Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Here at NSU, I teach legal writing as well as a seminar in art law, both of which are small enrollment classes. Through an odd twist of fate, I've now had three students (that I know of) become "reality TV" stars in the last couple of years. A fourth was interviewed last Friday for a small part in another reality TV show.
Last spring, my former student Hillel Presser was featured on Millionaire Matchmaker. (In case you're wondering, Hillel told me that although there was some on-screen chemistry with his date, he ultimately found love closer to home in Florida rather than L.A. where the episode was filmed).
Last Sunday, another student, Cara Rosenthal, began starring in CBS's The Amazing Race series. This is actually Cara's second appearance on the show. The former Miami Dolphins cheerleader, along with her teammate and Playboy Playmate Jaime Edmondson, had previously competed on The Amazing Race during the 2009 television season where they finished in second place behind the brother and sister team from Harvard Law who won the million dollar first prize. That stands as the best result ever for an all female team since the show began.
This season's The Amazing Race is dubbed "Unfinished Business" since all the contestants are returning competitors who fell short of the million dollar prize the first time around.
Cara has signed a confidentiality agreement with CBS as thick as a phone book so we won't know whether she and Jaime win the big prize until the series is over. In the meantime, though, we're wishing them the best of luck.