June 28, 2000

On June 28, 2000, Darva Conger announced that she had done a photo layout for Playboy Magazine. Who was Ms. Conger? She was the ‘winner’ of Fox-TV’s “Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire”. This was a TV show were 50 women were vying to marry an un-named, hidden multi-millionaire. Ms. Conger ‘won’ and married Rick Rockwell on the spot. She also received a three-carat diamond ring and $100,000 in prizes. She and Rick, who was in reality a failed actor immediately went on their honeymoon, which was paid for by FOX-TV. They came back and Ms. Conger immediately filed for annulment and had the marriage annulled in April 2000. She then claimed that she regretted even participating on the show and stated that she doubted that Rick Rockwell, if that was his real name, was even a real multimillionaire. She also publicly stated that she hated the publicity she was receiving and wished it would just stop. Then she posed naked for Playboy. To be fair, Rick Rockwell wasn’t what people thought of when you’d mention a multimillionaire. He did claim to have $750,000 in liquid assets and a $2 million net worth, but it wasn’t verified. So Darva Conger was almost correct when she stated that she’d been swindled, but how much sympathy can you have for a woman who was competing on national TV to marry a man she’d never met before, or even seen, because she’d been told he was a multimillionaire.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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