Fat “Hello Kitty” Girl vs The Millionaire Matchmaker

5 Jan

Well, that wasn’t pretty, or romantic, what happened in last night’s episode of The Millionaire Matchmaker. Robin Kassner, a plus-sized, rich publicist, is looking for love and sees herself next to a Matthew McConaughey type. Patti Stanger introduced her as a Jessica Simpson kind of girl, only fat.

(I guess this posts falls again under the “crap I watch so you don’t have to” tag.)

I’ve watched the show before and it came to no surprise that Patti Stanger was neither very gentle, nice nor diplomatic with the plus-sized Robin. Patti calls her a plumby dumpty, but, actually, Patti is verbally abusive to all her clients, so why stop with the fat chick, right? I’m cool with that.

But Patti also thinks that Robin doesn’t deserves a hotty hunk along the lines of Matthew McConaughey. Because Robin is fat. Well, I’m not cool with that statement.

But that’s just theoretically speaking. Because while I was fully prepared to like Robin–and she is adorable with her love for the color pink and ‘Hello Kitty’ stuff–she is also pretty annoying. So, being fat doesn’t guarantee that I like you, honey 🙂

Anyho, Robin picks a plumber as her date and they both have what I’d call a disaster of a first date. Even though I didn’t get the impression that Robin was enjoying herself with the guy–they went bike riding–she still offered to buy him a motorcycle and a car. And then she became a tad t0o touchy feely with him. If the roles had been reversed, the outcry would have been louder.

In the end, Patti refused to continue to work with Robin, calling her superficial… There’s a part of an interview with Robin, via Huffington Post:

They filmed me for three weeks and then they spliced and diced it to create a compelling story. It’s a reality show on Bravo so their job in the editing room is to create maximum drama.

I haven’t seen the show yet but from the previews I would say I was portrayed in a way that communicated an exciting story. The previews make me look superficial but in real life I just a simple Connecticut girl making it in a big-city world.

I’m fully prepared to take Robin’s word for it. It’s a reality show after all–heavily scripted. In any case, who’s to say what you “deserve” or don’t “deserve” in life because you’re a plus-sized chick? Surely not a show like The Millionaire Matchmaker.


12 Responses to “Fat “Hello Kitty” Girl vs The Millionaire Matchmaker”

  1. Not Fat 01/06/2011 at 10:09 pm #

    I’d like to see your reasons why a guy like Matt McConaughey would date a girl like Robin. Seriously – it’s not easy being fit and being happy with yourself is all well and good but 10’s date 10’s. If someone works hard to be successful, physically fit and well liked then why would they like someone less successful and physically substandard? Don’t you think that because you’re successful that you deserve a guy who is also successful? That same reasoning stands when you ask why would a fit person want to date an unfit person? It’s cool to be ok with your weight but it’s another thing to be blind to reality. Robin couldn’t even get on a bicycle not to mention that she was a drunk. Seriously. Choose another mascot.

  2. Not Fat 01/06/2011 at 10:17 pm #

    So I just reread my comments and I didn’t mean to come off as cruel. All I’m trying to point out is that Robin’s an insecure girl who has a lot of life to figure out no matter how successful she is. Chasing assholes like the plumber is straight up ridiculous and telling those of us that are a few lbs overweight to own it and feel like we deserve any guy isn’t helping.

    • Chickie 01/07/2011 at 10:56 am #

      Yes, Robin came across as an insecure girl, agreed. The plumber was an asshole, agreed. Did I like Robin based on what I saw on the show? No, and I never said I did. But her likability is beside the point. Should a woman like Patti Stanger decide what you deserve in life? Hell no. And you know what most certainly isn’t helping? Shaming, bullying and pressure to change into what society deems normal.

      This is my blog where I express my opinion, which is wide and varied and sometimes appears inconsistent because life isn’t black and white but a whole lot of gray. But I absolutely will tell a fat chick to “own” it, to hold her head high and pursue all her goals and wishes in life.

  3. Jessica 01/09/2011 at 11:23 am #

    The episode was against curvy girls and misogynistic in general. It was designed to make Robin look bad. She is a successful publicist and is very careful about what she said and they edited the footage to make her look horrible. Patti tells her she is not worthy of a great guy because she is plus sized and calls her names the whole episode.

    They amped up the color when they showed her face in the first scene so it would look like she was wearing clown makeup. They dubbed in the sex lines and innuendos on her date from another scene. If you watch the clip of her date they are focusing in on her face the whole time, until she says she wants to sleep with him. Then they go to a longer shot of her body to take the camera off her lips because that line was dubbed in from another scene.

    If you don’t like Robin, then fine. But realize that this plus size woman was portrayed in a way that is horrible for all plus size women. If you want to know if Robin thinks she was portrayed fairly, read this follow up article on Gawker.


