Madison Hildebrand

Madison wonders how he became reality TV star and gives his take on "Chaddy Cakes."

on Nov 24, 20090

 

Am I really a reality TV star? This is getting very interesting and a little nerve-wracking to be honest. I love my fans and all of you who connect with me, but I have to say it is a vulnerable position to be in and it has been quite a ride. I just returned from a vacation in Buenos Aires, Argentina and had an incredible time, but did not go unnoticed. It was pretty unbelievable to be recognized by fans in the middle of a foreign city.

This was a great episode filled with irony. On one end of the spectrum you have "Chaddy Cakes" negotiating his ridiculous birthday wishes, which come true, while Josh is revealing a heartfelt connection with his Grandmother's history...and I, well, am sealing another deal and remaining quite neutral. Get ready for my personal reveal in the following two episodes. This is a short note to you all as I am quite busy, but keep watching the boys of Bravo. Have a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones and feel free to follow me on twitter at "Madison_Hilde" or on my Facebook fan page. If you are looking for inside tips on success you can get a signed copy of my book at www.ActivateYOURPassionCreateYOURCareer.com.

Smile and make it a great week.

26 comments
Catherine from Seattle
Catherine from Seattle

Madison- I just wanted you to know that I think that you are a very special person. It is who you are and what I see, very well ajusted young man. Very polite and you are not afraid to show who you are. I admire you even more, you are a fantanstic, you are a wonderful person and never let go of that. You and Josh are my favorite, your personalities, are so right on. I can wait to see the rest of the show.

I hope you stay the way that you are, because you are out ri

Charles A
Charles A

Madison! I am impressed with how you've grown personally as well as professionally in the last few episodes. I admire your ability to let that Chad not get to you. Live long and prosper!

No H8
No H8

I saw a few of the shows and one of them was the No Hate campaign. I just wanted to say great Job. Im 25 and I Work for State Police out on the East Coast. I have only done the job for a few years and was initially fearful of letting out my sexuality as I was afraid I would not be well respected. As I have been coming out to people I find my relationships have only got stronger and I feel much better about myself. I have been told by many of my "gay" friends that they look at me as a role model and that I have achieved a lot. It feels good showing them I don't have to hide who I am to be successful or respected. Thanks for doing the same!

No H8
No H8

I saw a few of the shows and one of them was the No Hate campaign. I just wanted to say great Job. Im 25 and I Work for State Police out on the East Coast. I have only done the job for a few years and was initially fearful of letting out my sexuality as I was afraid I would not be well respected. As I have been coming out to people I find my relationships have only got stronger and I feel much better about myself. I have been told by many of my "gay" friends that they look at me as a role model and that I have achieved a lot. It feels good showing them I don't have to hide who I am to be successful or respected. Thanks for doing the same!

oliver24
oliver24

Hi Madison I am a totally fan from your personal life to your professional life. I am also an agent and understand the pressure of the career, but the difference is you handle more costly property, and I am gay. I think you and Josh are great and I wish you guys much more success and hope you guys go very very far. Happy Holidays

DanNY100
DanNY100

I only like you an Josh! The two of you are great!

~Sher~
~Sher~

Truly enjoyed tonite's episode & am happy for you that you've accepted & are proud of who you are!!!

Would you consider making a My Space page..specially for those of us who do not use Twitter or Facebook?

Hope you had a great Thxgiving Holiday & hope the Christmas Holidays bring you many "Blessings"....

gmode seven
gmode seven

you are honest and true. like you and josh a lot, but chad, not so much. love the show. please keep doing it.

MD
MD

Madison: Right On for your stand on the NOH8 ad!!! We need more "main stream" gay people out there showing those less aware that we are just like everyone else, and that we deserve the same rights as others!! I cannot imagine that revealing your sexuality preference will play a negative role in business, perhaps it might prove quite the opposite!! My partner and I have been together now for almost 20 years and we look forward to the day that we can get married like our parents have. I admire your guts, wisdom, and courage!!!!

LynnNChicago
LynnNChicago

Thank you Madison for not rising to Chad's bait, he is obviously trying to creat trouble, as he seems to do quite frequently, but you stayed calm and cool as always and took the high road! Nice work ! Congratulations on the photo shoot, that was brave of you to do and I'm glad that you're happy with your decision to do it. Personally, I don't think it will hurt your career at all. I'm sure thats proven to be true by this time. Best to you, you're a good man and an outstanding broker!

theodore
theodore

Hi Madison i just wanted to tell you the photo shoot you did for the fight to help prevent hate aganist gay people gave me so much respect for you as a gay man myself we have feelings and just want to be able to love and be loved like everybody else without judgement and hate its about the person we choose too love not the sex of that person and sometimes it is. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing that cause sometimes our voice is silent and not heard but what you did will be heard i hope. THANK YOU MADISON. P.S i think you have a cute smile and pretty eyes.

