"Pimp My Ride" participants reveal the 'ugly truth' of the show

1 March 2015 / 1 year 7 months ago

Two previous participants of MTV's hit show 'Pimp My Ride' has revealed some startling allegations about their time on the show.

Justin Dearinger and Seth Martino from Season 6 answered in their Reddit AMAs some burning questions about the reality show.

According to the contestants, the cars were visually pimped flamboyantly but the insides (aka things that mattered) were allegedly not really worked on.

Besides that Justin claimed that after filming the episode, "they actually take out a lot of the stuff that they showed on TV" -- in his case, it was a a "pop-up" champagne contraption and a "drive-in theater" fixed for his car.

Seth said: "There wasn't much done under the hood in regards to the actual mechanics of the vehicle"

"For the most part, it needed a lot of work done to make it a functioning regular driver, which they did not do."

Justin also called it, "mickeymoused cosmetic", saying he was disappointed and he ended up doing $20,000 extra of his own work at another shop. 

The producers had even asked what were his preferences before the show. Justin told them he hated the colour red ... but he ended up with a car with an entire red leather interior.

In the show, it looked as if they worked day and night, having the contestant's car ready in weeks, but it took five months and seven months for Justin and Seth respectively.

Seth shared another shocking detail of how terribly scripted the show was:

"I know im fat, but they went the extra mile to make me look extra fat by telling the world that I kept candy all over my seat and floor just in case I got hungry. Then gave me a cotton candy machine in my trunk.

Referring to the part where they 'found' candy on the floor of his car, he said: "I sat there and watched them dump out 2 bags of generic candy."

The contestants also shared that if their reactions upon getting the car weren't "excited" enough, they had to redo the scene -- with exaggerated expressions this time.

However, Justin said that despite all that's happened, he would go on the show again: "Yes it was worth it. It gave me confidence, which I didn't have, growing up."

Seth also expressed simliar sentiments and said it was a good experience.

Watch Justin's episode here.

Watch Seth's episode here.

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