As much as I hesitate to admit this and ruin any fiber of credibility that I have, yes, I was one of the sad TV-aholics who was actually watching “Megan Wants A Millionaire” before one of its contestants, Ryan Jenkins, was linked to a grisly murder and suicide.
The show has since been canceled.
On the show, Jenkins and 16 other guys who claimed to be millionaires lived in a big house together and vied for the attention of Megan Hauserman, a superficial blonde sexpot looking for a rich guy to manipulate, er, marry.
Hauserman achieved a miniscule level of fame as a contestant on “Rock Of Love,” another ridiculous reality TV show that I couldn’t help but enjoy.
Rock star Bret Michael gave Hauserman the old heave ho, so to speak, but she apparently made an impression on somebody at VH1 and became the “star” of “Megan Wants A Millionaire.”
How could I resist this train wreck in the making?
The contestants had all proven that they had at least $1 million in the bank, but most couldn’t prove they had any brains or class. One muscle-bound contestant had become a millionaire by stripping. Another was a trust fund baby without an iota of common sense.
Anyway, after the first episode, Jenkins came across as one of the cast’s most normal and nice guys. He was my early favorite to win the girl and ride off into the sunset.
And, in fact, he might have won the girl. The show wrapped in March. VH1, so far, isn’t saying who won the hand of Megan.