Monday, January 28, 2008

Some People Are Doctors & Lawyers... Others Run the Gauntlet

So, a new season of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge kicked off last week, and this time its the Gauntlet III. The theme for this season is Veterans (everyone w/ at least 2 challenges under their belt) vs. Rookies (1 challenge or less). But, I'm not here to talk about which person I hope wins or which person I wouldn't mind seeing plummet off a cliff, but how some of the late 20/30-something contestants still do nothing for a living.

Take Coral for example. She's a 29 year old woman (who still rocks a nosering) and has competed in almost every challenge MTV has put on the tube, not to mention a few other reality competitions that have aired on FOX and Bravo. Or, how about Beth. The perenial ultra-villain, who is now 38 years old and still doing these challenges as a way to make some cash.

I don't understand how some of these people still come back to these shows in search of money. They leave their homes for months at a time to run through obstacle courses in Mexico, for a $50,000 prize that they have a 1 in 32 chance of getting!

It makes me wonder whether half of these people have jobs, or if they go around to clubs and malls saying, "Hey, I'm (fill in name here) from the Real World/Rules."

Seriously, grow up, get a job and find out what the actual Real World is like.

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