Jennifer Alcorn's Coming to 'Wife Swap'

Jennifer Alcorn's Coming to 'Wife Swap'

There are 20 comments on the KFSN-TV story from Oct 9, 2006, titled Jennifer Alcorn's Coming to 'Wife Swap'. In it, KFSN-TV reports that:

Tonight, you can watch Fresno's former boxing champ whip a new family into shape.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at KFSN-TV.

Diane Cherry

Rocky River, OH

#1 Oct 10, 2006
I thought this was the worst show ever. The former boxer felt she was right and did not even try to get to know the family she was with or the love they felt. Her family totally ignored the swapped wife which led me to believe that the former boxer's family was on for publicity and money, ONLY. She and her husband and children were the most uptight family ever on this show. IT WAS AWFUL!!!!!!!
Michele

Atlanta, GA

#2 Jun 6, 2007
I think you are wrong about this. The Alcorn vs Booker episode was one of the best I have seen. Not only because they aren't the typical LAZY family you see nowdays but the Booker's learned a lot of nutritional information to help them lead a better lifestyle. Seems to me like you might be watching the show for some drama, ONLY.
Painful

Austin, TX

#3 Jun 26, 2009
The Alcorns are very disrepectful family regardless of their commitments. They came into the show with an agreement to make changes and the husband who has zero personality and zero love thinks his body is the only thing that is important. This is over family. As a trained fighter myself I thought they were basically a joke.
Kaitlyn Eastis

Lemoore, CA

#4 Jan 25, 2010
That does not sound like Jen and her family at all what so ever. My sister trains with Jen and there hella tight and what i have seen from her and her family they did nothing wrong! Jen to me seems to be a person who wants to change the world.. so let her do it
mj lockhart

Houston, TX

#5 Jun 2, 2010
I thought it wasn't a great episode. The whole point of the show is to live another family's lifestyle&follow their rules to learn how they live. The Alcorn family was totally disrespectful of Regina and hardly tried to live her life&follow her rules. Yeah the husband apologized to her but still, they barely even tried. My sister works out with Ms. Alcorn and says she seems to think she's better than everyone else and only did the show to promote herself&her family. What a shameful way to do that. Why bother with the experiment if you're not even going to attempt to try to do it right?
isaac w

De Pere, WI

#6 Jul 16, 2010
I think the Alcorn family was not in the wrong in any way. Jen Alcorn asked the Booker family to exercise more and to stop with the competitive eating of junk food. She showed them healthy eating and living. The Alcorn's had all of the reasons to ignore the other moms "rules." She wanted them to stop with the sports and exercise and start eating some junk food and a bunch of other things that would not help them. Sure they do not spend a lot of time together but I don't think it really bothers them as much as you think, there used to it and they can along with life just fine not seeing each other 24/7. They are together more then you see in the show. He can't decide when he gets called away for a murder, it just so happened that there were some homicides when the show was filming and he had to go, that is his job. The Alcorn's are healthy people who are probably going to all live a very long time if they keep up the current way they are living, I would love to be as fit as them.
isaac w

De Pere, WI

#7 Jul 16, 2010
The dumbest rule was trying to take away the homicide detectives pager. I'm sure he probably would love a break but he just cannot do that, if he wants more time off of work then the gang-bangers have to stop "whacking" eachother, simple as that.
Ali

East Meadow, NY

#8 Jul 16, 2010
I'm sorry I can't agree with some of you about Jen and her family. They were very rude to Regina and her family. They acted like they were better than them. Yes, they really needed to loose the weight but Jen's family needed to loosen up a little, have a little fun and spend sometime together. I thought at the end it was very sad that Jen, her husband, and kids said they didn't learn anything at all, just how great their family was. It was upsetting because the other family learned so much from them. Regina showed how to be humble and caring. They were rude and refused to do any of her rules but she was so classy about it. She never got mad or raised her voice. Regina suggesting that dad spend sometime with his family and other ways to have family fun besides chores and exercise was not a bad idea. They should have taken those lesson and not said they didn't learn anything.
Jenifer Alcorn

United States

#9 Mar 13, 2011
Kind of funny I am looking at these comments after years. What everyone needs to understand- is that REALITY tv is NOT reality. I was called by the producers and told I could HELP someone, which is my business now. Once all the papers were signed and we were committed, the producers did everything they could do to make us look bad- and the BOOKERS look even worse. They tried so many story lines....they told Regina we were predjudice (the FARTHEST from the truth), they made it seem like we force our kids to eat healthy and play sports (I guess my daughter is forced to play volleyball on a scholarship to a Christian College!). They also wanted to portray Eric and Regina as poor parents- which I fought to not let happen. It went so bad at my own home, because Regina and Brad formed an Alliance, that they threatened to not air the episode... Eric and Regina are PHENOMENAL people that I still talk to and so does my family. Be careful how you judge someone if you do not know the circumstances. Every time this episode re-airs, I get dozens of emails to help someone lose weight- and I have ALWAYS either called or responded. Check out my business at www.teamjab.com or facebook me. It IS too bad they wouldn't actually show the truth on tv.
Sarah

Australia

#10 Oct 15, 2011
I live in Australia and just watched the episode. I Googled to see if I could find out how the Booker's are doing now. What interesting reading, everyone is entitled to their opinion but come on people, it's reality television!! They only show what they want to show and of course they try to spin untruths to make for good tv. Good on you Jen for showing them a new way of life, while I do think your family could have followed some more rules I totally agree to eat sh1t food is just not cool. I really hope that Eric kept strong and is now fit and healthy!!
Just Wondering