Gary in Sarasota
Gary in Sarasota

Madison,

Congratulations on the best deal of your life! Yes, your honesty about your life as you will never close a more important deal than to be true to yourself. You will deal with some negative reaction that will affect your business but ultimately you will find the greatest success of your life in being out in your personal and business life. Congrats on your courage and honesty. It is a testiment to your integrity that you have had the wisdom to share your big reveal. I spent my first 5 years as a Realtor with the hidden truth because I thouhgt I would loose clients if they knew I was gay. I ultimately concluded if that was the criteria for someone to not select me as their Realtor then I had not lost anything at all.This was the best decision I have made in my life and career. I wish you much happiness in your personal life and be sure to look into HRC for networking possibilities in your business. Love watching you.....an intrigued viewer/Realtor in Sarasota! a!

Greg in Miami
Greg in Miami

Madison, I just have to say congratulations for being you and sharing that journey with your viewers! Through being ourselves, we make it easier for others to be themselves and have less fear of discrimination. Wishing you continued happiness!

Kate and Laurel Kim
Kate and Laurel Kim

Madison,

My partner and I are so proud of you for coming out on national television and honoring who you are. This is a big step on your personal journey to happiness and we wish you all the best with life, love, and your carrier.

K&L

Mike B. G.
Mike B. G.

Madison.. I am watching tonight's episode and am so impressed by your photo shoot with the NOH8 campaign.. if you loose business, you may gain it somewhere else with clients you had never expected.. but most of all you have done something truly heartfelt and wonderful. Whatever impact it has on your business (temporarily), it will have an positive impact on you personally that will last a life time. Thank you for stepping out of the box.... All of the best from Miami Beach! M

BobL
BobL

Congrats on coming out. I am a 52 year old man who grew up in a small town and it was much more difficult to come out there in the 70's. I am also a real estate agent and enjoy your understated approach to selling, which has always been my sales technique, too. Best wishes to you - hope to watch your continued success for a long time to come.

Kathie Turnbull
Kathie Turnbull

watching the current episode and congratulate you on your courage. I really enjoy your style, both in your personal life and the way you conduct your business. I watch the show and just shake my head when Chad is on...is he for real?

erin greene
erin greene

hello i love the show and your style. one particular aspect are the sheets you have on your bed. ever since watching that episode i have been trying to find them every where. where did you get them? they are the brown ones with the white design on them, kinda looks like circles.

Cindy B in SC
Cindy B in SC

Madison, You are a true professional, gorgeous and a gentleman! I love the show and I love you! Don't know if you have a girlfriend at the time but I live in coastal South Carolina. If you like beautiful southern girls, my daughter is gorgeous and is a cheerleader at the University of South Carolina! She watches the show and said she would gladly relocate to Malibu for you!HAHA! Keep being yourself and the sky is the limit for you! God Bless you sweetie!

L. De Vora
L. De Vora

so are you aviable to show real estate, i am looking in Malibu, and will be ready to look in about 2-4 weeks.

Topher73
Topher73

Love your show, love watching it every week because I have decided to take the plunge and become a licensed broker here in Chicago. IF I lived in Cali, you would be the man that I would choose to emulate or to have mentor me. However, right now Chicago is home. Could I bother you for your professional opinion on where or who, in my market, would offer the best curriculum to study from or institute, internet or otherwise, to go to?? I have a BA in Spanish as a second language and have been in executive management role's in my career for 13+ yers now. Ayudame por favor!!

Topher

Ktdid
Ktdid

I just found your show a few weeks back and think that you are fabulous! I love how down to earth you seem and how sincere you are. What a difference from you and the other guys on there! I really enjoy watching you and seeing your successes!

Anne
Anne

Madison, how do you do it? No matter what's going on you have an alternate. You make the competition worry by being so sweet they never know what to expect. They'll just find you getting more of what they want. Some of your clients are difficult. Did you ever tell anyone off? Staying positive can be a challenge especially with unreal estate. Forget it this week and Have a Marvelous Holiday!

Heather in Seattle
Heather in Seattle

Madison.. I just wanted to be your first comment. You are adorable on the show! Cant wait to see your NOH8 ad!

xoxox

Ceil
Ceil

Please don't cave to any pressures from the 'powers that be' to act out or act up to play up your position with the other two men (a bit of a stretch when referring to Chad) on the show. Trust that being exactly who you are, is what this show requires. People recognize & appreciate an authentic self. You correctly recognize that not being like Chad is a good thing...BIG TIME. Josh's life experience is vastly different from yours. You have gotten to where you are because of YOUR experience and personal style with people. It is a pleasure to watch you be YOU. Your vulnerability is unique to you & very endearing. As a viewer I respect & honor your choice of what and how much of your personal life you elect to share. I'm sure there are countless others who share my view. Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours. God bless!

Sally Jones
Sally Jones

Madison,

You crack me up. I really like what you are doing, and I wish you the best of luck. On a side note, anytime you get an opportunity to one up Chad, please take it. I cannot stand him.