Thursday, December 16, 2010

genuine ken

have you guys heard of this new web-reality show called genuine ken: the search for the great american boyfriend? i hadn't either. it's being hosted by whitney port, and it's set to air on starting january 18th. variety says:

In the reality show, eight men between the ages of 21 and 30 will compete in a series of elimination challenges to prove that they possess Ken’s qualities in order to be “the ultimate boyfriend for every occasion,” including being able to surf, design, have a sense of fashion and show a romantic side.

um, they have to be able to design? really? i'm getting the feeling that my 'genuine ken' will not be among those eight contestants. apparently the purpose of this show is so mattel (the company that makes barbies) can create ties with the "older age group". i don't know how successful it will be, but i will probably tune into an episode or two regardless to see what it's all about, and to get my dose of whitney now that the city is cancelled. 
on another note, whitney's real life ken, ben nemtin, has a great reality show called the buried life that you all should watch if you haven't already. it follows four guys (all canadians!) who are trying to complete a bucket list before they die. the show is super funny, super inspirational and super original. watch it here

whitney port and ben nemtin

and while we're on the topic, some of my genuine kens:

ryan gosling, joseph gordon-levitt, ben affleck, chris martin

pics from google images

1 comment:

  1. Wow i had no idea WHitney was doing this show. I will have to check it out! I love Whitney Port. And I love your blog! I am now following your blog :)

    Check out mine if you would like.