Nothing heats up a cold January evening like 22 of the sexiest young people on the planet living, partying, and looking for true love together in some tropical location while the reality TV cameras roll — amirite? That’s exactly what MTV will deliver starting January 5 with the Season 5 premiere of their popular million-dollar match-making reality competition Are You the One?
And just in case you were having any doubts that the new cast is having way more fun that you looking way better than you in swimwear, MTV just released the first preview trailer for the new season that proves you have nothing to worry about:
Here’s the official scoop on the new season and the new AYTO peeps from MTV, including Instagram links for the entire cast so you can get to know them ahead of time while also feeding your eyes some more of that delicious, calorie-free eye candy. (All joking aside, damn these people are hot!)
MTV ANNOUNCES 22 SINGLES LOOKING FOR LOVE ON MTV’S HIT MATCHMAKING SERIES ARE YOU THE ONE?
NEW YORK, NY – December 8, 2016 – MTV today announced 22 love hopefuls who’ll be joining the fifth season of hit matchmaking series, Are You The One? Heating up airwaves as the perfect cure to the winter blues, these adventurous singles are ready to turn their backs on dysfunctional relationship habits and surrender to the series’ signature matchmaking process. Are You The One? returns for a new season of perfect matches and passionate possibilities on Wednesday, January 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Are You The One? is MTV’s wildly-popular dating competition spectacle that strives to answer the question, “If your perfect match was standing right in front of you, would you even know it?” The rules may be simple, but the game of love is never easy as 11 couples, with the help of host, Ryan Devlin, try to pair up with their pre-selected ideal partner as determined by a rigorous, pre-season matchmaking process carried out by a team of professional relationship gurus and psychologists. With only 10 tries to find the winning combination the love seekers will have to follow their hearts if they want to walk away with love and their share of one million dollars.
Joining the eclectic cast this season is Tyler, whose upbringing on the mean streets of South Boston has led to a “fake it ‘til you make it” attitude that causes him to lead girls on. Alicia, who’s headstrong in life and love and can never loose an argument. Derrick, the star college athlete who can grab attention quickly, but finds himself alone when he continually fails to commit. And Carolina who’s fatal flaw lies in her deep commitments to relationships – even when they’re dysfunctional.
Meet the rest of the cast of Are You The One?:
1. Alicia Wright, 23 – Howell, NJ. Instagram: Lavida.Alicia
2. Carolina Duarte, 21 – Sammamish, WA. Instagram: carooduartee
3. Casandra “Cas” Martinez, 22 – Seabrook, TX. Instagram: crank_that_cas
4. Gianna Hammer, 21 – Burbank, CA. Instagram: giannahammer
5. Hannah Fugazzi, 22 – Brentwood, CA. Instagram: itshannahfugazzi
6. Kam Williams, 21 – Pennsauken, NJ. Instagram: iamkamiam_
7. Kari Kowalski, 22 – New York, NY. Instagram: Kari.kowalski
8. Kathryn Palmer, 22 – Tallahassee, FL. Instagram: kathrynpalmerr
9. Shannon Dufy, 21 – Valencia, CA. Instagram: shannonmaeduffy
10. Taylor Selfridge, 22 – Yacolt, WA. Instagram: Taylor.selfridge
11. Tyranny Todd, 22 – Augusta, GA. Instagram: itsall_abouttee
1. Andre Siemers, 21 – Burnsville, MN. Instagram: Andre.Siemers
2. Derrick Henry, 23 – Charleston, SC. Instagram: imdroc15
3. Edward Williams, 21 – Bridgeton, NJ. Instagram: thee_topmalemodel
4. Hayden Weaver, 23 – Anderson, IN. Instagram: hayden.parker.weaver
5. Jaylan Adlam, 23 – Atlanta, GA. Instagram: TheRealJayJuice
6. Joey Amoia, 23 – Tonawanda, NY. Instagram: Jamoia777
7. Michael Halpern, 24 – Tamarac, FL. Instagram: Mikehalpern92
8. Mike Cerasani, 25 – Staten Island, NY. Instagram: _mikecerasani_
9. Osvaldo Romero, 22 – Glendale, CA. Instagram: osvaldo270
10. Ozzy Morales, 24 – Anaheim, CA. Instagram: ozzymm11
11. Tyler O’Brien, 22 – Boca Raton, FL. Instagram: TyOBrien
I’m not sure how their personalities match up, but as far as names go, I am seriously hoping that Tyranny Todd and Osvaldo Romero are a perfect match!
Are You the One? Season 5 premieres Wednesday, January 11 at 9/8c on MTV.