There was a lot being planned so that they could create a good story for the thirty-minute episode. Everyone really wanted to believe that the show was real, without much manipulation. It’s not realistic or practical to drive with a fully functioning aquarium in the back of your car, but people wanted to believe they would keep it regardless.
Unluckily, many of the show’s upgrades were removed as soon as the show finished filming, either because they weren’t street-legal or road-safe. Let’s take a peek at some of the insane overhaulings that were done during the show…
What We Would Expect
Even though the show managed with such a minimal framework, the truth is that "Pimp My Ride" was a very different show behind the scenes.
We only saw the incredible results that were often eye-popping, with vehicles showcasing the fantastic transformations that perhaps only moneybags could dream of.
New and Improved
Once their renovation project was done, the contestant could finally see their newly-improved wheels. The final episode aired in December 2007. If you can recall any of the episodes, you would remember just how ridiculous and, at the same time, incredible the transformations were.
But as we highlighted early on, a few of the youngsters that participated in the show have since revealed some shocking reports about their experiences.
Auditions for The Show
MTV didn't actually audition several contestants on the show. One contestant, Brooke Siegel, had her Chevy Cavalier pimped, ended up on the show cause she had a mutual friend with one of the producers. They only gave her the gig, because she agreed to act, she had to beg on camera to get her car pimped.
They gave her an entire fabricated backstory, saying she was a 22-year-old film fanatic. In reality, she was 25-year-olds at the time and working as a cocktail waitress.
MTV Used Staged Houses
Just as on MTV's show "Cribs," the contestants' houses weren't their actual homes, the same is true for the houses shot during the filming of "Pimp My Ride."
Brook Siegel revealed that when Xzibit showed up at her house to announce that she had been chosen for the show, they didn't even use her real home to film the scene.