My wife and I have been big fans of Top Chef and Project Runway for years. They make for great drama, and it's inspiring to watch talented people realize their dreams. And they both seemed to have at least some integrity. But we recently watched a few episodes of Millionaire Matchmaker. The show is clearly a sham - at least a few, if not all, of the millionaires are COMPLETLY fake. If Bravo is willing to support that, then does that indict Top Chef and Project Runway?
I know, I know... This question is a little embarrassing. All TV is a put-on. But was I alone in thinking there was some honesty and integrity to Top Chef and Project Runway?
On a related note, the episode of Millionaire Matchmaker that pushed me over the edge featured a cad named Michael Prozer who claimed to be an "internet millionaire" worth $400m.
Being an "Internet hundredaire" myself, I found that to be a little implausible. So, I thought I'd do a little googling about him
and his company
, and sure enough, his claims look slightly exaggerated.
However, I'd like to settle a debate, and prove conclusively that he's a fake. Any idea how I might do that?
There's a pretty heated debate about it on a few blogs. In particular, this one