If I Were On Reality TV…
|August 10, 2011||Posted by Katy under Inner Musings|
When I was younger, I wanted to be on TV and in movies. Even though I was very shy, there was something about being on the silver screen that enticed me.
I had a taste of “fame” when I was around the age of three or four, I was in a local commercial for Fun Factory, an indoor play park for children. I still have a copy of the commercial somewhere on VHS.
I was also in another local commercial for the Entertainment Coupon Book in the 5th grade. My school sold them as a Safety Patrol fundraising campaign for the annual Washington DC trip and I was one of the top sellers in the city.
After being highly recognized in those two commercials (sarcasm) I decided that being on screen wasn’t all what it was cracked up to be. Instead I decided to stick to live theatre and haven’t been seen on television since. (Unless you count me running in the background of a local morning news story—because I’ve done that before! Oops! )
Of course that never stopped me from dreaming about being on TV. I watched enough Food Network in high school that I thought I could be the next Rachel Ray or Emeril Lagasse.
I also watched quite a bit of reality TV in high school. My favorite shows were The Amazing Race, The Mole, and the infamous The Real World. These shows were completely different, but I loved them all for different reasons.
The Amazing Race was a great way to see different places in the world; The Mole was fun because it made me feel like a detective, and The Real World, well, it was pretty much the opposite of my life.
My favorite season of The Real World was when they went to Washington DC.
I loved it so much that I actually went by the house when I was in DC for Spring Break two years ago.
Yes, you can say I was a bit obsessed.
My thoughts of being on TV diminished over the years, but today I was browsing the internet when I same across this:
At first I sort of laughed and almost closed the browser window. Then I became a little more intrigued and actually started to give this a little bit of thought.
Am I reality TV show “material”?
I have watched four seasons of The Real World from start to finish: Key West, Austin, DC, and New Orleans and every single one of them is a bit extreme. They depict the cast going out and partying all the time, hooking up with each other, recovering from hangovers, and getting into all sorts of fights.
I get this…sex sells. It’s what makes people return week after week to watch the show. I hate to admit this but I didn’t watch the show for the happiness- I watched it because these seven (or eight) roommates had more drama in their lives than I had in mine.
So this got me thinking, could I actually fit into this dynamic if I were on The Real World?
Well, I am not one to cause drama. I’m more reserved and an observer rather than an instigator. Also, I am DEFINITELY not one to get crazy drunk and hook up in bars with random strangers. Sure I can have a little fun, but I’m not going to fling myself at any guy that crosses my way.
I have a feeling if I were on The Real World I would be the quiet, shy and reserved roommate and immediately pegged as “the innocent one.” I have pretty high morals and standards that I live by, which makes me a target. As is the case in my everyday life , the roommates would try to “break” me and get me out of my comfort zone and test my boundaries.
Could be fun…but could be aggravating and uncomfortable at the same time.
Would they succeed? Well, you would have to watch the show to find out!
*Hint- No! *
Now, the question remains, should I apply for The Real World?
Are you a reality TV show “junkie?”Have you ever considered applying for a reality TV show?
P.S- I wrote this post in fun. I do not have any serious thoughts about applying…even if it would be an interesting experience.