Is 90 Day Fiance fake? Nikki’s modeling photos from 2014 surface, possibly married before?

90 Day Fiance Nikki

Fans of TLC’s international romance reality series 90 Day Fiance are a bit up in arms this week after diligent sleuths uncovered some information about one of this season’s most controversial stars that calls the authenticity of the show into question.

If you’ve watched any of the episodes from 90 Day Fiance Season 3, or even if you just saw the trailer video, then you are familiar with 19-year-old Nikki who is traveling from the Philippines to the United States in hopes of marrying her 58-year-old fiance Mark. On the most recent episode, Mark presents Nikki with what is apparently a very one-sided prenup, but he defends the agreement by telling Nikki that any money she makes while in the United States she will get to keep. He even tosses out the possibility of her winning America’s Top Model as an example.

Well, it turns out that the “Top Model” reference wasn’t out of the blue because Nikki is an experienced model with big aspirations.

90 Day Fiance Nikki modeling photo

On this Explore Talent profile, a woman who looks exactly like Nikki named Nikki Rose Gervise (photo above) has a series of modeling photos and her long list of casting calls and auditions she is interested in includes: Modeling Jobs Runway, Modeling Jobs Print, and Reality TV Casting. She lists her age as 20 (which would be right given that she filmed 90 Day Fiance quite a while ago when she was 19) and her place of residence as Los Angeles. Wait, what?!

OK, before we get to the Los Angeles thing, let me point out that at least half of the photos posted by Nikki on her Explore Talent profile page were taken by a photographer for Mohdify Photos in Cebu City, Philippines in 2014 — well before Nikki began filming for 90 Day Fiance. Here is an album of modeling photos of Nikki posted by Mohdify in May of last year:

05.07.14Location: BSP Camp, Capitol Hills, Lahug, Cebu City

Posted by Mohdify Photos on Wednesday, May 7, 2014


One of those diligent 90 Day Fiance sleuths I mentioned before claims to have contacted the photographer to verify that it is indeed Nikki from the show. Here is her interaction with 90 Day Fiance Twitter rumor central’s @90DayFianceFan:

Adding even more confusion to things is this photo that surfaced online that appears to feature Nikki and a gal pal and references Nikki’s husband named Jamie Jaramillo?!

90 Day Fiance husband Jamie Jaramillo?

The name Jamie turns up again on what appears to be a legitimate (i.e. almost two years old) Instagram account for Nikki with the ID @nikjamie13. And there’s also a @NikJamie1 Twitter account that was last active in 2013 that is under the name Nikki Rose Jaramillo — and the photos sure look like Nikki.


This whole thing was even more confusing to me because when I initially researched Nikki and her husband-to-be and found their Facebook pages, her account was under the name Nikki Mediano. PLUS, I found a young boy in Cebu City with the name Nikki Ross Mediano Gervise who is friends with a Jamie Jaramillo who looks to be a musician/singer in his mid-40s.

Here is a photo from one of Nikki’s many social media accounts that looks to feature herself and Jamie together:

90 Day Fiance Nikki Rose Gervise husband Jamie Jaramillo?

What does all this mean? Was Nikki married? I have no idea.

As I mentioned above, the information about Nikki has many fans openly asking “Is 90 Day Fiance fake?” I can answer that with a very confident “no.” I’ve done a good bit of sleuthing on the current and former cast members myself over the past couple of years, and there is almost always a virtual trail that shows these couples were well into their K-1 Visa process before the TLC cameras showed up. Even disgruntled former stars like Starcasm faves Jason Hitch and Cassia Tavares have never stated the couples weren’t actual couples looking to get married.

The fact that some of the featured men and women appear to have questionable motives only reinforces the “reality” of the show for me, not to mention the entertainment value.

All of that being said, of course producers manufacture and script a lot of the drama that we see on the show! I assume that the whole prenup scene I mentioned before was mostly contrived for the cameras, as was Mark’s continued insistence on referring to his ex-wife.

