Tall Tales Of A Reality Whore

Your Very Own RM Girl Desiree Takes Her Stab At Reality TV

Date: May 10, 2013                                                                                                          By: Desiree Mark

Excuse me well I apologize for my hiatus from all of you lovely people here at RememberMEdia.  For those of you that don’t know, I have been away filming on MuchMusic’s reality television show  “The Much VJ Search.” Wow. Life. The craziest things truly do happen when you’re least expecting them. After catching glimpse of an ad for the upcoming show, I thought hey, that could be fun!  So I threw together an audition tape with the help of videographer extraordinaire, and official RM Video Coordinator Donald Risky. Next thing I knew I was minding my own business chasing my cat Sushi around the house… or something like that, and it happened! I see my face light up the TV screen as part of one of the shows commercials. From there the whirlwind of a month began, I packed my life in a suitcase and next thing I knew the chauffer was waiting at the door.

“Reality TV was seriously one of the craziest, most deranged, cluster-fuck, of an emotional teeter-totter, fairytale dream adventure I have ever taken part in, and believe me that’s saying something.”

Imagine 20 of the most interesting and obnoxious people from across Canada being flown to Vancouver to compete in a cross-Canada competition to win the job as host of Canada’s largest music television channel- MuchMusic.  Things were bound to get messy.

In a whirlwind of parties, catfights, and fancy hotels, I never realized how fast I could come to both love and despise people I had never met before. I was surprised at how little of the drama was actually staged, only three days into filming people legitimately just wanted to tear each other apart. From interviewing hot young television stars on day one, to talking to time introducing a music video while unexpectedly being thrown down a snow covered mountain on a tube, every day was about to become the most exciting day of you life.

My advice for anyone interested in becoming a reality whore:

  1. No matter how obnoxious you think you are, there are at least 10 other people that will out-obnoxious you by miles.
  2. If you feel like you’re being watched, you probably are.
  3. Alcohol helps.
  4. Prepare your social media army and get ready to harass your FB friend list.
  5. Don’t you dare look at anyone of the opposite sex, because it obviously means your mashing them off camera.
  6. Be careful what you say. Editors are super sneaky. Removing a single word from your sentence changes everything. They HAVE the power.
  7. Confessional is the cheapest therapist, spill your heart and enjoy.
  8.  Hidden cameras can fit into anything/everything these days.

Besides the fact that due to my time spent fighting for my reality show survival, I am now incapable of watching The Voice or sitting through a Survivor elimination without bawling my eyes out. This whole experience did teach me some valuable lessons though, especially in regards to my work with film and television, interviewing, and general trouble making, which I cannot wait to share with all of you in some super secret upcoming projects. Get excited, because this summer holds some big plans from Remember MEdia family.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, has this little music scene of ours gone crazy since I left? I come back to find out Ronnie Radke has done the impossible- found yet a new way to piss people off/continue his reign as the most notorious and talked about artists in the scene. “Yo! 2013 Motherfucker! Falling In Reverse…” after all! And don’t even get me started on our holy friend Tim Lambesis hiring undercover cops to kill his wife, no big deal. But seriously, Christian metal bands just ain’t what they used to be.

So again, my deepest apologies.  I’m so very glad to be back, and can’t wait to see you backstage. But beware, because the main thing I learned from my time spent in reality tv: the drama is addicting.

Coming Summer 2013.

And if you want to peep my super awkward audition tape, here it is in all its glory…

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