‘Double Shot at Love’: Antonio Locke Shares the Most Surprising Thing About the Reality Series
Season 2 of Double Shot at Love has been interesting thus far. Vinny Guadagnino and Pauly DelVecchio have made up with their exes and even started hooking up again. But according to Antonio Locke — better known as “Pool Party Papi” — that’s not the most surprising thing about the reality series.
Find out what Locke believes was the most shocking thing about Double Shot at Love Season 2.
‘Double Shot at Love’ isn’t scripted
Like its predecessor Jersey Shore, Double Shot at Love is an unscripted reality series.
A lot of people believe Jersey Shore was a scripted MTV series, but that’s a misconception. “We don’t have a script,” Pauly DelVecchio explained to Bustle. “Never had a script for 10 years, not even a little bit.”
Still, some viewers think shows like Jersey Shore and Double Shot at Love are overly produced. “We’re not produced,” DelVecchio said of Jersey Shore. “Everything that happen[s] that we were watching, that sh*t happened.”
The same goes for Double Shot at Love. “It’s actually not scripted at all,” “Pool Party Papi” pointed out on the podcast A Tale of Two Sams.
“I used to watch Jersey Shore and be like ‘Oh, it’s scripted! but the thing is, that’s what makes it so great. I’m sure most of that was real when it happened.”
Some fans might be shocked to know Double Shot at Love isn’t scripted, but Locke revealed even more surprises about the reality series.
When it comes to reality television, privacy doesn’t exist
It shouldn’t be a shock that crews need to capture everything that happens while filming a reality series. “That’s one of the rules,” Locke explained.
“Cameras are literally on you 24/7,” he added. At first, it all seems like fun. But once you adjust, Locke said that’s when things start to get crazy.
“It gets tough,” he explained.
You have to get used to it for a couple of days. You don’t know how to stand, where to walk, [or] how to walk because you don’t want to get in the way of the shots.
After a couple of days, you’re like ‘This is fun, this is lit.’ Then a week or two goes by you’re still liking it and then another week goes by and you’re like, ‘What the f*ck is going on? I’m starting to lose it a little bit.’
This is when you start drinking more. We were there for like a month and a half.
Still, getting used to the cameras wasn’t the most surprising thing about Double Shot at Love Season 2.
Antonio says the most surprising thing was that the cast didn’t have doors on their suite
Part of agreeing to do reality television is allowing every aspect of your life to be filmed. For cameras to capture all of the drama that ensued in Las Vegas, the Double Shot at Love cast was given very little privacy.
“We didn’t have doors on each of our rooms,” Locke explained. Anyone was able to walk in at any time. “The bathroom had doors, obviously, but our bedrooms didn’t have doors.”
‘Pool Party Papi’ shared another shocking fact about ‘Double Shot at Love’
Sure, entering the world of reality television is a bit of a culture shock. But Lock was perhaps most shocked by MTV’s hospitality.
“[Producers] literally fly you out [to Las Vegas] and kidnap you for like a month, month and a half,” he said. “It’s crazy. They take your phone [and] you can’t talk to nobody.”
That may sound strange, but Locke said the crew treated everyone on the cast exceptionally well.
For Locke, his trip to Las Vegas was a once in a lifetime opportunity. For Double Shot at Love fans, the trip has been pure entertainment.