by Brittany Geragotelis
When have you ever heard of a couple meeting on a reality show and actually staying together? Neither had I...until I discovered something truly shocking about my newest co-worker, Jess.
Now, I've known Jess for several months now, but we've never really sat down and had a serious girl talk. You know, about her hopes and dreams, her most embarrassing moments, her biggest secrets and fears or even about her relationships. I knew that Jess was dating someone and had been for over a year and a half. That was about the extent to my knowledge about him, though. Until we were at a diner the other day brainstorming for our annual edit calendar, and Jess dropped the bomb that she met her boyfriend on a reality show!
I know! I was as shocked as you are!
But it's true. Jess's sorority sponsored an event one night and MTV was there, looking to cast a bunch of their reality shows. On a whim, Jess signed up...and they called her in! She went through a few rounds of meetings with MTV and interviewing with them, and they liked her so much (I mean, come on, how could you not like Jess? She's seriously the cutest, sweetest, coolest girl around!) that they showed up at her house one day and basically kidnapped her for the show, "Room Raiders: 2.0."
If you're like me and don't watch reality TV (or MTV's reality TV, that is), "Room Raiders" takes one guy (or one girl) and lets him/her raid the rooms of three elegible bachelorettes (or bachelors), and then choose between the three based on what he finds in their rooms. In the end, Jess' room won, and she won the guy!
But the surprising thing is that they're still together today. In a way, the fact that they met on TV means that they have a video record of the first time they met. How many of the rest of us can say the same thing?
Anyway, take a look at the episode and you can watch love bloom...now that's reality!