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Mickey Boardman Is Leery of Doing a Reality TV Show

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Paper editor Mickey Boardman, who was honored for his philanthropic work at last night’s Pay It Fashion Forward ceremony, has a soft spot for fellow do-gooder Oprah. “Oprah’s network is all about people coming together and hugging it out, saying things like, ‘I’m listening and I hear you, and what I think you’re telling me is …’ You know, that kind of thing, very therapy,” he explained. He particularly favors The Judds (“I cried through every episode”) and Finding Sarah: From Royalty to Reality. Would he ever do a reality show of his own? Probably not, he says, although he’s been approached about it. “The general concept of a reality show is to entertain people with your hideousness. We all have a little hideousness, and we all have a little fabulousness. I like to think that I might be less hideous than some of the Real Housewives, but, you know, people are filming you constantly, so they’re going to catch embarrassing moments.”

Mickey Boardman Is Leery of Doing a Reality TV Show