It was only a matter of time before someone thought of this genius/absurd concept: a training school for wannabe reality stars. This week’s TimeOut New York profiles acting instructor/entrepreneur Robert Galinsky who recently opened The New York Reality TV School to help 15-minutes-of-fame seekers not only get cast on a show, but ultimately win. Former America’s Next Top Model, Survivor, and The Bachelor contestants are frequent guest lecturers. So far, the school’s most distinguished alumni include Groomer Has It’s Jorge Bendersky and Hole in the Wall’s first-prize winner, Jonathan Fable. Galisnky claims his institution is the only one of its kind, which means the industry is ripe for competition. In fact, I’m thinking about being the Pepsi to Galinsky’s Coke and opening my own reality show boot camp. I’ve even cooked up a course catalog. Take a look:
We’ll teach you how to gain the trust of your fellow housemates or tribe members – then stab them in the back.
Intro to Hot Tubs
Jacuzzis, showers, horse troughs, they’ll all seem like child’s play once you’ve mastered our techniques. You’ll even learn how to navigate the treacherous waters of splish-splash makeout sessions. Special guest instructors Trishelle (pictured), Brynn, and Steven from The Real World: Las Vegas will be on hand to assist.
The Confessional: A History
We’ll look back at what makes a memorable pour-your-heart-out moment, from Elyse’s I-hate-everyone rant on cycle 1 of ANTM to sexytimes with The Real World: New Orlean’s Danny.
Small-town virgin? Angry black man? Boozing frat boy? Who are you really? After a series of rigorous diagnostic tests including personality profiling, one-on-one interviews, and sock-puppet therapy, our staffers will assign you a relatable, overly simplified persona to perfectly fit your needs.
I’m off to a good start, but I need your help PopWatchers. Do you have any ideas for additional classes I should add to my curriculum? Would you ever be caught dead in a reality TV training school? Which reality “star” would you love to learn a thing or two from?