Adrianne Curry’s Top 5 Tips for Surviving a Reality TV Show
5 Never say never to doing it all again.
But that doesn’t mean she’s above producing her own show.
“It would probably be competition based and I’d probably really jab at [“Top Model’s”] Tyra Banks and make fun of her panel of judges,” Curry said. “I’ve also thought about making a show about my life now, post ‘Brady.’ It would be the first reality TV show that’s airing exclusively online.”
4 Once your show airs, try to stop worrying.
“I can’t say I regret them, but I can’t say I’d do the same with the mind that I have now,” she said. “When I started reality TV, I was about a year fresh off of drugs. And because of that, that totally stunted my development through my teen years. So mentally, I was like a 13 year old.”
3 Have a great story.
“I realized pretty quick that this isn’t about who’s beautiful,” she said. “It’s about their story, too. And I knew I had a f––– of a story. I’d been raped, molested, on drugs. I’d just cleaned up my life.”
2 Don’t waste your energy on the mundane.
Both when she was on “Top Model” and later when she was on celeb-focused “The Surreal Life,” Curry said she let the others have at that and chose roommates with the least potential for drama.
“I knew that conflict was going to be everywhere, so I try to find my sanctuary,” she said. “Let them eat each other f–––ing alive while you strategize and save your energy for the battles that mean something. I’m not going to fight for a bed in a f–––ing room when I’m going to fight for a modeling contract that’s going to change my life. Prioritize what you’re there for.”
1 Your secrets will get out. You might as well be the one to tell them.
“I thought about that and I was like, ‘OK I have a whole bunch of skeletons,’” said Curry. “Maybe I should just take the filter off and throw it all out there. People like that better than when they find out later that you’re a shark trying to look like a cute dolphin.”