IMG signs runner-up Rob, who dated another Manhunt model before the show.

IMG signs runner-up Rob, who dated another Manhunt model before the show.
Fans of Manhunt runner-up Rob Williams need not fret that they’ll never see his image in high-fashion print: He’s been offered a contract by IMG, the agency that signed the competition’s winner Jon. In an interview with Towleroad, Rob also reveals that there may have been some behind-the-scenes tension between him and another model, because he “went on a date with one of the models a year before the show started filming, but I will keep which model it was to myself.” He says that being gay didn’t really affect his experience, although “some producers might believe that having a gay contestant in the final two of a show that is in part based on sex-appeal is not an ideal situation. … Luckily, the eliminations of our show were decided by modeling judges, not producers.” Rob also reveals how he was cast on the show, and how he initially didn’t entertain the idea. “I was at a birthday party in July where a producer of the show approached me and asked me to do it. I thought he was hitting on me so I ignored him. The next day Bravo called. I was on the show two weeks later,” he says.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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