Ali Fedotowsky has a good head on her shoulders, as we saw in her Bachelorette Season 6 a couple years back. And while we’ve always held her in the highest regard when it comes to, um, everything, we are now even more in love with her. Why? Well, turns out the host of NBC’s 1st Look may have starred on reality television, but doesn’t think it’s all good for viewers. In an exclusive interview with Ali, she revealed the good, the bad, and the terrible.
“It’s so hard for me. I feel like to watch TV... I just don’t do it much unless it’s for work,” Ali says of her boob tube habits. Although she watches The Bachelor with a group of girlfriends — and writes about it for her own E! Bachelor blog — she doesn’t take a ton of time to tune in to other programming.
“I do wish Tyra was still on TV though,” she remarks of Tyra Banks’ canceled talk show. “There just isn’t that show on TV anymore. A talk show for girls who are 18-30, one that focuses on issues that actually affect them. When Tyra went off the air, a huge market opened up and that gap has not been filled.”
But it’s not all good, where reality TV is involved. “[Here Comes] Honey Boo Boo’s one of those shows I can’t believe is on TV. But then again, I can’t believe it took this long to get on TV. Those are the shows we love watching — the stuff that’s crazy and out of control!”
And as for the shows that are just too awful to warrant consideration? Sorry, Kailyn Lowry and Jenelle Evans — you are not welcome on Ali’s TV. Yep, when asked what show she can’t believe exists, Ali was quick to name names. “Maybe Teen Mom. I can’t believe Teen Mom is still on the air and is as popular as it is. I don’t like that show, I don’t get it, I don’t understand why it’s popular... But one of my family members — I’m not gonna say who — is obsessed with that show. I’ve never seen it, but based on what it’s about, it might be the worst show on television. I don’t get it.”