The first reality show to become popular was "Survivor" which debuted about 10 years ago. Since that time, there have been nearly 100 reality shows that have ranged from cooking shows like "Hell's Kitchen" to modeling shows like "America's Next Top Model" to romance shows like "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette."
On the surface, reality shows auditions look like they cast ordinary everyday people, but the truth is that most reality show producers are looking for people who have a certain look, a certain spark and a personality that will project well on television.
If you are interested in auditioning for a reality show, the first place that you should check is a talent resource website. Thousands of auditions for reality shows, acting and modeling jobs are listed everyday on these sites.
Most reality shows ask you to send a video of yourself before you come in for an audition. The requirements for these videos can be found on the show's website.
If you are one of the lucky ones who gets a call after sending in your video, your next step will be to audition in front of the producer or director.
Some reality shows like "Big Brother" require you to be filmed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are uncomfortable with that, you probably shouldn't audition for those types of shows.
Some reality shows like "Survivor" require you to be in excellent physical shape. If you are not in shape, there is no need to audition for these types of shows. Likewise, if you are interested in auditioning for a cooking reality show, you must know how to cook. They will not teach you how to cook on these types of reality shows.
Reality shows have turned ordinary people into stars. Just look at Snooky and The Situation from Jersey Shore. They started out as no names and now everyone knows their names.
As is true in most things in life, in order to be cast on a reality show you have to be hard working and persistent. It is not uncommon to go on hundreds of auditions before landing a role on a reality show.
The best place to find auditions for reality shows that are posted by directors and producers is to go to a talent resource website.