UNT alumni Jessie Pavelka and Blythe Beck appear on reality shows

Two alumni turned their studies at UNT into reality show appearances.

Jessie Pavelka received his personal trainer certification while he attended UNT in the early 2000s and, this fall, he appeared as a trainer on NBC's The Biggest Loser. He also appeared on the show Diet Tribe.

Blythe Beck ('01), who studied hospitality management and had her own show called The Naughty Chef, dropped by the Paula Deen Network and the Beat Bobby Flay show on The Food Network. Last fall, she also ran the Dallas restaurant, Kitchen LTO, a restaurant that runs a single concept for four months, or "limited time only" -- with Beck providing southern cooking during that time.