*************Originally Posted by JavaJo;3730370;
Oh boy, I really don't want to run down this rabbit trail, but there are a couple of comments here with which I must respectfully disagree:
First, I think that the money this show pays ($200-300k) is awesome to most of these contestants, who haven't had a decent gig in years. With rare exceptions, these people are not in high demand.
Second, nothing against Melissa Rycroft, who is a nice person, but pro football cheerleaders are not "revered." Maybe the guys who eat at Hooters and still live with their parents at age 30 buy their posters and lust over their hot pants and false eyelashes, but a legitimate businessman, doctor, lawyer, accountant, whatever, would not brag to his friends that he bagged a "Cowboys cheerleader." Don't they still wear white patent leather boots?
We all know who Kelly Osbourne is, ditto Steve-O, and Kim Kardashian is one of the most successful models in the world right now.
Quick, name one other Dallas Cowboy cheerleader besides Melissa. Ever. Name one. They are cute girls going nowhere, dreaming of being famous.
Sorry to be so blunt, but that's the truth.