Hailey Glassman Set to Star in ‘Girls’ Reality Show
11:45 am, February 8th | by Colette McIntyre
It looks like the Girls reality show that every female New Yorker of a certain age saw on Craigslist and briefly thought of auditioning for is actually being produced. In fact, the show has already found its first “girl”: former Jon Gosselin arm candy Hailey Glassman.
According to RadarOnline, ABC has greenlit an unscripted series based Lena Dunham’s HBO comedy and plans to begin shooting this spring. 25-year-old Hailey Glassman is the first star to have signed a deal and casting executives are still looking for three other women to join the reality show’s cast. “They’ve already cast Hailey because she sort of epitomizes the mid-to-upper class 20-something trying to make it in New York City,” an “insider” (read: Hailey Glassman’s mom) told RadarOnline. “ABC has really high goals for the show and each character will be loosely based off one of the characters in the scripted show.”
Ah, yes, the contestant on CMT’s Sweet Home Alabama and former paparazzi darling epitomizes the typical 20-something’s struggle and hustle because, you know, every normal girl’s life is like a Lifetime movie. The only way in which Glassman epitomizes the typical 20-something is that she once dated a tool with an penchant for Ed Hardy tees and drunkenly fell into a potted plant. Also, if every character on this reality show is loosely based off one of the Girls girls, who is Hailey supposed to be? My vote’s for Charlie’s new girlfriend, the one whose style is informed by what girls wore to Bonnaroo in 2005.
According to Hailey Glassman’s mom (we assume that’s who Radar’s “insider” is), “the premise of the series is to show the hardships of living in New York City and the hustle and creativity it takes to survive the concrete jungle. This is going to be a group of extroverted girls who are well-educated, go to brunch on Sundays, and bust their asses during the week to make ends meet.” Oh, they go to brunch on Sundays? WHY DIDN’T YOU SAY SO EARLIER! Now I totally identify!
[Photo via NY Post]