However, a spot on the reality TV shows does guarantee an invite to any of the exclusive marquees come spring racing season.
Today is no different. The Bachelor and The Bachelorette alumni are out in their dozens at Melbourne Cup, making good use of their newly public personas and growing Instagram followings.
Old favourites Anna Heinrich and Tim Robards attended arm in arm, Anna in a bright red and Tim in grey. The couple have been fixtures at Flemington since their relationship was made public back in 2013.