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Valencia mother’s campaign on reality TV show continues

Contestant’s family holding party tonight to watch crucial episode

Posted: August 13, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 13, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Andrea Clark Andrea Clark
Andrea Clark

A Valencia mother of three is headed for her final contest as a reality TV star this week and a prize of $250,000.

Andrea Clark, a finalist on ABC’s show “The Glass House,” which airs Monday night, has survived 10 elimination round cuts by television voters and is scheduled to appear on tonight’s “crucial show” deciding the final three competitors.

“It’s a popularity contest,” her husband Kris Clark told The Signal on Sunday.

“And, on Monday’s, it’s down to the final four,” he said.

Clark, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, said it’s been a tough summer for him and the couple’s three children — daughters Lacey, 9, and Mia, 7, and their 5-year-old son Kannon.

“It’s been tough without her,” he said. “She’s worth a lot more than $250,000 to us.”

Today is crucial, he said.

To that end, the Clark family is holding a party at Lucille’s Smokehouse
Bar-B-Que restaurant at the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall Monday from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

“She is in the top three with regards to popularity,” Clark said. “She is popular. That’s how she was when I met her. Whenever there’s a party or an event, she immediately makes friends.”

Interactive show

The Glass House pits 14 contestants against each other, living and competing for a quarter-million dollars in a totally wired, state-of-the-art house. ABC bills the show on its website as: “Contestants not just playing the game with each other – but also playing the game to win over the audience each week.”

Through online and their social networks, viewers can support and follow the contestants they like.

Voters determine which contestants are sent home and also which eliminated players will earn the chance to return to “The Glass House” to compete each week.

Andrea, by choosing to enter the TV competition, has been confined to a glass house, cut off from her family.

She can send messages to the outside world through Twitter but she has received no word in response, her husband explained.

Anyone wanting to vote for Andrea Clark is reminded of three things by her husband.

He urges everyone to:

- follow her on Twitter at @TGHAndrea.

- vote for her on the ABC website,

- visit Andrea’s Facebook page,

SCV born and raised

Andrea Clark is Santa Clarita Valley born and raised.

The 31-year-old mother of three graduated Canyon High School in 1999.

In a show that has strong similarities to one of reality TV’s pioneering elimination shows — “Big Brother” — Andrea Clark has plenty of brother experience.

She works as a bookkeper at her parents’ tire shop — Big John’s Performance Tires on Creekside Road — with seven of her eight brothers.

“Growing up in a large family really shaped me into the person I am today,” she says on her biography maintained at the ABC webpage.

“I always knew my brothers would be there for me no matter what and that they’d always have my back,” she says. “As a result, I am extremely loyal. I am very competitive and, being the only girl in my family, I have always felt like I have something to prove.

“I will go toe-to-toe with anyone no matter what their size and I don’t quit,” according to the bio page.

“I work hard but play harder. I am driven by my faith to always do my best and to choose the right. My favorite part about my life is that I have been married for 10 years to the most loving, not to mention, the hottest man in the world, Kris, and we have three amazing, beautiful children.

“They give me the strength to push myself to do things that I never imagined I could, like running a marathon and jumping out of an airplane,” she says.

“I always want to make them proud. They are my biggest supporters and my biggest fans. I love them with every particle of my being and I am going to win this game for them, but I can’t do it alone. I need your help.”

The show’s final competition involving three finalists after Monday, takes place Thursday night.

The show airs at 10 p.m. on ABC.



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