Let’s melt the internet again
Published on May 29th, 2019
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
My reality television interests are limited to sports, American Idol, and The Bachelor/Bachelorette shows. I want tension, I want appeal, and I want winners and losers. Authenticity is good too, though that is a grey area… so don’t judge me.
I came from MTV’s Real World generation so I do have some roots in this genre, but I have tired of how it has been exploited. This is likely why I have never heard of “Southern Charm” which, according to its description, “reveals a world of exclusivity, money and scandal dating back through generations of families in Charleston, S.C.”
Alright… go Charleston!
The show’s premise goes on to say how it “follows several Charleston singles as they pursue their personal and professional lives while trying to preserve their family names because just one social faux pas can taint a family’s name for generations.”
Wondering what this has to do with sailing? I’m getting there.
Whenever sailors and television or movie stardom mix, sailing is generally the winner. My favorite example was when Aussies Nathan Wilmot and Malcolm Page, enroute to Olympic gold, named their 470s after Nicole Kidman movies.
When Nic found out before Qingdao 2008, the internet nearly melted with stories from the mainstream media. It was a big win for sailing, and now another merger may be ready to test the internet.
While Chelsea Meissner is not Kidman, she is a regular on Southern Charm, and she is dating Nick Dana who is famous in sailing circles. Famous for the family-owned Newport Shipyard, famous for his Volvo Ocean Race exploits, and now famous for being on the sailing team of the New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup.
Will Nick make an appearance on Southern Charm? Tune in Tuesdays on Bravo.