Sherri Shepherd's Next Challenge: Finding Love

11/02/2009 at 02:00 PM EST

Sherri Shepherd's Next Challenge: Finding Love
Sherri Shepherd
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Sherri Shepherd's ready to tackle another major goal with a little help from her co-hosts on The View: She's looking to find lasting love.

After successfully answering last summer's challenge to slim down enough to don a sexy swimsuit, Shepherd, 42, told PEOPLE at the premiere of her new film Precious at the AFI Audi Film Festival that her next challenge may be a quest for a relationship. "I'd probably like a husband to find me – a man to find me,” she said. “I'm available now!”


But is she really ready for co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar to weigh in as passionately on her romantic life as they do on Hot Topics?

"Sure, yeah!" said Shepherd. "I do trust them. I'm finding that everyone who meets a really good guy was on a blind date. So yeah, I'm ready for the ladies of The View to set me up on a blind date. I even asked Larry King if he knew somebody.”



Shepherd also offered her celebrity pals a template for what she's looking for in a man. "A really great sense of humor. He must love children. He's got to have a good FICA score. I don't want him to have potential. I want to him to have already reached his potential, because I'm not taking care of nobody!"

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