What all of this information about Nikki does seem to reveal, however, is a possible ulterior motive for her wanting to marry Mark and move to the US. It may also help explain why she was willing to be on the show when clearly she was going to take a lot of heat due to the very large age difference. No publicity is bad publicity for an aspiring model and actress, right?

Of course, it could be that Nikki and Mark are madly in love and will live happily ever after — if she can keep from smudging the car window and he can keep from comparing Nikki to his ex wife. Time will tell.

UPDATE – Mark’s daughter Elise took to Facebook to address some of the Nikki rumors, and @90DayFianceFan reveals that Jamie was only Nikki’s boyfriend, not her husband:

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  • Passing Through

    of course it is fake, lol…


    Mark is a paranoid self centered horny jerk that can only talk about the past & this relationship is a huge no-go trainwreck!!! Nikki would be STUPID to marry that old “set in his ways” fart, she’ll be more miserable within hours than she is now cuz he’s NOT gonna EVER change!!!

  • Mrs.K

    The hunger for a greencard is very real with Nikki! Lol! If you are willing to wear a plastic homemade ring and allow a man to treat you like that there is definitely an ulterior motive.

  • Keith Brooks

    According to one source she is listed with several agencies in LA. This makes it very suspicious. Maybe Mark did it to be her agent and promote her….

    • MIndy O

      Good sleuthing, but whose daughter are you talking about. The real question is did they actually get married? I was hoping they didn’t, but when his daughter tweeted a defense of Nikki recently, I’m thinking that maybe they did. Yuck.

      • Tara Christine

        mark’s home address is on the internet in legal documents. someone should send cps over there to check on nikki’s welfare. i’m worried she could be locked in the basement or something. you could tell on the reunion how scared she was to talk

    • jheckler

      Or SFO, or Vancouver, but yeah, probably LAX if you saw it.

  • barbinop

    Irreguardles what Nikki’s intentions are…the whole Mark deal is just plain creepy. She was so dumb for signing that prenup. That right there told me she had a back up plan. Mark is way too old for her. I wonder if his background was checked first? He makes my skin crawl

    • Yeah, it’s Emily.

      Hahahahah someone saying “irregardless” in the wild ? It’s my lucky day

      • Marcy

        It was actually “irreguardles”. But close enough haha

  • vice86

    looks likes she likes the old men with some money.

  • Booya Man

    Nikki, good job getting the publicity you need for your modeling career. And hopefully you’ve honed your negotiating skills since agreeing to sign that prenup. Or was that your acting skills in effect? In any case, congrats send enjoy your long life together!

  • H

    If this is a real relationship it’s disgusting. Mark just wants a young woman he can mold into what he wants and have them think what he wants because he can’t handle a real woman. He’s pathetic. He shouldn’t marry any woman because he needs to work on his issues, grow some balls and stop playing the “I raised 4 kids on my own” card. Single mothers have been doing this forever. Does he think he should get credit for that? Hell no. Shut up and stop whining Mark. You don’t get a medal for doing what you’re supposed to do raising your children.

  • Denny

    Bigger question is this a He to She? You referenced a boy named Nikki Ross Madriano Gervise & the photo on FB is a boy.

    • BlueEyedDevil

      I think you’re on to something. There is something not quite right with Nikki, when I study its face, figure, and emotions carefully. Def could have been born a guy. To me she is creepier than Mark.

      • Tara Christine

        coincidentally enough the philipines actually has a large population of what they call “fly boys” transgendered boys to females. the surgeons are like experts there apparently

        • jheckler

          They are called “ladyboys”.

      • Sarah

        So ignorant

        • BlueEyedDevil

          Says who? Some anonymous dyke on the net?
          I’ll lose a lot of sleep over that. LOL.

      • pieapp676

        yes i think thats it. she is too skinny to be a woman. mark seems gay. perfect match

        • Dean Cohen Uber

          Too skinny to be a woman? please ! Either you don’t know ‘women’ or you don’t get out much.

    • Tara Christine

      the best part about this is the boy’s Facebook page has this random picture of nikki (the girl) on it, but nikki isn’t friends with him…BUT MARK IS!

    • Sarah

      Well she had a period on the show so that seems anatomically impossible.

