After two failed attempts, and seasons filled with “shocking” twists, regular guys around the world can rejoice: maybe beauty is only skin deep after all.
Last night?s finale of ?Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back? saw perennially perky red-head Anna choose the newly madeover, Nathan over the living Ken doll known as Rocky. Porcelain veneers and a new haircut be damned, she chose the formerly ousted Nathan for his personality, not his (new) looks, believe it.
Premise of the show: hot girl is shocked to learn that the dating show she signed up for is not what she expected. No charming male models await her, rather a bunch of ?average joes? wanting some love. Twist: Look out now, hot guys are added to the mix to thoroughly confuse the girl. This year?s kicker: ousted joes get plastic surgery in the hopes of standing a better chance against their above-par competition.
Who said the Joes didn?t have a chance? So what if both Melana and Larissa chose the hunks in their respective seasons, the Joe won this time didn?t he? Just like the toothy Adam did a few years ago!
Score: Joes: 2, Hunks: 2.
Sigh, love truly is in the air isn?t it? If only it came off as a little more believable.
With both guys seeming more like caricatures than real people (but I guess that comes with reality TV territory), it was really hard to take either one seriously.
Nathan was the sentimental mushy guy who wrote (overly) sweet poems to his one true love, and Rocky was the stiff Casanova (with the frighteningly square jaw) who spat out lines straight from the scripts of ?Days of Our Lives? (?with passion comes chance? being my personal favourite).
I found it highly amusing that after Rocky was rejected then banished off the pier to the waiting truck, he was forced to sit there and watch Anna canoodle with her chosen love, all the while sobbing. Ah, reality TV.
Being an aspiring actor, I had a hard time believing he was as ?crushed? as he repeatedly said he was, tears or no tears. Regardless, he was fun to drool over bland personality and obvious fake-ness aside.
So that marks yet another season of ?Average Joe?. If the fates of the past couples are any indication (both Melana and Jason, and Adam and Samantha are both over though Larissa and Gil are still going strong), Nathan and Anna may once again need to stay together to even the score.