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Aussies rush to reality shows for fame: 'I want a profile'

It doesn’t matter what show it is, “frequent flyers” are applying for anything to get their 15 minutes of fame.
It doesn’t matter what show it is, “frequent flyers” are applying for anything to get their 15 minutes of fame.

MORE fame-hungry Australians than ever are applying repeatedly to multiple reality TV shows - from romance to renovations - in a bid to access their 15 minutes of stardom.

Casting agents have labelled the desperate TV wannabes "frequent flyers" for their penchant for repeat bids.

Not deterred by the content of the show, frequent flyers are currently lodging applications across at least eight shows on My Casting Net - a site that funnels would-be reality celebs to production companies.
 

Would you be up for a bit of reality?
Would you be up for a bit of reality? Channel 9

The programs span renovations, cooking, outdoor survival and romance.

"Some will apply for literally anything because they just want to be on television," My Casting Net founder Hayden Kerr said.

The current influx of dating shows - including Married At First Sight, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Seven Year Switch, Love Rescue In Paradise and Last Resort - are seeing serial offenders apply in some cases for all, said Kerr.

Bachelor and I’m A Celeb contestant Keira Maguire said people admit to her they want to go on the show for fame.
Bachelor and I’m A Celeb contestant Keira Maguire said people admit to her they want to go on the show for fame.

Keira Maguire, who rose to fame on The Bachelorette then reappeared on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!, says many people admit to her they are seeking fame.

"They're definitely going on there (for fame), which is disappointing," Maguire said.

Despite her own reality TV reoffending, Maguire claimed she was disappointed when people were only seeking fame.

"I had a guy came up to me and he said, 'I've applied for The Bachelorette' and I said, 'Why are you doing it' and he goes, 'I'm not going to lie but I want a profile', and it kind of annoyed me."

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