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Joe Millionaire Winner Takes on I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’

Evan Marriott and Zora in the final scene of Joe Millionaire

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updated 05/21/2014 AT 4:45 PM ET

originally published 05/21/2014 AT 7:30 PM ET

Zora Andrich (now Sabrina), winner of Fox’s 2003 Joe Millionaire is a foster mom and mother of two. Zora continues to work in television and divides her time between family, teaching yoga and animal advocacy. Find out what she thinks of the royal masquerade that is I Wanna Marry "Harry" as she watches 12 new women get duped on the Fox reality show each week.

The “similarities to Joe Millionaire definitely triggered some feelings of uncertainty and insecurity for me.

At first glance, I like Kimberly. She said something along the lines of how she doesn’t care to be with a prince, just someone who cares for her and treats her well and she seems genuine. Matt a.k.a. Harry comes across as sincere, earnest and naturally uncertain of how, if at all, he can successfully pull off this hoax. And, the masquerade ball premiere couldn’t be more apropos: Let the mystery and deception begin!

Interestingly, Matt remarks how American woman are “loud and brash” and don’t know how to use their “indoor voices” yet he sends home Leah, one of the more seemingly quiet women. Just as creative as the premise, Fox has equally selected a fun mix of 12 personalities: Overly confident, overly guileless and overly trusting. Goodness, where do they find these women (sympathetic smile)?

Initial thoughts on the show

Just when I thought they’ve covered every reality show idea … Fox is at it again! I suppose it has been a decade, so in all fairness, a good deceptive reality show was due.

Will the women believe they are competing for a prince?

It certainly feels a little far fetched, but I’m sure some of the contestants will fall for the misrepresentation. Others will likely know or at the very least, suspect, they are not dating the real Harry.

Evan Marriott and Zora in the final scene of Joe Millionaire

FOX
How it feels to be tricked

Surprisingly, I never felt bothered by the premise of the show. I was more caught off guard after seeing the first preview and learning the working title The Big Choice was changed to Joe Millionaire. I felt like there was a lot more judgment directed at participants who would partake in a show with “millionaire” in the title.

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