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.