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Reality Channel seduces you into watching 'Cindy'

Reality Channel seduces you into watching 'Cindy'

Dating is hard - even for a model and actress known as the "Most Downloaded Woman" on the Internet.
Cindy Margolis - often seen scantily clad in images on her Web page - earned a spot in the 2000 Guinness Book of World Records as the "most downloaded" person in 1999. At the peak of her Internet popularity, Margolis was clicked into computers 70,000 times during one 24-hour span.
"People think there is a line outside my door. I haven't been dating. I can't get a date," says Margolis.
So the 44-year-old mother of three turned to reality TV. On "Seducing Cindy," debuting Saturday night on the Fox Reality Channel, 25 bachelors, ages 18-71, make pitches to date Margolis.
Margolis is divorced. Her separation in 2008 was the first time since high school she had been single. Because of her longtime connection to the Internet, Margolis initially tried finding a guy on the Web.
"It didn't work for me," Margolis says. "I would find some great men who seemed perfect. When it was time for us to meet and I told them who I was, they would completely change. They could only think of me as this fantasy from the Internet. I would love to be her, but I am more about wearing sweats and zits medicine."
Andrew Glassman, executive producer of "Seducing Cindy," says Margolis went into the project with a genuine desire to meet someone special through the show.
"Cindy came to us and said she was at a crossroads in her life, was ready to fall in love again, but had forgotten the rules of dating and wanted to try something extreme," Glassman says.
"Extreme" means suitors of all ages and sizes - including one competitor whose dream is to take Margolis to Comic Con. Margolis didn't know there would be such a wide range of bachelors.
But Margolis says that diversity eventually made sense. The winner turns out to be someone who at first glance wouldn't have been her idea of the perfect date.
Getting to that guy meant dealing with the hardest part of the show: eliminations.
"I couldn't sleep afterwards. I could feel them all mentally begging me not to eliminate them," Margolis says.


Updated : 2021-03-04 01:39 GMT+08:00