I’m sure you’ve already guessed that I have a bit of a reality show addiction. Sometimes it’s because I actually enjoy them. Sometimes it’s because they’re the only thing on TV (less a problem now than it was years ago) — I use TV as background noise so my TV is on most of the time. (Yes, I know, that’s a whole ‘nother problem.) Sometimes it’s like watching a train wreck — you just can’t not look.
America’s Most Smartest Model is one of the latter. It’s a stupid show and yet I find myself watching it each week. They’re not really looking for the smartest model. It’s a poor man’s coed version of America’s Next Top Model, kind of a cross between that and Surreal Life, if that’s at all possible (and given that none of them are celebrities, even B list). Most of the models on the show don’t even come close to being smart. Several are, if I may be a little uncharitable, dumb as posts. Tonight they got rid of the person who really appears to be the smartest person there, Daniel, who is working on his PhD. But he lacks people skills and his modelling isn’t all that stellar. The show, which is more circus sideshow than serious (ha!) show, really should be called America’s Most Cunning Model, since I suspect the winner will be chosen on the basis of their ability to screw over the others the best.