Project Runway finalist Anya Ayoung-Chee’s sex tapes resurface

Anya Ayoung-Chee, one of Project Runway‘s final four designers, had sex tapes surface when she was a Miss Universe contestant, representing Trinidad and Tobago, and those are now getting new attention, especially after she discussed it after the penultimate episode.

During Thursday’s After the Runway special on Lifetime, she called it a “scandal” and said, “my boyfriend and I have had a few intimate tapes and they were released unbeknownst to us on the Internet.” She added, “it was not only a disgrace for me and my family, but also for the country. It took me through the mud for sure.”

That happened in 2009, when clips of sexual activity that appeared to take place at the same time surfaced online. In those, Anya is performing oral sex on a man; having sex with him, perhaps anal; and engages in a three-way with another woman and the man. (A 2009 Gawker story notes that the other woman is not Hiroko Mima, although she’s identified that way on the video.)

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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