His tail was tucked and his spine and ribs were showing. He was so filthy that my hands became soiled when I stroked his side.
Reality television is synonymous with sleaze nowadays. We've read so many terrible stories -- about possible sexual assault on The Bacheloror an entire show which straight-up abandoned its contestants in the woods -- that it's hard to imagine a time when the format was viewed as anything but a crotch-kick on a cart ride to Hell.
But there was a time when reality TV was, if not respectable, then at least considered innocuous. And then there was a turning point: Our source today is former cast member Sarah Kozer, and holy shit does she have a tale to tell.
The premise was that a group of young women would go on dates with a young, sexy millionaire at a chateau in France, until he finally picked one of them to marry. The hook was that "Joe" wasn't a millionaire at all. He was a normal guy with pretty good cheekbones named Evan Marriot.
If that sounds "incredibly shady" and "what the hell dude, no" to you, good news! You're a human being with a functional moral compass. That puts you above the producers of this show.
One of the contestants was Sarah.
According to her, the whole "not really a millionaire" thing wasn't where the surprises started. Fox went out of their way to hide the basic structure of the show from the women. It's all a trick. Everything was a lie.
I remember I had one of the female producers say to me, I kept trying to get information out Y'know, anything like that, but we were never told it was a dating show. Everything but a dating show. The producers said that, in part, was why they were interested in her.
The show was for role models, for little girls, we want really strong women. The more cynical among you might think that was why Sarah signed up to be on the show, but it turns out they also hid the fact that there was any prize at all.
So none of the women could know about that prize money. According to Sarah, the only reward they were promised was jewelry: Continue Reading Below Advertisement "We did realize at a certain point that you received a 'gift' of jewelry if you 'passed' a round.We've got the inside scoop, exclusive news, and latest photos about 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After.
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