Makeover shows are hugely popular with audiences everywhere. Who doesn’t love watching something go from grubby to glam in a matter of minutes? What a lot of people probably don’t realize, however, is that there are a lot of secrets involved behind the scenes of these countless makeover shows. That definitely holds true for the MTV series “Pimp My Ride.” Luckily, after someone started a Reddit thread about the series, a lot of ex-members of the series went on to post their secrets behind the reality show. And you get to read about all of them here! You won’t believe the secrets behind the show. Click through to read them all!
#12 Reactions Were Genuine
When Xzibit and the other producers showed up to people’s houses to surprise them with the news that they were getting a car makeover, the reaction was genuine! Unfortunately, as you’ll soon find out as you continue reading, this might be the only genuine thing in the series…
#11 They Never Actually Fixed The Insides
Although the outside of the car got a complete makeover, the inside of the car stayed the same! A lot of these old beat up cars were run down because they didn’t function and run properly. Instead of fixing the bones and guts of the car, they really only focused on what the outside looked like.
#10 Xzibit Is A Really Cool Guy
One thing all the ex-contestants had in common about their personal experiences on the MTV series was that Xzibit was actually a really cool guy! For being a TV show host, they all claimed that he was very nice, fun to hang out with, and easy to work with. That makes #12 on the list extra sad to know, then.
#9 Each Project Was Really Time Consuming
Although we were able to watch the transformation of an ugly car to a pimped out ride in the matter of a half an hour, the process actually took a lot longer. It would take up to six months to completely renovate someone’s car. In the meantime, they were given fancy rental cars, like these!