The remaining 6 guys and 6 girls compete for Tila's heart.

Scenes then focused on her sexually aggressive nature, which she doesn't feel represents her personality at all.

She said her friends and family questioned the uncharacteristic move."I bit him because he was such a bad kisser.

contestant, allegedly murdered his model ex-wife before committing suicide, months after moving to Los Angeles to film the reality match-making contest.

So where do these extreme contestants and situations come from?

Perl-Raver says it reveals the most real scenes from an otherwise manufactured reality environment."If only reality TV could be a little more honest with its audience and with itself, like a caution on a package of cigarettes.

Some of this is real, some of it's not." She acknowledges that most reality shows state in their closing credits that decisions are influenced by producers, but that might not be enough for mass audiences to see and understand.

"Sort of like America's player was on also interestingly categorized its houseguests under four high school stereotypes – brainiacs, athletes, offbeats and populars – and they also withhold and reward contestants with certain foods and alcohol.

So what reality TV does , she says "That's a great reality show, because the rules are laid out and people know what they're getting into.""The Real World started as a brilliant documentary," she adds.

It costs a great deal less to produce an hour of reality than an hour of primetime drama.