Chris goes to Kentucky with “police and media escorts.”

Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to taste fame? To live the life that just a relatively few people get to live? Ever wondered what it’d be like after you win Survivor and Or what would happen if you were a barnacle on one such person?

Wonder no more: If you’re Chris Daugherty, Survivor Vanuatu‘s champion, and his losing pal Travis “Bubba” Sampson, you get to go to Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. And play in a celebrity softball tournament. And go to a police and firefighter’s ball. In Kentucky Wow. The life most of us will never experience.

Actually, I kid because I’m jealous: the bastards got to skip all the lines at Six Flags. And they had “police and media escorts.” A spokesperson for the park told the Courier-Journal, “Basically, we do whatever they (celebrities) ask us if it’s not too unreasonable.” And she wasn’t even being ironic.

‘Survivors’ invade Six Flags [The Courier-Journal]

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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.