I have been a fan of reality TV since the very first episode of the Real World aired. When the first season of Survivor aired I was so into the show that I would participate actively in an online “spoiler” group. It was in fact because of us, and groups like us that Mark Burnett and crew began sequestering contestants who were voted off the island. I was beyond over involved in the program. I was a huge fan of Elisabeth the tiny blonde contestant that was the first in my recollection to be called “America’s Sweetheart.”
I was not particularly interested in The View until she gained a hosting position. She remains one of the few reality contestants to go on to a long-standing career in television. I can’t believe it’s been ten years.
Today was Elisabeth’s last day. She moving on to a journalism job with Fox News. I think that is a great fit for her. She is young and articulate and well-versed in politics. Although, I do not always agree with her political stance, when she begins her may have to watch her on Fox & Friends at least once or twice. Our “America’s Sweetheart” has grown into a woman and is off to a grown woman’s job. I wish her nothing but the greatest of success.