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I can break the news that a reality show Pauper to Princess will try to reset, and resume production right here in South Africa towards the end of this year after a crazy incident in America that caused production on the show to shut down after false charges of the imprisonment of the contestants.
Pauper to Princess will start over at the end of the year in South Africa and will be looking for contestants. Pauper to Princess was busy filming in Florida earlier this year since February. In April production came to a sudden halt after the South African director Marc Brilleman (33) was arrested and charged with false imprisonment and refusing the female contestants from leaving the reality show house. Police ordered him to shut down production immediately. Marc Brilleman was later cleared of all charges. Now Pauper to Princess - with a premise of taking ordinary girls and turning them into high-life socialites - plans to do the show in South Africa.
''I would like to set the record straight, and explain my side of the story,'' says Marc Brilleman. ''Pauper to Princess has always been a project very close to my heart, and there is nothing I would love more than to finish the production on my home soil, South Africa.'' The Pauper to Princess production crew will now do a national roadshow in South Africa to audition young women for the reality show and turn them into ''refined young ladies''.
I can tell you that the South African producer Liezel Davids who's worked on Idols, Survivor SA and Big Brother is already attached to Pauper to Princess. ''Audiences in South Africa can look forward to a highly entertaining and inspirational reality show,'' she says. ''Its the ideal opportunity to spread a bit of magic in people's lives - make some one's dream come true. Something that is missing in a lot of people's lives in South Africa!''