Joe Millionaire' Winner Returns Home
LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) - Joe Millionaire's girlfriend Zora Andrich got a royal welcome when she returned to her former hometown.
About 300 fans turned out Saturday to celebrate ``Zora Day,'' honoring the local girl who made good on Fox's reality television series ``Joe Millionaire.''
The guest of honor rode a horse-drawn carriage along Main Street and then signed autographs at a restaurant for two hours.
Andrich beat out 20 other women to win the affections of Evan Marriott, a construction worker who the contestants believed was a millionaire. Andrich impressed viewers with her wholesome character.
``Zora Day'' evolved by accident, according to Mayor David Del Vecchio, who said he agreed to the event when a radio personality asked on air what Lambertville would do if Andrich won.
After the show aired, attracting 40 million viewers, Andrich moved out of town because of all the publicity.
Proceeds from ``Zora Day'' will go to local charities.