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119 Reasons Why We Love Dallas – No. 69 – No. 90

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illustration by Robin Eley

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illustration by Robin Eley


Because We’re the Hollywood of Reality TV


In August 2008, four North Texans won reality shows: Joshua Allen (Fort Worth) won So You Think You Can Dance, Iliza Shlesinger (Dallas) won Last Comic Standing, Ally Davidson (Dallas) won American Gladiators, and Melissa Lawson (Arlington) won Nashville Star. This was not an anomaly. Even a partial list of notable North Texas reality contestants—everyone from the original Survivor (Colby Donaldson) to notable foodies (Lisa Garza,Tre Wilcox, Casey Thompson) to sportsy folks (Terrell Owens, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Mark Cuban) to a grab-bag of big names (Carolyn Shamis, Craig Watkins, Jessica Simpson, Jay McGraw) to the entire Dallas SWAT team—shows that we provide great (and sometimes cringe-worthy) television.
 


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