“Reality TV is half reality, half entertainment.”
Mia Freedman and Rosie Waterland are two of Australia’s most interesting women, and now you have the chance to see them live and unfiltered.
They’ll be talking about Rosie’s best-selling new memoir, The Anti Cool Girl, as well as her famous recaps (and every other topic in between). It will be raw, emotional, and of course, hilarious.
You will also have the opportunity to meet Rosie in person as she signs copies of her book (which will be available for purchase at the event).
Mamamia Live is on Monday 14th September at 6pm.
I never thought I would compete on a reality show, but one day when having a bit of a moment in my personal life I completed an entry form with the help of my best friend. We laughed hysterically when filling in the endless questions, and without any hope of hearing any more about it, I sent that application off with only hours to spare before the specified deadline.
Within days of hearing back from the casting people, having Skype interviews and flying to Sydney, all of a sudden I was a part of a show. I had a week to pack my life up and be ready to be away from my life for anywhere from 3 days to 3 months.
My first test was always going to be living with so many other women. Being over 30 and having only lived with family, a partner and then on my own for so long, to suddenly be living with strangers and so many of them was always going to be a struggle. A struggle it was!
Sharing a room with five other women, some of them you get along with others not so much, you suddenly have to get used to absolutely no privacy. When so many women are waking up at the crack of dawn to be ready to film first thing in the morning, there is no privacy in the bathroom or anywhere else for that matter. Meal times are always a shared experience. If you want to make a snack for yourself, all of a sudden there are 10 other people asking what you are making, can they have some, giving you suggestions about how you should make it, what you should put in it etc.