Has anyone ever tried out for a reality show?

  • art_smass

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    Jan 28, 2008 5:16 AM GMT
    I tried out for a Canadian reality show and I was cut at the last minute. When I saw the finalists, I couldn't believe I wasn't picked. Oh well! The show was NOTHING without me.

    Anyway, has anyone else ever auditioned for a reality show? Does anyone have plans to audition for one of these shows in the future?
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    Jan 28, 2008 1:01 PM GMT
    Yeah, my sister and I tried out for Amazing Race a few years ago.. nothing came of it. She's actually in Chicago right now trying out for Shear Genius.. I've contemplated putting in for Top Chef.. I love most of those Bravo Reality shows
  • ShawnTX

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    Jan 28, 2008 1:02 PM GMT
    art_smass saidI tried out for a Canadian reality show and I was cut at the last minute. When I saw the finalists, I couldn't believe I wasn't picked. Oh well! The show was NOTHING without me.

    Anyway, has anyone else ever auditioned for a reality show? Does anyone have plans to audition for one of these shows in the future?


    Well...you have to tell us which one!
  • BlackJock79

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    Jan 28, 2008 3:22 PM GMT
    I haven't even though all of my friends say I should. I think they want me to get on tv and be a ghetto asshole and curse people out. icon_rolleyes.gif I have to admit though, it probably would be funny. icon_lol.gif
  • art_smass

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    Jan 28, 2008 4:11 PM GMT
    ShawnTOWell...you have to tell us which one!

    It was Fashion File Host Hunt on CBC. I auditioned in Calgary and figured that my resume would at least get me onto the reality show. Tim Blanks left the show to work for Conde Nast, my former employer. The contestants they chose were weak! The two from the west had no experience whatsoever, and about five of contestants from the east were just plain awful.

    The worst thing about the experience was the fact that I was strung along until the very last minute. I was cut on the last day so that a bunch of inexperienced jerks could be cast. Then to add insult to injury they picked the most boring guy on TV to host the show.

    I didn't expect much more from the CBC, but Fashion File was their second-best show, right after Hockey Night in Canada. I had high hopes for the reality show that Fashion File spun off, and higher hopes that I would be a part of it.
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    Jan 28, 2008 5:07 PM GMT
    I was ON a reality show, 1 episode. Little People Big World on TLC. It's a show about a family where the parents and 1 kid are dwarfs. The episode I was on was when they went to an LPA convention.
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    Jan 28, 2008 5:16 PM GMT
    I tried out for the real world Boston. Made it through a few rounds and then never got in. THANK GOD.

    I used to see a clip of my audition tape on one of those specials about the ones that did not make it. I had to use the video cameras at the Sears near my college in the Bronx. Got thrown out, so the tape ended abruptly with security escorting me out of the AV area of Sears.

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    Jan 28, 2008 8:55 PM GMT
    ShortJake saidI was ON a reality show, 1 episode. Little People Big World on TLC. It's a show about a family where the parents and 1 kid are dwarfs. The episode I was on was when they went to an LPA convention.


    I was on that show too, I know Jeremy and Zach
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    Jan 28, 2008 8:59 PM GMT
    ShortJake saidI was ON a reality show, 1 episode. Little People Big World on TLC. It's a show about a family where the parents and 1 kid are dwarfs. The episode I was on was when they went to an LPA convention.


    OMG. I used to watch that show all the time. Then work schedual changed and TV time went bye bye icon_cry.gif

    I sent in a tape to the RealWorld once back in 99...never made it past that point lol.
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    Jan 29, 2008 6:46 AM GMT
    ShortJake saidI was ON a reality show, 1 episode. Little People Big World on TLC. It's a show about a family where the parents and 1 kid are dwarfs. The episode I was on was when they went to an LPA convention.


