People says it could be the “Bachelor in Paradise” for the fall.
And it’s possible a Biloxi woman who owns a popular boutique in downtown Ocean Springs will return home with a wedding band on her finger.
The reality dating show is a spin off of “Married at First Sight,” a show that documents the first weeks of marriage for couples who met at the altar, People reports.
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“Honeymoon Island” premieres at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, on Lifetime. The eight men and eight women are taken to an “exotic island” and must leave the island at the end of the show married or alone.
Here’s a Q&A with Brosh about her experience on the show:
What made you want to apply to be on honeymoon Island?
Honeymoon island intrigued me for many reasons, but the science behind the matching process was definitely the aspect that caught my attention the most. How many people are given the opportunity to have experts learn every little detail about them and from that, be presented with the perfect match?! I’m 28, and I obviously haven’t found my perfect match. I’m tired of looking and dating sucks... leaving it to the experts sounds like the perfect plan for me!
Did you watch married at first sight? What were your thoughts about the premise of the show?
I never watched MAFS until I heard about Honeymoon Island! I love the concept, but I don’t have the guts to be married at first sight. Honeymoon Island has given me the opportunity to indulge in the process without having to marry a complete stranger. It’s seriously the best of both worlds. “Here is a stranger who is perfect for you. Enjoy your honeymoon and let me know at the end if you want to get married or part ways!”’ I don’t see why anyone who is single would say not to the opportunity.
When you found out you were going to be on a dating show what was your initial reaction?
Oh my gosh, so many emotions! I’m a super private person, so getting over the initial fear of sharing my experience on national television was tough, but once I got past the fear, I just kept thinking about how I had this amazing opportunity in front of me. I kept praying I would find my soul mate on the island. I knew at minimum it would be a growing experience for me,and if I didn’t find my soul mate, I would at least be one step closer to knowing what I am looking for in the future.
How long was filming? Where was it? Did you have access to technology or your cellphone?
Honeymoon Island was filmed at St. James’s Club Morgan Bay in St. Lucia. As soon as we arrived they took away all electronics, including my cellphone and Apple watch. At first I didn’t think I would survive, but being so disconnected from the outside world allowed me to fully submerge myself in to the experience that was in front of me. I grew to really appreciate it.
What did your family and friends say when you told them you were going on a dating show?
I had nothing to lose and everything to gain, and the people closest to me understood that and they were excited for me. I didn’t share with most people until after the show was announced and filming was over. You’ll always have naysayers, and being from a small town, I’ve experienced some of that already. At the end of the day, I have zero regrets and I can’t wait to share my experience with everyone. I hope that after watching the show,people’s opinions will change because every bit of what you see is real.
What did you discover about yourself while on the show?
This experience really forces you to be vulnerable and open minded, something I knew I needed to improve for myself. You have to learn to dig deep, trust the process and do a ton of self-reflection. It wasn’t always sunshine and rainbows, I’ll tell you that!
Did other contestants have a preconceived notions about you since you were a Mississippi girl?
How do you respond...? It’s always interesting trying to defend where you are from, when you’re from Mississippi! I think people have preconceived notions about the south in general, but no one gave me a hard time. I had a few people make fun of my accent, but it was all in good fun! Plus, I don’t even have an accent! Haha!
Are you going to be the girl that everyone loves, or the villain that everyone loves to hate?
I’m the person that really took a risk, went against everything I’m most comfortable with, and went all in for something I’ve been dreaming of for a long time now.