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Lorenzo's Spoil

''Are You Hot?'' takes a pointer from Howard Stern -- Lorenzo Lamas, a judge on the outrageous reality show, also uses a laser beam to zero in on others' physical flaws

Lorenzo Lamas | LIGHT CRITICISM Lamas judges a ''Hot'' contestant
LIGHT CRITICISM Lamas judges a ''Hot'' contestant

Lorenzo Lamas has joined the laser-tag team. As one of three judges on ''Are You Hot? The Search for America's Sexiest People,'' he seems to have ripped off shock jock Howard Stern's ego-crushing laser beam to gratuitously zero in on contestants' loathsome trouble spots. (Damn those non-touching thighs!)

To be fair, in the ABC series' Feb. 13 premiere, Lamas' ''flaw finder'' mostly singled out positive attributes (Look at those ultra-fab abs!), whereas Stern and his crew normally nitpick their nearly nude models. But Lamas' Mr. Nice Guy routine may take a nasty turn, especially if the show's ratings don't heat up. That's fine, Lorenzo, as long as we don't have to see you laser yourself.

Originally posted Feb 28, 2003 Published in issue #698 Feb 28, 2003 Order article reprints

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