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Joe Millionaire

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I watched TV last night, which is very rare for me. I heard the station announcer say that they were going to play a Joe Millionaire doubleheader, episodes 1 & 2. I'd heard about the premise, so I was curious.

Aside from knowing that Evan Marriott is actually a rich boy, male model and second-rate, bit part, soap actor (Days of Our Lives), I don't think anyone involved in the production is being deceived either. I think the other 20 girls know exactly what's going on. They all looked like second-rate actresses as well.

The whole thing smells scripted.

They harp and harp and harp on the fact that Evan is this ordinary construction worker guy making $19K. So much so, that I think it's to draw the attention away from something else.

It wouldn't surprise me, for example, that when he picks The One and starts telling her that he didn't inherit all this money, that she breaks it to him that she's actually an actress hired to play along (they all were), that she's married with 2.24 children and has no interest in him at all.

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xinit
Jan. 17th, 2003 10:43 am (UTC)
Funny thing is I have this conspiracy theory that goes something along the lines that he looks too posed as the poor boy. Seeing him on the construction site eating those fries seems so posed... He doesn't seem comfortable in the ripped up plaid and jeans, but seems perfectly at home in sweaters and slacks... I'm thinking that he's actually being paid well for this gig, and given a ton of free stuff, and such. Hell, maybe the castle is his afterwards.

I think the joke's on the viewing public, not so much on the girls.
bride
Jan. 17th, 2003 10:46 am (UTC)
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His father's a banker and he maybe he does work in construction, but he works at his Godfather's company. I don't think he's a "down in the trenches" construction guy either.

I think the joke's on the viewing public, not so much on the girls.

Yup. Totally agree.
mayna
Jan. 17th, 2003 10:46 am (UTC)
I think that they're going to make out no matter what. Evan's famous now... he'll get lots of acting/modeling gigs after this and then be an honest to goodness millionaire. And the girl he picks will no doubt be famous too.
bride
Jan. 17th, 2003 05:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, no doubt.
abenn
Jan. 17th, 2003 11:22 am (UTC)
Hi, I dropped in on your journal through... well, I think I was looking at a new Friend's page style done by a friend of yours, and followed it to your journal. I think that's what it was. Anyway, I'n leaving a "hello" as requested.

I'm just curious: where did you find the background info on Evan Marriott? I spent a little time on a search but couldn't find it. I'd like to be able to pass that on... do you have a link you could recommend? Hi, I dropped in on your journal through... well, I think I was looking at a new Friend's page style done by a friend of yours, saw this entry of yours on the page, and followed the link to your journal. Yes, I think that's how I got here. Anyway, I'm leaving a "hello" as requested.

I'm just curious: where did you find the background info on Evan Marriott? I spent a little time searching but couldn't find it. I'd like to be able to pass that on... do you have a link you could recommend? Thanks.

bride
Jan. 17th, 2003 11:36 am (UTC)
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Hi there =)

looking at a new Friend's page style done by a friend of yours

... I wonder who that could be ... =} =)

where did you find the background info on Evan Marriott? I spent a little time on a search but couldn't find it

My husband read it somewhere and told me last night, but you can Google for +"Evan Marriott" +"father" to read about his bank VP father, Hank, and entrepreneur mother, Charlotte. Then +"Evan Marriott" +"Days of Our Lives" for his 1999 acting thing.

He's still doing the male modeling.

=)
abenn
Jan. 17th, 2003 01:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

And it occurred to me, it may not have been a new style that I was looking at, as I was following some potentially old links. Sorry that I don't remember whose page it was.
bride
Jan. 17th, 2003 01:12 pm (UTC)
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Heh, no problem =)
buttaflii
Jan. 18th, 2003 01:30 pm (UTC)
I've never actually watched it, so I have no opinion about whether or not it's scripted, but I've never found Evan Marriott all that attractive anyways, for some reason, I found him somewhat creepy looking, if I recall correctly.. :P
bride
Jan. 18th, 2003 05:26 pm (UTC)
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for some reason, I found him somewhat creepy looking, if I recall correctly.. :P

Yeah, I can see how you think that =} His eyes are a funny shape and he has an almost disproportionately small forehead.
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