She said her friends and family questioned the uncharacteristic move."I bit him because he was such a bad kisser.
I wanted to make him stop," she says."Everybody had to be boiled down to the minutiae of what people best fit into," says Perl-Raver.
Some of this is real, some of it's not." She acknowledges that most reality shows state in their closing credits that decisions are influenced by producers, but that might not be enough for mass audiences to see and understand.
My fear is that (reality TV) will become more participatory with the audience," she says.
"Sort of like America's player was on also interestingly categorized its houseguests under four high school stereotypes – brainiacs, athletes, offbeats and populars – and they also withhold and reward contestants with certain foods and alcohol.
She wasn't the only contestant with another agenda."Everyone had ulterior motives," says Perl-Raver.
"Everybody had something they wanted to get out of it." She adds that Los Angeles, full of aspiring actors, models and industry insiders, is the perfect place for reality producers to prepare their cast and scenario recipes."Of course it was a bunch of actors," she says.
I would love to think that, like everything else – the pet rock, the hula hoop – the entertainment value of reality TV is going to dwindle." Perl-Raver would rather see a resurgence in scripted television, acknowledging that's hard during a recession.