Maybe it's just me, but I still don't "get" what is "not fair" about applying for any reality series. These are not (and have never been) equal opportunity lotteries. It's not like you're one of several thousand applicants vying for 12 university-subsidized dormitory slots. The producers of these television shows are always looking for specific types of individuals so they can get a certain dynamic mix that they hope will interact in interesting ways and provide compelling unscripted dialogue.Originally Posted by Levdrakon
Casting agents are probably told to look out for certain visual "eye candy" types and to bring them in for further interviewing. If I had to speculate wildly, I'd say that they brought in many attractive couples but few passed muster at the interview sessions.
Despite the bland personalities D&J and to some degree, R&C have been accused of exhibiting (unfairly for both, I might add), these two teams likely demonstrated wit, smarts and self-confidence to succeed, hence they got put on the short-list.