How Francesca Farago Feels About Her Parents Watching ‘Too Hot to Handle’

Francesca Farago was recruited to be on Too Hot to Handle via Instagram by one of the show’s producers. All she knew going in was that she had to be single.

Francesca Farago and Harry Jowsey of Netflix's 'Too Hot to Handle'
Francesca Farago and Harry Jowsey | Netflix

“I wasn’t sure if it was a dating show, or more like Survivor, or more like Love Island, but I was open to an experience. When we landed for filming we found out that it was going to be more along the lines of a dating show, and I was super excited for that. But the first few days in the villa, we still had no idea really why we were there. And then when the bomb dropped that it was like a self-discovery growth experience, it was kind of a shock,” she said in an interview with Esquire that went live April 23.

Francesca, like the rest of the contestants, didn’t know she’d been cast as someone who’d find refraining from sex difficult.

Francesca says her friends and family have been supportive of her time on ‘Too Hot to Handle’

When the season came out, Francesca spoke to her parents about the content of the show.

“I spoke with my dad and I was like, let me watch it first and then I’ll let you know which scenes to avoid, because I saw the trailer, so I know there are some scenes that he might not wanna watch,” she said.

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But, overall, Francesca says her “family and [her] friends have been very supportive.”

“They know how I am as a human, so I think if they watch something and see me do something that’s kind of out of character, they’ll just be like, why’d you do that? And I’ll be like, you know, when you’re in the moment, it’s hard to think there’s gonna be a bunch of people watching this. You don’t really think about that. But my friends and family, they’re very, very supportive and they’re excited to see. I’m just gonna have to pre-warn my mom and my dad specifically on which scenes to skip through,” she said.

How Francesca’s going to have her parents watch ‘Too Hot to Handle’

Francesca has a viewing plan for her family all set up.

“My sister’s gonna be with them, so I’m just gonna say, okay, episode three, 45 minutes in just skip to 49 minutes and don’t let them see. There’s only like a few things that I wouldn’t really want them to watch. I mean, there’s a few things that I don’t want anyone to watch, you know? But that’s just the way that it works, and I put myself in that situation, so I’m prepared,” she said.

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