Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire was a controversial Fox reality show that featured multi-millionaire Rick Rockwell as he selected a bride out of 50 female contestants on live television. The showed aired in 2000 and was quite shocking for many reasons, one of them being that the contestants didn’t actually see Rockwell until he selected one of them to be his bride! Unsurprising, the show didn’t lead to long lasting relationships and instead caused quite a bit of controversy. Find out more about the show with these 7 shocking behind the scenes secrets:
Millionaire bachelor Rick Rockwell was selected from a pool of more than 100 millionaires. According to Fox, all contestants, Rockwell included, had at least $2 million in assets, which they verified. One of the reasons that they chose Rockwell was because he seemed really honest and sincere. “The perception is basically true: Millionaires are not all good-looking men,” Fox exec Mike Darnell told The New York Times. “We genuinely opted for the better-looking man. He struck me as totally honest. I had no questions about his sincerity. If that was a performance, he should have a couple of Emmy Awards already.” For the 50 female contestants on the show, the network had conducted coast-to-coast auditions.