      • pieapp676

        omg you believe what they say? did you see blood coming out of a vagina?


    After watching the pre-nup episode my boyfriend (who never watched this show before) wanted to drive down to Baltimore and smack Mark and free Nikki. I’m hoping this is all fake because that man is ridiculous.

    • hernandayoleary2

      What is wrong with a pre-nup. There is certainly a valid reason for a grown man in his late 50s with adult children to have a pre-nup. With no pre-nup the wife gets everything if he dies. That is grossly unfair to the kids. Additionally all marriages have a pre-nup, the governments pre-nup. A pre-nup is an agreement on how assets will be divided in the event of a breakup. If you do not have one, the government one kicks in AUTOMATICALLY. Thus EVERYONE who doesn’t make their own pre-nup, automatically gets a government pre-nup enforced and determined by the family court judge upon breakup.

      Now I can understand someone saying signing a contract is unromantic. The problem is the government dips its nose in the marriage business. If you have conjugal relations with a person of the opposite sex and live with them for 1-2 years, the government automatically deems you to be common law married (legal as married as any other couple who went to the court house and threw a big wedding after).

      Given Nikki’s sitiuation, it is not realisitic for her to live in a second place, as such, Mark is forced to marry her if he wants to be with her (in the long term) by the government.

      People certainly have the right to not be married, and to not be forced into marriages.

      • RNixon

        If you love someone you have a lawyer explain the prenup with them and go through it line by line. You don’t throw it at them and say “Sign this or I won’t marry you.”

        • hernandayoleary2

          He did get a lawyer to explain to her and he went through it line by line. He said if she didn’t sign then they’d enjoy their time together and when the time was over she’d have to return to the philippines. This is actually an accurate description.

      • loothor

        I don’t think it was the concept of a prenup that was disgusting… it was a prenup in which she would get NOTHING if they divorced, regardless of why. That’s a battering ram for financial abuse if she’s really a 19 year old girl he imported from the Philippines with no family here and no real ability to support herself in the US.

        Any prenup from a decent man who actually gave a crap about her well-being and happiness would allow for time vesting reasonable alimony or financial settlement in the case of a divorce, at least until she had acquired enough assets or income of her own to be able to support herself.

        A prenup that leaves her nothing is just a sleazy way to make sure she’s afraid to leave him because she’ll be destitute and homeless if she does.

    • Christal Abreu

      Shout out to your boyfriend

  • Helene Kell

    Wonder if she is in his will? Or will the house, his cars, his money and all the rest of the BS be divvied up between his children and she gets nothing – again?
    I say – get your green card, pursue your modelling, and move on with someone who wants to give you kids and a future!

  • ordinaryalbertan

    OMG Mark is SOOOOOO CREEPY AND JUST WRONG, WRONG WRONG, on all levels imaginable. Nikki, if you can legally get out of this marriage and still stay then run away from him very fast. He literally makes me want to vomit.

  • K8te

    Nikki is a third world hooker.

    • Ray Thomas


  • Ingrid Weiner

    TLC stands for” The Lying Channel”.

  • Gayle

    I’d just like to remind Mark that the very Amer. women he accuses as overweight, jealous etc are the very ones that pay his salary.

