Joe Millionaire himself was inconsistent about his backstory: “Evan told us he was a pro wrestler — like currently, not as in ‘in the past.’ He made a huge mistake about where he lived … I don’t remember now, but basically couldn’t keep his story straight with me on a date, and I actually covered for him. He told me he worked as a doorman at the Four Seasons or somewhere, and he told me secretly, covering his mike, that he had no intention of marrying any of these girls, and asked me if I was ‘cool with that,’ if he picked me … Overall, he wasn’t exactly convincing as a Prince Charming Millionaire.”
But as the Doorman, a pro wrestler gigolo? Absolutely.
The Producers Set Up Hidden Cameras To Secretly Record Contestants
Somehow, it gets shadier. “We weren’t allowed out of the hotel, or out of the chateau. Everything had to be run through the channels of production. So we were losing our marbles, because we’d been locked in our hotel room independently … You were by yourself for, like, 48 hours, locked in a room.” Sarah and her fellow contestants demanded they at least be allowed some gym time, because they are all much healthier people than anyone writing for Cracked. The producers agreed, but …
“We were guarded. And they kept saying it was because they didn’t want the surprise to be ruined. They were keeping us under lock and key, but pretending it was our own benefit. They were taking us collectively … to work out downstairs. And I was like, ‘Oh my god, I forgot my something,’ and I went up …” Somehow she managed to lose the “bodyguard” who was supposed to tail her, and Sarah wound up heading to her room alone. “And I remember hearing voices in my room, and thinking, ‘Well, nobody should be in there …'”
So Sarah unlocked her door. She had an adjoining room with another contestant, Melissa, who was out on a date with Evan. “And they were in her room, and in my room, and they were talking about us changing, talking about us doing yoga, and basically setting up hidden cameras. And I caught them. I went and told the other girls. Things had been going bad, but this was … way worse than I had thought.”
The cameraman directly threatened Sarah: “He flat out said, ‘If you fuck with me, I run this camera. I will fucking ruin you.’ And I didn’t get it, I was so naive, I said, ‘Go at it, I’m not being bad.’ I just didn’t get it at all. I was not that savvy.” But wait, why didn’t she and the other girls simply leave at this point? That’s the reddest flag we’ve ever heard of, and boy howdy was it a-wavin’.