Reality Steve


“D” Magazine Article on the “Real Life of Reality Steve”

For an episode-by-episode spoiler breakdown of Brad’s season, click on the link above that says “Bachelor Brad Spoilers”. It has a breakdown of every date, rose, and elimination for every episode of Brad’s season, all the way down to his final choice.

So I had mentioned a couple weeks ago on Twitter that I was doing my first photo shoot. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the most photogenic guy in the world. I mean, I’m a decent looking guy. Am I Brad Pitt? No. But I’m not the Elephant Man either. I just don’t have a lot of pictures of myself. So when “D Magazine” here in Dallas approached me about a photo shoot for a mini piece on me, I didn’t even know what to say. I didn’t even know how photo shoots work since I’d never been in one. Did I have to provide the wardrobe? Did they? Was someone going to be there putting guy-liner on me? I had no idea. When they finally settled on a theme, they told me, “It’s just gonna be you on a recliner in your pajamas, with a TV tray and remote control. So just bring pajama bottoms and a t-shirt.” Well, I don’t sleep in pajama bottoms. Or a t-shirt. Then when I showed up for the shoot, they provided me with the robe and slippers. Only time I’ve ever worn a robe is when I get massages, and I don’t think I’ve ever worn slippers in my life. Yep. My first professional photo shoot and I was dressed like I just got out of bed. So here is the piece “D” Magazine just did on me:

D Magazine: The Real Life of Reality Steve

A few quick notes about the article:

-I like how underneath my picture, they have me as “Stevie Carbone”. The only two people I can remember calling me “Stevie” were an ex-girlfriend a few years back, and my first radio employer, Jim Rome. Not to mention everyone associated with the “Jungle”, notably all the clones. Update: They corrected it. It now says “Steve” instead of “Stevie”.

-Yes, in between takes, I was eating the popcorn.

-I have a new found respect for models. I mean, I was in one outfit (robe, t-shirt, pajama pants, and slippers with a remote control in my hand), with my feet up on a recliner for over an hour, and I was getting bored. She must’ve taken 200 pictures of me. I can’t imagine what a real model must go through with all day photos shoots, a bunch of different wardrobe changes, makeup being applied constantly, and probably having to pose 500 different ways. Then again, if you’re getting paid thousands of dollars per shoot, I guess there isn’t room to bitch.

-I’ve told the story plenty of times, but it’s worth repeating: I very much stumbled in to this. Everything started with a weekly email I sent out recapping “Joe Millionaire” back in 2003. It got forwarded on to others without my knowledge, more people kept coming to me asking to be on the email list, then it kinda took off from there.

-The interview for this article was conducted before I knew the spoilers to the season. However, I still stand behind my comment about Brad. Yes, he chose someone. And yes, he says he’s happy and he’s in love. But plenty have said that in the past and for whatever reason, don’t end up getting married. I like Brad. I just don’t think he’ll get married to someone from this show, that’s all.

-I’m guessing I won’t be getting any Xmas cards from Melissa Rycroft-Strickland this season. Already, plenty of you are asking me to spill some beans on what I know and what I’ve heard. Sorry. Not gonna do that. I applaud Melissa for everything she’s been able to capitalize on from this franchise. Doesn’t mean I have to like her though. Just like every one of you have your favorites, or ones you dislike from this show, same goes for me. Never spoken to the girl, never met her in person, never got turned down for an interview. Nothing like that. I just don’t care for the girl, plain and simple. It’s really no big deal. I’m sure she doesn’t care, just as I don’t care if she doesn’t like me. I have my reasons why I don’t like her and I said the things I did in the article and we’ll just leave it at that. Nothing scandalous, nothing salacious, nothing that’ll be front page news. She just rubs me the wrong way now, the reporter asked me what I thought of her, so I answered honestly.

Check back here next week as I’ll have an announcement regarding the premiere episode on Jan. 3rd. A local establishment has approached me wanting to put together a watch party in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that should be a lot of fun. Details getting finalized this weekend and I’ll have more for you next week.

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  1. Nobody

    December 16, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    You really don’t need to say anything about Melissa. Like you, I was never blinded by her “poor little me” act either. Something has never seemed right with the wench.

    I wouldn’t shed a tear for her if she just happened to be in a bad accident. A face first drop from a 500ft cliff might even provide a chuckle or two.

    Whatever the case, I just have no desire to see her face or hear her voice ever again.

  2. mja

    December 16, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    Steve, that picture makes you look like you’ve been up for several days watching reality shows and taking notes! I guess that is what they were going for.

  3. aurora622

    December 16, 2010 at 11:55 PM

    Steve, Congrats on getting into D Mag. I enjoyed reading the article. I just LOVED what you said about Melissa- something seems off about her and I could TELL she was faking in the “breakup” interview. I’m from Dallas too, and hope I never see her out cuz I’ll tell her to her big ugly teeth what I think of her! Definitely not a sweetheart.
    I know Brad just did it for the shows sake. Can you imagine the backlash if he chose no one again? At least Brad’s better than Jake the Fake. I will miss your writings about him lol.

  4. Sunnyside422

    December 19, 2010 at 11:12 PM

    Of course Brad has been primed to pick someone. Fleiss can’t allow another failed “coupling”! Love the way he and Chris Harrison brag about all the sucessful marriages! NOT.

    I don’t believe for a minute that Brad is a changed man (or one with a personality!) and will take bets on how short an engagment they really have. He is just so dull.

  5. Caroll

    December 21, 2010 at 3:37 AM

    A book giving some insight into the farce of reality tv is:
    “Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV [Paperback]by
    Jennifer L. Pozner

  6. slaurae

    December 21, 2010 at 10:56 PM

    I can’t stand Brads voice, I do not know how I am going to watch with the way he talks.

  7. josie

    January 1, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    dear god, the day has arrived. i’m getting over the bachelor/bachelorette. shit, i think i might even BE over it. fuck. is it age? i don’t know. is it wisdom? i don’t know. i haven’t even read steve’s brad spoilers and normally that’s the first thing i’d do. maybe i’ll be able to shake it off.

    anyway–congrats on your article, steve. rock on. hope you continue to fuck fleiss and the rest. ciao!

  8. serpephone

    January 11, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    Read the D Magazine article at the dentist’s office. Thought it was funny. I wanted Terry Fator to win it all, as well, but Melissa’s okay. She was my third choice–Terry first and then Burleson girl Kelly Clarkson.

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