Idol’s Anthony Federov develops a crush on reality TV whore Trishelle

Last week’s episode of reality all-star Fear Factor saw Jonathan and Victoria have yet another uncomfortable on-screen meltdown, but that was nothing compared to what happened on episode two, which aired last night.

During a stunt intermission, Anthony Fedorov said the following six words non-ironically: “I have a crush on Trishelle.” He was speaking of Trishelle Cannatella, who’s perhaps one of the least pure reality cast members of all time. Besides, um, dating many, many men, she’s also posed for Playboy, sold herself on eBay, and stared in a play titled “Pieces (of Ass)”.

So why does one of the most apparently innocent and pure reality cast members of all time? Perhaps he secretly likes his women to be older and experienced, but on-camera, Anthony said, “I think she’s a really beautiful girl; she’s really nice and sweet.” Trishelle, however, turned him down, perhaps because she’s cold-hearted, or perhaps because she typically only responds to negative attention.

The other cast members had advice for Anthony: “Get her drunk; you’ll be good,” the Miz said. “I think anybody’s got a chance with Trishelle,” Jonny Fairplay said. And later, Joe Rogan gave the Miz and Trishelle’s time on a stunt, 38 seconds, and added, “That was longer than some of Trishelle’s relationships.”

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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.