’90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days’: Some Fans Think Stephanie Matto is Frauding

90 Day Fiancé has been coming under fire from two stars this year for allegedly manufacturing and scripting scenes during their season. While some fans believe this is quite possibly true, and just a part of the show, others disagree entirely. 

However, there’s now another rumor with somewhat greater implications going around — some fans believe that a new couple coming up on Season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days might be frauding viewers. 

A ‘90 Day Fiance’ first 

Fans of TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé have met people from all walks of life. They’ve seen folks from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs, and economic standing. However, it may come as a surprise that the show has never hosted a same-sex couple before. 

Luckily, that’s about to change. In the teaser trailer for Season 4 of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, fans learned that TLC will soon be introducing their first same-sex couple. 

The trailers, among many other new couples, shows a young woman, Stephanie Matto, reclining on a bed with a pet pug. Seemingly video chatting, she asks her pug, “Do you want to say hi?”

She then tells the camera, “I’m in love with somebody across the world, and that somebody is a girl.” Viewers then see a woman on the screen with hair dyed purple and pink laughing. 

However, the trailer also clues fans in on a potential hiccup. Stephanie Matto is seen eating dinner with her family, and her mother says, “I’m worried about you, I don’t think it’s safe to go.”

Matto reveals, “With my health condition, a common cold can kill me.” 

Her mother then adds, “It’s such a risk, why are you doing this?”

Some fans suspect Stephanie Matto of frauding 

Stephanie Matto is a social media influencer. She’s known on YouTube as Stepanka, and has roughly 349,000 subscribers.

Matto’s YouTube channel follows the formula of many other high-content channels. That means over the top, clickbait-style video titles, often in all capitals, paired with shots of shocked faces and emojis. Some video titles include, “PERVERTED CANADIAN STALKER FOUND MY ADDRESS AND SENT ME…,” “I GOT FAT ON VACATION…,” “DEEP DARK SECRETS…,” and “Becoming a Stripper and Moving to Los Angeles with My CRAZY Ex.” If anything, it’s clear she loves the drama. 

However, Starcasm reported that Matto also has a Backstage profile, and seems to have been on television in the past — including channels known for reality shows. “She has also appeared on Nickelodeon and MTV, according to her Backstage profile. That profile also mentions an untitled reality series for ABC Family in which Stephanie played herself,” reports Starcasm.

Her biography reads, “Stephanie Matto is a young actress, having worked Nickelodeon’s hit series All That. She is a creative and unique comedian with an extensive training background in acting techniques, dance, acting for camera, and voice production/speech. She has done TV work, film work, as well as reality TV.”

Notably, Matto also has a YouTube video entitled, “I Was in Love With a Girl | My First Bisexual Experience.” In the Before the 90 Days trailer, Matto hasn’t claimed that this is her first bisexual experience, so only time will tell if she remains honest on that front. 

Fan reactions to Stephanie Matto 

Reactions to Matto’s appearance on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days have been mixed. While many fans are thrilled to see a same-sex couple appear for the first time on the show, others aren’t sure how legitimate Matto is. 

One Redditor wrote, “I feel like that’s what all reality TV is becoming. Sh*tty actors who can’t land acting jobs ending up on a reality show, pretending to be ‘normal everyday people in abnormal situations.’”

Another user added, “People have been doing this since the dawn of reality tv. On ‘Flavor of Love’ Crazy was on there to promote her singing career.”

“Not necessarily TLC frauding as such, just that at this point the only people who go on this show are fame-ho’s looking for their 15min. They may or may not be in a legit or semi-legit relationship, but primarily, it’s about the fame-ho’ing,” chimed in another user.