A lot of people are upset that the winner is an “actor” instead of a “computer programmer”. VH1 and Kosmo finally addressed the issue with an interview on their site.
Here are some exerts from it:
Want to clear the air about your occupation?
I’m not a computer programmer! I’m a film maker, I’m a camera operator, I break dance. I’m an actor. That’s what I do for a living. And so now they’re saying that the whole show is fake. It’s not, and I’m not.
So just because you’re an actor doesn’t mean you can’t be uncomfortable around women.
Actors are not perfect human beings. Actors also have problems picking up women. Leonardo DiCaprio – one of the most handsome guys in Hollywood - came up to Mystery one night in a bar, and told him he had problems picking up women his whole life, and was never the guy to go up to girls. I have pictures all over my MySpace showing that I’m an actor. It’s something that I’m proud of, I’m not going to hide it.
Either Kosmo lied about being a computer programmer to increase his chance to get on the show or VH1 lied to give him a more fitting profession for someone who is unsuccessful with women.
It doesn’t really bother me one way or the other. I think it is quite obvious that reality television isn’t necessarily 100% “reality”. I don’t expect it to be. Watching just one episode of “Flavor of Love” or “The Jerry Springer Show” will make you lose faith in the truthfulness of the genre. I think the show was overall quite honest and believable even if the winner was an unknown small time actor.
VH1 also confirmed what I expected on their site:
“…Oh and did we mention that the lucky winner gets to travel the world alongside Mystery and his furry hat, teaching the tricks of the pick up trade?…”
Although some may debate that Brady was the better candidate to be the master pick up artist, I think Mystery made the right decision from a business standpoint.
Kosmo is high energy, cocky and eccentric. Brady is low energy and blah. Kosmo was the more marketable pick up instructor of the two in my opinion.
I started out doubtful about the show but ended generally impressed. I thought Sunday’s filler Tips of the Trade episode was excellent. The “Ask Mystery” segments and the uninterrupted teaching sessions were very interesting.
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, it sounds like Mystery has a lot of opportunities that he is looking at. It will be interesting to see what is next for him and if there will be a second season. It will also be interesting to see what happens to the seduction community with the added exposure from this show.
UPDATE: Mystery has just released the Venusian Arts Revelation program… check it out!
Only time will tell!