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Model Behavior

(2000)
89min.
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Can the class brain find happiness as a supermodel? That's the question posed in this made-for-TV movie that offers a modern-day variation on The Prince and the Pauper. Alex Burrows (Maggie Lawson) is a shy, bookish teenager who has a crush on Eric (Jesse Nilsson), a football player and one of the most popular boys in her class, but she lacks the confidence to talk to him. Meanwhile, Janine Adams is a successful teen fashion model whose life is dominated by her overbearing mother Deirdre (Kathie Lee Gifford); Janine would like to live like a normal teenager for a change, and wishes her mother would stop trying to fix her up with fellow model Jason Sharp (Justin Timberlake). As it happens, Alex looks exactly like Janine when she takes her glasses off, and after they meet by chance at a book signing catered by Alex's father, the two girls decide to swap identities for a while, with each getting an interesting perspective on how the other half lives. Model Behavior, which premiered as a special episode of the TV series The Wonderful World of Disney, marked the acting debut of Justin Timberlake, a member of the top-selling pop group 'N Sync.

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