New Craigslist Lesson: Don't Rent to Reality Stars

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2009 6:15 PM CDT
Model CariDee English arrives at the grand opening of Jay-Z's 40/40 Club at the Palazzo hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Although not fatal, renting out your pad to a reality star babe through Craigslist can be destructive, Gawker reports. A tipster says she rented out her apartment to America's Next Top Model contestant CariDee English and her beau, and returned home 2 weeks later to witness the remains: "fake orange tan dust all over everything," lipstick smears, a bathroom covered in hairs, and a remote control–sized hole in the wall.

"People on Craigslist rent out their homes, not their hotel rooms," the tipster writes. "It's for mature, respectful people. ... Tanning dust, black sludge, black hairs, and wall holes are for hotel rooms where a maid comes everyday. I've been doing this for five years, and I've never had anyone treat my home this way." (Read more America's Next Top Model stories.)