Entertainment Weekly selects “most memorable” reality TV stars of 2001.

Entertainment Weekly selects “most memorable” reality TV stars of 2001.
As part of its year-end issue, Entertainment Weekly has named its selections for “reality TV’s most memorable folk” in 2001. They include Love Cruise‘s Toni, who “[c]ontains more silicone than all of Temptation Island“; Chains of Love‘s silent Locksmith, for his “[a]bility to get paycheck for job that could have been done by a large rock”; Jerri, for bringing “bitchiness to a whole other hemisphere” on Survivor 2; and, of course, The Amazing Race‘s Kevin and Drew, who demonstrated the “[m]ost touching platonic love affair since Butch and Sundance.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.