A contestant on VH1's "Megan Wants A Millionaire" and the show's casting director visited the CBS "Early Show" on Tuesday (August 25) to discuss another former contestant, Ryan Jenkins, who was found dead from an apparent suicide in a Canadian motel on Sunday after being suspected of murdering wife Jasmine Fiore.
Oddly enough, Donald Farmer, who participated on the reality dating show, only had kind words about Jenkins.
"He seemed just like a very friendly, outgoing guy," he said. "There were some people in the house that were a little arrogant, a little rude. But Ryan was always, you know, a complete gentleman. Ryan was, I thought, one of the nice guys."
When asked if Jenkins was especially aggressive for camera time, Farmer replied, "There were other people on that show that would fall into that category, but I wouldn't put Ryan there, no. He was always well-mannered, he was very smooth," he added. "He knew how to work comfortably with other people. But no, there were people that were blatantly trying to steal the spotlight and do every trick they could to do it, but I really wouldn't put Ryan in that group."
Stuart Brazell, who cast Jenkins on "Megan," chose him for the show because he was "just full of energy, louder than life, would get the most attention in the room," she said. "He was someone that really fit perfectly for this type of show, especially for a dating reality show. You knew he was going to have fun and make for really good TV."
Neither Brazell nor her casting agency, however, was responsible for psychological exams or background checks on potential contestants. But Farmer assured the interviewer that "when we did arrive for the filming of the reality show, we did take a 500-question psychological exam."