Trishelle is literally selling herself.

Trishelle is literally selling herself.
So this takes the meaning of “reality TV whore” to a whole new level. The Real World Las Vegas and Surreal Life 2 star Trishelle Cantanella has appeared in Playboy. But now, she’s selling herself on eBay. However, the auction winner doesn’t get to keep Trishelle. Instead, the auction, coordinated by her agent Passport Models (which also represents Real Worlders Teck Money and Mike “The Miz”), provides a trip to LA and only “the chance to hang out with Trishelle.” You get “travel, accommodations, meal at Dolce, 1 DAY ONLY meet and greet with celebrity, autographs, and security.” What is Trishelle’s price? Not $1,150, as the reserve has yet to be met (as of 9:30 a.m. ET Thursday). Only three people have bid so far. The best part, however, comes are part of the standard eBay listing information; it says the seller “Will arrange for local pickup only.”

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.