They want attractive people who are comfortable in front of a camera." She believes only one person in her episode was truly looking to meet someone without writing or the entertainment industry as added benefits.
But ulterior motives or not, Perl-Raver and five other singles entered the house to mix and mingle for three long days."The producers made sure they had something interesting for an hour of television," she says.
contestant, allegedly murdered his model ex-wife before committing suicide, months after moving to Los Angeles to film the reality match-making contest.
So where do these extreme contestants and situations come from?
"Sort of like America's player was on also interestingly categorized its houseguests under four high school stereotypes – brainiacs, athletes, offbeats and populars – and they also withhold and reward contestants with certain foods and alcohol.
So what reality TV does , she says "That's a great reality show, because the rules are laid out and people know what they're getting into.""The Real World started as a brilliant documentary," she adds.
Scenes then focused on her sexually aggressive nature, which she doesn't feel represents her personality at all.
Some of this is real, some of it's not." She acknowledges that most reality shows state in their closing credits that decisions are influenced by producers, but that might not be enough for mass audiences to see and understand.She's writing a book on dating and wanted to put herself in as many situations as possible, including reality TV, speed dating and more traditional ways of finding that special someone.She wasn't the only contestant with another agenda."Everyone had ulterior motives," says Perl-Raver.The other two males remained in the house only as companions to Chris.Perl-Raver says the show left out several other dates and milestones, including a scene when the girls receive humorous sketches based on the guys' perceptions of them in the dark, and a sexually-charged date including Jennifer, Chris and whip cream.In her blog, she writes "A large part of me feels like they edited out some of the best stuff to make the storylines clichéd enough to entertain without illumination" – a perfect metaphor for her dark dating experience.In the episode, Sasha and contestants Jennifer and Megan all select the same man – athletic trainer Chris – to share a final date and reveal each other in the light."Everybody had something they wanted to get out of it." She adds that Los Angeles, full of aspiring actors, models and industry insiders, is the perfect place for reality producers to prepare their cast and scenario recipes."Of course it was a bunch of actors," she says."They put out casting calls to agencies and casting companies."All the characters were so relatable." But recent seasons of MTV's pioneer reality show focus mostly on drinking, partying, fake work environments and late-night hook-ups.She also enjoys , a three-hour candid set of unaired scenes where houseguests talk, argue, or just do everyday activities in the house.