  • Melchizdek

    You guys do know its illegal and punishable by death to have a divorce in the Philippines? Also look up death March and you will have a whole new outlook and respect as an American for Filipinos. They knowing the Japanese would kill them if they even thought the Filipinos wanted to help American Soldiers. Still they risked their and their entire family lives wrapping food and water in banana leaves wrapped up and tied during the death March. American Soldiers that survived the March wasn’t by sheer will power,no its was a direct result of the love Filipinos had and have for Americans. How dio people thank them for saving their grandparents, insuring you yourself was born,(and all other descendants of the American WWII Soldiers of the MA ch) is by calling their people gold digging, third wheel prostitutes?????? That’s messed up! Oh and concerning Melanie and Devar,She’s a trainer and they’re assuming he’s the one sleeping around? They seem settled on the Lifeguard rep,but he’s also a first responder to which he went to school for. Also he could get a green card much quicker and easier than marrying an American to do so. Don’t believe me,check how many colleges have Carribean Student associations? Jamaicans rarely have any problems living in America. Look at Deevar’s mom?! She lives in America. All he would need is for her or his aunt it any relative that has citizenship to sponcer him. Marriage is the last way Jamaicans would use to live here. Seriously. Her family needs to get a grio. I think people get creeped by the way he says Oh yes! However, he talks like that to everyone. Even his mom,Aunt,Sisters,and step son too. They are only a couple years apart in age. He’s going to get certified as a first responder here. If not already. Then he’s going back to school while working. How also has great credit. He wants to use that to take away some of Melanie’s burden ,from owning her own fitness center. As far as Jihn and Cassia is concerned, when she doesn’t think the camera is focused on her,watch how she looks at John. She looks at him as he is the real love of her life. That’s the real reason his dad had a change of heart towards her. He sees her when the cameras are gone. He has no doubt she married John and love s his eccentric way of being. Danielle and Mohammed. The first clue he was so fake? He’s Muslim. He makes it like it is engrained in his being. He would never have even been Danielle’s friend in real live! She’s supportive of her daughter’s choice of lifestyle. Her daughter, while beautiful to most of us would be a death sentence if they ever brought her to Tunisia. Danielle essentially brought the worse person for her daughters’ to be their stepdad. All she thinks about is herself. Then tries to use her daughters to guilt trip him into staying. She’s evil in that aspect. She picked a wedding dress over lights and food her daughters need to live. She better stop telling him to be a dad to them,because if he’s that devout and starts looking that as his daughters,things could get very intense concerning her daughter and Danielle for supporting her lifestyle. Doing so to in his mind make sure his other daughters will not be influenced by Danielle and the other daughter. If Danielle ever got pregnant by him,it would be dangerous!

  • This girl ought to run, as fast as she can. This man, who’s way too old for her, is determined to lead her life for her. To deny a young woman a child, is so low. Such an unfair demand. At 20 it won’t make her feel thát unhappy, certainly not if she’s truly in love with him, but in a few years it will. She will start longing for a family. Unfortunately she’ll be stuck with an old dominating nasty and perhaps impotent man.

  • Jessica

    I cannot believe they got married! Mark is absolutely disgusting, he’s robbing Nikki’s life! She’s too young to realize that this marriage is a HUGE mistake! I was really hoping that she was not going to show. C’mon she’s 1 year younger then Marks daughter Elise; SHAME on you Mark! He makes it very clear that he does not want children and when she’s 30 he does not want to be nagged about wanting children! I hope she makes it as a model, finds a fineeeee young model, divorces Mark, and has children! You know what you are doing Mark, you have 40 years on Nikki, you are absolutely gross! He definitely pressured her, and he’s called alllllllll the shots, marriage is compromise not a one-way street. Please leave Mark Nikki, he’s not right for you, he couldn’t even purchase a beautiful wedding dress for your when every bride deserves 1! Mark you are cheap, stingy, manipulative, controlling, disgusting, old, unattractive, you like to suck the life out of people, miserable, and PEVERTED! You deserve an 80 year old bride, she would even be too good for you! Smh…end of rant.

    • pieapp676

      nikkis stupid for ignoring the lawyer. the lawyer told her to discuss the prenup with mark, to alter it so it wasnt so one sided. and nikkis signs it anyway. dumbass.
      who paid for her to see the lawyer? probably the lawyer did it free for the advertising

  • Lt

    Prenup or none, she will not stay with him long since she will outlive him with a forty age difference

  • Mimi50

    OMG! are these Americans on 90 Day Fiance REALLY THAT desperate AND Niave??? WE as viewers can even see how SOME of these foreigners JUST WANT the Green Card!! C’monnnn people—-OPEN YOUR EYES!!! I would rather be ALONE then let myself be USED like they are!!! Its SO HARD to watch!!!

  • Sara za

    at the end he didnt even buy her her wedding dress she wanted. she wore that under 10 dollar dress :-((( but she still looked pretty in that !!