Trick Mirror - Reality TV Me Summary & Analysis

Jia Tolentino
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Chapter two revolves around Tolentino’s experience within reality TV. The show was called Girls v. Boys: Puerto Rico, and was a reality show that documented four boys and for girls in Vieques who participated in periodic challenges to determine which team would win a $50,000 prize at the end of the show. After competitions, the participants would gather back home and naturally engage in drama in the way that many kids do. In general, each episode is structured the same way. The kids do a challenge in a dreamy, tropical setting, then go home to gossip about who they hate and have a crush on. She gives an introduction on all the participants of the show: “Ace, a black skater bro. Jia, a brown girl from Texas who’s sick of being a cheerleader. Cory, a white boy from Kentucky who has...

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