They Wanna be a Soap Star: Meet the Cast

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Tomorrow night on Soapnet, Cameron Mathison hosts the fourth edition of the reality show, I Wanna be a Soap Star.

Ten contestants will compete in a series of challenges for a 13-week contract role on NBC’s Days of our Lives. Not a shabby prize. The judges for the show are:

  • Mary Beth Evans, who stars as Kayla Brady Johnson on Days of our Lives
  • Hogan Sheffer, the head writer on Days of our Lives
  • Michael Bruno, a talent manager who works exclusively in daytime television.
Alec Musser Picture
Veteran daytime actors assist the hopefuls with their tasks and auditions. This group includes Linda Dano (Another World, One Life to Live, General Hospital and Port Charles), Alec Musser (pictured here, All My Children and season two winner of I Wanna Be A Soap Star) and James Reynolds (Days of our Lives).

Now, let's meet the contestants!

The ladies:
Ashlee (28, Roanoke, VA), a domestic goddess and daughter of a former Major League Baseball pitcher who is ready to show off her sporty genes.

Jimena (29, Bogota, Colombia), a seasoned actress from Colombia who is eager to break into the soap industry in the United States.

Joyce (34, San Francisco, CA), a strong Asian American women who hopes to diversify daytime television.

Monica (23, Topeka, KS), a girly girl who is ready to put her 14 years of gymnastics and eight years of cheerleading to good use.

Patricia (34, Fayetteville, NC), a well-rounded women who, aside from acting, loves to dance, horseback ride and read inspirational books.

The men:
Corey (23, Camden, NJ), a huge Martin Lawrence fan who has wanted to become a soap opera star for more than 10 years.

Bo (27, Gaithersburg, MD), a sporty guy who can juggle, dance and play 10 musical instruments.

Justin Paul (33, Kendall Park, NJ), a Jersey boy who has learned a great amount about human behavior from his experience working in a tavern, which he hopes to apply in his acting career.

Travis (29, Ottawa, KS), a seasoned actor with a few recurring roles in daytime under his belt, who hopes his persistence and openness to commit to difficult tasks will help him get through the challenges. If all else fails, he can always use his carpentry and woodworking skills to build sets.

Yves (35, Los Angeles, CA), a surfer dude born and raised in Los Angeles, who is ready to put his heart and soul in this competition.

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