Six Memphians will get their 15 minutes of fame and a whole new look when the crew from Fox Television's Ambush Makeover comes to town in August.
Casting for the Memphis shoot began this week on the show's Web site and runs through July 12th. On the show, a crew of stylists takes subjects nominated by their friends or family from salon to boutique, revamping their appearances.
"If you think your mom needs a makeover, go to the Ambush Makeover Web site and do the whole thing there," said Cathleen Jordan, a casting researcher for the show. "If we think you've got a great story, we'll give you a call back."
Jordan said they'll be picking three stories from information submitted to the Web site. They're especially seeking African-American women, and nominees must be willing to have their hair cut and colored.
"We'll pick the stories that grab our attention the most, like maybe finding someone in Memphis who's an Elvis look-alike and his wife wants him made over," said Jordan.
Three other makeover subjects will be chosen by the show's style agents when they're in town. They'll scout the streets makeover candidates.
The show will use local salons and boutiques. Jordan said the production crew is still selecting which businesses to feature. The Memphis segments will air randomly throughout the show's next season.