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Friday, July 18, 2008

Jill Wagner's new show is summer hit!

IMTA alum Jill Wagner's Wipeout is a huge hit for ABC! According to Nielsen Media Research it was the second most-watched prime-time show for the second consecutive week! Each show features competitors who are normal people who navigate a seemingly impossible obstacle course. Some of the obstacles include over sized inflated balls covered in mud that contestants must leap across and “The Dreadmill,” a high-speed 40-foot treadmill with various challenges all of which are designed to have people "Wipeout" hence the title of the show. At the end of the show, the person with the most points wins $50,000. Jill is a co-host of the show and she interviews the contestants. You can get caught up on all the episodes on ABC's official site!

Jill competed at IMTA in Los Angeles in 2001 where she won Female Model of the Year. Many people know Jill as the Lincoln Mercury car girl as she has done many ad campaigns for the auto giant. She has a brand new Mercury commercial playing nation-wide! She played an operative on fellow IMTA alum Ashton Kutcher's hilarious show Punk'd and while on the show she punk'd Katie Holmes, yet another IMTA alum! Her television roles include turns in series such as Monk, Dr. Vegas, starring as Larrin in Stargate Atlantis, Blade: The Series, and she starred in the independent films Junebug and Shifted. Jill recently completed filming the horror film Splinter.

Congrats to Jill and don't forget to tune into ABC on Tuesdays to see Jill on Wipeout!

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