Photo Coverage: Bailey Hanks Makes Debut As Elle Woods- Curtain Call and After Party

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Bailey Hanks won the MTV competition "The Search For The New Elle Woods" making her the new successor to Laura Bell Bundy in the role of Elle Woods. On July 23rd, 2008 Bailey took the stage for the first time along surrounded by new faces and old favorites.

On Monday, June 2, 2008, MTV premiered the reality show "Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods" to find a talented singer/actress/ dancer to take over for Broadway star and Tony Nominee Laura Bell Bundy. Thousands of talented young women came from across the country to make their dream a reality—as MTV and Legally Blonde The Musical teamed up to find Broadway's new Elle Woods.  After what might have been the toughest audition in Broadway history—comprising two months of workshops, training sessions, challenge after challenge and arduous eliminations—one remarkable rising star stood out from the crowd: Bailey Hanks, the 20-yr old Southern charmer with the complete package of extraordinary dancing, singing and acting skills. Not only was she cast in her dream role, she also recorded the hit single "So Much Better", produced by Ghostlight, now available on iTunes.com and Amazon.com.

For more information on Bailey or Legally Blonde The Musical please visit www.legallyblondethemusical.com

Photos by Peter James Zielinski


Bailey Hanks


Bailey Hanks


Bailey Hanks and Paul Canaan


Bailey Hanks and Bruiser


Christian Borle and Bailey Hanks


Christian Borle and Bailey Hanks


Christian Borle and Bailey Hanks

The runner ups from Legally Blonde: The Search For The New Elle Woods


Jerry Mitchell, Paul Canaan and Legally Blonde crowd


Legally Blonde: Search For The New Elle Woods Contestants


Jerry Mitchell and Bailey Hanks give a toast


Jerry Mitchell and Bailey Hanks give a toast


Bailey Hanks


Jerry Mitchell and Bailey Hanks


Bailey Hanks


Bailey Hanks and her younger sister


Bailey Hanks and her younger sister


Bailey Hanks and Family

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


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