In general, I don't have a problem with him being an actor; it's just a job. Anybody, beauty or geek, could have an advantage in any specific challenge due to some skill or vocation they have, e.g. massage, or juggling.Originally Posted by KariAna;2703587;
My problem is the judging criteria. Too often the challenges are simply judged by presentation only, rather than considerations of personal growth, teamwork, or learning something new. As an actor, this gives Sam too much of an advantage too much of the time (the superhero challenge is a perfect example of this).
Being male only exacerbates the issue. Frequently, beauty challenges in the past have been subjects that are stereotypically male-oriented (changing a car's tire, building models, etc.) rather than subjects which are intellectually (geek) oriented. Yes, I know any particular girl can do anything a man can do, but I'm talking about general biases, not specific instances.
To add insult to injury, the producers have been deliberately disingenuous in tagging Sam as a "club promoter".
Add it all up and Sam has had a clear-cut, and I think unfair, advantage measured over the sum of the season.