VH1: We would like to extend our deepest condolences about your brother. How did you enjoy the overall Dating Naked experience? I feel like it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I really found myself in certain ways that I didn’t think I would. The most awkward part of me being naked was probably my date with Norman. But we talk every day, he’s been so supportive with my brother passing. He’s just such a great guy and our relationship just continues to grow.
For instance, handling certain situations, meeting different people from all around the country and learning about them. I would’ve never met these people or knew they would exist if it wasn’t for this experience, and now a lot of them are some of my best friends. We had to do this teeter-totter for our date, and it was wood as well, so I never wanna be naked on a teeter-totter ever again. In the finale you said you tend to self-sabotage relationships. For me, during the beginning and middle of the season, that was happening with David. The way that the episode was played out looks really bad on Zakk’s part, but that’s not how everything happened that night. David and I went to go visit Daveed a couple times in New York. And it’s crazy because I think about all the episodes and everything I’ve done, and it’s just like one simple move or different – like if I would’ve changed my mind with one thing, it would’ve changed how the whole season happened.
See, “Survivor” is considered the first real reality show, and—since then—has spawned hundreds of others.
Now, we’ve got game shows, dating shows, talent shows, celebrity shows, duck hunting shows, and, well, freak shows. These reality TV shows make for genuinely excellent television.
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Warning: these shows are highly addictive, if pretty pointless.
Yes, we’re talking about “Keeping up With the Kardashians,” “Jersey Shore,” “The Hills,” “The Bachelor,” and all the “Real Housewives.” These shows usually follow a group of people who don’t much, and while there’s no doubt that we kill a couple of brain cells watching them, we’re not ashamed to admit that we love—and DVR—them.
Since we think (and write) a lot about reality TV, we tend to place them in three specific groups: The Greats, the Guilty Pleasures, and the Are You Kidding Me? They’ve usually got a competitive edge with a hints of strategy and drama.
Some include “The Amazing Race,” “Project Runway,” “Top Chef,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and “The Mole” (a wildcard, we know, but Anderson Cooper totally nailed it as host) Then you’ve got the The Guilty Pleasures.
One by one, the hopeful suitors are eliminated, until only one remains. The most recent 'Bachelorette' hot couple, Emily Maynard and Jeff Holm, just broke off their much-publicized engagement. And, if you're a reality TV addict, consider voting on these lists of the best reality competition shows, reality dramas, cooking competition TV shows and medical shows.