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Joe's Schmo Is Over Reality TV

Now that Average Joe bachelorette Melana Scantlin has chosen sexy waiter Jason Peoples over sweet (if average-looking) stock trader Adam Mesh, will the crowd-pleasing runner-up pull a Bob and star in a reverse spin-off? Mesh says he's gotten no offers -- and isn't sure he wants any. ''Everybody loved Bob on The Bachelorette, but once he became the Bachelor, he completely blew the reputation he'd built up,'' says the 28-year-old New Yorker of his kiss-happy counterpart. ''I wouldn't do something just to be on TV, especially not for free.'' Instead, Mesh is finishing a novel -- and dating a woman he met pre-Melana. But he has one modest proposal for furthering his TV career: ''I'd like to get the Friends spin-off. I could be Average Joey.''

Originally posted Dec 19, 2003 Published in issue #742 Dec 19, 2003 Order article reprints
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