is Joe Millionaire full of joe crap?

is Joe Millionaire full of joe crap?
We already know that Joe Millionaire star Evan Marriott was an undewear model despite being identified only as a construction worker who makes $19K a year, and People reports that he had “a bit part in Days of Our Lives in 1999.” There’s also speculation that he may actually be a millionaire. We may not know about that until the end of the series, but for now, Entertainment Weekly reports that “the average California construction worker earns $42,000 annually” and quotes a Mass. construction worker who says that salary is “just not possible.” But Evan tells Newsweek that the $19K number came during 2001, when he worked as a contractor and “didn’t work the whole year” in part because of slowdowns post-Sept. 11. Of his modeling shots, Evan says “I think they’re wonderful” and says he “told Fox that they could come out, and they said fine. … I wasn’t shocked at all. In fact, I was hoping ‘Entertainment Tonight’ would have shown them more, but they didn’t.”

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