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Reality TV Tip – Don’t Be A Former Dictators Daughter

Channel Ten have allegedly dumped former Ferdinand Marco’s daughter from the cast of their reality design show the Renovators.

Well that is why Bondi designer Analisa Hegyesi thinks is the reason she is no longer on the show.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Analisa who is a designer was rung by the production company Shine Australia last Monday to say she was no longer part of the show.

The article states:
The Channel 10 series  starts filming next week, with a team of professionals locked down in an apartment block and taken to various properties to make them over.

Hegyesi told us [Syd Con] she made it to the final cut after months of auditions and interviews – but was dumped after she mentioned who her father was to producers last week.

“The thing is that I’ve had to juggle my business and clients to make time for the show after I was asked to audition and was then chosen from hundreds of people around Australia”

“I was chosen on my own merits but then I was dropped due  to aspects of my private life which I will not discuss.

“I was told there was a fear, too, attention would be paid to me and not the show and other contestants.”

A Shine insider told Confidential that staff thought it was harsh to drop her for “the sins of her father” who ruled Phillipines from 1965 to 1986 before he was deposed in a people’s revolution.

“A lot of people think it’s really unfair,” the source said.

Hegyesi was born in Australia to her mother Evelin, a former Sydney swimwear model.

A Ten spokeswoman claimed Hegyesi’s ejection was routine.

“Casting has not been finalised and we are still speaking to a number of different people,” she said.

I think that is a bit rough, considering anyone under the age of 35 would have no idea about Ferdinand Marcos and what he did.


1 jere peverley { 04.01.11 at 2:28 am }

Such a nice sharing. Thanks.

2 Culinary Boner { 04.01.11 at 10:28 am }

Maybe it was because she kept leaving shoes all over the place?

3 Renocrazy { 09.17.11 at 8:11 am }

Lucky Analisa Hegyesi, what an escape!
Poor Sam and Brendan, trying bravely to hide their confusion and shock at Peters kitchen. If Sam could see into the future and know what the whole finished house looked like she’d run to the hills.
At first I couldn’t think what it reminded me of (the house) and then it clicked; Woody Allens ‘Everything you ever Wanted to know About Sex’… the segment where the actors (representing sperm), are dressed head to toe in laboratory white and journey through a brilliant white tunnel to reach the blinding light of the final white room. Sadly though any thought of sex in this house was ‘whited’ out.
Sam’s comment “I have to find a way to soften it’ was filled with forlorn hope for a lost cause. And just as obviously there was no way Peter would let her have any say in his ‘concept’.
Does Peter really believe mirrors over a stove, sink and as kick boards are a good idea? Does he think french doors behind a bath are smart? With no room to get round it you’d have to stand in the bath to open them, and OMG if you tried to close them from the bath you’d risk toppling onto the concrete path so you would actually have to dress, run around the outside of the house to close the doors. Crazy. By the way, did anyone notice the illegal height of the step down from the bathroom to the driveway? Of course you can always choose to step elegantly out of the bedroom french doors instead, onto the flower bed below that step. And does he truly think buyers want to constantly wear sunglasses indoors?
With the over-abundance of glass doors and windows, to the endless white tiles and paint, he has created a sterile, classless parody of design. From being a winner in my eyes he has become a complete loser I wouldn’t even let near my ancient, outdoor dunny.
Being nice and forgetting that, thanks to your links, I’ve seen the future, I hope Sam can talk him round, at least temporarily. And by the way Sam, clearly, as well as believing in miracles, your comment shows you do know design.