Kansas City, MO

#11 Jan 12, 2012
Did Brad Booker lose more weight to a healthy size or is he still almost 500 pounds? Is he still doing competitive eating?
Jenifer Alcorn

Loomis, CA

#12 Jan 12, 2012
Eric Booker did compete again in eating contests- but he has a great recording name..."hungry and focused" we still keep in contact- his family is great. You can google Eric Badlands Booker to find out more about him.
anw

United States

#13 Jan 13, 2012
They said on Stars Swap Wife. Niecy Nash swap with Tina Yother
NATHAN VAUGHN

Ladera Ranch, CA

#14 May 10, 2013
JENIFER WAS SO FULL OF HERSELF AND SO WAS HER FAMILY TOO SNOTTY I SEEN NO LOVE IN HER FAMILY YA THE OTHER FAMILY IS OVER WEIGHT BUT THATS THEIR CHOSE BUT THEY ACTUALLY SHOW LOVE THEY ARE NOT JUDGEMENTAL LIKE THE ALCORN FAMILY JENIFER JUST PUTS DOWN THE OTHER FAMILY HOW CAN YOU SAY WAT HE DOES IS A JOKE THAT WAS DISRESPECTFUL SHE SHOULD OF NEVER BEEN ON THE SHOW
amw

United States

#15 May 13, 2013
Wife swap they showing on lifetime ch. right now. Melton family & Dufrene family 2008
Lee

San Jose, CA

#16 Jun 17, 2013
I actually just watched this episode about three weeks ago. I read what Jennifer Alcorne wrote on this comment section as well.

I looked at her and thought--nutrition is one thing but there's something else going on here with her body. Being an avid power lifter in my day, I came across many women and you can tell who's natural and who's not. She's not. Of course she will deny deny deny but there's no question she was cycling something at the time of the show.

Aside from the obvious, which is the Alcorn family did not participate in the true "swap". Her husband chose his words very carefully as to be able to negate potential loss of the show's purse(which is why they ultimately do the show). or do you believe Jennifer when she says, she was there to "help" only and not swap family's? She admitted herself, she still gets calls and is even promoting her brand/training on this comment board. It's a no brainer it was a marketing ploy by the Alcorns.

But, that's OK by me--it's the American way. What bothered me was they didn't follow the rules of the program. This was not a wife swap. This was an infomercial for Alcorns business. They definitely accomplished their goals.

In regards to the treatment of the family-- Jennifer came off as a bully. The over weight gentlemen was just that the entire time, a gentleman.

As far as the family's go-- who doesn't have some skeletons in their closets..? You really think the Alcorns are any different? Do you think because they are in shape and stick by a strict regimine that they are problem free? Please. It's to bad Jennifer didnt opt out once she realized it was an actual wife swap and not a pt boot camp.

They never should have been paid a dime for that show because they did not actually have a wife swap--it was an infomercial for one wive's career is all.

Be careful all you who will go to her for training. The things she may be lurring you into taking; creatine, "recovering" agents etc. may be legal but you do not want that stuff in your system. If you look at women who do things to "help" there body along, they start having masculine traits. Look at the hands, jaw structure, shoulders, back etc..

For the record, this is my opinion only and not based on any other facts. There's one test that's the most important--does "it"(anyone) pass the 'eye test'-- YOu make up your own mind.

They came off rude and condescening toward the African American family. Not to mention they didn't even do the show--it was an infomercial..that's what it was.
dad of 3

Portland, OR

#17 Jun 21, 2013
I tried watching 'wife swap' but it's not what I thought, so then I switched over to watch 'tuna wranglers' and it turned out to be a show about fishing.
1 struggling with weight

Alexandria, VA

#18 Aug 31, 2013
Jenifer Alcorn wrote:
Kind of funny I am looking at these comments after years. What everyone needs to understand- is that REALITY tv is NOT reality. I was called by the producers and told I could HELP someone, which is my business now. Once all the papers were signed and we were committed, the producers did everything they could do to make us look bad- and the BOOKERS look even worse. They tried so many story lines....they told Regina we were predjudice (the FARTHEST from the truth), they made it seem like we force our kids to eat healthy and play sports (I guess my daughter is forced to play volleyball on a scholarship to a Christian College!). They also wanted to portray Eric and Regina as poor parents- which I fought to not let happen. It went so bad at my own home, because Regina and Brad formed an Alliance, that they threatened to not air the episode... Eric and Regina are PHENOMENAL people that I still talk to and so does my family. Be careful how you judge someone if you do not know the circumstances. Every time this episode re-airs, I get dozens of emails to help someone lose weight- and I have ALWAYS either called or responded. Check out my business at www.teamjab.com or facebook me. It IS too bad they wouldn't actually show the truth on tv.
...I watched the show last night and I was moved by it jennifer you helped the bookers what I wouldn't give to have a person like you to help me get back on track...
Belle

Mosman, Australia

#19 Dec 1, 2013
I just felt very angry that the Alcorns had to be SO condescending ...... I have seen too many "perfect" families fall flat on their faces and suggest that while the Alcorns don't necessarily eat Apple Pie ...... A big slice of "Humble" Pie is in order!!!!......Ps - I loved the Booker Family xxx
Bridget Watson

Exeter, CA

#20 Apr 3, 2015
I've only met jennifer one time a very long time ago but I went to college with her daughter at Bethany university and I can honestly say she was one of the nicest people I've ever met. And a phenominal athlete. She always playd with poise and respected her opponent. Reality TV isn't real reality people. The producers show what they want to show to keep people watching and talking about it. And obviously it's working because people are still talking about it almost a decade after the show first aired.

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