Bachelor 4′s Kelly Jo waiting for contract to expire so she can exploit her fame.

Bachelor 4′s Kelly Jo waiting for contract to expire so she can exploit her fame.
The Bachelor 4 dumpee Kelly Jo Kuharski now has more important things to worry about other than the fact that she was dumped by Bob Guiney, of all people, on national TV.

According to The Daily Herald, and I am not making this up, “she’s been unfairly thwarted from cashing in on her reality show fame.” Yes, she can’t whore her famous reality TV self because of “her contract with Burbank-based Telepictures Productions, which produces ‘The Bachelor.’” She has to wait, shock and horror, until The Bachelor 6 debuts next week. She had to wait two seasons–that’s just terrible. And she had to turn down such opportunities as a chance to audition to be Tony Danza’s sidekick, a gig that went to The Apprentice‘s Erika.

However, Kelly Jo hasn’t just been sitting at home waiting for the clock to run out, though. For example, “she estimated she’s been to at least a dozen minor league baseball games, golf tournaments and other events. And while she got paid for some appearances, she said it wasn’t much money.” Besides, as she tells the paper, “It’s not like I did the show for fame.”

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