    • Chickie 01/09/2011 at 11:59 am #

      Thanks for your comment. Look, I said I didn’t like Robin based on what I saw on the show. I know it’s heavily scripted. This show portrays in almost every episode someone in a horrible way, that’s how they get ratings. I tagged my post with ‘crap I watch so you don’t have to’.

      About the interview, oh my. Really? Unless that interview was rigged as well, Robin still doesn’t win my sympathy. Robin says she was drunk because the producers were force feeding her alcohol. What?! And you can blame only so much on editing… My best explanation would be that Robin was in on the entire thing, playing along and getting a check from the show. She works in PR after all, but that’s just my 2 cents.

      I already said it but I guess it’s worth repeating: Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Should a woman like Patti Stanger decide what you ‘deserve’ in life? Hell no.

    • insideherworld 01/16/2011 at 12:10 am #

      Oh Jesus, this was either posted by Robin herself or she had one of her employees to write it. Robin is a fat pig with an inflated sense of self. Her “firm” is a joke in the industry, and prior to the airing of the show, she kept laughing about what happened. Nothing was lost in editing; the show just showed her in the same way everyone that knows her sees her: a narcissistic fat-ass who has been handed everything her whole life and never been required to take responsibility for her own actions.
      Robin, when you read this – and I know you will – get a clue. Quit deluding yourself. You are an empty shell of a person and the only one who thinks you are as important and successful as you claim to be is you. Everyone around you is laughing behind your back because this show showed THE REAL YOU and your claims to the contrary are quite hysterical. Take a year off (if you have all that money, you can surely afford it), go on a serious diet, do some soul searching and try and find something within yourself worthwhile and build on it and come back after becoming a kind, REAL person who actually sees other people as every bit as important in this world as you. Quit looking down on others because most of them are looking up at you only because they are on the floor laughing their asses off!

  4. insideherworld 01/16/2011 at 12:00 am #

    I know Robin. This show was SUCH an accurate portrayal of “Queen Robin”. She is a millionaire in assets only, she is in fact, broke. She shops at Target, wears “Old Glory” (Wal-Mart brand) clothing and IS a drunk and sexually promiscuous. I dare her to say otherwise, I have pictures and videos of her, and would love to show them off. Nothing like phones with video on a night on the town! None of her friends really like her; just like Luke, they hang out with her in exchange for presents. He only “dated” her after she bribed him with driving her Mercedes. Her “Top PR Firm” is a joke; she sits around her filthy apartment and orders her poor employees (all two of them, who, BTW, are gorgeous and very sweet) to blindly send out emails. When they get a bite, she jumps on it and portrays herself as something she is not, and occasionally some sap will fall for it and hire her. Her “Top PR Firm” is as empty and fake as she is. The only ones that believe anything she spews out of her mouth is true are the Hello Kitty voices in her head… and herself!

    • Chickie 01/16/2011 at 10:21 am #

      That’s all very fascinating…I’m just puzzled how you come to know Robin if she’s in NYC and you live (hello, IP address!) somewhere in Colorado? Just wondering…

      • insideherworld 01/16/2011 at 5:47 pm #

        Because I am in Colorado attending a friend’s wedding. I know not only Robin but her darling dogs Bruiser and Paris Hilton. That help?

        • Chickie 01/16/2011 at 10:24 pm #

          Wedding, eh? Hmmm…

          Everyone who watched the show knows the the names of the two doggies, duh.

          Three quick things:

          1. Hypothetically speaking, if Robin is a ‘narcissistic fat-ass’ (your words) and goes on a diet, she would end up being ‘a narcissistic skinny-ass’. Your character doesn’t change just because you’re thinner.

          2. You say Robin is broke, but you also say people hang out with her in exchange for presents…how does that work?

          3. Feel free to reply once you’re safely back in NYC!

  5. Inherworld 01/16/2011 at 11:17 pm #

    Well, I suppose that’s true, but I don’t remember the mentioning of Paris. Did they show the portrait of Bruiser on your wall or the ugly zebra print rug that is stained by and reeks of dog piss? I’m not playing this game. Robin showed the world she is a fat drunken whore and no excuses will take it back. Bad PR move and she should have known better. She’s alone for a reason, no one can stand her.

  6. Inherworld 01/16/2011 at 11:26 pm #

    Oh, and broke as in cash poor. Presents can be bought with credit cards, you know. And no weight loss will change her personality, quite true. Her weight is the least of her problems. Feel free to defend her, she needs all the support she can get. I guess if negative attention is what she feels will help her and her business, then she made a good choice in going on the show. I think it’s embarrassing and shameful.

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