MTV Will Give People Star Makeovers

By | June 11, 2001 at 12:00 AM

If you’re sick of yourself, MTV can help you become one of your favorite music stars – at least for a little while.

The cable music channel this week is launching a new show, “Becoming.” MTV will pick fans up in a limousine, give them makeovers, teach them choreography and let them recreate their favorite videos. Cameras will capture the transformation along the way, then show the finished product.

The players were chosen from casting calls, fan Web sites, karaoke bars and college campuses.

During the first week, fans will “become” Jennifer Lopez, Blink-182, Destiny’s Child and the Backstreet Boys. The premiere shows will air at 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Thursday.

When “Becoming” reaches its permanent time slot, 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting July 10, fans will pretend to be Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera, Limp Bizkit, Britney Spears, Red Hot Chili Peppers and others.

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