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    Scottsdale teacher is in hot water over reality show

    Scottsdale teacher is in hot water over reality show

    Sean L. McCarthy
    The Arizona Republic
    Jan. 19, 2004 12:00 AM


    SCOTTSDALE - Starting tonight, Randi Coy of Scottsdale will be known nationwide, not as a yoga instructor or first-grade teacher at a Catholic school, but as the 23-year-old woman with a Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance.

    Coy is the unwitting "star" of the Fox series that debuts at 8 tonight on Channel 10.

    Last summer, between graduating from Arizona State University and beginning life as first-grade teacher at Pope John XXIII Catholic School Community in northeast Phoenix, Coy attended an open casting call at Drift restaurant in downtown Scottsdale.

    She wound up in My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance, produced by Rocket Science Laboratories (Joe Millionaire, Temptation Island) and hosted by former Channel 3 reporter Claudia DiFolco.

    Even before its premiere, the show has gotten Coy in hot water with her Catholic school superiors. Coy interrupted her first year of teaching at Thanksgiving break to begin taping the show.

    She remains on leave.

    "She hasn't actually said anything about the show," said Coy's boss, Principal Bill Langley.

    "All I was told when she left was that she was auditioning for a reality show."

    The show's producers led Coy to believe she was one of several contestants for a million-dollar prize. Producers picked Coy and a man named "Steve" as finalists.

    For Coy to win, she needed to convince her family that she met, fell in love with and planned to marry "Steve" without revealing that their pairing is a farce.

    She thought "Steve" was competing for the same prize.

    Except the true farce was played on Coy. "Steve," his friends and family were actors, paid to sabotage the staged wedding.

    Langley understands if some parents have concerns.

    He sent a letter to parents, alerting them to Coy's leave and upcoming TV appearance.

    The school's mission statements vow to teach students to become Christian leaders and responsible citizens.

    Its faculty signs off on a vision statement with goals such as teaching "Gospel values and self-discipline," which might come into conflict with marrying a stranger on television for money.

    "You can't be teaching and do a show like that," Langley said.
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    Catholic school - marriage is a sacrament

    Hmmm, not good for Randi
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    Ah, but show biz beckons .... :blink

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    I don't understand why people just don't learn. If you teach at a catholic school, you better think twice before you air your life on a reality TV show.

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    Maybe Randi was out that day that lesson was taught. What about making her family look like unwitting fools on TV?

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    What is it about the greater Phoenix area? All of that group on Paradise Hotel and now her? I go out to Phoenix at least once a year to visit a dear friend of mine and they all seem normal.

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    Scott, it won't be for long. I think there are only 17 of Zach's friends left. They've almost worked through the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John
    Scott, it won't be for long. I think there are only 17 of Zach's friends left. They've almost worked through the list.
    Too funny John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John
    Scott, it won't be for long. I think there are only 17 of Zach's friends left. They've almost worked through the list.
    Okay, I choked on my water and caused a commotion here at work. Thanks John for the first laugh all day...albeit it seemed to be on me.

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