Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Wife Swapping

Here's a little background to why I am posting this story. My dad's local, Local 671, has an annual Christmas party. I have been too old to attend for the last couple years, hehe, but my mom and dad are still involved in it. Normally my dad books a magician for the kids, so that the kids don't get too rambunctious while waiting for Santa. For the last 2 years they have used the same guy, a guy that lives in Bedford. Low and behold, this magician is going to be on Wife Swap tonight. Here is part of the article from the Monroe Evening News:

Bedford High School graduate Andrew Portala's dream of being on national television will come true Wednesday night.

His family will appear on ABC's "Wife Swap."

Mr. Portala, 45, is a 1980 Bedford graduate and a magician by trade. His stage name is Andrew Martin. Along with his wife, Melissa Portala, 44, and his two children, Eli, 10, and Emma, 8, he lives in Toledo.

"Wife Swap" features two families with different values who are chosen to participate in a two-week challenge. The wives from the two families switch lives in order to discover what it's like to live another woman's life.

The couple was first notified in October, 2006, that they were candidates to appear on the show. ABC was looking for a "magical" family and after many interviews and trips to the family's home, the Portalas were selected for the show.

Check out the rest of the article here.

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