TLC just announced that production has begun on a new television series called “Cover Shot,” where everyday women will have their dreams realized when they get the chance to be a magazine cover model. International supermodel Frederique van der Wal will host the half-hour, primetime series.

Award-winning photographer Richard Dean has also been signed to the series, which debuts on Friday, August 18, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).

"In Cover Shot, viewers see intriguing personal stories of growth and the struggles with inner beauty that women contend with everyday," noted David Abraham, executive vice president and general manager of TLC. "Women beyond 30 are beautiful. And with the talented Frederique to guide them through an amazing transformation, Cover Shot will deliver a fantasy many women only dream of fulfilling."

During each half-hour episode of Cover Shot, Frederique and Richard
Dean take one everyday woman and show her (and the audience) that they belong on the cover of a magazine if given the best resources in the business. Viewers see the inner workings that go into producing a magazine cover shoot, and at the end of each episode, the dramatic reveal. Not only will the fruits of the creative team's labor be realized in the transformation, but Cover Shot brings the "cover model" to New York City for an even bigger reveal -- her glamorous photo spread on a billboard for millions to see in the Big Apple!

The models from such distinguished fashion magazines such as Vogue,
Vanity Fair, Elle, W and Glamour are the envy of women from across the globe -- young, beautiful, seductive, skinny, perfect. But in Cover Shot, TLC dispels common myths about beauty, proving that anyone can look and feel like a cover model, if only given the right ingredients -- hair, makeup, clothing -- and a creative team of experts to support and transform them!