Maria’s web “shrine to all things Maria.”

Maria’s web “shrine to all things Maria.”
Former reality TV cast member’s web sites are generally not worthy of comment, as they’ve either been produced by some Flash obsessed idiot designer at the cast member’s PR firm, or they’re so delusional that they just make us weep. But sometimes they’re just so bad they’re incredibly awesome, which is the case with The Apprentice 2‘s Maria Boren. MariaBoren.com, with its tagline “not just an apprentice,” largely speaks for awful self, but TVGasm’s B-Side rips it the new one it deserves. On “the pink turd of a website that serves as the de facto shrine to all things Maria,” Maria extols the virtues of totalitarianism, includes an entire section devoted to her dreams, and, of course, lists her appearances, although all of them are in the past and have unannounced locations. She also includes many photographs of herself, one of which, as B-Side writes, shows off “a frilly, pink, droopy tutu of sorts,” and another which is “a simple portrait of Maria standing at an angle. Don’t you get it? It’s her way of saying ‘I’m experienced, and therefore I stand at an angle.’”
+ plus: Stacie J. reportedly buys $1,000 worth of clothes, returns them all after wearing one outfit at a benefit.

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.