So you wanna be a professional reality show contestant. It seems like a pretty easy gig — just be an exaggerated version of yourself while singing/racing around the world/working for Donald Trump. There's just one catch: First, you have to get cast, and you just can't seem to make the cut. What's a wannabe reality star to do?
Well, maybe you go to Reality TV School. It's not a joke. For just under $300, you can enroll in the New York-based school's five-week workshop, where students are schooled in dealing with reality TV conflict and staging an audition tape. Or, for just $139, you can check out a one-day version of the curriculum, including a Q&A with a Groomer Has It contestant who "graduated" from the workshop.
Besides finding this generally preposterous, I wonder: What specific lessons would one learn in Reality TV School? Making Offensive Comments to Stir Up Controversy 101? Intro to Being Secretly Evil? Advanced Seminar: Sassing The Judges?
What other common tropes of reality TV could you see this school trotting out? Sound off below!