'The Apprentice' contestant Kristi Frank has soft-core porno past
By Reality TV World staff, 01/09/2004
It turns out Kristi Frank, one of the contestants of NBC's hit new The Apprentice reality show, has a more interesting past than NBC has been letting on. According to Friday's Inside Edition entertainment news show broadcast, Frank also has a soft-core pornography past.
Billed in NBC's pre-show publicity as a co-restaurant owner and owner of two beachside condominiums in Santa Monica, California, Frank apparently also starred in an episode of Zalman King's popular erotica series Red Shoe Diaries entitled "Swimming Naked." "Swimming Naked" reportedly focuses on a lonely lifeguard at a small town swimming pool who falls for an Olympic swimmer who frequents the local swimming pool.
On Thursday's debut of the NBC series, Frank didn't hesitate to use sex appeal to sell the lemonade that was given to the contestants as their first assignment, even giving her phone number to one customer as a purchase incentive.
When asked her background, the series executive producer Mark Burnett, told Inside Edition that he knew about Frankís racy past before production began -- and appeared somewhat frustrated that it took the media so long to uncover Frank's past."You putting it on TV can only help my ratings," he told Inside Editionís Matt Meagher. "I wasnít sure how long it would take you to find out. I should have called you myself."