He used charm, others’ personal tragedies and fake celebrity endorsements. How Christopher LaVoie cast his reality show and reeled in successful entrepreneurs. The time he tried to win the title of The King of Real Men. Now he is out and he doesn’t want to be.
Christopher Lavoie, the man who played the king on the popular reality show “King of Men” is no longer a king. He’s not even a man.
He’s 38 and lives in Atlanta where he works as the director of the office of entertainment for the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation. It’s all very “normal,” he said in an interview Tuesday.
“I really am just a normal, working class, low-key guy in a suit. I am not like that at all,” he said. “I go to work, I take my daughter to school, I go to lunch, dinner and to work, and then I come home, do laundry, watch TV and chill.”
So much so, as it turns out, that his real-life, real-world problems that so many people found so interesting, even inspirational, are relatively few.
More on this later, because he’ll likely never be a king, and he certainly never won the title of “King of Real Men.”
“I have no idea who that is,” Lavoie said. “Maybe it’s a movie or something. Probably not. I don’t really watch reality shows.”
But that doesn’t stop him from using their names to promote his own show, “King of Men,” a show about men and their relationships with women, using its title as the lead in his resume.
“It’s going to be my first show and it’s going to be on the Discovery Channel, and they decided that it would be called ‘King of Men.’”