'1 vs. 100' Winter Finale Airs Tonight
'1 vs. 100' Winter Finale Airs Tonight
The winter finale of NBC's 1 vs. 100 airs tonight, during which a Texan beauty queen will go up against the mob for the chance to win $1 million.

Cassandra Whitehead, a 22-year-old Houston native who has competed in several Miss Texas Teen USA pageants, is set to face the eager mob tonight. Avid reality television viewers will also remember Whitehead from a certain model competition on NBC's competitor, The CW.

For those who aren't familiar with Whitehead, she was one of the contestants competing for the top prize in the fifth cycle of America's Next Top Model.  The judges, which included retired supermodel Tyra Banks, saw great potential in Whitehead, and although she seemed to be one of the forces to be reckoned with in the competition, she left early out of her own accord.

During the show's makeover episode, Whitehead became emotional when stylists cut her long, dark brown hair and gave her an extremely short blonde hairdo, similar to Mia Farrow's hairstyle on Rosemary's Baby.  At the next judging round, Banks was dissatisfied with the haircut and ordered to have it shortened even more. Whitehead refused, and decided to leave the competition.

Before Whitehead faces the mob – which includes Sommore (Queens of Comedy), Ross Matthews (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno), Richard Rubin (Beauty and the Geek), Oscar the Grouch (Sesame Street), and the Dahm Triplets (Playboy Playmates) – in tonight's episode of 1 vs. 100, fellow contestant Clint Tausher will return to finish his game for a shot at a million bucks.  Tausher hails from Los Angeles, California.

1 vs. 100 is hosted by actor-comedian Bob Saget (America's Funniest Videos, Full House), and produced Endemol USA, with Scott St. John serving as executive producer.  The show premiered in 2006, although the first recorded winner of the million-dollar cash prize was a contestant on this year's January 4 broadcast.  The big winner, 21-year-old Jason Luna, hails from San Diego, California.

Don't miss the winter finale of 1 vs. 100, airing tonight at 8/7c on NBC.

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: NBC
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