An emergency room nurse, Conger was a contestant on the 2000 "reality show" Who Wants To Marry a Multimillionaire?. Rick Rockwell at the end of the show chose Conger to be his wife and married her. As well to being wed to Rockwell, Conger also was given a 3-carat (600 mg) diamond ring and more than $100,000 in prizes. After the honeymoon, it was announced that Conger was seeking an annulment, saying Rockwell had misrepresented himself.The annulment was finalized on April 5, 2000. Conger was the focus of media attention for not only winning the "contest" but also for getting an annulment so quickly after the marriage. After finding fame on reality TV, she later appeared on Celebrity Boxing and posed for Playboy. Conger auctioned off the SUV she won on the show to raise money for an Illinois charity benefiting the disabled; she also paid for dental implants for her mother. Fired from her nursing job after the show aired, Conger has just launched her own Web site, www. darvashouse.com, a mix of fitness, nutrition and lifestyle tips. She has moved on personally as well, dating a 37-year-old sportswear sales rep whom she met before her TV wedding. In October 2000 she donated her $35,000 wedding ring to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, to be auctioned off in February 2001.She later stepped traded the spotlight for a "normal" life in California, where she reportedly works as a nurse and raises her autistic son, Cassius.
On the marriage with Rick Rockwell: "[I] not married to him. In my heart I’m not married to him.”
“We’ve all made a mistake. The unfortunate thing for me is that I made a pretty big mistake, or an error in judgement, in front of the whole world,” she says. “I have to turn things around so that people will be able to listen to me without it completely going through the back of their minds that I’m just another bubble-headed blonde on TV posing naked and doing stupid things on reality television. Yes, I did those things. No, they are not who I am. You have to learn from it, move on, and just enjoy life. It’s a great life.”
"Reality television is so common now".
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LeeAnn Siemens, long time friend on Conger's new status "doesn't make her any different. Before, she was a giving person. Now she has more to give, so she gives more.
She was twice married, she has 1 son.