Evan got $11,000 for campus visit.

Evan got $11,000 for campus visit.
Joe Millionaire‘s Evan Marriott received $11,000 to appear at the University of Missouri Columbia earlier this month. That’s $4,000 shy of his asking price. On stage, Evan asked “What the hell am I doing here?” and then answered questions from a mostly female audience, according to the campus newspaper, The Maneater. Commenting on the university, Evan said, “It’s really cool because it is a college campus. There’s dorms. It has a very college campus feel.” An editorial in the paper says Marriott made ” less-than-intelligent comments — many of which were homophobic” but says that’s not surprising because “this former construction worker-turned-television-whore has about as many redeeming qualities as a thumb tack.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

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.