"We're very excited at the opportunity this will give us to discover and train new fighters," LFC Prez Michelle Blanchard says.
The company launched a casting contest earlier this month to find contestants and had more than 500 women apply. Audition videos can be viewed at lingeriefc.com/vote-
LFC CEO Shaun Donnelly knows there will be those who consider Bootie Camp a flagrant rip-off of the UFC's The Ultimate Fighter but is unapologetic. "Any televised contest to find MMA fighters is going to be compared to TUF, it's inevitable. I think our show will be unique and appeal to a different audience but sure there will be similarities. I promise our cast will be much prettier than theirs."
Lest you think it will just be pretty girls play fighting, LFC prides itself on the athletic prowess of its fighters. Donnelly and Blanchard have been impressed at some of the girls applying. The group includes numerous division 1 college athletes, pro fighters from other MMA leagues, an Olympic qualifier and dozens of amateur scrappers with jujitsu, muay-thai and kick boxing experience. Of course there are also plenty of lingerie models including several Lingerie Football League members.
"Prissy girls aren't going to apply to be on an MMA series," Blanchard, herself a former Lingerie Football League player, says. "These are tough girls who just happen to look fantastic in lingerie."
Once cast, the top two contestants will fight at an upcoming Lingerie Fighting Championships live event with the winner earning a lucrative LFC contract. The match will be carried live on the more than 1000 cable systems that already air LFC events on PPV and VOD.
Donnelly, who has produced several reality series in the past, knows some of the fights in the house may be even more bloody than the fights that go down in the cage. "When you put ten women in a house together and force them to live and work together for a full month you're bound to get lots of drama. This is guaranteed to be a very watchable show."
'Bootie Camp' is expected to have an international cast as some of the leading vote-getters to date hail from the U.S., Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand and Germany. You can cast your vote until October 15. More information is available on the company's site at www.lingeriefc.com.
For more information contact Shaun Donnelly at 780-416-6914 or email@example.com