Meet the Women Who Want to Win the Hearts of DJ Pauly D and Vinny on MTV’s ‘Double Shot at Love’
The Jersey Shore’s most eligible bachelors are looking to settle down. Twenty women are competing to win the hearts of DJ Pauly D and Vinny Guadagnino on MTV’s new show Double Shot at Love, which premieres Thursday, April 11.
“Will you accept these bros?” 31-year-old Vinny asks in the just-released trailer for the show, which pokes fun at dating shows like The Bachelor (and also features the duo wearing sleeveless tuxedos). Based on the ladies’ enthusiastic response when the Jersey Shore Family Vacation stars enter the mansion, it seems that the answer is a definite yes.
Who are the contestants?
MTV has rounded up 20 women from around the U.S. who will vie for Vinny and Pauly D’s affections in this Bachelor-meets-Jersey Shore dating show. They are:
- Alli Adams, 28, from Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Alysse Joyner, 24, from Brooklyn, New York
- Ashley Lands, 24, from New York City
- Brittani “B-lashes” Schwartz, 27, from Lake Grove, New York
- Brittnay Dawson, 33, from Norfolk, Nebraska
- Cate Lapera, 27, from Staten Island, New York
- Christina Lawrence, 29, from Los Angeles
- Derynn Paige, 25, from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
- Deseree Flores, 37, from Scottsdale, Arizona
- Elle Wilson, 25, from Waverly, Pennsylvania
- Holly Gurbisz, 26, from Matawan, New Jersey
- Maria Elizondo, 22, from West New York, New Jersey
- Marissa Lucchese, 22, from Massapequa Park, New York
- Michelle “Mish” Gao, 22, from Tustin, California
- Nadya Erazo, 29, from Pomona, California
- Nikki Hall, 26, from Los Angeles
- Shira Tran, 27, from New Orleans
- Susan “Suzi” Baidya, 30, from Irvine, California
- Victoria Fryer, 25, from Chicago
- Zuljeily Andino, 30, from Miami
The 20 women will face off against each other with the goal of avoiding the dreaded elimination ceremony. However, the guys don’t hold all the power. They must also compete for the affection and attention of the contestants. MTV promises it will be a “reality-dating show unlike any other.”
The 38-year-old Pauly D, is looking for a woman who can keep up with his luxurious lifestyle while he holds down a residency at a Las Vegas nightclub. Vinny says he’s ready to get back in a relationship, but will he really be able to find someone to take home for Sunday family dinner?
One contestant, Maria Elizondo, appeared on Season 7 of MTV’s Are You the One? On that show, she was a perfect match with Shamoy, but things didn’t work out (it turned out he had a girlfriend back home) so now she’s trying her luck with the Jersey boys.
The other contestants include a nursing student, a personal trainer, a dancer, the host of a travel TV show, and of course, multiple models.
The show is an offshoot of two earlier MTV dating
Double Shot of Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny premieres with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, April 11 at 8/7c on MTV.
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