Ellie from The Wedding Game
Ellie McAllister is a character in author Amy Matayo's debut novel, The Wedding Game. Here's a little bit about the book, in case you haven't seen it yet (from the Amazon book description):
Cannon James has a plan: Sign on as a contestant for his father’s new reality show, marry a blonde hand-picked by the producers, and walk away two million dollars richer. It’s all been arranged. Easy. Clean. No regrets. Until Ellie McAllister ruins everything by winning the viewer’s vote. Now he has to convince America that he’s head over heels in love with her. Not easy to do since she’s a walking disaster.
Ellie McAllister has her own problems. She needs money, and she needs it now. Despite her parents' objections and her belief that marriage is sacred, she signs on to The Wedding Game…and wins. Now she’s married to a guy she can’t stand, and if she wants her hands on the money, she has six months to make voters believe she loves him. Not easy to do since he’s the most arrogant man in America.
It doesn’t take long for Ellie and Cannon to realize they’ve made a mess of things…even less time for their feelings for one another to change. But is it too late for them? More importantly, can the worst decision they've ever made actually become one of the best?
Thanks for inviting us into your fictional life, Ellie! I'm a huge fan of the (fictional) reality show of which you are a rising star (and the novel in which it's featured!), and I'm super pumped you would be willing to allow me privileges not often given to us paparazzi/stalker types! Welcome to EIR!
For readers who may not have discovered the "show" or your new celebrity status yet, can you describe yourself in terms of an--ahem--better known celebrity?
Ellie: I'm a cross between Jessica Alba and Anna Kendrick. So basically, I’m freaking beautiful (kidding, seriously).
Serena: What is your favorite famous (or not so famous) quote:
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Serena: Describe where we are during this interview:
Ellie: Sitting in my stylist’s chair having my hair fixed for this show. The prep work is crazy around here, not to mention the choice of male contestants is a little lacking. There’s one particularly stuck-up guy I can’t stand...
Serena: Do you enjoy the spotlight, or are you more of a behind-the-scenes type?
Ellie: Behind the scenes, totally. Which makes this whole reality-show thing even stranger...
Serena: Kisses in the rain: romantic or impractical/foolish?
Ellie: Romantic for sure. Though I’ve yet to experience it.
Serena: When it comes to exercise, do you avoid it or do you seek it for the rush or health benefits?
Ellie: Neither. I do it, but I hate it. I’m more of a “get through it in twenty minutes or less” kind of girl. But that’s only so I can eat chocolate later and not feel guilty about it.
Serena: So, let's say it’s Saturday night and your plans get cancelled. What do you do?
Ellie: Sit on my sofa and read a book. Or People Magazine. Whichever.
Serena: Ice Cream, Fro Yo, or Gelato?
Ellie: Yes to all three.
Serena: Most attractive feature of the opposite sex:
Ellie: Eyes. Definitely the eyes. And a nice smile. Good hair helps too.
Serena: What is your hidden heartache?
Ellie: Currently, the empty box of Milk Duds inside my purse.
Serena: Oooh, that is sad. I feel your pain. If you had to pick a theme song for your current romantic relationship, what would it be?
Ellie: “Love Bites” by Def Leppard
Serena: *cringes* Um, wow. Sounds like you've been rather unlucky in love. I sure hope The Wedding Game can turn that around!
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Thanks, Ellie (& author Amy Matayo, of course!) for letting us stalk you!
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