Hey Reality Steve! I absolutely love your column and you! Your whit and sense of humor always make me laugh. My question is, do the contestants get to leave the house to get their nails done, run errands, etc…? They always seem to have manicured hands. Also, do they get any type of monetary reimbursements for being on the show? I know you said they get gift bags, luggage, and other things as the show progresses.
Thanks 🙂 Keep up the great work! Your column makes my week!
Comment: No. No stylists I believe unless you get to the final two. All the women this season have commented in their exit interviews that Michelle did everyone’s hair and nails in the house since she’s a hair stylist/actress by nature. They either do their own, or one of the other women does it for them. Along with braiding each others hair, undressing each other, soaping each other in the shower. You know, stuff like that. Very incestuous.
Money being exchanged has always been hush hush regarding this show. I know that you don’t receive any money for just being a contestant. And rumors throughout the years was if you got to the final four, they give you a little cash, but that’s never been totally confirmed. You’d have to ask the ones involved, and sometimes they won’t even say anything. The number I’ve heard floated if you make the final four is they give you like 5k or 10k. But that’s still up for debate. Some have said they didn’t get a thing, so, I guess it’s a season-by-season basis.
How many emails out of the hundreds (thousands) you get would you say are women hitting on you?
Comment: Very few.
Why do you dislike Jesse Csincsak?
Comment: Oh, I don’t know. Because every time he wakes up in the morning, he goes to Radar Online to tell them what he had for breakfast so they can print it, along with what color his baby’s room is, where he and wife walked their dogs earlier in the day, and what heroic rescue mission he was on to save someone out of their car. Not to mention videotaping his bizarre proposal and selling that to Radar as well, and keeping us updated on her pregnancy every other day with videos. He does realize that he was on the show 3 years ago and no one cares about him anymore, right? He is aware that everyone saw the fraud that he was once he wasn’t Mr. DeAnna Pappas anymore correct? Ok, just checking. What do I always talk about in terms of my biggest pet peeve regarding the contestants of this show? They let the show define who they are, and there isn’t a bigger violator of that than Jesse Csincsak. He cannot let this show go and move on with his life, so he’s constantly updating us on his life through the tabloids, and it’s just a bit too much and pretentious. You have a wife, you have son now, go away.
i’m curious if Brad spends any more time with the girls other than what we see. It doesn’t seem like he sees them much at all over the course of each week, and about 3 dates total each week only takes 3 days, so what’s going on for the rest of the week?? thanks!
Comment: Not much at all. Yet another reason why the concept of this show is so ridiculous. I like equating it to this: If I meet a random woman some weekend and we start dating, and I see that woman EVERY SINGLE DAY for 6 weeks, I STILL wouldn’t propose at that time. So now we’re supposed to believe that a guy who barely spends any quality alone time with a woman during the 6 week filming process is actually supposed to get engaged and marry her, even though he’s also been dating and making out with other women while he was courting her? Really? That’s believable? The whole concept of the show is flawed, these people barely still know each other at the end of six weeks due to the lack of quality time spent together, yet they expect a proposal. So dumb and ludicrous and is the reason I make fun it. When someone gets married from this show, it’s most definitely the exception, not the rule. I’d say it’s freakin’ miracle considering the conditions they are under when they met. The only way any marriage from this show could ever possibly work is to get out of LA, get away from the Hollywood life, and just start your own life together. It’s no coincidence that the only two marriages this show has ever produced (Trista & Ryan, Jason & Molly), those couples don’t live in LA and neither has a job in media, or wants to be on TV, etc. I don’t think that is coincidental at all.