FLY-ON-WALL DRAMAS WITH LARA

With her life playing out like a soap opera in recent years, Lara Bingle has decided to own her dramas through a reality TV series.

Bingle has exposed her life to the cameras in a pilot for a reality show and is weighing up whether to push ahead with a full-blown series.

The sultry swimwear model, and headline magnet thanks to her regular dating dramas, has sought advice for the project from US TV host Ryan Seacrest, who is an executive producer of the wildly successful Kardashian family reality TV juggernaut, as well as close pal, radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands.

"It went really well and it is really funny," Bingle said of the pilot she filmed in July.

"Hermione (Underwood, her manager) was in it, Max (May) and my family were in it.

"We did it over a week and it was pretty funny looking back over it. It is very real."

Bingle was surprised how much happened in a week of her life.

"It is crazy. You don't really magnify your life. Everything kind of passes by," she said.

"Every day is different in my life, so it was weird to see it."

But, while happy with the end product, Bingle is not sure if she is ready for the warts-and-all exposure.

"I took a step back (after watching the pilot) and I am still thinking as to if I would like my whole life to be out there, from when I go to the bathroom to when I wake up.

"If I was to do a reality TV show I would want it to be very real. I believe that is the only way they work."

Bingle teamed up with a UK-based production company for the pilot and hopes if a series eventuates that it will be sold to English and Australian networks.

Bingle, in Melbourne this week as an ambassador for EatFitFood and with a lingerie project on the drawing board, said she planned to spend a significant amount of time overseas next year.

Source: Herald Sun
Date: 22nd October 2011