A decade after her stint in The Real World, a reluctant Cameran was approached by Whitney Sudler-Smith on participating in a Bravo reality series called Southern Gentlemen to be “the voice of reason” and to serve as a kind of Wendy for Charleston’s many Peter Pans.
“My role was to be a kind of soundboard / voice of sanity for the guys,” she explained. “I gave it to the boys as I saw it, but I always tried to make it light-hearted. I saw them as my brothers and I still see them that way.”
But she knew these men would put on a hit show after hanging out with her for the first time Shep Rose and Craig Conover.
“Within five minutes, I knew the show was likely to start. Both Shep and Craig had that TV it factor,” she explained. “They were both good-looking and tall (a rarity in Charleston), with charismatic and sociable personalities. Even though Shep phoned half the meal, I liked them both right away. They also shared the check and didn’t make me pay, which I great thought nice. We left dinner with an attitude of Well, nothing goes here! “
But Cameran had an edict that she imposed on herself after first making a reality TV series.
“I actually encouraged my co-workers to do the same, but it fell on deaf ears,” she wrote, going on to admit that she got drunk about four times over the course of six years … I’m pretty sure I did fell down in every scene “