GW Grad Claims MTV Made Him A “Womanizing Jerk”
Freddie Fackelmayer, a 2005 graduate of the George Washington University, wants everyone to know that he's not a "womanizing jerk." Fackelmayer just finished up a stint as fake boyfriend to reality television star Whitney Port on MTV's "The City," a fake show about Port's real life working in the fashion industry, a career she secured by virtue of being a reality television star. Anyway, Fackelmayer recently granted an interview with the G.W. Hatchet about how his fake relationship with a reality television star was totally misrepresented on the T.V.!
"They can still make you look however they want," Fackelmayer told the Hatchet. "They made me be this sort of womanizing jerk, which is not really who I am," he said. How does that work? According to Fackelmayer, MTV "never asked the cast to say or do anything, but the editing that followed skewed what actually happens." He adds: "You know they cut it up [into] little bits and they pick what they want to make it as interesting as possible and it's tough not to look like a jerk, I think."
I want to believe Fackelmayer that he's not the kind of jerk with a fake tan who summers in the Hamptons and cheats on his girlfriend for the purposes of a reality TV show, but how can we know for sure? Let's check out the other facts about Fackelmayer revealed in the story:
- He was on a reality television show
- He majored in finance
- He still acts like a GW kid [Full disclosure: I went there]. "When I first saw him I thought he was a bit of an Adonis, tan, beautiful, he's a real switch-up," one GW student told the Hatchet. "At first I was shocked to hear he was a GW student, but after I heard him talk and watched him for a while, it made a lot of sense. I feel he fits into what a GW student would be."
- He works for a commercial real estate company
- He was in a frat
- He recruited one of his frat friends to corroborate his story: "It's just that you can't really find out who someone is through like 17 minutes, or however long it is."
- This: "Fackelmayer, who said he arrived to GW in his khakis and flip-flops from Connecticut, soon became accustomed to jeans, Georgetown and the lifestyle D.C. has to offer."
- He's writing a novel. "I'm speaking with agents, and that's actually something that actually has been helpful, because agents, if you're a first-time writer, its really difficult to get your foot in the door, but I sort of skipped those really difficult first steps because most of them had heard of me."
Hmm. I don't know. Womanizing jerk, or victim of the media? You be the judge.