contestant Jonny Fairplay (or, Jon Dalton, if you prefer the technical truth) told TMZ earlier today that he and girlfriend Michelle Deighton
(former America's Next Top Model
contestant) are pregnant with their first child. The two have been dating for roughly two years. According to Fairplay, Michelle is already 17 weeks into her pregnancy.
Fairplay is widely regarded as the most hated man in reality TV and, whether this is true or not, it's by design. Fairplay, whose real name is Jon Dalton, got his start in the world of wrestling (the fake kind). He actually worked under "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, but he mostly learned how to become a quality villain (or, in wrestling terms, “heel”). Fariplay's performance on Survivor
and subsequent reality shows is more or less an act, him playing a character that will stir up drama. While in full-on Fairplay mode he can certainly be pretty despicable, but he's more normal than he'd like audiences to believe.
Fairplay is as prolific a reality star as you'll find. Since competing on Survivor: Pearl Islands
, he's appeared on Fear Factor, True Life, Celebrity Poker Showdown
, and Judge Mathis (weirdly). He also was a star on the E! Network's Kill Reality
, which documented numerous reality stars as they filmed a horror movie called The Scorned
. Jonny was in his full heel glory during Kill Reality
and was eventually kicked out of the house for defecating on a housemate's bed. Not one of his best moments, but a noteworthy exit nonetheless.
However, we wish Jon and Michelle our best. Both have appeared on BuddyTV to do TVj sessions for Survivor
and America's Next Top Model
. They've been great every time they've been on and, hopefully, we'll see more of the couple this upcoming fall season.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image Courtesy of TMZ)