It’s not often that I find myself on top of a table dancing for a celebrity. In fact, part of me felt a bit like a stripper. Here I was adding another event to my list of most embarrassing moments. If you can’t see where this is going, I’ll make it simple for you. I fell in love again. This time it was with Rock and Roll heiress turned MTV reality star, Erin Lucas.
She is the always candid and highly sporadic man-eater off MTV’s new spin off, The City. It may not sound like a flattering description but make no mistake, she is amazing. Erin was beautiful, unpredictable and seemed brutally honest. Exactly what you would expect from someone raised by a rock star. Her father, Cliff Williams, plays in a little band called AC/DC. You may have heard of them.
It must be hard to portray yourself on television. After all, I’ve been told these pseudo-reality television shows are highly engineered. The last thing you want is your natural reaction to a situation making you the “Heidi and Spencer” of the show. Naturally, I was curious to find out just how invasive the cameras can be. How do you make sure you’re not a victim of crafty editing?
You don’t. As she put it, “You just throw yourself in there and hope for the best.” Perhaps that’s why (compared to the characters on The City) Erin seems the most human. It was easy to relate to her carefree attitude and that might be what I liked most about her. We talked about abusing our livers, seizing the moment and having a good time. We had a few laughs and I was really enjoying my time inside MTV Canada’s television studio. Although, I wasn’t entirely sold yet, I still had a bone to pick with her.
In an early episode of this season Erin had a sleepover with an ex-boyfriend while she was dating someone else. Needless to say, I don’t normally condone this type of behavior. So I asked about the escapade and what came of her actions. After a bit of prying, Erin admitted she’s still in the middle of “figuring out her shit.” Sadly, she was too charming for me to stay upset. So I caved. She won me over and I’m OK with it. Are we all not a little uncertain as young adults? If we all had perfect judgment, this world would be such a boring place. Actually, I’m grateful she doesn’t either. It made for fantastically entertaining television.
So that is how I found myself on top of a table trying to tap-dance. It was a desperate attempt to woo Erin Lucas and get her on a date with me. To my surprise, she said yes! (If you don’t believe me, please refer to the video interview) Sadly, after an hour and two glasses of wine by myself, I realized she stood me up. She must have gotten the address wrong. Or, maybe the time? I just hope it wasn’t an ex-boyfriend.