The original Next Reaity Star Casting Competition was held in the 2012.  Bob Kusbit (Executive Producer of MTV’s Emmy award-winning hit show MADE),  Ellen Berkman Davis (casting manager of the shows Survivor and Amazing Race), Steeltown Entertainment Project, and the Pittsburgh Innovative Media Incubator found Chet Welch and his partner Bob Cherry, who are farmers who raise exotic animals on their land while mentoring girls to become pageant contestants.  As the winners of the Next Reality Star Casting Competition, Chet and Bob participated in a sizzle reel for the concept of a reality series.  

Great American Country picked up four episodes which aired in 2014.


Chet Welch lives on a Pennsylvania farm where he raises horses, cows, chickens, llamas, peacocks.... and beauty queens! 

For the past 30 years, Chet has been the director of the Miss Pennsylvania Pageant and a respected pageant coach. Now a successful farmer, he's putting some wannabe pageant contestants through the toughest training ground imaginable – working the farm.


  • Genre: Reality TV
  • Year: 2014
  • Length: 4 Episodes (1/2 Hour)
  • Distribution: Great American Country

 Watch KDKA’s interview with Pittsburgh’s Next Reality Stars