• Thu, Apr 12 2012

Would You Watch Kate Middleton’s Burlesque Dancing Cousin’s Reality Show?

As you’ll recall, Kate Middleton has a second cousin once removed who is a burlesque dancer.

Katrina Darling only learned last year that she’s related to the Duchess of Cambridge, but that hasn’t stopped her from capitalizing as hard as possible on her newfound claim to the British royal family. She has a royals-themed act, and now, she’s shopping a royals-themed reality TV show.

I’ll admit that when I first heard this news, I was all, celebutante alert! This is a cheesy and shameless grab for fame.

But then, I gave it some more thought. And I realized, wait a second. It’s women like Katrina that have been making things interesting for the royals for centuries. Courtesans, scandals, betrayals — all of them need someone at their center, and what could be more of the modern-day equivalent to Wallis Simpson than a reality-TV-hungry burlesque dancer? It’s the only way.

So my fascinator is off to Katrina. I hope she lands a show. And I hope it causes a ruckus. Because honestly, the British royal family is overdue for a good ruckus.

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  • Ally

    She looks like a satellite hit her between the eyes, forcing them to move so far apart. That aside, she is a ghost and I would not be interested in seeing her pasty ass.

  • KeLynn

    I would watch it, but I would watch it because it’s a burlesque-themed reality show. Not because of the royal connections. If she beats the “royal” horse too much it would be enough to make me tune out even if I otherwise liked it. So I hope she doesn’t.