“There were moments that I stared in the mirror hoping that one day I would change,” he explains.“It really depends on the mood I was feeling that day.
The announcement sparked a flurry of angry letters to the LPA from little people and their parents and a debate within the Portland, Oregon-based organization over its response to the show, Roloff said.
"The fact that Fox is doing this reality show is outrageous," Roloff quoted one e-mail he received from the parent of a dwarf child.
"Yes, the radio jocks will have a field day," Roloff told Reuters in a telephone interview.
"(But) hiding us behind closed doors or in funny costumes will never give us the exposure needed to desensitize society to us." Fox said this week that it would air the show, essentially a dwarf version of ABC's "The Bachelor," as a two-part special next month on February 16 and February 23.
“There are people that contact me for fetishes, like, ‘Oh my god, I always wanted to try a little guy,’” Funes says. That’s a really big turn-off.” As for his own fantasies, Funes says he’s always wanted to hook up with another little person.