a TV Series About ‘Ugly Models’

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By Brian Ives 

His KISS bandmate Paul Stanley has often taken umbrage with Gene Simmons‘ myriad of side projects; regardless, the long-tongued God of Thunder has just signed on for yet another one.

According to various reports, including The Hollywood Reporter, Simmons will coproduce a Lifetime series titled Ugly Models tackling a U.K. modeling agency that works with “character models with unique and unusual looks” as it attempts to expand into the U.S. market.

How unique and unusual are these “character models?” Check out the company’s website and decide for yourself.

Related: Interview: KISS’ Paul Stanley Slams Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Patti Smith.

The site boasts that “We like our women fat and our men geeky, we like the extremely tall and the shockingly small. No one is too abstract for ourbooksicon1 Gene Simmons to Produce a TV Series About ‘Ugly Models’! We are Ugly. And we are the leaders in character modeling. With a unique outlook on modeling [sic], our philosophy is simple – ‘Any beauty can be airbrushed but we want our look to have true character.’”

Among their roster of talent is the tallest man in the world, Sultan Kosen (“At 8ft1, he’s got legs to die for!”) Their “Prince Albert” has, according to the website, 241 piercings, while Elaine Davidson boasts 2,520. They also have more traditional looking models, so “If you have luscious locks and fab-abs you’re still Ugly to us!”

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