Rachel Hunter is Real Gilligan’s Ginger.

Rachel Hunter is Real Gilligan’s Ginger.
On TBS’ forthcoming The Real Gilligan’s Island, Carmen Electra was rumored to be filling the movie star role. However, the real Ginger will actually be Rachel Hunter. A former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and the soon-to-be-ex-spouse of Rod Stewart, she says that she’s “always wanted to do a reality show, and this was just the perfect adventure.” She tells USA TODAY that “some of the things that happen will absolutely shock people. It’s very unlike what people think of Gilligan’s Island … People will absolutely be entertained.”

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.

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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.