For those who have never read The Sister Sauce blog before or just stumbled upon this page by accidental Instagram swiping up, let me just say…
Hi. I am Morgan Leigh Willett. (My full name sounds way more official, okay.)
- I have a sister, who is not actually my twin, but three years older. She co-runs this blog, but mainly just does the technical aspect when I accidentally delete half the coding.
- I’m 24 years old and living in Los Angeles.
- I moved here to pursue TV hosting after graduating with a Journalism degree from The University of Texas.
- I’m very southern. Born and raised!
- I did not grow up riding horses to school like you probably think.
- I somehow ended up on reality TV. (CBS —> MTV)
- And now I write this blog as I navigate through this weird little thing called LIFE.
K, cool. You basically know my whole story now. Moving on!
The other day I posted something on my IG story about what blog content you guys wanted to see in 2019 and I was OVERWHELMED with the number of responses. And as a dedicated blogger (ha, getting there), I am determined to give y’all, THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA, what you want. And one thing that stood out was…
(and what on Earth do I do in my day to day life now that the shows are over. And dating. I’ll touch on that too. Ugh, FINE.)
Let’s break this down and answer all your burning questions. (as much as I possibly can).
What Led Me To Reality TV?
A Twitter direct message. Y’ALL, I AIN’T EVEN PLAYIN’.
I had graduated college and was working my first big girl job as a publicist in Austin (which I hated, btw. desks are so not for me) and I messaged a casting director on a whim. Hi, Adam Cook. Then I somehow wound up on Big Brother.
That was how it all began. I had never seen the show nor sent in an audition tape. Never underestimate the power of sliding into the DMs!!! Powerful stuff.
As for MTV and Ex on The Beach… I went on a date with Jay Starret from Survivor after my sister set us up at a party.
“You’re both completely insane… Y’all should hang out!” …okay, sis.
From there, everything just snowballed. He got a call about the show and was asked about girls he dated. He brought me up and then I had a call, and I guess MTV was just WOWED with my stellar personality. Or the fact that I have a really strange habit of only dating guys in reality TV and I was a gold mine for exes they could bring on the show.
A lot of people ask me why I decided to do another reality TV show, especially after I had started progressing with TV hosting, and I have a very simple response.
I’m a firm believer that every opportunity opens more doors and gives you more chances to meet people who could impact your life forevaaaa. Just like I took a risk with Big Brother and it worked out… I felt like I needed to do the same with this.
Plus, it’s like a paid vacation with a bunch of attractive people and unlimited adult beverages. Enough said.
How Real Or Fake Is It?
So many people ask this! I can really only speak for myself on Ex On The Beach but every tear I cried (ohhhh you just wait) was so real. Sounds insane, I know.
But you have to realize we are locked in a pressure cooker situation, with very little sleep (I averaged probably 4-5 hours a night) and a whole bunch of crazy people that you barely know. AND all your ex-flings living in way too close of a proximity. You are dealing with having to be “on” at all times for the camera and entertainment aspect, and it’s just… stressful AF.
So of course emotions are at all ALL TIME HIGH and very, very real.
As for the relationships that form in the house… while in the house… I’d say those are also real. You’re in this weird little bubble, that almost makes you forget that you have a real life waiting for you back at home. Friends? Family? A job? I wasn’t thinking about any of that.
I think every EOTB cast member can agree… you just wanted your one person and you really didn’t want anyone to mess that up. Which could explain why a fight exploded nearly every night.
NOW. Does every cast member want to date and get married to their boo thang outside of the house though? Going to go with a hard no. But hey, that isn’t for me to make assumptions about. All I can say was I, personally, was highly invested.
To sum it up… there is always going to be a certain level of inauthenticity with reality TV. Hello, you’re on TV! You’re there to be entertaining. But with production aspect aside… all the emotions, fights, drama, etc… real. We were also all off our rockers about two weeks in. But, real.
