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Perham native Jennifer Hammers in 'Deal or No Deal' model search

Perham native Jennifer Hammers has made it into the second round in her bid to be the next "Deal or No Deal Model."

Jen is the daughter of Jim and Karen Hammers, and is one of a number of women competing in the "Model Search."

Hosted by Howie Mandel, "Deal or No Deal" is a hit game show where contestants play and deal for a top prize of $1 million.

Born and raised in Perham, Hammer's passion has always been dance.

After moving to Minneapolis, Jennifer studied art in college and began modeling professionally. Jennifer aspires to have a job that allows her to "travel, jump out of planes and share all of her experiences with people," states the "Deal or no Deal website. Her aspirations to act and model brought her to LA.

Each night, the game of odds and chance unfolds when a contestant is confronted with 26 sealed briefcases full of varying amounts of cash - ranging from a measly penny to $1 million. Without knowing the amount in each briefcase, the contestant picks one -- his to keep, if he chooses - until its unsealing at game's end.

The risk element kicks in when the player must then instinctively eliminate the remaining 25 cases - which are opened and the amount of cash inside revealed. The pressure mounts as in each round, after a pre-determined number of cases are opened, the participant is tempted by a mysterious entity known only as "the Banker" to accept an offer of cash in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant's chosen briefcase - prompting Mandel to ask the all-important question - Deal or No Deal?