‘90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days’ Season 5 Trailer: Mike Channels Paul Staehle and Runs From the Cameras
Who are Mike and Ximena?
34-year-old Mike from Thiells, New York, has been single most of his life and is looking for the love of his life. Mike feels like he found her when he matched with the 24-year-old single mother of two, Ximena, on an international dating site. Since neither speaks the other’s language, they fell in love thanks to a translator app.
Mike travels to Ximena’s hometown of Pereira, Colombia, despite the language barrier to meet her. The couple has already started talking about marriage and children. Mike hopes that this trip he will propose to Ximena. However, the trailer tells a very different story.
Mike runs away from Ximena on trailer for ’90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days’ Season 5
On the trailer for 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season 5, Mike is finally in Colombia with Ximena. He says, “I’ve spent 34 years looking for the love of my life, and I’ve found that in Ximena. There’s nothing that’s going to stop me from proposing on this trip.” Watch the 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season 5 trailer below:
However, things don’t seem to be going as Mike planned. While relaxing in a hot tub, Ximena tells Mike about her past. She says, “I lived with a hitman. He had me locked up.”
Later on in the episode, they’re at dinner talking about their feelings. Ximena tells him, “I care for you, but I don’t love you. ” That’s when Mike runs off, saying, “I’m done.” He says, “My mind is going crazy,” and runs off into the street away from the cameras. The cameras are chasing him, but he keeps running.
Fans compare Mike to former ’90 Day Fiancé’ star, Paul Staehle
90 Day Fiancé fans immediately drew comparisons of Paul Staehle who’s coping mechanism is to compulsively run away from any confrontation or issue. On Before the 90 Days Season 1, Paul came clean to his then-girlfriend, Karine Martins, about his dark past but immediately ran off into the woods. Chaos ensues as Karine and the production tries to chase after Paul. As they’re looking for him, they end up getting robbed by Machette-wielding thieves.
The second time Paul runs is when he finds out his visa to Brazil has been denied. Worried about how the news could affect Karine and his baby, he takes off running from the cameras. He runs so often that Paul has even made personalized Cameo videos for fans of himself running.
So, of course, 90 Day Fiancé fans couldn’t help but think of Paul when they see Mike running away from the cameras. One fan commented, “The guy running is like [a] major flashback of what’s-his-name Paul? In Brazil.” Another fan wrote, “We have another Paul, lmao.” And another fan called Mike “Paul 2.0.”
It will be interesting to see if Mike and Paul have anything else in common. Fans will have to watch and see Mike and Ximena’s relationship unfold on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season 5, which premieres on Dec. 12, 2021.