Manhunt mole was an A&F model, Are You Hot contestant; Hunter was a stripper.

Manhunt mole was an A&F model, Are You Hot contestant; Hunter was a stripper.
On his blog Towleroad, Andy Towle has a ton of dirt on Bravo’s new Manhunt: The Search for America’s Most Gorgeous Male Model. Best of all, he unearths some photographic evidence that apparently show 20-year-old Hunter has “had plenty of experience on the inside of clubs.” The club in question is “the Backstreet Dance Club in Little Rock, Arkansas,” and you can decide for yourself what’s going on in this particularly flattering shot or this one. Others photos are here. Additionally, Andy Towle reports that the twist revealed on last night’s episode–that there’s a real male model mole among the group, who is secretly reporting back to producers–is sort of obvious. The mole was “one of the finalists on the intellectual gem Are You Hot? He has also modeled in the Abercrombie catalog. Figured it out yet? Let’s just say he’s a clothing whore. If you watched last night, you know who I’m talking about.”

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

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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.