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Paradise Hotel, June 18: Welcome to Paradiseby Jeffrey Clinard -- 06/19/2003
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Welcome to Paradise Hotel. It's the most lavish and exclusive resort in the world, where every need is catered to, and the only rule is hook up... or check out. Because each week, somebody checks out... but somebody else checks in! Indeed, it starts right in the first episode, where a studio audience member will be the very first person to join the cast.
First we introduce the existing cast members... starting with the women.
Kristin is 24, a hair stylist, and egos and attitudes do not fly with her. If you think that she thinks you're good looking, it's forget it.
Charla is 21, a waitress. She claims people are scared around her; afraid to do their own thing. She thinks she'll survive just perfectly in Paradise Hotel.
Amy is 21, a dental assistant, and claims she has a tomboy attitude that attracts men. She was a homecoming queen.
Melanie, 31, is an importer, and is here for the adventure. She thinks this will be a lot of fun.
Amanda is 22, a resort concierge, and came to Paradise Hotel out of curiosity. She's excited to be here without friends or family along.
Toni is 28, a personal trainer, and if you come after her with an attitude and without good reason, you better pack up for a flight back because she will tear you down! And yes, this is the same Toni from Love Cruise, where she did indeed try to tear some people down.
Now for the men...
Alex is 21, a student, and believes his looks are an advantage. He believes he comes across as a sweet, nice guy, and uses it. He muses, "Who wouldn't?"
Beau is 22, a radio DJ, and promises to show us the "previews." The movie will come later. He claims he's hated by some, loved by many... and envied by "oh so many."
Zack is 24 years old, a personal trainer, and won't try to move in on a girl in a serious, committed relationship. But if she's just dating a guy... He doesn't care for sensitive girls.
Scott, 30, is a stock day trader, and won't try to "bum rush" any girl. If something happens, it happens, and he's just going to be himself.
Andon, a 26-year-old graphic designer, is from Denver. In high school he had a mohawk and a leather jacket, and played on the football team. He claims that shows how diverse he can go in either direction. He says nobody really knows how women think or what makes them click.
After the guests arrive, we see scenes of the hotel, with waterfalls and cliffs, and beautiful scenery. Then it's boy-meet-girl, as the six women are introduced to the five men.
Kristin enjoyed meeting the guys, saying they were all good looking, while Scott thinks the girls will gravitate toward Zack, because he's got a buff body and doesn't drink. Melanie likes Alex because he's very funny and has the best personality of them all. Amanda thinks two of them are very very cute – Beau and Alex. Meanwhile, Zack thinks whoever starts hitting on the girls first is going to be making a big mistake.
Toni thinks Beau is great, Andon is great... heck they are all great. Meanwhile others are pointing out that they have a beach, swimming pools, and a grotto. They all toast each other going into the break.
Open the doors, and enter the host, Amanda Byram, who starts by welcoming the guests, and asks if they are raring to go and ready for the time of their lives. She promises it will be nothing like they have ever experienced before. However, there are a lot of hidden surprises in store for them... in fact, they'll never know what is going to hit them next. The first surprise is this... their stay at Paradise Hotel is NOT guaranteed. Looks like the producers hit them with a little twist up-front, kind of like Joe Millionaire. Obviously, this is NOT a welcome surprise, as it appears the hotel guests thought they'd be spending the whole summer there. Since the girls outnumber the guys, one of them will be going home. The only other rule is... the guests must obey every other rule of the hotel. Break the rules and they are checking out... and the rules can change at any time (more producer jargon for "we can kick you out any time we want, so anybody with a Smoking Gun past better start packing their bags). With that, she invites them to a party, and tells them to change into swimwear and dive into paradise.
So it's off to the changing rooms, where the guys talk about how hot some of the women are, and start flexing their muscles in front of the mirror (and each other). Zack does a few push-ups, then after everybody else has left, comes back in to admire himself and do a few more. What a guy. This isn't the last we'll see of him and his ego. The girls come out of their changing room ready to jump into paradise. So the cast jumps, dives, and wades into the pool, flirting and eyeing each other. Andon's tattoo gathers some attention from Toni, as he informs his lady friend that, while it's the only one he currently has, he has plans to do the left arm, as well as his back. She thinks he's the first one she would like to go up and kiss. Charla however, thinks that while they are all good-looking, none of them are her type.1 2 3 Next-->
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