Tough Enough 4 finals this weekend; Mike the Miz is one of the semi-finalists.

Tough Enough 4 finals this weekend; Mike the Miz is one of the semi-finalists.
Having an idiotic alter-ego will get you somewhere in life, and that somewhere is in the semi-finals of the WWE’s Tough Enough 4. Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, from The Real World 10, is one of 50 semi-finalists who will compete on Venice Beach on Friday (from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). “The competition will consist of military style obstacle courses in the sand, weight lifting, sprints, and in-ring agility and personality testing,” according to the WWE; Al Snow and Bill DeMott will judge. After this weekend, eight will remain, and will begin competing during SmackDown! The audience will eliminate one player a week, and the winner will be crowned Dec. 16.

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