Re­al­ity TV – where are they now?

‘When a re­al­ity TV show is can­celled, a piece of me goes with it’

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I just got back from a twoweek va­ca­tion on P.E.I., where I was vis­it­ing my friends and fam­ily.

Al­though I had a fan­tas­tic time and even got en­gaged while I was there, I couldn’t wait to get home and catch up on Big Brother and The Bach­e­lorette be­cause well…as much as I love my fam­ily, friends and fi­ancé… we all know that tele­vi­sion is my true soul­mate.

When a re­al­ity TV show is can­celled, a lit­tle piece of me goes with it.

Gone, but never for­got­ten, I wanted to up­date you on where our favourite re­al­ity stars are now.

Kristin Caval­lari – “The Hills” and “La­guna Beach”

Caval­lari mar­ried foot­ball star, Jay Cut­ler, and the cou­ple has three chil­dren. Caval­lari is also an au­thor with a shoe and jew­elry line and oc­ca­sion­ally does some red-car­pet host­ing and has 2.7 mil­lion In­sta­gram fol­low­ers (in­clud­ing me). She’s not a reg­u­lar mom, she’s a cool mom!

Evan Mar­riott – “Joe Mil­lion­aire”

Re­mem­ber the re­al­ity show where women thought they were dat­ing a mil­lion­aire, but in ac­tu­al­ity, he was re­ally a hum­ble con­struc­tion worker? Well, Mar­riott picked Zora in the end and they split a prize of $1 mil­lion. The two broke up shortly af­ter and Mar­riott is still work­ing in con­struc­tion. I bet if “Joe Mil­lion­aire” aired 10 years later, Mar­riott would be shilling teeth whiten­ing prod­ucts on In­sta­gram. #Dreams

Pauly D – “Jersey Shore”

The guy re­spon­si­ble for such elo­quent quotes as, “gym, tan, laun­dry” and “cabs are here”, is still in the DJ cir­cuit. Post “Jersey Shore”, he ap­peared on a few other re­al­ity shows, in­clud­ing Fa­mously Sin­gle, where he met on and off again girl­friend, Aubrey O’Day. Aubrey found her fame on re­al­ity show “Making the Band”. I know two wrongs don’t make a right, but do 2 re­al­ity stars make a reg­u­lar star?

Jamie Chung – “The Real World: San Diego” While most for­mer Real World cast mem­bers con­tinue to ap­pear over and over again on The Chal­lenge and work at Foot­locker dur­ing the off sea­son (I’m as­sum­ing), Chung be­came a suc­cess­ful ac­tress. She’s mar­ried to ac­tor, Bryan Green­berg, has starred in movies, tele­vi­sion shows, and even has a fash­ion blog. An­other for­mer Real Worlder, Jacinda Bar­rett, has gone on to snag roles in Suits and Blood­lines. Luck­ily, only 2/224 re­al­ity stars make it big, so I think we’ll have more “The Chal­lenge” sea­sons to look for­ward to.

Lorenzo Borgh­ese – “The Bach­e­lor”

What was once an Ital­ian prince look­ing for love on re­al­ity tele­vi­sion, is now a guy liv­ing in Man­hat­tan, who owns a high-end skin­care line for dogs. Borgh­ese picked (but didn’t pro­pose to) Jen­nifer Wil­son on the fi­nale of the ninth sea­son of “The Bach­e­lor”. The two broke up months later and he was seen get­ting cozy with the run­ner up. It didn’t work out for them ei­ther and now it seems he’s only get­ting cozy with ca­nine skin­care.

Some­one get Ryan Seacrest on the phone, we need to pitch a for­mer re­al­ity star re­union with all of the big hit­ters – Snooki, Spencer Pratt and Si­mon Cow­ell, we’re coming for you!

Now that’s a real world that I want to live in.

Evan Mar­riott is shown in his “Joe Mil­lion­aire” days. It turns out there is life af­ter re­al­ity TV – at least for some.

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