Every summer, Secret Story airs on French télévision - TF1 - and maybe it is because we are far away from home, but we made it a sort of ritual to keep watching this reality tv since we moved to Los Angeles.
This year is no exception. The 8th season premiered last night and will be broadcasted from monday to friday + a live show where contestants will be eliminated one by one every friday nights.
Only this year is extra special since one of our friends joined the adventure. Stéphane Rodrigues aka Steph. We know Steph for many years and even photographed him [AlekandSteph.com] during one of his trips to Los Angeles. Some of you may even remember a post tittled 'The Frenchies' featuring Steph. Here are some of the pics we took together:
But the fun thing is that we even had the pleasure to see our photos during last night's season premiere ;-P
How cool !!! Let's hope Steph will not be nominated for elimination ... and if he is, may the viewers of France vote to keep him in the house.
As posted on the main page of Secret Story website, Steph is already training the other contestants lol.
Now I know that if you go to Secret Story official website, there may be some 'country restrictions' to watch the videos but there are other ways to watch tv online, such as MyfrTV.com. For under $10/month and you can watch all French chanels live or watch the -6 (for a 'live' broadcast East Coast time) and -9 for the West Coast. It is money well spent for those of you who wish to improve their French and watch movies, news and all sorts of shows on French télévision.
Steph is not the only beau gosse who has entered the house of secrets this season. Two other guys caught my attention, Stéfan (up left) and Aymeric (up right and below).
Aymeric is as Rugby player from Versailles. Check out more images from his profile presentation.
Some of the secrets of this seasons are - as always a bit ridiculous - but the fun part is the social game, the love-hate-love stories and the daily dramas ;-P
As for the secrets, one girl "lived a romance with Michael Jackson", one is "deadly afraid of cats" - (I am pretty sure one cat will make its way inside the house at some point), one's contestant "life's story generated 20 millions of entries in box office" (Intouchables) Two contestants who never met before got married in Vegas just to be part of the show (that would be Stephane lol) One is hyperthymesic (the condition of possessing an extremely detailed autobiographical memory) One is "My boyfriend is half my age" and the boyfriend is also in the house but must make the other believe that his older girlfriend is his mother and keep his "My girlfriend is twice my age" secret safe lol ...
After day one some are already "falling in love" which is not a good sign in the show. Very often some of the hottest looking contestants who show any sign of affection towards other contestants are voted out of the house the first week ... see, I have no shame in being an expert in Secret Story ;-P Stay tuned for more Secret Story action in the near future.
This year's house is he best. Perched on a Parisian rooftop It looks like a french contryside home you would want to spend your weekends.
May this pool be blessed for all the eye candy to come ;-)