Dangers attached to signing up for reality shows

Bodzás Szabolcs | 2022-10-18
For as long as there has been commercial television, young people of all ages have wanted to become stars. For many, the main reason they wait until they are eighteen is so that they can finally enter reality TV shows as adults.

In the early days, the aim was just to get in, they thought they would become a star, they didn’t have to do anything special afterwards. Today’s applicants tend to think of participating in a reality show as a stepping stone, after which they can more easily find a job in the media world, mostly as a presenter or singer.

But getting in is more risky than you might think, especially if you are cast very young, even before you are 20.

Photo: TV2

Most of the time, these young people regret signing up later. Few players can manage to remain interesting enough to be covered by the tabloids, so they only become famous only temporarily – it is hardly likely for them to become real stars. 

However, if you get on a reality TV show, the way you behave in certain situations will be preserved online forever. It can particularly be unpleasant if other footage – harmful if you’re consciously building a career – is also burned into social media forever. 

Unwanted footage of you can be taken, and it can follow you for the rest of your life.

If you don’t get a job in the media world after the show (most people don’t), these videos will make it much harder for you to find a job.

So think twice before you go to a casting session and sign anything!

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