90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days offered tons of cringe-worthy moments in its two seasons. Jesse Meester and Ricky Reyes were just two of the men on the TLC show that had fans fighting mad. From crazy accusations and criminal records to fraud-ish behavior, all the guys gave viewers much to talk about. We’ve chosen five of the most controversial guys from season one and two of Before the 90. Check out our breakdown and then you can cast your vote in our poll below for which dude was the biggest dud.
Sean Hiler (Season 1) – 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days – The Underwear Smuggler
Sean Hiler was 46 when he met 19-year-old Abby St. Germain online. The vast age difference wasn’t the only thing that had viewers’ heads spinning. Sean Hiler brought tons of underwear with him to Haiti for Abby to sell. He also famously had a huge beef with Abby’s ex Chris Charles Smith who was 64.
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Sean Hiler told Abby he wanted her to cut ties with Chris. Abby wasn’t happy about Sean’s ultimatum. Viewers of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days were considerably creeped out by Sean’s nickname for Abby “Baby Girl”. Sean and Abby are no longer together. No surprise there!
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Jesse Meester – (Season 1 and 2) – The Ice Man Cometh
25-year-old Jesse Meester polarized fans of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. Some found him a controlling narcissistic male bimbo (a “mimbo”). Others found him sexy and smart and blamed cougar Darcey Silva for pushing the Dutch dude over the edge. Jesse Meester spawned some of the greatest lines and memes from the 90 Day Franchise.
Fan faves include “it is an illusion to think I will be a step-fodder” and the famous “choo-trowing” incident. All in his Amsterdam accent, of course. Jesse’s tantrums, icy demeanor, and criticism of Darcey (deserved or not) had fans wondering who was more toxic in the doomed relationship. Darcey and Jesse Meester split but as Soap Dirt recently reported he’s returning to the US for a TLC Live appearance.
Tarik Myers – (Season 2) – Mesh-Wearing Wannabe Rapper
Tarik took the cringe factor to the next level when he traveled to the Philippines to propose to Hazel Cagalitan after only talking to her for a few weeks. His fashion choices had watchers of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days abuzz. A King Tut-inspired red tank top and see-through mesh shirt were among his cheesiest looks. Perhaps the most memorable of Tarik’s cringe-inducing moments was the proposal itself.
— Cassie (@cassandra5cc) October 15, 2018
He blared a self-made rap song titled “Far Around the Way Girl” while holding a hot pink speaker. Even his bride to be couldn’t hide her embarrassment at the lame tune’s lyrics. To top that Tarik recently collaborated with none other than one of our other lame dudes in this poll, Ricky Reyes, on a music video called “God Bliss Woman”. The video alone is reason enough for Tarik to be a front-runner in this poll.
Ricky Reyes – (Season 2) – Fanny Pack Fraudster
No one seemed to raise fan ire more in Season two of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days than compulsive fibber Ricky Reyes. We saw that Ricky’s saga began while he surfed Colombian Cupid. He claimed he met not one but two hotties on the foreign dating site. The first night in Colombia, he spent hours waiting for internet dream girl Melissa. Turns out “Melissa” was hired by production to spice up the story. Fake stood up by the actress hired by production, he then wandered aimlessly in his now-famous fanny pack. Then he turned to his plan B.
Ricky Reyes. You are not a man. You're just a pathetic little boy who has nothing to offer a woman but chaos and drama. Ximena and Melissa dodged a bullet. The sad part is you are a role model to your daughters, showing them it's ok for men to treat them like crap. #90dayfiance pic.twitter.com/ozxBPmNulF
— Cal Wolfe (@WhistleWolf) October 16, 2018
He rang up Ximena Parra – another Colombian beauty he chatted up online. First, Ricky Reyes broke her heart by telling her he didn’t really come to see her that she was his second choice. He also confided to Ximena that he wasn’t divorced yet. As Soap Dirt reported, Ricky Reyes and his wife had a shady plan to try and gain exposure for their film production company “Crown Productions”. From the tone of social media feedback, after the show aired, the plan backfired on tricky Ricky Reyes.
Jon Walters – (Season 2) – Felonious Unemployed Trash Man
Fans became riveted by the so-called “fairy tale” romance of Londoner Jon Walters and Rachel Bear Walters on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. The star-crossed lovers met on a karaoke app. Rachel became pregnant during their overseas online courtship. Jon stood by her so Rachel made the long trek across the pond with baby Lucy Bear in tow. Things unraveled quickly from there. Jon’s multi-offense criminal record proved a major obstacle in him qualifying for a K-1 Visa.
— Nancy (@oneofakindlady1) October 16, 2018
He proposed to Rachel and then dropped several bombshells as the wedding neared. He confessed to $50k in school debt. Jon also up and quit his job as a garbage man so he could have time off for their wedding. Rachel suffered much angst as Jon professed love to an old flame on Facebook. To add further insult, he invited an ex to their rehearsal dinner. Rachel and Jon are still married and have a strong social media presence. Plus Jon often argues with fans on social media using foul epithets. Not very Prince Charming-like…
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