VH1 shot a pilot for America The Ugly with The Agency’s Becky

VH1 has produced a pilot episode for a new reality series called America the Ugly.

The series is “said to be inspired, in a roundabout way, by ABC’s hit” Ugly Betty, Radar reports. Its “premise: What happens when unattractive women are thrown into the high-glam environment of the fashion and modeling industries?”

The show’s cast includes Becky Southwick, who was part of The Agency‘s cast before she was fired/left for another agency. She basically thought every potential model was ugly, and let them know in her own Gordon Ramsay-ish way, so perhaps she’ll be berating women–or perhaps she’s one of the unnatractive woman, because let’s be honest, she’d reject herself immediately.

Becky tells Radar that a pilot was produced, but she knows nothing beyond that. “I’m not even confirmed for it, anyway, so I don’t know what’s happening with it. I’ve got other things of my own going on,” she said.

VH1 Preps Show About Ugly Chicks [Radar]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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.