The Fox philanthropy reality series Secret Millionaire
is only two shows away from wrapping up its first outing that started just this December. Last week, it was advertising executive Gurbaksh Chahal
who gave out more than $100,000 to deserving individuals. Secret Millionaire
, which averages 7.6 million viewers a week, takes millionaires, cloaks them as so-called ordinary people, do menial things, earn the minimum wage, and interact with the regular folks to supposedly get a taste of what's out there. At the end of the experiment, that episode's millionaire will choose one or more people to reward with a cash prize.
Last night, it was former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and wife to the CEO of an energy company Molly Shattuck
, who made her way to a small coal-mining town in eastern Pennsylvania, took on three jobs alongside her mother Joan.
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“We had to hand over our cell phones and my BlackBerry,” Shattuck said. “We also had to give the producers our wallets – no money, no makeup. We found a very modest apartment and were given basically the wage of $110 – like we were at the level of welfare wages.”
For Shattuck, the title of the show seems too “obnoxious.” She insisted, however, that she is a fan of the show. “I absolutely am in love with the concept and in love with the show. I think it's so important.” This was still true after being on the show itself, where she said she met some of the most wonderful human begins, and she would not if not for this show.
“The biggest thing is that there are people who have so little yet give so much of themselves and are making such a difference in the area in which they live. There really are angels among us -- everywhere,” she said.
Tonight on Secret Millionaire
, Gregory Haerr and his brother Paul take on what Shattuck just did, and immerse themselves in what happens at the other end of the spectrume.
-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Baltimore Sun
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