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October 23, 2014

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MO'NIQUE: Still Doing Big Things

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By Karu F. Daniels, AOL Black Voices

Mo'Nique is headed to Paris for the third installment of her Oxygen network full figured beauty compeitiion 'F.A.T. Chance.'For the third season of her "full figured beauty pageant," super-sized superwoman Mo'Nique is taking her plus-sized protégées to the City of Light.

'Mo'Nique's F.A.T. Chance: Paris' will officially kick off with multi-city casting calls in Los Angeles (April 14), Chicago (April 19) and Dallas (April 21).

Official casting details here.

The Oprah Winfrey-co-founded network has also given viewers the chance to be a season three contestants with the launch of its online contest 'America Votes' earlier this month.

Following the national casting calls, five finalists will be flown to the City of Light where the comedic icon will lead them through a new series of boot camp trials that will test their character and challenge their own ideas of beauty. Culminating in a runway fashion show, the contestants will compete for the title of Miss F.A.T. (Fabulous And Thick) and a $50,000 cash prize in front of a panel of expert judges, all while ushering in a new era of models to the Paris catwalk.

A one-hour casting special will air on the Oxygen Network on July 21, followed by the July 28 two-hour special, which will redefine beauty in the world's fashion capital.

"We're excited to partner with Mo'Nique once again," Oxygen's President of Programming and Marketing Debby Beece said. "She is such a trailblazer and truly unafraid to do the unexpected, which makes her completely on-brand for us. Filming this third special in Paris, a city always in the foreground for fashion and glamour, is such a unique idea. It will make the show's message of self-acceptance resonate even more strongly with our audience and her fans."

Mo'Nique, legally known as Monique Imes Hicks, serves as creator, host, and executive producer of 'F.A.T. Chance.'

Next week, she will serve as an etiquette overlord on VH1's 'Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School.'

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