Vanilla Ice "goes Amish" in new reality TV show

The program will air on the DIY Network

Published April 24, 2013 9:45PM (EDT)

Vanilla Ice, in another attempt to be relevant in the new millenium, has announced that he will star in a reality TV show called "Vanilla Ice Goes Amish."

The L.A. Times reports that Ice -- real name Robert Van Winkle -- "will embed himself in the Amish community, which prides itself in a strong work ethic and some awesome barn raisings. And they accomplish their master craftsmanship without the aid of electricity."

He called the show "pure magical":

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The show will air on the DIY network, where the "Ice Ice Baby" rapper hosts "The Vanilla Ice Project," currently in its third season.

By Prachi Gupta

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