what show winners did with their cash.

what show winners did with their cash.
So what happens in the months after a reality TV show winner gets their prize, and the point at which they appear on Pyramid with Donny Osmond? They spend their after-tax cash. FOX News rounds up winners and asks them what they did with their money, and here are the results of their fair and balanced survey: Joe Schmo Matt Kennedy Gould “set up a ‘diversified financial portfolio’ and bought a digital camera, camcorder and iPod.” … For Love or Money 2‘s Erin Brodie and Chad Viggiano are still waiting for their $2 million. What’s up with that, NBC? Waiting to pay the Friends’ final year salaries first? … The Amazing Race 4‘s Reichen “bought a Larson cabin cruiser and a Mercedes sedan, while [Chip] splurged on custom-made golf clubs.” … Survivor Thailand‘s Brian Heidik “bought a Dodge Viper and diamond earrings for his wife–but stashed most of his big-bucks winnings in bonds, mutual funds and his 3-year-old son’s college fund.” … Paradise Hotel‘s Charla “Philstrom wants to buy a house, while [Keith] Cuda split his $250,000 kitty with girlfriend Tara Gerard.”
… Finally, most surprisingly, Big Brother 3‘s Lisa Donahue “donated most of her winnings to charity (including Animal Avengers), but had enough left to buy a ‘top-of-the-line’ SUV.”

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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.