Fat people dating reality show
"We cast very purposely across the board in terms of how many pounds people needed to lose -- we had anywhere from people who needed to lose 40 [pounds] to over 150." The premier of "Dance" rated highly for Oxygen, with more than 1 million viewers tuning in. Chance," a plus-size pageant where women of substance strutted their stuff to be crowned "Miss Fabulous And Thick." For a nation grappling with obesity, Introcaso-Davis said, there is a hunger for such shows.Oxygen also found success earlier with "Mo'Nique's F. "If you have five pounds to lose or you have 150 pounds to lose, it's something you think about all day long," she said.
Style Network's "Ruby," NBC's "The Biggest Loser," Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" and Fox's forthcoming dating show "More to Love" all center on the overweight and are tapping into an audience that can relate to the desire to shed a few pounds."[My show] is the truth, not to say that the others aren't," she said."When I started out on this journey and met with Style [Network, which airs the show] I said 'I have to keep my truth because this is about my journey and addiction and I want to deal with that because too many people are struggling.' " Her show portrays her grappling with everything from temptation to embarrassment at having to visit the gynecologist, but Gettinger said it's all worth it if it inspires others. Instead, they threw in a bunch of heterosexual men in there too. One contestant was physically chained to four suitors for DAYS and had to choose a winner at the end of it all. And it would have been more of a big deal if Bravo had actually cast the show with all gay men.
Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, who starred in the Broadway musical "Hairspray," said she agreed to host "Dance Your Ass Off" because she saw the potential for inspiration in viewers witnessing overweight people being active and feeling confident and sexy -- even in skimpy dance outfits.