Spending another night on another red carpet with Food Network's "Bad Boy Chef" Chris Nirschel, lead to some very interesting encounters with other reality TV stars at the Cosmopolitan magazine's launch party for their February issue at the Empire Room in NYC on Wednesday night.
Although the party did have a vodka sponsor, we quickly learned that it did not have an open bar, and $15 for vodka in small plastic cups was definitely an early party foul. Not long after we arrived, The Empire State Building management shut down the party down due to overcrowding, but still allowed Nirschel to spend some quality time with his old college flame, Rachel Truehart. Fans know Rachel as one of this seasons contestants on ABC's The Bachelor. Fun fact: She was not wearing an engagement ring, however, and was quite chummy with Chris throughout the evening.
Conversation brought out that she is prohibited from using any social networking sites until the final episode of the show airs, along with the confession that there was no behind the scenes girl-on-girl action among the contestants on the show. I also learned that the girls did however have some very intense pillow fights off camera (they really should air that footage). The contestants were also required to go through rigorous exams and tests for STD's before they are cleared as contestants for ABC's hot reality show.
It should also be noted that Chris Nirschel is slated to be on VH1's upcoming reality show Couples Therapy with Angelina Pivarnick from MTV's Jersey Shore along with Hulk Hogan's ex, Linda, DMX and previous Bachelor/Bachelorette contestants Kasey Kahl and Vienna Girardi. Rachel and Chris's canoodling casts some doubt as to the fate of his relationship with his Jersey girl, or maybe it's just Nirschel living up to his reputation as the "Bad Boy Chef." Another source gave exclusive news about The Bachelor, letting us know that Courtney and Lindzi would be the last two women around to fight for Ben's heart at the end of the season. So who gets the last rose? According to our source, it's the raven-haired Courtney who will be left standing at the end.
Rachel wasn't the only reality star we encountered at the unusually dry party. A women in a bright red dress with an interesting personality came up and introduced herself as Stacy Kessler from Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker. In addition to introducing herself as 'The Millionaire' on the show, when asked what she did to become one, she answered "Nothing, some of this, some of that,'' and then said, ''Money doesn't buy you happiness." These comments lead to a 10-minute long argument with former Olympic boxer Eric Kelly. Kelly had the final word after telling her to take five million dollars to Somalia and see if her assumption still held true.
As previously mentioned, the unusually dry party eventually ended, so everyone headed to Bunker Bar in the West Village, where we were immediately greeted with a table filled with top shelf libation to continue a fantastic evening of reality star partying.