Tuesday, June 14

Reality/Game Show Coming To The Northland

MTV has announced plans to film an episode of their upcoming reality game show, "Eat This!", in Duluth. The show, the latest in a string of reality programs to be created at the music network, will feature area citizens eating unusual concoctions in a timed setting.

Tim Banning, a 19 year old freshman from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, stood in line for five hours at the DECC's TicketMaster office to purchase tickets for a chance to compete.

"I love food. The consent form we had to sign said we had to be willing to eat large quantities of food like pimento loaf, worsterschire sauce, and aspirin. I have no problems with it," shared Banning.

Filming will take place in a room above the Electric Fetus in downtown Duluth and will last approximately 12 hours. The production company has expressed interest in trying to tape at least four episodes during the 12 hour filming period.

"You Northlanders sure seem willing to do anything that we ask," said Executive Producer Taz McMillan. "We hope to capture some real memorable moments."

The contestant that finishes their required food first wins a $25 gift certificate for a day of beauty at Tracy's Place.