Written by By Lillian Roberts, CNN
Snoochie Shy is not your typical reality star.
The former model turned TV personality doesn’t own an iPhone, has never had a social media account and cannot currently quote a single Kardashian line.
The Snoochie Shy is also smarter than one would expect.
When she first appeared in 2012 on Australia’s I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here , she couldn’t remember the names of her fellow campmates or their non-Australian names.
Quarter of the way through filming, she couldn’t bring herself to name the four food items she enjoyed when she was given a taste test. At that stage, she did have a memory — it was just one consonant away from completely vanishing.
After all, her brain had been hijacked by her personality.
In her first TV appearance, a prank went wildly wrong — she actually injured herself when she collapsed to the ground, only to stagger about like an autistic child.
With names like Snoochie Shy, it isn’t surprising there is a need for intervention.
Keen to prove her worth, she transformed into a medic after she was gassed by her fellow celebmates and medics separated her into two groups.
Meanwhile, her rise to fame meant she was able to avoid a lot of the negative press hitting other reality stars.
“The publicity in Australia was so huge for me — the only other reality stars in Australia would have been an AFL player or an AFL league champion and I was hosting I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here. I was massively in the spotlight,” she told CNN iReport.
But she was quickly deserted by the public who began to reject her.
“It’s like you’re on a rollercoaster ride and you want to come down but unfortunately you are going faster than the train can go. When it was time to leave I still had so much rejection, so much of the public said no.
“I was blown out of proportion; I was made out to be some sort of gold dust who could just come on and scoop the money. Everyone did me wrong. I feel like I was a victim.”