22 SINGLES LOOK FOR LOVE IN NEW SEASON OF MTV’S MATCHMAKING SERIES "ARE YOU THE ONE?" PREMIERING IN ASIA ON MONDAY, 27 FEBRUARY
Live Tweet Stories About Your Exes Using #mtvexfactor and Stand to Win foodpanda and Asiatravel Vouchers
SINGAPORE, 1 FEBRUARY 2017 – 22 love hopefuls join the fifth season of MTV’s matchmaking series Are You The One? where these adventurous singles are ready to turn their backs on dysfunctional relationship habits and surrender to the series’ signature matchmaking process. The show returns for a new season of perfect matches and passionate possibilities in Asia on Monday, 27 February at 7pm (TH/WIB), 8pm (PH/SG) and 9pm (MY).
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.
In the lead-up to the premiere, MTV is running a “MTV Ex-Factor” campaign featuring music videos and shows which carry themes related to exes, breakups and dating. Catch episodes from the last season of Are You The One? every Saturday, starting 4 February from 9pm (TH/WIB), 10pm (PH/SG) and 11pm (MY). Then, on Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, 14 February at 8pm (TH/WIB), 9pm (PH/SG) and 10pm (MY), tune in for an hour to watch MTV’s picks of breakup music videos. Fans in Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore are invited to live tweet funny and outrageous stories about their exes during this timeslot using #mtvexfactor and watch selected tweets go on-air. Those with the best tweets stand a chance to win foodpanda and Asiatravel vouchers. Thereafter, at 11pm (TH/WIB) on Tuesday, 14 February and 12am (PH/SG) and 1am (MY) on Wednesday, 15 February, watch catch-up episodes from the latest season of Ex on the Beach. Information on “MTV Ex-Factor” can be viewed HERE.
Joining the eclectic cast of the new season of Are You The One? is Tyler, whose upbringing on the 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 lose an argument. Derrick, the star college athlete who can grab attention quickly, but finds himself alone when he continually fails to commit. And Carolina whose 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?:
Alicia, 23 – Howell, New Jersey, Insta: Lavida.Alicia
Carolina, 21 – Sammamish, Washington, Insta: carooduartee
Cas, 22 – Seabrook, Texas, Insta: crank_that_cas
Gianna, 21 – Burbank, California, Insta: giannahammer
Hannah, 22 – Brentwood, California, Insta: itshannahfugazzi
Kam, 21 – Pennsauken, New Jersey, Insta: iamkamiam_
Kari, 22 – New York, New York, Insta: Kari.kowalski
Kathryn, 22 – Tallahassee, Florida, Insta: kathrynpalmerr
Shannon, 21 – Valencia, California, Insta: shannonmaeduffy
Taylor, 22 – Yacolt, Washington, Insta: Taylor.selfridge
Tyranny, 22 – Augusta, Georgia, Insta: itsall_abouttee
Andre, 21 – Burnsville, Minnesota, Insta: Andre.Siemers
Derrick, 23 – Charleston, South Carolina, Insta: imdroc15
Edward, 21 – Bridgeton, New Jersey, Insta: thee_topmalemodel
Hayden, 23 – Anderson, Indiana, Insta: hayden.parker.weaver
Jaylan, 23 – Atlanta, Georgia, Insta: TheRealJayJuice
Joey, 23 – Tonawanda, New York, Insta: Jamoia777
Michael, 24 – Tamarac, Florida, Insta: Mikehalpern92
Mike, 25 – Staten Island, New York, Insta: _mikecerasani_
Osvaldo, 22 – Glendale, California, Insta: osvaldo270
Ozzy, 24 – Anaheim, California, Insta: ozzymm11
Tyler, 22 – Boca Raton, Florida, Insta: TyOBrien
Are You The One? concept is by Executive Producers Howard Schultz, Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler of Lighthearted Entertainment with Scott Jeffress as Executive Producer for Lighthearted Entertainment.
Join in the Are You The One? social conversation with the official #AYTO hashtag.
MTV is the world’s biggest youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of nearly 785 million households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. Outside of the United States, MTV is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all platforms. For more information about MTV in Asia, visit www.mtvasia.com.
About Lighthearted Entertainment
Lighthearted Entertainment creates groundbreaking, dynamic unscripted content for television and digital platforms around the world. Established in 1992 by Howard Schultz, Lighthearted quickly achieved global success with properties such as ABC’s “Extreme Makeover,” Fox’s “The Moment of Truth,” AND MTV’s “Next” which set the stage for a portfolio of thousands of hours of innovative and compelling programming. Today, co-owners and Presidents Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler continue to develop and produce much buzzed-about series, including current hits “Dating Naked” on VH1 and “Last Squad Standing” on Oxygen.
Loh Bi Feng
Viacom International Media Networks
Manager, Communications, Southeast Asia
t: +65 6420 7154 m: +65 9002 9607
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