Behind The Scenes?
Here’s some EOTB behind the scenes stuff that you may not know about…
-Wake up call was every day around 8 a.m. Usually by blaring loud music. BRUTAL. If we had an extra wild night, we got lucky and got to sleep in until 9.
-I also would specifically request Pedialyte in bed every single morning… I think it is the only thing that actually got me up.
-The food was the best when Farrah demanded it. Hate on her all you want, but she got us some bomb.com organic salads. Towards the end though I think I survived on watered down tequila and cereal. YUM.
-Crush/Cut Ceremonies take FOREVER. And the majority of the time it was freeeeezing outside… #nippinghard.
-Our laundry was taken out and done for us once a week and GOD BLESS. That is one thing that I hated doing on Big Brother.
-IT WAS A SAUNA IN THE HOUSE DURING THE DAY. Which is probably why we were always lounging around like dead fish on the couches.
-My favorite thing to do was the confessionals (which were open for you at any time). I am a notorious word vomiter so everyone was surprised at how long I could stay in there blabbing about my feelings.
-50% of the outfits I wear are Maya’s or Sha’s. During ceremonies, we couldn’t all wear the same color and I clearly brought too much black.
-We all called the Escape Room the “Boom Boom Room”. It also had the best shower (IMO) and your only chance for a good nights sleep on a Tempurpedic mattress.
-Jozea, Maya and I were the first ones at the pool party on move-in day when we met the cast. We were also there by ourselves SO long before any other people showed up… Hence why we got to see Jozea on a whole new level of lit (those pool drinks were strong! But then they got watered down… a common theme in the house).
-We were filmed all day, every day for about 5 weeks. THERE IS SO MUCH BEHIND THE SCENES. I’ll stop now because my brain hurts. Maybe I’ll write a novel about it one day.
L O L. Y’all really think I’m about to dig into my love life in a blog post?
(this is actually something I would do if I drank enough wine)
But here is what I will say. I am on a dating show, you can continue to watch that to see what happens 😉
I still despise dating apps.
And I will probably continue to date men in the entertainment industry instead of learning my dang lesson and finding a lovely accountant from the midwest to marry.
Shows Over: What Is My Day To Day Life Like
OK, obviously people wonder… once the show wraps & normal life commences… what do I DO? (This one is actually directed at my father, Kurt Willett. Hello father).
Clearly, I discovered before Big Brother that working a normal 9-5 is not for me. What can I say? I’m a social butterfly. Or a pure Millenial. Or both?
I have thought about going the traditional route and working back in the journalism/PR industry but honestly, I love my life how it is right now. I have the freedom to try new things, to make my own schedule, to figure out what I love and try and chase that. Basically… real thankful, grateful and #blessed.
My main focus, now that I’m back to regular life and done filming, is to create more content with this blog and on my social media. I love writing (cough, Journalism major) and sharing my knowledge with the world.
And by sharing “knowledge”… I mean nonsense stories about my life and makeup, fashion and fitness tips. Same freakin’ thing.
In a perfect world, blogging would be a full-time job. We will get there.
But along with the blog + taking an excessive amount of photos of myself, I busy myself with random side projects because I truly CANNOT SIT STILL. I haaaate downtime and I haaaate staying in one place.
I’m looking into getting my personal training certification so I can work more in fitness, starting an Etsy shop (I paint, it’s weird), selling more random crop tops. I’m also going back to hosting with AfterBuzz TV for their Celebrity Big Brother after show and working with my commercial acting agency. I just signed up to run a half marathon. I am also adopting a kid!!!! (kidding).
I hope my life confuses you all as much as it confuses me. But HEY, if there is one thing I have learned since moving to LA…. it is patience. Work hard, don’t stop doing things and the right opportunities will present themselves. I am young and in no hurry to figure out my life purpose JUST YET.
That’s all I have for you beautiful humans right now. Keep letting me know what you want to read/see and your wish… is my command.