Reality television has certainly transformed reality, now that it seems like beggars can afford to be choosers. The stars of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! had to donate their winnings to specific charities they chose on their own, but it looks as though Patti Blagojevich made a wrong decision.
Being a contestant on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, Patti Blagojevich chose The Bear Necessities Pediatric Foundation. She approached the charity about the donation but they simply told her "Thanks, but no thanks."
Patti Blagojevich reportedly decided to participate on the reality competition because her husband, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, was occupied elsewhere. He had a pending corruption trial at the time, so he sent his wife to go on the Costa Rica wilds to join the show.
Knowing why the ex-government official was detained, the charity chosen by Patti decided not to accept the money. They weren't too keen on being involved with the Blagojeviches due to the bad dealings Rod has found himself in. The Bear Necessities Pediatric Foundation pointed out that their reason for refusing was because the former governor was charged with threatening to withhold state money from a children's hospital.
Despite that, it wasn't Patti who was accused of anything. She even tried to redeem her husband by telling her side of the story to the audiences of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. She said that Rod was merely a victim of an unjust system with an impeachment process that matched it.
The majority of the viewers might have been incredulous at what she revealed, but that doesn't stop Patti from competing on the show. She dropped her offer to The Bear Necessities Pediatric Foundation and found herself a different charity to donate to.
Now that the team has voted her to have weeklong immunity, it seems like she'll be staying on longer than anyone thought. Patti Blagojevich is slowly proving herself to be quite a challenger on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Perhaps the Bear Necessities charity is regretting their decision now?