As the World Turns
will soon have a new cast member, and he comes in the form of Ryan Serhant, winner of the second season of CBS's internet-based reality show called InTurn
. The 22-year-old recent college graduate will be making his debut on the soap in early November and will start taping for his contract role on September 24.
For two summers now, As the World Turns
fans had been given the opportunity to tell the network whom to sign on for a part on the long-running soap. Serhant, who earned the most number of votes from the viewers, beat out eight aspiring actors and actresses in a contest with built-in drama, acting challenges, interviews and tough criticisms from other soap stars.
Serhant, along with two InTurn
season 2 finalists, 28-year-old Dyon Nicole Donley and 22-year-old Jessamyn Bradley, already appeared on several episodes of the soap while fans where still voting for their preferred actor. All three played minor roles in the kidnapping plot of J.J. Larrabee (Daniel Manche), with Donley playing the Idaho bartender Kit, Bradley as an informant with a clue to J.J.'s whereabouts and Serhant as one of Kit's employees and a small time thief.
As the winner of InTurn
, Serhant acquires a 13-week contract on As the World Turns
. He'll be taking on the role of Evan Walsh IV, son of Evan Walsh III and is described as a young hotshot biochemist prodigy who comes home to Oakdale to try to persuade Craig Montgomery (Scott Bryce
) to invest in the modern biomedical technology field.
Meanwhile, Alex Charak, who won the first season of InTurn
, is still with As the World Turns
. He plays the recurring role of Elwood Hoffman, Casey Hughes' (Zach Roerig) college roommate who recently helped Cheri Love (Robin Mattson) plot against Dusty Donovan (Grayson McCouch
) and Alison Stewart (Marnie Schulenburg
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of CBS)