From The National Ledger:
BSG's Tricia Helfer Not Looking for Attention
By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
Feb 17, 2006
LOOKING OUT OF THIS WORLD:
"Battlestar Galactica's" Tricia Helfer is being hailed the new pin-up girl of science fiction, but the actress admits she doesn't pay too much attention to it.
"I'm kind of removed from it. In my own time, I don't look like my character. I can take the wig off and step away so it doesn't really seem to affect me much," claims Helfer, who plays Number Six on the popular show. In fact, she's proud that her character is much more than just a pretty face. "At first, people thought she was the sexy one of the show, but she's intelligent, and there's a lot more going on with her."
It's no surprise Helfer's beauty is being admired, considering she spent 10 years as a model.
Now, she's using that experience in order to host and produce "Canada's Next Top Model." "It's insane the amount of countries that have bought up this show," she tells us of the reality program, which will follow Tyra Banks' format. "It's perfect timing because Canada is actually at the forefront of top international models right now." Though she's excited about the experience, Helfer admits she was reluctant to sign on. "I haven't modeled in over four years, so certainly I was worried about taking a step back. I fought for four years to be taken seriously as an actor. There's a huge stigma that models can't act. It's taken me a while to shed that."
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