After Fridays craziness (Lake Shore auditions, 2hr Soca bootcamp at OIP, sushi dinner, TIME), eurotrash and REmix clothing’s Salem Moussallam got decked out again for round two. Arriving at Frequency, two pink bunnies and lots of fake handbags, lycra bra tops and a guy wearing a t-shirt that read “orgasm donor” greeted us at the door. We knew today was going to be even crazier than the day before.
I asked one guy what he would do if he got on the show and found himself in “The Situation’s” situation with Sammy and Ronnie – would he fight for her or diss her? He said he would diss her. He also looked like he had a B.A. in accounting or something absolutely boring. I moved on. Apparently before we arrived there was also a fist fight between two girls? A cute boy with blonde hair and a devilish smile stopped to tell me what went down:
Eurotrash: Why do you want to be on the show?
Boy with Devilish Smile: Um, basically because I have nothing better to do and I think it would be fun. I’ve already seen three fist fights and some girl tried to pull out another girl’s weave. It’s only 5pm.
Eurotrash: Fist fight? What happened?
BWDS: Well I had these two blonde girls sitting on my lap and this other girl just like came in between them and started saying ‘don’t do it, you’re sluts’ and the blonde girls were like ‘you’re just jealous cuz we’re blonde’ and then the fists started flying. Blonde weaves started flying…
I love reality TV. So then we went up to sit in a few auditions. One guy ate a tupperware of perogies in 10 seconds, almost yaked, and then proceeded to tell the judges that 2 years prior he had been hospitalized for anorexia.
Then an eye candy girl went up, wearing a REAL chanel bag (the first we saw all day), and killed her audition. Perhaps it was because one judge posed as a stripper pole for her to do an erotic dance on or because she took his lewd questions in stride and opted to whisper in his ear the answer to his question concerning “what her favourite position was in bed” instead of saying it out loud. Or maybe, just maybe it was cause she promised to sleep with him one day if she made it on the show, or… so she could make it on? My favourite judge was sipping a heineken, dressed in a bright blue suit, had long long grey hair and never took off his sunglasses: Keith Correa – the original Kid Rock.
If the auditions were any indication of what Toronto’s LAKE-SHORE will be all about… it’s gonna be trashier than T.O.’s garbage strike on a hot, sticky night in July – rodents included. Nasty.
We asked the show’s producer, Maryam Rahimi, what she’s gonna bring to the table by drawing from Toronto’s diversity:
“I think I’m going to take advantage of that diversity and get everyone to be at each other’s throats. I’m gonna have people from very different backgrounds, living under the same roof and I’m going to have them in different contexts. So I’m looking for very distinct personalities so that all the house mates will clash in one way or another and they’re going to have to learn how to deal with each other”.