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MTV dating show set to 'make history' with first 'sexually fluid' cast


The new season of MTV's reality dating show, "Are You the One?" will "make history" when it returns with its first "sexually fluid" cast.

"Are You the One? is about to make history when it returns to MTV," the cable television network announced Thursday. "The long-running dating program, which will premiere on June 26, is the first series in the United States to feature a sexually fluid cast.

"All the participants this season identify as sexually fluid, meaning there are no gender limitations when it comes to their PM [perfect match]," MTV wrote in a release. "Finding love is fair game — so come one, come all."
Terrence J. is host of the reality TV dating show that is headed into its eighth season.

What are the details?

The show's 16 cast members will travel to Hawaii where they hope to discover their "perfect match" during the 10-episode program. The winning couple splits the $1 million prize.

"Terrence will work with the love hopefuls like never before, coaching and guiding them to tap into their true feelings and follow their hearts," MTV wrote.

The show also plans to introduce Dr. Frankie, a relationship expert, who specializes in working with the LGBTQ community.

"Dr. Frankie will work with the singles to help them become better daters and navigate between drama, poor choices and recurring patterns in relationships," the release said.

What else is known about the cast?

Most of the cast members' personal social media pages have been scrubbed. But some posts are still available. One cast member, Paige Cole, wrote in Instagram that she came out publicly as bisexual on the show. 

"After considering all my options, I've decided to take my talents to MTV's "Are You The One?". Y'all wanna see my dating life get zesty??? Catch me on an all new season of @AREUTHE1 June 26th at 9/8c on @MTV 🙌 #AYTO #AYTO8!!! (Got my hair looking like a palm tree in that second pic lmfao) 🌈Alsoooo... more importantly.... this is me coming out. IM BISEXUAL!!!!🤪🌈 GOD IS GOOD!!!!," the 21-year-old from Allen, Texas, wrote.

Jenna Brown, 25, of Bloomington, Indiana, posted on social media earlier this month that her life was currently in limbo, adding that she is broke, looking for a job, and 10 months clean from drug addiction.

Kai Wes has undergone sex change surgery, according to posts on social media. The 26-year-old from Chepachet, Rhode Island, was born a female and shared photos before and after surgery and hormone therapy.

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