Everyone was happy and excited for Bailey Hanks, winner of MTV’s Legally Blonde reality competition. She beat out the other legal blondes and landed her leading role, which she premiered last Wednesday. The other contestants went home, heads hung low, bitter and defeated, right?
Well, not so much.
Surprise! You’ve Got Contracts!
As it turned out, the producers had jobs in mind for all four of the top contestants in the show.
- Rhiannon Hansen will play Margot, Elle’s best friend, in the touring company of Legally Blonde
- Autumn Hurlbert will join the Broadway cast as Elle’s understudy
- Lauren Zakrin will not only join the touring company in the ensemble but also act as a second understudy for the Broadway show.
So all four top contestants won contracts, and all four seem to be pretty happy about it. “I couldn’t be at a better place; this is better for me now and this is where I’m supposed to be,” Rhiannon told the Deseret News.
I think this is a piece of brilliance on the part of the producers, and could change the way people get cast in these shows. They came out of this with (I’m presuming) a profit from the MTV show, four solid leads for their main star, and everybody’s happy.
Could this be the end of the Cattle Call?