For people who have watched the Big Brother show do you remember Mike Boogie in episode 2? According to him he has a lot of pull in TV land and rubs elbows with a lot of producers. He owned his own production company before buying Boogie's (a bar and restaurant in Los Angeles). Now getting to the point, there have been three people that I know of who have worked at Boogies getting spots on reality shows. Lisa the last winner of Big Brother 3 was a bar tender at Boogies. Jed survivor Thailand part time bartender at Boogies in the summer (dental student in Texas in fall). Jed didn't get far but still got on the show through Mike Boogie. Gabriel survivor
Marquesas same deal part time bartender at Boogies. Kent Blackwelder on Big Brother 2 claims all contestants have agents. I've read that very few who apply for any of these realty shows actually have a chance. Most of them know someone that helps them get on the show. The reason I point out Mike Boogie is strictly what I have read on some of the realty web sites. Where any of this is true or not I'm not
swearing to it. I repeated what I read on Kent Blackwelder's web site. I also read that Mike Boogie and Krista (both on BB2) were offered a spot on The Amazing Race, which Mike turned down. Seems a lot of this came out when Krista Stegall (Big Brother 2) sued CBS. It all may not be totally accurate but it makes me stop and think if most people have a fair chance of getting on one of these shows. Maybe this is why there are fewer personality types. Reality News On Line has some good articles on shameful performances by former people on past shows.