‘90 Day Fiancé’ Season 9 Cast Is the Most Attractive Yet (and Why It Makes for Bad TV)

90 Day Fiancé Season 9 is only a few episodes in, but fans are already finding the new cast boring, despite so many of them being so conventionally attractive. Many 90 Day Fiancé fans are concerned that the TLC show is becoming more like other reality TV shows, where they cast people based on attractiveness. Is the successful TLC show losing its charm due to its casting choices?

Miona and Jibri posing in front of a red background for promo for '90 Day Fiancé' Season 9.
Miona and Jibri, ’90 Day Fiancé’ Season 9 | TLC

Many ’90 Day Fiancé’ fans find the new cast ‘too good-looking’

Many 90 Day Fiancé fans believe that the cast of season 9 is too attractive. Compared to the previous 90 Day Fiancé seasons, this group of couples may be some of the most attractive ones yet.

In a discussion on Reddit, one fan wrote, “They’re all too good-looking.” Another fan agreed, “I hope they don’t just cast people like this now.”

Many other reality TV shows tend to focus on getting stars that are conventionally handsome or beautiful people. (We’re looking at you, The Bachelor franchise). Meanwhile, 90 Day Fiancé embraces all types of people.

In fact, the TLC show is known for highlighting many different types of people from different backgrounds and walks of life. Audiences love that 90 Day Fiancé doesn’t cast people based on their looks, but rather on their story.

Fans have pointed out that the season 9 cast is far more attractive than couples in previous seasons. Some people believe that this is taking away from the charm of the TLC series. One fan explained how they want real people on the show (via Reddit). They commented, “I want people who look like they shop at a midwest Walmart on my 90DF.”

Is ’90 Day Fiancé’ turning into ‘The Bachelor’?

90 Day Fiancé audience members find it difficult to figure out which cast members are on the show for the right reasons. One fan wrote, “It’s turning into The Bachelor or something. Hard to know what (if anything) is real. Everyone is so desperate for their 15 minutes.”

Another fan wrote, “I can do without another group of people who just want to be on tv and trying to use this platform as a gateway into acting careers.”

Some people have called out one season 9 couple in particular, Jibri and Miona, for being on the show for the wrong reasons. Many fans are convinced that Jibri is on the show purely to grow his social media following and promote his band, Black Serbs.

While his fiancé, Miona, is there to become a reality TV star, grow her already large Instagram following, and start her own makeup brand — just like her idol Kim Kardashian.

Finding the right balance

In previous 90 Day Fiancé spinoffs, such as Before the 90 Days and The Other Way, fans have complained about the validity of the cast members’ relationships. And now that TLC gives fans real relationships with more attractive people, audiences reject it.

While there may have been too many “trainwreck” couples in other seasons and spinoffs, this season seems to be void of any apparent “trainwrecks.”

One fan mentioned in the same Reddit thread, “I’ve been waiting for normal couples but this season is giving me MEHHHH vibes so far. But it’s only episode 2. So I’m still hopeful.”

So how does TLC find a balance? Each season of 90 Day Fiancé should have the right number of genuinely in love couples to balance out the ‘trainwreck’ couples that we’ve all grown to love.

New episodes of 90 Day Fiancé Season 9 air Sundays at 8 pm EST on TLC and is available to stream on discovery+.

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