We prefer flawed people
John Bazemore/Shutterstock Here’s a tip for applying to be on a reality show: Talk about your weakness—whether you’re terrified of snakes or you can’t stand lawyers and salesmen. The producers love that stuff. Here’s exactly how unhealthy binge-watching really is.
Celebrities scheme more than anyone
Douglas Gorenstein/Shutterstock Anytime you have an “all-stars” version of a show, the players are almost always on the phone with each other beforehand making deals. But most of the stars are so shady, they break their alliances before the game even starts, so it’s still interesting.
We look deep into your past and personal life
REX/Shutterstock The big shows do an extensive background check on all prospective stars. We call friends and family members, conduct drug and STD tests, make you sit through endless interviews, and do psychological and physical examinations.