    I know that show. Funny you mention it because I can remember watching an episode from that show where a friend of theirs, also a dwarf, was either a soccer coach or played soccer and came to visit the family and I kept thinking.. is it just me or is that guy giving off a HUGE gay vibe. He wasn't in anyway fem. That wasn't the vibe. The vibe came through with his relationship with the mother and father.

    I did get interviewed to be on Big Brother a few seasons back but being in the Military I couldn't do it. I wasn't even there to be auditioned but because I had driven some friends I couldn't just sit around waiting for them so had to go through the process. I kept telling them I wasn't their to audition which they thought was funny. When they asked what I could bring to the table that makes me "unique" I told them I suppose being in the Military and also being gay would be an eye opener for some. They ate that concept up like a kid munching candy on halloween. I was told when I get out of the Military give them a call they'd be very interested. My friends didn't even make the cut to interviews. They were pissed LOL
  • tiger123

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    Jan 07, 2015 9:28 AM GMT
    i did! it was fun standing in a queue for two days and got my five minute interview icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 07, 2015 9:41 AM GMT
    In late 2004, after college grad, I went to an audition/casting call for MTV the Real World over in Riverside (UCR) late October. It was Real World Philadelphia season in 2005. I was in a group of a bunch of girls and 1 MTV casting director called 1 girl back. Oh well, I tried for the 2nd time again in 2005 for the next season Austin Texas in the same area /Riverside UCR and was passed over again. Oh well, I love watching the real world growing up. (I saw Jamie Chung from Real World San Diego once at the Ivy in West Hollywood btw). Anther random encounter I saw Lance Bass and his husband Michael Thurchin at the Abbey last weekend Lol. Celeb sightings.

    I almost audition for Big Brother 16 last year over in Hollywood but after reading the requirements and the possibilities of starving/being on slop just doesn't appeal to me. So I passed. The only other show I really like is ((The Voice) but I'm not a great singer. But it'd be so cool to go on there and be mentor by either Adam Levine or Gwen Stefani. icon_smile.gif (Lol, I was thinking of doing a rendition of James Blunt song or a slow song by Enrique Iglesias). Lol, like how many Asian male singers on TV shows you see nowadays? Lol, oh well...
  • buddycat

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    Jan 07, 2015 10:19 AM GMT
    I tried out for the bachelor but they saw past my bad wig and cheap flats. I then tried out for that who wants a marry a midget but they thought I was too tall when I tried out to be the midget.
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    Jan 07, 2015 6:26 PM GMT
    So in my twenties I was a real estate broker in Soho, where lofts represented, outside of entire townhouses in the whole of downtown, the priciest real estate because there was so little inventory given artist-in-residence restrictions and demand for that cast iron district. Unlike sales where buyers pay the broker's commission, renters paid them - 15% of the first year's rent. (The only exceptions were certain big developers with tons of inventory who'd pay part of the commission, like Rockrose, which specialized in cheap gut renos of entire buildings in the then-undesireable far West Village.)

    I got a call from Viacom with the following proposal:

    "We're scouting locations for a new MTV show we're thinking of calling 'The Real World' where we're going to film 24/7 the lives of several young people sharing a loft over the course of maybe several months. We need a LOFT in Soho big enough to accommodate them, a large camera crew and tons of equipment we'd be allowed to install, we only want to pay X, and instead of paying you a commission we'd let the name of your real estate company roll in the credits."

    To which I immediately responded:

    "You're asking as a huge corporation with deep pockets to find you the near-impossible for nothing. I don't think my company can accommodate you."

    And that was that.

    Decades later I read somewhere that the gay who made history coming out in Season 1 was the only castmate who didn't audition for the show but was someone I believe a location scout found interesting and put on the show. I was pretty interesting in those days, and recognizable - good looking and known for wearing a leather fedora to avoid the sun, so who knows? I could've been the first gay reality TV star since Lance Loud. Another blown opportunity.

    Sidebar: My steady at that time was a dead ringer, face and body, for Season 1's Eric Nies (both were male models):

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    THAT would've made for interesting reality television!