After the surreal saga of VH1 reality star Ryan Jenkins, most of us thought, “Well, that’s probably the last time this year that a guy on a reality show will brutally murder his bikini model love interest that he met in Las Vegas.” And most of us would be wrong, because “America’s Sexiest Bachelor” contestant Brian Lee Randone allegedly murdered his girlfriend Felicia Lee, model/actress/former porn star who worked under the name Felicia Tang. The following quote is from a news article where people stop being polite, and start getting DARK AS HELL.
Shortly after noon on Friday, Sept. 11, Randone called 911 to report that his girlfriend of several months was not breathing… When responding officers arrived at the scene, they determined the evidence did not support Randone’s account of what happened… Randone was arrested within hours and was charged four days later with killing and torturing Lee. He is in jail in lieu of $2 million bail.
Lee — an actress and model — had been beaten and choked, according to authorities. Prosecutors said torture charges were filed because of the severity of her injures and evidence that she died slowly.
Yikes, that’s bad. But I know what you’re saying. You’re saying, “C’mon, Ryan Jenkins cut off his wife’s fingers and removed her teeth, then stuffed her in a suitcase and threw her in a Dumpster before fleeing the country and hanging himself. That’s not so crazy.” Well, put on your sunglasses Horatio Caine, because here comes a traveling mime and Brett Ratner movies:
On paper, at least, the pair seemed an unlikely match. He was educated as a minister. She had appeared nude in adult films.
According to Randone’s personal website, he traveled the world ministering through a mime performance. But he’d also worked as an actor and model, representing Nebraska in a 2000 Fox Television show called “America’s Sexiest Bachelor.”
Those who knew the couple said they began dating after meeting in April at a swimming pool at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. At the time of Lee’s death, they had been living together for about four months, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Philip Wojdak.
Lee, who friends said had previously been married, had pursued a career as an actress and model under her maiden name Felicia Tang. She posed nude in adult films and on calendars, appeared in programming on Playboy TV, and worked as a model at car import shows. She also appeared in “The Fast and the Furious,” “Rush Hour 2,” and “Cradle 2 The Grave,” according to a resume posted on her personal website. More recently, friends said, she had been working toward becoming a licensed real estate agent.
Lee was born in Singapore and later attended a Catholic school in Australia, according to a statement released by her family after her death.
I know a lot of bikini models read this blog (all my ex-girlfriends do), so please consider this a PSA: if you meet a man in Las Vegas, and he’s been on a reality competition, go ahead and have unprotected sex because you’re about to die.