When America’s Next Top Model introduced guys into the competition for cycle 20 you just knew there were going to be hook ups. Sure enough by the end contestants Marvin and Renee had become Marnee and they were adorable riding on top of an elephant together. But you could feel the eliminations breathing down their necks and too soon Renee had to “immediately return to the house, pack her bags and go home.”
I haven’t really watched The Bachelor, but a few years back I did get totally hooked on a show called The Farmer Wants a Wife. Challenges consisted of things like city girls driving tractors and catching chickens in order to impress a hunky farmer. The couple at the end, Matt and Brooke, apparently broke up afterwards which seems to be the norm for reality show couples but it was fun to watch the girls all reaching into cow's back ends to see whether or not they were eliminated.
My absolute favorite reality show couple of all time will always be Pam and Judd from Real World: San Francisco. The two hooked up after the show ended and they’re still going strong. She was a medical student and he’s a cartoonist and they are absolute proof that nerd love is forever!
Shannon has never lived down her very public, most embarrassing moment, so it is no shock when she is voted least likely to be prom queen at Westfield High. That is, until she’s selected to co-star in a hidden-camera reality show, The Prom Queen Wannabees, and undergoes a complete makeover, sponsored by Nőrealique Cosmetics. Shannon must battle to be elected Prom Queen and snag the One! Million! Dollar! prize.
After a dramatic make-over, Shannon and two other Wannabes enter senior year: now the social hierarchy of the entire class is about to be turned upside down. Shannon’s helpful new Life Coach declares her BFF a “popularity liability” and orders her to cease flirting with the class science geek in favor of the beefcake quarterback (his muscles would make the perfect prom accessory!).
Meanwhile, the former front-runners for Prom Queen start having serious bad luck. But when Shannon uncovers proof that the beauty business can be awfully ugly, she must find a way to show her BFF and one true crush that underneath that fabulous makeover, she really hasn’t changed. The battle is on, the French-manicured claws are out, and the live! finale on Prom Night promises to shock everyone’s corsages off.
Laurie Boyle Crompton grew up in Butler, Pennsylvania, where she was never in danger of becoming prom queen despite looking fairly cute in a tiara. She now splits her time between Queens and New Paltz, NY, and is the author of the YA novel Blaze. As research for The Real Prom Queens she may or may not have watched every episode of America’s Next Top Model.