Lynette Rice
November 02, 2009 AT 11:38 PM EST

Casting a former supermodel for a daytime soap appearance doesn’t exactly pack the same punch as James Franco doing General Hospital, but hey, CBS could do a heckuva lot worse than a Czech beauty: has learned exclusively that Paulina Porizkova will do a multi-episode arc on As the World Turns beginning Jan. 5. She will play a character named Clarissa who has a history with Simon Frasier (Paul Leyden).  ATWT averages 2.52 million viewers.

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