Is Florida a breeding ground for reality stardom?
I claim to love pop culture, and frankly I am appalled I haven’t done a purely pop-culture focused post on this blog yet. Who am I? Well today is the day and I have a theory. I have a few–one I need to explore is how Hillsong Church where Chris Pratt and Biebs and Hails patronize is the next scientology. If you have any leads on that, lemme know. But for today, I just want to focus on my theory that Florida colleges pop out some fantastic reality stars and in particular Florida State University. Let’s examine, shall we?
Ariana Madix (and less interestingly, Jeremy Madix): Weirdly, Ariana and Jeremy went to one of my rival high schools. She even proudly claims on her website she was born and raised in Melbourne, FL! That means we actually grew up on the same water supply! Then Ariana spread her wings and went to Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida where she graduated with degrees in Theater and Broadcast Communications. But honey child, we gotta update your website. You aren’t up and coming, you’ve already arrived!
Tom Schwartz: My personal fave of the bunch. Did you know he was trying to be a doctor? Ah, what an alternate reality that would have been. Would he ever become Dr. Bubba? Would he have operated on Sandoval? Would he have cheated on Mrs. Bubba with nurses instead of those girls in in Vegas?
Jax taylor aka Jason Cauchi: Ok, technically he didn’t go to college. & technically he is from Michigan. But how can we leave out Pump’s honorary Floridian? You may remember the infamous hockey job in FL that Jax almost took.
Juliette Porter: Juliette of Siesta Key fame also hails from FSU. Also technically we are sisters because she is also a Tri Delta! Blessed. And I get it, Siesta Key is filmed in Siesta Key, FL, so this isn’t that shocking, but STILL.
Adam/Robby Hayes: Scheana’s toys on Pump Rules. Robbie may be more known from the Bachelor franchise and his chyron as an “influencer,” but he will always be Scheana’s Season 7 Boy Toy to me! What an honor for him! Notably Robby and Adam were even in the same fraternity. Luckily, Schwartz-y attended at a completely different time. Tallanasty, can you please advise as to how you are creating such quality TV content?
Also don’t even get me started on all the Bachelor/ette contestants from Florida. It’s just out of control.
Lastly, I know I was focusing on colleges here, but how about the mugshots that have come out of my current town and my hometown. What a sight to behold. Also, Kate went to University of Central Florida! Not FSU, but close enough.
Are reality stars the new Florida Man? I think yes.