MTV’s popular hot bod dating competition reality series Are You The One? is returning on June 26. This time around, the odds of finding “perfect match” seem greatly diminished — because it could be ANY of the other contestants! In a first for a reality dating competition show, all of the cast members of Are You The One? Season 8 identify as sexually fluid!
“From coming out moments, to discovering sexual and gender identity, Are You The One? tells powerful stories about navigating relationships and finding love as a sexually fluid individual for the first time ever on a reality dating show,” MTV said, in a press release announcing the new season.
The sixteen singles will be heading to Hawaii in hopes of finding their “perfect match” and splitting a $1 million cash prize. More info on the show and the cast from the press release:
This season introduces Dr. Frankie, a relationship expert who works with the singles to help them become better daters and navigate between drama, poor choices and reoccurring patterns in relationships. Dr. Frankie also helps the singles identify current disaster-dating trends such as ghosting, benching and stashing, and tests them on their willingness to fall into these painful trends.
Host Terrence J. digs deeper with the cast than ever before, helping coach and guide them to tap into their true feelings and follow their hearts.
And here is Dr. Frankie, as well as all 16 cast members from Are You The One? Season 8 — including photos, brief bios, and Instagram links:
DR. FRANKIE BASHAN
Dr. Frankie is the CEO/Founder of Little Gay Book. She specializes in lesbian and bisexual matchmaking for singles across the United States. She is a doctor of clinical psychology, a nationally recognized expert and coach, with nearly two decades of experience.
25 years old from Bloomington, Indiana
21 years old from Allen, Texas
25 years old from Salt Lake City, Utah
27 years old from New York City
25 years old from Kenilworth, New Jersey
25 years old from Columbus, Ohio
23 years old from Yonkers, New York
28 years old from Panama City Beach, Florida
21 years old from Oxford, Mississippi
JUSTINAVERY “JUSTIN” PALM
24 years old from Palmdale, California
27 years old from San Jose, California
25 years old from Brooklyn, New York
24 years old from Salt Lake City, Utah
23 years old from East Hanover, New Jersey
22 years old from Miami Beach, Florida
26 years old from Chepachet, Rhode Island
I’m not sure if anyone takes a March Madness approach to Are You The One?, but I figured I would offer up my predictions — which I determined completely randomly. It seemed especially appropriate given this season’s format! ? Here are the perfect pairings as predicted by RNGsus:
Aasha Wells, 22, Miami Beach, FL
Basit Shittu, 25, Brooklyn, NY
Amber Martinez, 23, Yonkers, NY
Paige Cole, 21, Allen, TX
Brandon David, 25, Salt Lake City, UH
Max Gentile, 25, Columbus, OH
Danny Prikazsky, 27, San Jose, CA
Kylie Smith, 24, Salt Lake City, UT
Jasmine Olson, 21, Oxford, MS
Justinavery “Justin” Palm, 24, Palmdale, CA
Jenna Brown, 25, Bloomington, IN
Jonathan Monroe, 28, Panama City Beach, FL
Kai Wes, 26, Chepachet, RI
Remy Duran, 27, New York, NY
Kari Snow, 23, East Hanover, NJ
Nour Fraij, 25, Kenilworth, NJ
Well, the ages sure seem to line up! I can’t wait to find out how I did.
Are You The One? Season 8 premieres Wednesday, June 26th at 9/8c on MTV.