Sunday, October 19, 2014

90 Day Fiance Season 2 Premiere

Justin, 34, from San Jose, California was the first person we met on season 2 of 90 Day Fiance on TLC. He's a gym teacher living the bachelor life. He met Evelin on a trip to Colombia. He went back a second time to make sure everything's real, and it he proposed. He kept this a secret from his family and friends, but I guess the secret was up once he started filming the show. He told a friend who seemed to accept it easily, probably because Justin was a ladies man, so this woman must have been special to change him.

Evelin and Justin met up at the airport, and they seemed so genuinely happy. This is a couple I definitely believe is 100% real. Both were giddy and so excited to be together. This looks like a couple that will be a success.

On day two, the reality kicked in for Evelin. She talked about the kitchen being dirty but Justin insisted that he had to watch a game on TV. Justin showed Evelin all of cleaning supplies, but Evelin was clear that she did not come here to be a Cinderella. His bachelor life was over. Evelin was also concerned that she was kept a secret because she wanted to meet Justin's family.

Danielle, 41, from Norwalk, Ohio and Mohamed, 26 are a strange coupling. Danielle has a job she loves but doesn't pay much. She has three teenage daughters. She went online to meet new people and that's how she met Mohamed from Tunisia. They'd talked for 4 or 5 months (and met in person for two weeks) before Mohamed proposed, and while Danielle was initially skeptical, she said yes. She worked extra hours and saved up a bunch of money to fly Mohamed in.

On the anticipated day of Mohamed's arrival, he was being taken back to the JFK airport because his money hasn't been converted to American money (or something) and Danielle hadn't heard from him since. She was concerned that he was going to miss his flight. When Danielle called, she couldn't reach Mohamed. She said her fear was that Mohamed was just here for the visa and now he'd disappear. Danielle asked her kids if she should go to the airport in case he is arriving, and they said yes.

Danielle's brother and sister in law, Jamie and Arica, came to visit. They seemed concerned that Mohamed could be taking advantage of Danielle's caring nature. They arrived an hour late at the airport and couldn't find Mohamed. Then, they found someone with a brown jacket who they thought could be Mohamed.  Danielle walked towards his with determination, and it turns out she was right. The couple embraced. Mohamed seemed genuinely happy to see Danielle.

I will say, I've been skeptical of couples from season one and may have been wrong. However, I don't believe this coupling for one second. Mohamed is 26. Danielle is 41 and has 3 kids. Why did she fund his entire trip? Why didn't he pitch in? I think he sees a way into the states and a meal ticket. I would be shocked if Mohamed is legit.

Brett, 31 and Daya, 29 were next. Brett's from Washington and Daya is from the Philippines. He lives with two roommates who are around his mother's age. He has a six year old daughter named Cassidy who primarily lives with her mom in Montana, but spends summer breaks with him. The pair met on an international dating site. He looked in the Philippines because the women there have good values. Brett felt like he was too boring for someone like Daya, but when they met in the Philippines, there were sparks, and he proposed five days later.

Brett said Daya is very particular, so Brett's roommate helped him get ready for her by cleaning up his room. Brett fretted about the colors of his room being okay for Daya because she loves the color pink and he would not like to have a pink room.

Brett discussed how his roommate is supportive of his relationship, but another friend Sue was concerned that all of the pictures she's seen of Daya have been scantily clad or of her drinking. She said that many women from Asian countries come here then end up divorced. Sue did say she's willing to meet Daya which made Brett happy.

Brett bought roses for Daya's arrival. Well, he thought he was getting roses. He ended up with a beautiful bouquet, but not entirely made of roses. He hoped he hadn't told her he'd be bringing roses. He was late and Daya was waiting. The first thing she did when Brett arrived was make him get her luggage. Then they hugged. And then she questioned why Brett got her mixed flowers when she said she likes roses. Then she said she loved Brett. I just don't know about this couple. It seems like Daya is very into Daya. We will see how this plays out.

Chelsea, 25, is from Illinois. While there, she met Yamir, 28, who is a pop star in Nicaragua. If he moved to the US, he'll give up his career. His group, Myla Vox, invented the idea of pop stars in Nicaragua. Chelsea said life in Nicaragua is tough so she thought coming to the US is a better choice. Yamir would be giving up everything but he says Chelsea is worth it. Chelsea really seemed to struggle with her choice of bringing Yamir to America because she worried about being selfish.

Yamir spent his last day in Nicaragua recording with his band. Gabriel, the band's manager, was frustrated because the band was about to release an album and celebrate, and then Yamir broke the news about leaving. Yamir said his move will open doors for the band but Gabriel was skeptical, which he let Chelsea know via a note. Yamir was so respectful when Gabriel pulled Chelsea and Yamir aside. He said everything was his fault for not communicating properly with Gabriel. Gabriel broke down in tears and it seems like he really is concerned - he said that Yamir is going to the middle of America, not speaking any English, and not being around people who understand his culture. He genuinely did seem concerned, and admitted that Yamir needed someone like Chelsea, but he was frustrated because Yamir could be wasting his talent.

Season 2 of 90 Day Fiance is looking pretty good! I can't wait to meet the other couples on the next episode.

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