ISO Frumpy Female Journos

Gawker’s got the letter of the hour today with a missive from the fashionable folks at TLC’s “What Not to Wear” who are in search of a frumpy  female journalist.

Know any female D.C. journos who fall into this category? Want to nominate yourself? Tell us about it at, or

The letter, as posted on Gawker, reads:

My name is Michael Raptis and I am the Casting Director for What Not to Wear on TLC. Casting is currently underway in DC for Season 8. We would love to feature a Female Journalist who stands out from the crowd and not in a good way! The idea of the show is to help a woman who is being held back by her style. Maybe she lost a lot of weight and no longer knows how to dress, maybe she is dressing too sexy and attracting the wrong men, maybe the way she dresses is keeping her from getting a promotion at work…We would love to help! I was hoping you might know the perfect person. I attached a casting notice to this email with all the info on the show and a link to the website. ****REMEMBER THIS NOMINATION MUST REMAIN A SECRET**** I would love to talk with you more about this opportunity when you get a moment.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Michael Raptis
Casting Director
TLC’s “What Not to Wear”

Click here to see nomination details.