A former Miss Missouri, Melana Scantlin, was cast as the bachelorette looking for her dream man. The twist: when her prospective suitors arrived she found that instead of a bunch of hunks she was meeting a batch of ‘Average Joes’.
One episode featured a scam to test the Average Joes’ real opinions: Melana went out for the day and in her absence the Joes were questioned by her her ‘fat cousin’, who then revealed herself to be Melana in a fat-suit, prosthetics, contact lenses, new teeth and a wig.
The show also showed the makeup process and a reveal scene where Melana tore off the prosthetics in front of the Joes.
They pulled a very similar scam in the second series with Larissa Meek as her ‘Mom’.
Michael Burnett was responsible for this makeup.
Many thanks to an American friend for the tape – yeah, it was tape, which together with the NSTC to PAL transfer accounts for the poor quality.