‘Paradise Hotel’: Who Is Tatum Smith?

Paradise Hotel is a rebooted reality dating show, hosted by Kristin Cavallari, where singles live together in a hotel. One of the contestants, Tatum Smith, is also a recent graduate from Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism. Her proud parents sat down with FOX 10 to dote on their daughter as well as describe the Paradise Hotel experience.

Kristin Cavallari, host of Paradise Hotel
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Who is ‘Paradise Hotel’ contestant, Tatum Smith?

Tatum placed 1st runner up three times in a row for the Miss Arizona pageant and is a college graduate. She also works as a bottle service girl at W Scottsdale Hotel. Therefore, her parents believe her mix of beauty, talent, competitiveness, and sense of humor makes her an excellent fit for the show.

Ironically, Tatum’s father, Jeffrey Smith, says he views the game as using “sometimes conniving sales skills” to get people on your side. On the show, Tatum created a plan where she would fake a connection with Jair so he would pick her. She planned to choose Bobby Ray instead to eliminate Jair from the show. However, a twist in the game allowed Jair to stay in the hotel for an extra week. She is also in an alliance, which the other contestants recently discovered, with Bobby Ray, Rosanna, and Tyler.

What is ‘Paradise Hotel’ about?

Paradise Hotel follows a group of singles who live together at a hotel resort. Every week, the contestants pair up and share a hotel room. The single not picked must leave the hotel, and another person enters. In the new season, there is also a twist in which the viewers can select the new single using Twitter. The last couple standing wins $250,000.

Paradise Hotel, hosted by Amanda Byram, debuted on FOX in 2003. Byram also hosted the second season which premiered on MyNetworkTV. FOX decided to reboot the show with SallyAnn Salsano as the executive producer. Salsano, an admitted The Hills fan, picked Kristin Cavallari to host the new season.

Watch new episodes of Paradise Hotel Monday and Wednesdays at 9:00 P.M. and Thursdays at 8:00 P.M.!